Office Supplies Dealers in Australia: Market Research Report

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Office Supplies Dealers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Mar 2015

Supplying online: Firms have expanded their digital presence to combat revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Office Supplies Dealers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, price deflation and new technological developments have negatively affected the Office Supplies Dealers industry. Volatile business confidence has also contributed to declines in revenue, as businesses reduced expenditure on office supplies, dampening demand and eroding industry profit margins. In an effort to boost sales, industry players have increasingly invested in their respective online selling platforms, enabling operators to save on rental costs and serve a wider range of customers. However, overall industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2014-15. Industry revenue is forecast to contract by 1.4% in 2014-15, to reach $6.2 billion... purchase to read more

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Price deflation, volatile demand and robust external competition have restricted growth in the Office Supplies Dealers industry over the past five years. A shift from printing to electronic media has also hindered growth. These trends have coincided with volatility in consumer and business confidence. In an effort to boost sales operators have passed cost savings on to consumers, sacrificing profitability. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 1.7% in the five years through 2014-15. This includes an expected decline of 1.4% in 2014-15, to $6.2 billion. Successful operators have expanded their online sales channels to capture cost savings and enhance their exposure. This has limited the decline in revenue to some extent over the five-year period... purchase to read more


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What is the Office Supplies Dealers Industry?

Firms in this industry primarily sell stationery and office supplies. Industry operators may also provide a wide range of products such as computers, office equipment, furniture and other supplies to businesses, schools, government agencies and consumers. Industry operators are composed of wholesalers, bricks-and-mortar and online retailers. This industry excludes general merchandisers, electronic retailers or office supplies manufacturers.

Industry Products
Office suppliesComputing equipmentPrinters and inkOther office supplies
Industry Activities
Stationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture salesPrinter and ink salesStationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture salesPrinter and ink sales

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