What is office equipment wholesale?
The office equipment wholesale industry includes establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling photocopy and printing equipment and paper, and some other supplies and products that are used by offices for written communications, janitorial and cleaning, record keeping, and storage. Establishments primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of office furniture are classified in Industry Group 521, while those who only sell office supplies and equipment are grouped with the retail sale of those items (see Industry Definition).
Revenue in this industry is driven by the demand for office products, including printers, copier machines, and fax machines, which are essential to business operations. In addition, companies can leverage their wholesale distribution business to offer value-added services like imprinting and custom packaging. The industry is highly concentrated, with the top five companies accounting for more than 80% of revenue. Major US-based wholesalers include Ingram Micro, ScanSource, and Tech Data, along with divisions of diversified electronics distributors such as Arrow Electronics. Companies based outside the US include ALSO, Digital China, and Esprinet.