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Barcode Printers Market: Growth in Manufacturing, Retail, and e-Commerce Sectors Fuelling Global Barcode Printers Sales: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026

Barcode Printers Market: Growth in Manufacturing, Retail, and e-Commerce Sectors Fuelling Global Barcode Printers Sales: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026

Barcode printers are dedicated printing devices utilized for printing barcodes and product labels. Barcode printers differ slightly from traditional printers as these printers use different types of consumables to achieve a barcode print image. These printers are constructed in such a way that they can achieve a clear machine readable barcode prints at a faster printing speeds with very low costs involved. The global Barcode Printers market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.4% in terms of sales over the forecast period of 2016 to 2026 primarily driven by factors affecting its end use.

Growth in the manufacturing, retail and e-commerce sectors has fuelled the sales of barcode printers worldwide

Barcode printers are application driven devices where its growth is dependent on the growth of the end use industry. One such application is the manufacturing sector, where it is primarily used to label each and every part of the product as well as the final product with barcode in order to reduce chaos in the production line and improve manufacturing efficiency. Manufacturing sector in the present global scenario is on a slow but steady growth, thereby driving the sales of barcode printers throughout the forecast period. Improvements in global trade are also likely to drive the growth of the barcode printers market as each shipment imported or exported is labelled and coded with barcodes for the purpose of recording and storing the information about the goods or products.

Barcoding system has been increasingly adopted in the retail sector where it has become the standard for labeling and storing the information about the product. This information is later retrieved through scanners that provides the retailers about the count of the same product in the shop floor and inventory as well as providing the customers and cashiers with the price of the product. Growing retail sector owing to higher disposable income and consumerism and boost in e-commerce has positively driven the growth of the barcode printers market.

However, threat of RFID tags as substitutes to barcode labels and low compatibility of barcode printers with different operating systems act as restraints in the global barcode printers market.

Market Segmentation

By Printer Type

By Printing Technology

By Consumables

By Application

By Distribution Channels

By Region

Desktop Barcode Printers

Industrial Barcode Printers

Mobile Barcode Printers

Others

Thermal Transfer

Direct Thermal

Dot Matrix

Laser

Ink Jet

Ribbons

Wax Ribbons

Wax / Resin Ribbons

Resin Ribbons

Labels

Industrial / Manufacturing

Transportation / Logistics

Retail

Healthcare

Government

Commercial Services

Direct-To-End User

Direct-To-OEM

Dealer / Distributor

Systems Integrator

North America

Latin America

Western Europe

Eastern Europe

APEJ

Japan

MEA

The industrial barcode printer segment holds the highest market share in the global barcode printers market

The printer type segment of the barcode printers market includes Desktop Barcode Printer, Industrial Barcode Printer, Mobile Barcode Printer and Others. The Industrial Barcode Printer segment holds the highest market share of 46.1% closely followed by Desktop Barcode Printer in the Barcode Printers Market. The Industrial Barcode Printer segment is also expected to dominate in the forecast period with a CAGR of 8.3% due to a preference of sturdy and rugged barcode printers with higher productivity.

Thermal transfer printing technology is highly popular due to less printing costs involved

On the basis of printing technology, the market has been divided into Thermal Transfer, Direct Thermal, Dot Matrix, Laser and Ink Jet. Thermal Transfer segment holds the highest market share amongst all with 62.8% and is expected to improve further in the forecast period owing to very less cost involved, while Dot Matrix, Laser and Ink Jet printing technologies are least preferred technologies and are on the verge of being phased out.

Dealer/Distributor is the most preferred supply channel due to higher distribution efficiency and faster delivery times

On the basis of Distribution Channel, the market is segmented as Direct-to-End User, Direct-to-OEM, Dealer/Distributor and Systems Integrator. Dealer/Distributor is the most preferred supply channel and is expected to dominate in the future due to higher distribution efficiency, low supply costs and faster delivery times.

North America and Western Europe are the most lucrative markets for the barcode printers

North America and Western Europe are the most promising regions for the growth of the market owing to higher preference of barcoding technology in different applications, while the market in the Latin America region is on a slow and stagnant growth due to low adoption of barcoding technology. The growth of the Barcode Printers market in APEJ region may also grow at a slower pace due to saturation and slow down of manufacturing sector in China.

barcode printers market

Strategy adopted by key market players is to continuously upgrade their existing product line up rather than launching new products from scratch

Major players identified in the Barcode Printers market are Zebra Technologies Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Toshiba TEC Corporation, and Honeywell International, Inc. committing a combined market share of over 50%. Other major players are SATO Holdings Corporation, Printronix, Inc. and TSC Auto Id Technology Co., Ltd. supplying to various end use industries and sectors. Strategies employed by key players to increase their market share are continuous upgrade of their existing product line up rather than innovating and launching newer products from scratch.


