Open the shades: Rising housing starts and existing home sales will boost industry revenue

Window Coverings Wholesaling industry demand tends to move in line with activity in the housing market, since home furnishings in general are often purchased when consumers relocate. Over the five years to 2018, all measures of real estate activity have risen concurrently with consumer incomes, boosting demand for the distribution of window coverings. Nonetheless, revenue growth will likely remain limited in the near future due to merchandisers negotiating directly with manufacturers. Large home furnishings chains and mass merchandisers fulfill a significant portion of downstream demand, and these giants have increasingly been able to buy in bulk and communicate directly with manufacturers for better prices, cutting out the wholesaler's traditional role...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Measures of the residential real estate market, including housing starts and existing home sales, are expected to continue improving
  • A consistent increase in the share of the population residing in urban areas has likely made window coverings more vital
  • Measures of the residential real estate market, including housing starts and existing home sales, are expected to continue improving
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The fragmented nature of the Window Coverings Wholesaling industry results in a geographically dispersed structure that generally corresponds with the distribution of economic activity, access to transportation and proximity to retailers. Small-scale wholesalers target a narrow and regional market, while larger window coverings wholesalers often can establish relationships with retailers throughout several states.SoutheastThe Southeast region is estimated to account for the highest number of establishments, with a share of 24.9%. This region is also expected to boast the greatest concentration of supercenters in the United States, a significant market for wholesalers. The Southeast region includes Florida, which accounts for 7.2% of industry operators. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Having a well-defined strategy/goal
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Private spending on home improvements in the Window Coverings Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry includes operators that serve as intermediaries between manufacturers and retailers. Operators purchase large volumes of window covering products, including curtains, blinds and draperies, for sale to retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Curtains and draperies
  • Window shades
  • Window blinds
  • Fixtures
  • Industry Activities
  • Window drapery wholesaling
  • Window curtain wholesaling
  • Window blind wholesaling
  • Window shades wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Demand from home furnishings stores
  • World price of cotton

  • Current Performance
  • Demand and profit
  • Competition and bypass
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth and profit
  • Competition and bypass
  • Table: Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Home Furnishings Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Blind & Shade Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Fixtures
  • Window shades
  • Curtains and draperies
  • Window blinds
  • Chart: Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • Major Markets
  • Hardware and home improvement stores
  • Home furnishing and furniture stores
  • Warehouse clubs and supercenters
  • Department stores
  • Businesses
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Window Coverings Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Window Coverings 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 Window Coverings Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Private spending on home improvements (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A window covering that typically has slats, which can be rotated back and forth to control light and privacy.
  • Curtain
  • A fabric-based window covering that may provide some degree of privacy but is largely ornamental.
  • Drape
  • A heavy, fabric-based window covering that generally runs to the length of the floor and can block out sunlight.
  • Shade
  • A window covering made of one piece of material that raises and lowers but does not have slats.
  • 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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