Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Window Coverings Wholesaling industry has been largely characterized by a recovery in demand over the past five years. Housing starts and existing home sales largely determine demand for this industry's often-discretionary products, which include curtains, blinds and draperies. Over the next five years, despite higher consumer confidence, lower priced inputs and the growing value of personal homes will pressure remaining operators... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Although products within this industry vary by material and style, most product lines can be split into two broad categories: shades and blinds; and curtains and draperies. Furthermore, firms in this industry, while primarily engaged in window coverings wholesaling, can also generate revenue from wholesaling home furnishing products (IBISWorld report 42322) and furniture products (IBISWorld report 42321).
Window shades, which account for 39.1% of revenue, are generally made of a single piece of material that can be raised and lowered, but does not have moveable slats. Industry operators sell window shades that come in a variety of materials, including plastic, canvas, wood and metal. Bec.. purchase to read more