Barcode Printers Market

Barcode Printers Market: Growth in Manufacturing, Retail, and e-Commerce Sectors Fuelling Global Barcode Printers Sales: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026

  • 2016-11-04
  • REP-GB-1625
  • 279 pages
  • PDF PPT EXCEL
Barcode Printers Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Barcode Printers Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Barcode Printers market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Barcode Printers market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Barcode printers are dedicated printing devices utilized for printing barcodes and product labels. Barcode printers differ slightly from traditional printers as these printers use different types of consumables to achieve a barcode print image. These printers are constructed in such a way that they can achieve a clear machine readable barcode prints at a faster printing speeds with very low costs involved. The global Barcode Printers market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.4% in terms of sales over the forecast period of 2016 to 2026 primarily driven by factors affecting its end use.

Growth in the manufacturing, retail and e-commerce sectors has fuelled the sales of barcode printers worldwide

Barcode printers are application driven devices where its growth is dependent on the growth of the end use industry. One such application is the manufacturing sector, where it is primarily used to label each and every part of the product as well as the final product with barcode in order to reduce chaos in the production line and improve manufacturing efficiency. Manufacturing sector in the present global scenario is on a slow but steady growth, thereby driving the sales of barcode printers throughout the forecast period. Improvements in global trade are also likely to drive the growth of the barcode printers market as each shipment imported or exported is labelled and coded with barcodes for the purpose of recording and storing the information about the goods or products.

Barcoding system has been increasingly adopted in the retail sector where it has become the standard for labeling and storing the information about the product. This information is later retrieved through scanners that provides the retailers about the count of the same product in the shop floor and inventory as well as providing the customers and cashiers with the price of the product. Growing retail sector owing to higher disposable income and consumerism and boost in e-commerce has positively driven the growth of the barcode printers market.

However, threat of RFID tags as substitutes to barcode labels and low compatibility of barcode printers with different operating systems act as restraints in the global barcode printers market.

Market Segmentation

By Printer Type

By Printing Technology

By Consumables

By Application

By Distribution Channels

By Region

  • Desktop Barcode Printers

  • Industrial Barcode Printers

  • Mobile Barcode Printers

  • Others

  • Thermal Transfer

  • Direct Thermal

  • Dot Matrix

  • Laser

  • Ink Jet

  • Ribbons

  • Wax Ribbons

  • Wax / Resin Ribbons

  • Resin Ribbons

  • Labels

  • Industrial / Manufacturing

  • Transportation / Logistics

  • Retail

  • Healthcare

  • Government

  • Commercial Services

  • Direct-To-End User

  • Direct-To-OEM

  • Dealer / Distributor

  • Systems Integrator

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • APEJ

  • Japan

  • MEA

The industrial barcode printer segment holds the highest market share in the global barcode printers market

The printer type segment of the barcode printers market includes Desktop Barcode Printer, Industrial Barcode Printer, Mobile Barcode Printer and Others. The Industrial Barcode Printer segment holds the highest market share of 46.1% closely followed by Desktop Barcode Printer in the Barcode Printers Market. The Industrial Barcode Printer segment is also expected to dominate in the forecast period with a CAGR of 8.3% due to a preference of sturdy and rugged barcode printers with higher productivity.

Thermal transfer printing technology is highly popular due to less printing costs involved

On the basis of printing technology, the market has been divided into Thermal Transfer, Direct Thermal, Dot Matrix, Laser and Ink Jet. Thermal Transfer segment holds the highest market share amongst all with 62.8% and is expected to improve further in the forecast period owing to very less cost involved, while Dot Matrix, Laser and Ink Jet printing technologies are least preferred technologies and are on the verge of being phased out.

Dealer/Distributor is the most preferred supply channel due to higher distribution efficiency and faster delivery times

On the basis of Distribution Channel, the market is segmented as Direct-to-End User, Direct-to-OEM, Dealer/Distributor and Systems Integrator. Dealer/Distributor is the most preferred supply channel and is expected to dominate in the future due to higher distribution efficiency, low supply costs and faster delivery times.

