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Office Supplies Dealers in Australia: Market Research Report

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Office Supplies Dealers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Jul 2014

Supplies and demand: Constrained government spending has reduced public sector demand

IBISWorld’s Office Supplies Dealers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
OfficeMax OfficeMax market share
Staples Staples market share
Wesfarmers Wesfarmers market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
12,523
Businesses
2,461
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, price deflation and volatile economic conditions have negatively affected the Office Supplies Dealers industry, dampening demand for office supplies and eroding industry profit margins. Price competition has been a persistent obstacle to growth due in part to the presence of large retailers with the ability to attain economies of scale and pass on cost savings to consumers. This has intensified competition within the industry and supported growth in group buying activities, which pool the negotiating power of smaller players to access the same range of products and discounts available to larger retail chains. Price deflation has also occurred due to the ongoing decline in printing and the shift towards digital office supplies such as tablets and computers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry at the lowest end of the industry are relatively low and mainly relate to having adequate capital and skills to establish a small business. However, the barriers to expansion are high. Industry participants compete strongly on price, which means that new entrants must control their cost structure if they are to grow. In dense urban areas, big-box retailers operate large stores with big ranges. This makes it hard for new entrants in these areas to compete on price or range. Many of the industry's large players have strong links to international buying networks, again making it difficult for new entrants to compete on price. The increasing use of online platforms to sell directly to other businesses may provide opportunities for new entrants... 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 comprised 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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