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E-Commerce in the office furniture industry

I Ed. , 90 pages
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Language: English (Italian available on request)
Report Code: M.4
Publisher: CSIL
Copyright: CSIL Milano
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The report analyses trends in e-commerce in the office furniture industry. Case histories of e-commerce in the office furniture industry are provided, together with an analysis of the status and prospects of office furniture retailing on the Internet. The opportunities offered by the Internet are analysed from the point of view of office furniture manufacturers. Company profiles refer to US, European and Asian companies and provide information on: company turnover, product breakdown, site structure, e-commerce and commercial networking.

The world market for office furniture can be estimated worth US$ 33 billion in 2000. Data on office furniture imports and exports are also provided. An outline of the office furniture market includes: breakdown by distribution channel and customer type, market shares of major 50 office furniture producers.

The office furniture industry is profoundly affected by the growing role of the Internet. The effects of the Internet on the office furniture industry evolution are examined according to different perspectives: furniture business-to-business, furniture business-to-consumer, e-procurement of components, software and solutions for office furniture e-commerce. Data and forecasts on Internet users are available for the United States, Italy, Europe, Asia. Both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sites are examined.

An appendix with pictures from selected office furniture web sites is also provided.

Among the considered products: furniture, office furniture, home office furniture, SOHO (small office home office), home furniture, desks, bookcases, storage furniture, office seating, office products, office furnishings and accessories.

Abstract of Table of Contents

The worldwide market for office furniture
Office furniture market value
Distribution channels
Office furniture demand structure
Market concentration
International trade of office furniture: exports and imports, by country
Access to the Internet
Internet users (United States, Italy, Europe, Asia)
US sales through the Internet
Global players in the office furniture sector
Why business-to-business
The European experience: data on leading office furniture companies
E-procurement and marketplaces in the office furniture sector
Office furniture and office products
From office furniture producer to consumer
From specialized dealer to consumer
From large distribution to consumer
Software and solutions for office furniture E-commerce
Specific application for the office furniture segment
B2B electronic platforms
Building industry and design
General interest sites
Some window sites in the office furniture sector
Portals and sites of general interest
Appendix (available in print format upon request):
Pictures from selected office furniture web sites

Selected companies mentioned:

Ahrend, American Office Furniture, Arena Furniture, Ariba, Art Technology Group, Artesia Technologies, Bene, Broders & Knigge, Buhrmann, Buronova,, Ceka, Design Within Reach,,, Eureka Office, Facet, Feha, GDB,, Haworth, Herman Miller, Hund, Isku, Kinnarps, Kokuyo, Kusch, Las Mobili, Lighting Technologies, Lighting-linx,,,, Lightseek, Misco, Mondo Office, Muller Sofort, Office Depot, Office, Office Max, Office PlanIt,, Officebit.Com, Oiol.Com, Otto, Pami, Pfalzmobel, Project, Real Centric, Real Furniture, Revit Technology, Schaerf, Schuler Hi-Cad systems, Sedus+Klober,, Smart office assets, Staples, Steelcase,, Urban Design, Wiesner Hager

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