Well promoted: Industry revenue is rising as demand for promotional goods increases

The Promotional Products Distribution industry is expected to expand over the five years through 2019-20. Industry revenue is generated through the design and distribution of promotional products. Operators print and customise everyday items purchased from manufacturers, such as pens, mugs, bags and t-shirts, with speciality advertising to promote downstream products and brands for downstream businesses. Industry performance is therefore contingent on levels of business confidence and activity, which in turn run in line with wider economic conditions, as downstream clients are more likely to expand marketing budgets when demand conditions improve.Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.1% over the five years through 2019-20 to reach £1.1 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Businesses expanded their marketing budgets at the start of the period, supporting revenue
  • Major sporting events have helped boost demand for promotional products
  • Operators are expected to focus on niche segments, such as environmentally friendly products
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The primary service provided by the Promotional Product Distribution industry is the sourcing, customisation and delivery of promotional products to clients that then sell or give them away to consumers.WearablesThe wearables segment includes apparel and clothing accessories, such as T-shirts, aprons, uniforms, caps, headbands, jackets, neckwear and footwear. This is the industry's most popular product segment, as it provides a highly visible platform for a client's brand to be displayed by wearers on an everyday basis. Over the past five years, the share of revenue accounted for by the wearable's product segment has increased due to improvements in upstream manufacturing technology that has made it simpler to customise T-shirts, jumpers and other wearable products. Rev...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Promotional Product Distribution Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Promotional Product Distribution Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Prompt delivery of promotional items to clients
  • Ability to clearly specify requirements to suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Business profit in the Promotional Product Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Promotional Product Distribution Industry?

    Companies in this industry distribute promotional products (e.g. key chains, magnets and pens). This industry does not include advertising agency services, public relations agency services, media-buying agency services, media representative services, display-advertising services, direct-mail-advertising services or marketing consulting services.

    Industry Products
  • Wearables
  • Bags
  • Drinkware
  • Calendars
  • Office accessories
  • Electronic devices
  • Industry Activities
  • Advertising specialty (e.g. key chain, magnet and pen) distribution services (except direct mail)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Business profit
  • Demand from advertising agencies
  • Number of businesses

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream conditions
  • Major events
  • Integrated marketing
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Prevailing uncertainty
  • Niche markets
  • Profit, enterprises and employment
  • Table: Promotional Product Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Promotional Product Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Universities
  • Libraries, Museums & Cultural Activities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Newsagents & Stationery Stores
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Wearables
  • Office accessories
  • Bags
  • Drinkware
  • Calendars
  • Electronic devices
  • Chart: Promotional Product Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Advertising expenditure
  • Special events

  • Major Markets
  • Professional services
  • Retail sector
  • Health-care and medical service providers and manufacturers
  • Other
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Hospitality sector
  • Real estate sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Promotional Product Distribution Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Promotional Product Distribution

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Promotional Product Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Promotional Product Distribution Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Promotional Product Distribution Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Direct Marketing
  • Selling directly to the public, rather than through retailers.
  • Integrated Marketing
  • A form of marketing that blends several channels of advertising.
  • Laser Etching
  • The act of using a laser to engrave a product with a logo or name.
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