Turning the page: Revenue growth will slow as industry clients increasingly turn to digital products

Falling consumer income and demand from business hurt stationery wholesalers over the past five years, and limited revenue growth. Despite improving conditions in the five years to 2016, technological advances, such as e-mail, and environmental concerns will continue to challenge the industry...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$43bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
67,307
Businesses
5,895
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining demand will encourage companies to diversify their product offerings
  • Operators are cutting costs through the adoption of certain technological processes
  • Growing competition from manufacturers will likely push operators to distribute a wider variety of products
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, West, and Great Lakes regions are home to over two-thirds of all establishments in the Office Stationery Wholesaling industry in the United States. The geographic spread of stationery wholesalers is mostly driven by access to stationery manufacturing facilities and population centers. California and New York are home to 13.1% and 6.8% of industry establishments, respectively, due to their proximities to large consumer bases.SoutheastThe Southeast region leads the country in 2017 as home to an estimated 24.3% of industry establishments. Wholesalers benefit from reduced shipping expenses from the high percentage of stationery manufacturers (15.8%) located in this region. Who...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Demand from office supply stores in the Office Stationery Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators distribute a range of paper stationery products and other office supplies to retailers, other wholesalers, foreign buyers and directly to customers. Industry products include stationery products, toner and toner cartridges, business forms, envelopes and writing instruments. Sales of office equipment and furniture are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Envelops and labels
  • Stationery, tablets and office paper
  • Business forms
  • Toner and toner cartridges
  • Inked ribbons, pens and pencils
  • Other stationery and art products
  • Industry Activities
  • Distributing paper stationery products, including envelopes, computer paper, notebooks, folders and forms
  • Distributing office supplies, including pens, pencils, toner, cartridge, inked ribbons and staplers
  • Distributing other stationery, including photo albums, gift wrapping paper, greeting cards and postcards
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Demand from office supply stores
  • Corporate profit
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of K-12 students

  • Current Performance
  • Internal competition
  • Increasing profit
  • External competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued competition
  • Profit expected to decline
  • Industry consolidation
  • Table: Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Gift Shops & Card Stores
  • Educational Services
  • Public Administration
  • Mail Order

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Art & Office Supply Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Stationery, tablets and office paper
  • Other stationery and art products
  • Envelops and labels
  • Toner and toner cartridges
  • Business forms
  • Inked ribbons, pens and pencils
  • Chart: Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic ties
  • Demand from education
  • A declining industry

  • Major Markets
  • Other Wholesalers
  • Office Supply Retailers
  • Businesses and Corporations
  • Other Industries
  • Government Entities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesLabor and capitalOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Office Stationery Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Staples Inc. Veritiv Corp.
  • Table: Staples Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Veritiv Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Office Stationery 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 Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of K-12 students (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Carbon Paper
  • Paper coated on one side with a layer of a loosely bound dry ink or pigmented coating, usually bound with wax.
  • Cash-And-Carry
  • Products sold for cash on the spot without an invoice and typically without any sort of delivery service.
  • Die-Cut Paper
  • Paper that has been cut to size, including a range of sizes and shapes. The usual size is the A4 sheet of paper.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Small electronic devices that serve the same purpose as a bar code and provides a way to identify products.
  • Stationery
  • Office and consumer paper products like computer paper, notebooks, writing pads and business stationery.
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