North America and Western Europe are the most lucrative markets for the barcode printers

North America and Western Europe are the most promising regions for the growth of the market owing to higher preference of barcoding technology in different applications, while the market in the Latin America region is on a slow and stagnant growth due to low adoption of barcoding technology. The growth of the Barcode Printers market in APEJ region may also grow at a slower pace due to saturation and slow down of manufacturing sector in China.

barcode printers market

Strategy adopted by key market players is to continuously upgrade their existing product line up rather than launching new products from scratch

Major players identified in the Barcode Printers market are Zebra Technologies Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Toshiba TEC Corporation, and Honeywell International, Inc. committing a combined market share of over 50%. Other major players are SATO Holdings Corporation, Printronix, Inc. and TSC Auto Id Technology Co., Ltd. supplying to various end use industries and sectors. Strategies employed by key players to increase their market share are continuous upgrade of their existing product line up rather than innovating and launching newer products from scratch.

The report titled “Barcode Printers Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026” offers detailed insights and in-depth research on the global barcode printers market. The report covers the important factors driving the growth of the market, untapped opportunities for the manufacturers, trends and developments shaping the dynamics of the market and other insights across various key segments.

Report description

The market is categorically divided into six segments based on printer type, printing technology, consumables, application, distribution channel, and region. The market value throughout the segments is taken in US$ Mn and the market volume is identified in thousand units for all the segments. The market value and market volume for the consumables segment has been calculated separately and do not reflect on the market numbers calculated for other five segments, since the sale of consumables of barcode printers does not entirely depend on the sales of barcode printers for a particular year.

The report identifies the drivers and restraints affecting the growth of the market. Changing trends and customer preference patterns are also analyzed and incorporated in the report to equip the client with exhaustive information about the market resulting in better decision making. Macroeconomic factors that affect directly and indirectly the growth of the barcode printers is also incorporated into the report.

Key Segments Covered

By Printer Type

  • Desktop Barcode Printer

  • Industrial Barcode Printer

  • Mobile Barcode Printer

  • Others

By Printing Technology

  • Thermal Transfer

  • Direct Thermal

  • Dot Matrix

  • Laser

  • Ink Jet

By Consumables

  • Ribbons

    • Wax Ribbons

    • Wax/Resin Ribbons

    • Resin Ribbons

  • Labels

By Application

  • Industrial/Manufacturing

  • Transportation/Logistics

  • Retail

  • Healthcare

  • Government

  • Commercial Services

By Distribution Channel

  • Direct-to-End User

  • Direct-to-OEM

  • Dealer/Distributor

  • Systems Integrator

By Region

  • Asia Pacific Excl. Japan (APEJ)

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Eastern Europe

  • Western Europe

  • Japan

  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

In the final section of the report, a competitive landscape has been included to provide report audiences with a dashboard view. The report provides detailed market share analysis of the barcode printer market on the basis of key manufacturers. Detailed profiles of manufacturers are also included within the scope of the report to evaluate strategies, key offerings and recent developments in the global barcode printers market.

Research methodology

Market volume is inferred through in depth secondary research and validated from industry experts through primary interviews. Each interview is thoroughly analyzed and average market volume is deduced and reconfirmed henceforth, incorporated in the report. The prices of barcode printer is deduced through printer type, where the average prices of each printer type is inferred across all the seven regions. Market value of barcode printer market is thus calculated from the data provided by the average selling price and market volume.

For the ten year forecast of the global barcode printers market, various macroeconomic factors and changing trends have been observed, giving us an idea about the future of the market. Other important factors considered to arrive at market forecast are the size of the current market, inputs from the supply side and the demand side and other dynamics shaping the scenario of the market.

In the compilation of the report, the forecasts is conducted in terms of CAGR, while other important criteria such as year-on-year growth and absolute dollar opportunity have also been incorporated presenting the client with crystal clear insights and future opportunities as far as global barcode printers market is concerned.

Other important parameters such as market attractive index and impact analysis of the drivers and restraints for each region is included in this report providing insights about the dynamics, growth, performance and untapped opportunities in the global barcode printers market.

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