Office Stationery and Supplies Market in the US 2016-2020

  • Published: Aug 2016
  • Pages: 68
  • SKU: IRTNTR8615

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This market research report presents a detailed segmentation of the office stationery and supplies market in the US by product type (paper products, desk supplies, stationery/mailing supplies, computer/printer supplies, filing supplies, binding supplies, time tracking supplies, supplies for hanging, and identification supplies). The report provides a market share analysis of the leading companies in the market such as Costco, Office Depot, Staples, Target, and Walmart.

Market outlook of the office stationery and supplies market in the US

Technavio’s market research analysts predict that the office stationery and supplies market in the US will generate revenues of over USD 87 billion by 2020. A rise in IT integration and industry automation is affecting the growth of the market. This IT automation boom, in turn, is reducing the use of paper-based products in almost all companies in the US. The increasing use of computers, laptops, mobiles, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other electronic devices in offices has reduced the requirement of many paper-based products like notebooks, writing pads, and phone message pads to a great extent in recent times.

The rising environmental concerns about deforestation and biodegradation is another challenge which would hinder the market growth during the forecast period. A large number of office stationery products are made of plastics and have a bio-hazardous effect on the environment by increasing the toxicity in the air, soil, or water. To control these environmental issues, the US government and many other organizations in the country have started implementing standards for the manufacture and sale of such plastic products.

Segmentation by product type and analysis of the office stationery and supplies market in the US

  • Paper products
  • Desk supplies
  • Stationery/mailing supplies
  • Computer/printer supplies
  • Filing supplies
  • Binding supplies
  • Time tracking supplies
  • Supplies for hanging Identification supplies

During 2015, the paper products segment held the largest share of the office stationery and supplies market in the US and is expected to continue leading the market during the forecast period.  However, with increasing industry automation, the use of paper products is reducing at a considerable rate, which will result in a decline in growth rate of this segment over the next five years. 

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Multiple active vendors add to the competitive nature of the market. Together, Staples and Office Depot, the two leading players in this market contributed approximately 25% of the revenue in 2015. Staples being the largest office supplier in the US has implemented the strategy to acquire its nearest large competitor to occupy the maximum revenue of the office stationery and supplies market in the US.

The key vendors in the market are -

  • Costco
  • Office Depot
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Walmart

Other prominent vendors in the market include 3M, Amazon.com, and Alibaba Group.  

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the office stationery and supplies market in the US?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the office stationery and supplies market in the US?
  • 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 vendors in the office stationery and supplies market in the US?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the office stationery and supplies market in the US?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Office supply industry summary

PART 03: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Key-vendor offerings

PART 04: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 05: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 06: Country profile: US

  • Economic indicators

PART 07: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 08: Market segmentation by product

  • Office stationery and supplies market in US by product type

PART 09: Geographical segmentation

  • Geographical segmentation

PART 10: Market drivers

  • Preference for green products
  • Demand for computer and printer supplies
  • Growth of e-commerce through increased internet and smartphone penetration

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

  • Price competition
  • Environmental concerns regarding biodegradation and deforestation
  • IT integration and industry automation

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

  • Multichannel marketing
  • Technological advancement and product innovation

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Market share analysis 2015
  • Comparative analysis
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Office Depot
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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