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Retailing a range of gifts, novelty merchandise, souvenirs, greeting cards and other like items, the Gift Shops and Card Stores industry has displayed signs of contraction as external competition has caused the number of operators to fall over the past five years. However, industry revenue has continued to rise as consumers have increased their discretionary spending on nonessential items that are predominant in this industry. The continued growth of per capita disposable income has also enabled consumers to travel more and purchase items from gift shops and other industry operators. Over the next five years, the industry is anticipated to benefit from rising disposable income levels and tourist activity...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • More Americans and foreigners are expected to travel in the United States, lifting industry demand
  • Americans and foreigners have begun to travel more, boosting demand for industry products
  • Competition from discount retailers will intensify as supercenter and discount store chains expand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Gift Shops and Card Stores industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on labor in the industry, $0.06 will be spent on capital. This figure is the same as its 2013 benchmark. Gift shop and card store owners make capital investments in fixtures, fittings, cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Over the past five years, many industry establishments upgraded to new POS systems that enable store owners to keep track of sales and customer data. The implementation of computer scanning technology simplified labor tasks and minimized human errors in processing purchases. Als...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry are

  • Economies of scope
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic trips by US residents and Per capita disposable income in the Gift Shops & Card Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry?

    The Gift Shops and Card Stores industry retails a range of gifts, gift wrap, novelty merchandise, souvenirs, greeting cards, party supplies and seasonal and holiday decorations. This industry excludes retailers that operate as used merchandise stores, electronic shopping, mail-order houses and discount retail stores.

    Industry Products
  • Souvenirs and novelty items
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Kitchenware and home furnishings
  • Greeting cards
  • Clothes, jewelry and costumes
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing greeting cards
  • Retailing gifts and gift supplies, i.e. gift wrap and tissue paper
  • Retailing souvenirs and novelty merchandise
  • Retailing party supplies
  • Retailing seasonal and holiday decorations
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents

  • Current Performance
  • Premium products
  • Increasing tourist travel
  • Intensifying competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Low prices
  • Downsizing
  • Tourism
  • Table: Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Greeting Cards & Other Publishing
  • Jewelry Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Souvenirs and novelty items
  • Other
  • Clothes, jewelry and costumes
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Kitchenware and home furnishings
  • Greeting cards
  • Chart: Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households earning less than $50,000
  • Households earning $50,000 to $99,999
  • Households earning $100,000 or more
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation, marketing and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gift Shops & Card Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Party City Holdings Inc., American Greetings Corporation,
  • Table: Party City Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: American Greetings Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • The location where a transaction occurs at a retail establishment or store.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that releases continuous signals from a chip to track products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
  • Social Networking Websites
  • A form of online publication or presence that enables end-users to engage in multidirectional conversations in or around the content of the website.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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