Office space: Despite rising corporate profit, growth will be tempered by wholesale bypass

IBISWorld’s Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue growth is stifled by increased use of digital products
  • Wholesalers have been abdversely affected by the practice of wholesale bypass
  • Corporate profit and the unemployment rate will improve, driving industry demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Copier and Office Equipment Wholesaling industry has been experiencing a decline in product demand despite improving economic conditions. Consequently, corporate profit is expected to improve during the period, stimulating purchases for office productivity. These conditions traditionally support purchases of office equipment; however, the growth of services performed online and the increasing use of digital software for office tasks has stifled industry growth. As software and productivity services continue to grow in efficiency, the cost-saving benefits are expected to grow. Businesses are also likely to continue making decisions to reduce waste, particularly with paper and printing...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity in the Copier and Office Equipment Wholesaling industry is low, with firms spending only $0.08 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. Equipment manufacturers package the majority of goods that wholesalers receive, which reduces the overheads incurred by wholesalers. Furthermore, it reduces their capital expenditure because they do not need to invest in machinery and automated packaging systems. Capital expenditure mainly consists of purchases of computerized inventory controls and forklift machinery for loading trucks and shipping crates.

    The primary function of the wholesaling industry is to get the product into the market. This involves marketing products and receiving, preparing, checking and shipping orders to customers. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to control stock on hand
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    Industry Products

    What is the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale a range of office equipment, such as calculators, dictating machines mail machines and point-of-sale systems. The industry does not include wholesale office furniture, computers, computer software and peripheral equipment, stationery or other office supplies.

    Industry Products
    Copiers, printers, multifunction machines and equipment
    Mailing and addressing machines
    Office paper and related supplies
    Photographic equipment and supplies
    Industry Activities
    Accounting, addressing, bookkeeping, blueprinting equipment, dictating and mailing machine wholesaling
    ATM, cash register, coin sorting, copying machine and check handling machine wholesaling
    Business machine and equipment (except computers) wholesaling
    Calculator and calculating machine wholesaling
    Dictating machine wholesaling
    Form handling and time recording machine wholesaling
    Microfilm equipment and supplies wholesaling
    Point of sale terminal wholesaling
    Postage meter wholesaling
    Security safe wholesaling

    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
  • Aggregate private investment
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of businesses
  • Corporate profit
  • Business sentiment index
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector

  • Current Performance
  • Resurgence in demand
  • Industry structure
  • Participation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Structural changes
  • Table: Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Administration, Business Support & Waste Management Services
  • Educational Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Copiers, printers, multifunction machines and equipment
  • Mailing and addressing machines
  • Other
  • Photographic equipment and supplies
  • Office paper and related supplies
  • Chart: Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Wholesalers
  • Government
  • Other
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    HPCanon Inc.Office Depot Inc. Ricoh Company Ltd.Xerox Corporation Pitney Bowes Inc.
  • Table: HP - financial performance
  • Table: Canon Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Office Depot Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Ricoh Company Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Xerox Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Pitney Bowes Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling 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 Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Business sentiment index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The process of reducing the amount of intermediaries between producers and consumers.
  • Home Office
  • A location in someone's home where they work, which typically includes a computer and printer. With telecommuting on the rise, home offices are an increasingly important market segment.
  • Merchant Wholesaler
  • Wholesale business that acts as an independent intermediary between manufacturing and end markets.
  • Multifunction Machine
  • Office productivity equipment that includes a copier, printer and several trays for high volume printing.
  • Point-Of-Sale System
  • System used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
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