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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The squeezing out of wholesalers from the supply chain has discouraged many potential operators from entering the industry
  • Increased housing sales and starts drove profit above prerecessionary highs
  • The influx of new and existing home sales will spur demand for home furnishing goods

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry has fully recovered from the tribulations of the economic downturn and has experienced significant growth over the five years to 2016. As demand from downstream industries has increased in line with consumer confidence and disposable income, the industry has grown. Looking ahead, industry revenue is forecast to continue to grow through 2021, as rising consumer sentiment and household disposable incomes encourage consumers to upgrade furnishings in their homes...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Home Furnishings Wholesaling industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, operators in the industry spend $0.07 on capital investment. This level of capital intensity is typical for industries in the wholesale sector. Labor required in the industry is needed to operate stocking machinery, check inventory, provide customer service and create and maintain sales relationships. Laborers are required to manage tasks throughout almost every step of this industry's sales and distribution processes. As a result, wages are expected to account for 7.3% of industry revenue in 2016.

    This industry's main capital applications include delivery vehicles and storage, warehousing and computer inventory systems. Cap..

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    Additional Insights for the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from home furnishings stores and Housing starts in the Home Furnishing Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales a broad range of furnishings for homes, such as carpets, curtains, floor coverings, kitchen utensils, rugs and window shades. Wholesalers purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and then sell them to department stores, furnishing specialty shops and other respective businesses. This industry excludes furniture wholesaling.

    Industry Products
    Flooring and floor coverings
    Linens, domestics, curtains and draperies
    Miscellaneous home furnishings
    Industry Activities
    Carpet wholesaling
    Floor cover wholesaling
    Drapery wholesaling
    Curtain wholesaling
    Chinaware wholesaling
    Glassware wholesaling
    Household-type cooking utensil wholesaling
    Lamp wholesaling
    Bed, bath and table linen wholesaling
    Window blinds and shades 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
  • Demand from home furnishings stores
  • Housing starts
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Price of sawmill lumber

  • Current Performance
  • Demand surges
  • Improving profit margins
  • Shifting landscape
  • Participation growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving conditions
  • Import opportunities
  • Input costs
  • Wholesale bypass continues
  • Table: Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Flooring Installers
  • Furniture Stores
  • Floor Covering Stores
  • Home Furnishings Stores
  • Department Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Blind & Shade Manufacturing
  • Carpet Mills
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Flooring and floor coverings
  • Linens, domestics, curtains and draperies
  • Miscellaneous home furnishings
  • Kitchenware
  • Other
  • Chart: Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Furnishing new homes
  • Existing home sales
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Other wholesalers
  • Other
  • Private businesses
  • Individuals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labor and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Home Furnishing Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Home Furnishing 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 Home Furnishing Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Private spending on home improvements (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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