Office Stationery Wholesaling in the US
The Office Stationery Wholesaling industry in the United States has declined. Operators in this industry distribute stationery, office supplies and gift wrap. Demand for office stationery has declined during the five-year period due to falling purchases of paper products among individuals, retailers and corporate clients. Industry operators experience price-based competition due to declining demand for office stationery products, which typically leads to shrinking profit margins as prices are driven down by competition. In response to increasingly difficult operating conditions, many companies have cut costs by closing distribution facilities and investing in computer automated inventory systems and other systems that reduce the reliance on warehouse labor. Consumer spending, corporate profit and the number of businesses and households, will all continue to drive demand for industry services and products.
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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.