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Office Stationery and Supplies Market in the US 2016-2020

About Office Stationery

Office stationery and supply products segment is a broad category of the global office stationery, supply, and services market. Office stationery and supply products contribute approximately 80% of the revenue of the overall market.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the office stationery and supplies market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 0.25% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the office stationery and supplies market in the US for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the B2B retail sales of office stationery and supply products to individual offices in the US.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Far West
  • Great Lakes
  • Mideast
  • New England
  • Plains
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
Technavio's report, Office Stationery and Supplies Market in the US 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Office Depot
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Walmart
Other prominent vendors
  • 3M
  • Amazon
  • Alibaba
  • Best Buy
  • FedEx Office
Market driver
  • Growth of e-commerce through increased internet and smartphone penetration
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Environmental concerns regarding biodegradation and deforestation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Technological advancement and product innovation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Office Stationery and Supplies Market in the US 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the office stationery and supplies market in the US: Costco Wholesale, Office Depot, Staples, Target, and Walmart.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 3M, Amazon, Alibaba, Best Buy, and FedEx Office.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Technological advancement and product innovation will be a key trend for market growth. Technological innovation in office stationery and supply products has a direct bearing on their use. Consumers are now looking for more efficient and novel products that are better matched to their requirements and lifestyles. To fulfill these requirements, vendors are introducing technologically advanced products, which are priced slightly higher than the regular ones. In 2015, Staples invested a total of $4.87 billion as its operating expenditure, which includes R&D costs. Office Depot spent $3.39 billion on its operations in the same year.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers of the office stationery and supplies market in the US is the growing demand for computer and printer supplies. IT integration and industry automation are driving the market for this segment with computerized and digitized business operations. The toner cartridges category is the largest revenue contributor to this segment. The demand for these products is rising and will grow at the highest CAGR of around 9% during the forecast period. Leading manufacturers in this segment include Brother, Canon, HP, and Seiko Epson, and they sell their products through retailers like Staples, Office Depot, and Walmart. Therefore, this segment will drive the sales of the market in the US in the next five years.

Further, the report states that price competition will be a challenge for the market. Price, being one of the most important components of the product matrix, has a significant impact on the growth of the office stationery and supplies market in the US. Companies prefer to opt for those suppliers that provide products at a lower rate, and can reduce their operating expenses for office stationery items. Therefore, price is the most important differentiating factor for any company looking toward gaining a competitive advantage over its counterparts. Staples, one of the key office stationery suppliers in the US as well as globally, is currently facing a challenge in terms of price offerings from Amazon and Office Depot. To address this challenge, the company is focusing on improving its online services for office supply products whereby it can provide stationery products to buyers at lower prices. In addition, price competition can create a price war situation in the whole market. Mid- and small-sized retailers face the maximum impact in such situations. Therefore, the cost factor can restrict the growth of the market during the forecast period to a great extent.

Companies Mentioned

Costco Wholesale, Office Depot, Staples, Target, Walmart, 3M, Amazon, Alibaba, Best Buy, FedEx Office.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Office supply industry summary
    • Table Features of market
    • Table Consumer insights
    • Table Market opportunity
    • Table Criteria for selection of retailer by office supply brands
    • Table Merchandising management for office supply retailers
    • Table Market barriers
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segmentation by products
      • Table Geographical segmentation
    • Key-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Global office stationery, supply, and services market 2015
  • Country profile: US
    • Economic indicators
      • Table US: Key economic indicators 2014
      • Table Population in US 2009-2014 (millions)
      • Table GDP per capita in US 2009-2014 ($)
      • Table Employment to population ratio in US 2009-2014
      • Table Internet penetration rate in US 2009-2014
      • Table Mobile cellular subscription rate in US 2009-2014
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Office stationery and supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Office stationery and supplies market in US by product type
      • Table Office stationery and supplies market in US by product type 201 and 2020 (revenue %)
      • Table Office stationery and supplies market in US by product type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Paper products market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Desk supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Stationery and mailing supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Computer and printer supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Filing supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Binding supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Time tracking supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Hanging supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Identification supplies market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% of total revenue)
    • Table Region-wise store presence (for Staples and Office Depot) FY2015
  • Market drivers
    • Preference for green products
    • Demand for computer and printer supplies
    • Growth of e-commerce through increased internet and smartphone penetration
      • Table Internet users in US 2008-2014 (millions)
      • Table Online retail market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Price competition
    • Environmental concerns regarding biodegradation and deforestation
    • IT integration and industry automation
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Multichannel marketing
    • Technological advancement and product innovation
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Market share analysis 2015
      • Table Office stationery and supplies market in US by vendors 2015
    • Comparative analysis
      • Table Operating margin comparison 2015
      • Table Sales (overall sales of the company) growth comparison (FY2014-FY2015)
    • Costco Wholesale
      • Table Costco Wholesale: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Office Depot
      • Table Office Depot: Business and product segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Office Depot: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Staples
      • Table Staples: Business and geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Target
    • Walmart
      • Table Walmart: Business and geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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