1. Executive Summary
2. Barcode Printers Market Introduction
2.1. Barcode Printers Market Definition
2.2. Barcode Printers Market Taxonomy
3. Barcode Printers Market Analysis Scenario
3.1. Market Volume Analysis
3.1.1. Replacement Rate and Lifecycle Analysis
3.2. Pricing Analysis
3.2.1. Pricing Assumptions
3.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast
3.3.1. Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
3.3.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
3.4. Market Overview
3.4.1. Value Chain
3.4.2. Profitability Margins
3.4.3. List of Active Participants
3.4.3.1. Component Suppliers
3.4.3.2. Manufacturers
3.4.3.3. Distributors / Retailers
3.4.3.4. MRO Service Providers
3.5. Product - Cost Analysis
4. Barcode Printers Market Dynamics
4.1. Macro-economic Factors
4.2. Drivers
4.2.1. Supply Side
4.2.2. Demand Side
4.3. Restraints
4.4. Opportunity
4.5. Forecast Factors – Relevance and Impact
5. Global Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast, By Printer Type
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Printer Type
5.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Printer Type
5.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printer Type
5.2.1. Desktop barcode printer
5.2.2. Industrial barcode printer
5.2.3. Mobile barcode printer
5.2.4. Others (Wristband, Tickets)
5.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Printer Type
5.4. Prominent Trends
6. Global Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast, By Printing Technology
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Printing Technology
6.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Printing Technology
6.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printing Technology
6.2.1. Thermal Transfer
6.2.2. Direct Thermal
6.2.3. Dot Matrix
6.2.4. Laser
6.2.5. Ink Jet
6.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Printing Technology
6.4. Prominent Trends
7. Global Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast, By Consumables
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Consumables
7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Consumables
7.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Consumables
7.2.1. Ribbons
7.2.1.1. Wax Ribbons
7.2.1.2. Wax / Resin Ribbons
7.2.1.3. Resin Ribbons
7.2.2. Labels
7.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Consumables
7.4. Prominent Trends
8. Global Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast, By Application
8.1. Introduction
8.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Application
8.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
8.2.1. Industrial/Manufacturing
8.2.2. Transportation/Logistics
8.2.3. Retail
8.2.4. Healthcare
8.2.5. Government
8.2.6. Commercial Services
8.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
8.4. Prominent Trends
9. Global Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast, By Distribution Channel
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Distribution Channel
9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Distribution Channel
9.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Distribution Channel
9.2.1. Direct-to-End User
9.2.2. Direct-to-OEM
9.2.3. Dealer/Distributor
9.2.4. Systems Integrator
9.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Distribution Channel
9.4. Prominent Trends
10. Global Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast, By Region
10.1. Introduction
10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Region
10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Region
10.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Region
10.2.1. Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ)
10.2.2. North America
10.2.3. Latin America
10.2.4. Eastern Europe
10.2.5. Western Europe
10.2.6. Japan
10.2.7. Middle East & Africa
10.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
10.4. Prominent Trends
11. Asia Pacific Excl. Japan (APEJ) Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast
11.1. Introduction
11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country / Region
11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country / Region
11.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Country / Regions
11.2.1. China
11.2.2. India
11.2.3. ASEAN
11.2.4. Australia and New Zealand
11.2.5. Rest of APEJ
11.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printer Type
11.3.1. Desktop barcode printer
11.3.2. Industrial barcode printer
11.3.3. Mobile barcode printer
11.3.4. Others (Wristband, Tickets)
11.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printing Technology
11.4.1. Thermal Transfer
11.4.2. Direct Thermal
11.4.3. Dot Matrix
11.4.4. Laser
11.4.5. Ink Jet
11.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Consumables
11.5.1. Ribbons
11.5.1.1. Wax Ribbons
11.5.1.2. Wax / Resin Ribbons
11.5.1.3. Resin Ribbons
