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New school: The growing popularity of online shopping is boosting industry demand

IBISWorld’s Online Office and School Supply Sales market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Office and School Supply Sales industry has performed well over the past five years. Demand has been fuelled by growth in internet connections and greater investment in e-commerce platforms by industry operators. However, the surge in internet connectivity and the shift to digital mediums have contributed to waning demand for paper-based stationery and office supplies. Consumer desire for online connectivity has fuelled demand for equipment such as tablets, often to the detriment of traditional office supplies like paper and toner. To combat waning demand for traditional office supplies, industry operators have gradually expanded their product lines to include computing equipment, office furniture, office kitchen supplies and cleaning equipment...

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What is the Online Office and School Supply Sales industry?

The industry is subject to medium barriers to entry, with operators able to readily enter the industry at a minimal cost. Capital requirements to enter the industry are low, with new entrants requiring basic websites and software, which can often be purchased and customised. New entrants only require a basic level of stock, with just-in-time inventory controls requiring less stock on hand at any one time.

Despite the ease of establishing a website and the low start-up costs, new entrants face significant difficulty in gaining sustainable market share. This may deter many new entrants. Strong competitive advantages held by major incumbents and large economies of scale ensure that concentration within the industry is significant. Maj...

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Additional Insights for the Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Close monitoring of competition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Capital expenditure by the private sector in the Online Office and School Supply Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Traditional office supplies
    Electrical equipment
    Machine consumables
    Furniture
    Other office supplies
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    OfficeMax
    Staples
    Officeworks

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Capital expenditure by the private sector
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Education and Training
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling
  • Paper Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Traditional office supplies
  • Electrical equipment
  • Machine consumables
  • Other office supplies
  • Furniture
  • Chart: Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Government
  • Households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Others
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Office and School Supply Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Staples Australia Pty LimitedOfficeMax Australia LimitedWesfarmers Limited
  • Table: Staples Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: OfficeMax Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Wesfarmers Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Office and School Supply Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bricks-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical retail outlet.
  • Pure-Play
  • A retailer that solely operates online and maintains no physical location.
  • Stationery
  • Office materials including paper, pens and ink used for writing and typing.
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    This report on Online Office and School Supply Sales:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Online Office and School Supply Sales market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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