Pale imitation: E-commerce and wholesale bypass continue to inhibit industry revenue growth

Over the past five years, the Copier and Office Equipment Wholesaling industry has experienced a decline in product demand despite improving economic conditions. Despite improving corporate profit, rising aggregate private investment and a growing number of businesses over the five years to 2017, demand for industry products, and thus revenue, has declined. While these conditions traditionally support the industry, the proliferation of services performed online and the increasing use of digital software for office tasks has stifled industry growth, as businesses continue to make decisions to reduce paper waste. Furthermore, operators have experienced pressure from wholesale bypass...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$51bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
85,717
Businesses
7,357

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Potential business has largely been diverted to online operators rather than industry wholesalers
  • Many small merchant wholesalers have been adversely affected by wholesale bypass
  • Domestic players will likely experience increased pressure from wholesale bypass
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Copier and Office Equipment Wholesaling industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2022, industry value added, a measure of an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to decrease at an annualized rate of 2.1%, relative to the US GDP's projected annualized growth rate of 2.1% during the same period. While there has been technological innovation in the delivery of wholesaling services, demand for copiers and office equipment is relatively weak and operators' profit margins are under pressure.Relatively weak industry performance is causing the number of companies operating exclusively in this industry to decline. Over the 10 years to 2022, the number of enterprises is expected to decrease at an annualized rate of 0.3%. Thi...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Aggregate private investment and Percentage of services conducted online in the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    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 and copier parts and equipment
  • Mailing, letter handling and addressing machines
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Declining 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

  • 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 and copier parts and equipment
  • Mailing, letter handling and addressing machines
  • Photographic equipment and supplies
  • Other
  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • 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
    Canon Inc., HP, Ricoh Company Ltd., Office Depot Inc., Pitney Bowes Inc., Xerox Corporation,
  • Table: Canon Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: HP - financial performance
  • Table: Ricoh Company Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Office Depot Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Pitney Bowes Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Xerox Corporation - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Business sentiment index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Disintermediation
  • 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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