11.5.2. Labels
11.6. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
11.6.1. Industrial/Manufacturing
11.6.2. Transportation/Logistics
11.6.3. Retail
11.6.4. Healthcare
11.6.5. Government
11.6.6. Commercial Services
11.7. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Distribution Channel
11.7.1. Direct-to-End User
11.7.2. Direct-to-OEM
11.7.3. Dealer/Distributor
11.7.4. Systems Integrator
11.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.8.1. By Country
11.8.2. By Printer Type
11.8.3. By Printing Technology
11.8.4. By Consumables
11.8.5. By Application
11.8.6. By Distribution Channel
11.9. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
12. North America Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast
12.1. Introduction
12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
12.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Country/Region
12.2.1. U.S.
12.2.2. Canada
12.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printer Type
12.3.1. Desktop barcode printer
12.3.2. Industrial barcode printer
12.3.3. Mobile barcode printer
12.3.4. Others (Wristband, Tickets)
12.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printing Technology
12.4.1. Thermal Transfer
12.4.2. Direct Thermal
12.4.3. Dot Matrix
12.4.4. Laser
12.4.5. Ink Jet
12.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Consumables
12.5.1. Ribbons
12.5.1.1. Wax Ribbons
12.5.1.2. Wax / Resin Ribbons
12.5.1.3. Resin Ribbons
12.5.2. Labels
12.6. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
12.6.1. Industrial/Manufacturing
12.6.2. Transportation/Logistics
12.6.3. Retail
12.6.4. Healthcare
12.6.5. Government
12.6.6. Commercial Services
12.7. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Distribution Channel
12.7.1. Direct-to-End User
12.7.2. Direct-to-OEM
12.7.3. Dealer/Distributor
12.7.4. Systems Integrator
12.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.8.1. By Country
12.8.2. By Printer Type
12.8.3. By Printing Technology
12.8.4. By Consumables
12.8.5. By Application
12.8.6. By Distribution Channel
12.9. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
13. Latin America Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast
13.1. Introduction
13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
13.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Country/Region
13.2.1. Brazil
13.2.2. Mexico
13.2.3. Rest of Latin America
13.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printer Type
13.3.1. Desktop barcode printer
13.3.2. Industrial barcode printer
13.3.3. Mobile barcode printer
13.3.4. Others (Wristband, Tickets)
13.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printing Technology
13.4.1. Thermal Transfer
13.4.2. Direct Thermal
13.4.3. Dot Matrix
13.4.4. Laser
13.4.5. Ink Jet
13.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Consumables
13.5.1. Ribbons
13.5.1.1. Wax Ribbons
13.5.1.2. Wax / Resin Ribbons
13.5.1.3. Resin Ribbons
13.5.2. Labels
13.6. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
13.6.1. Industrial/Manufacturing
13.6.2. Transportation/Logistics
13.6.3. Retail
13.6.4. Healthcare
13.6.5. Government
13.6.6. Commercial Services
13.7. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Distribution Channel
13.7.1. Direct-to-End User
13.7.2. Direct-to-OEM
13.7.3. Dealer/Distributor
13.7.4. Systems Integrator
13.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.8.1. By Country
13.8.2. By Printer Type
13.8.3. By Printing Technology
13.8.4. By Consumables
13.8.5. By Application
13.8.6. By Distribution Channel
13.9. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
14. Eastern Europe Barcode Printers Market Analysis and Forecast
14.1. Introduction
14.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
14.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
14.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Country
14.2.1. Russia
14.2.2. Poland
14.2.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
14.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printer Type
14.3.1. Desktop barcode printer
14.3.2. Industrial barcode printer
14.3.3. Mobile barcode printer
14.3.4. Others (Wristband, Tickets)
14.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Printing Technology
14.4.1. Thermal Transfer
14.4.2. Direct Thermal
14.4.3. Dot Matrix
14.4.4. Laser
14.4.5. Ink Jet
14.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Consumables
14.5.1. Ribbons
14.5.1.1. Wax Ribbons
14.5.1.2. Wax / Resin Ribbons
14.5.1.3. Resin Ribbons
14.5.2. Labels
14.6. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Application
14.6.1. Industrial/Manufacturing
14.6.2. Transportation/Logistics
14.6.3. Retail
14.6.4. Healthcare
14.6.5. Government
14.6.6. Commercial Services
14.7. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast By Distribution Channel
14.7.1. Direct-to-End User

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