Research & Advisory

IHL06_North-American-Retail-POS-Printers

North American Retail POS Printers

$3,295.00$19,900.00

Clear
* For all license choices and descriptions, please see pricing tab below

Product Overview

Date of PublicationOctober 2, 2015
GeographyNorth America
LicenseSingle User License - $3,295.00USD | Enterprise License - $3,995USD | Distributable License - $19,900.00USD
FormatElectronic PDF
Author(s)Jerry Sheldon

This 73 page report focuses on the housed receipt printer market for retail POS devices in North America. Packed with 97 figures, this report details the market shipshare, distribution channels and installed base for the top printer vendors doing business in the region and provides for market projections based on changing technologies and changing distribution philosophies through the year 2018. Vendors reviewed include Epson, IBM, NCR, TPG, Star Micronics, TransAct, Citizen, Bixolon, and others.

This report is designed for use by POS Printer Vendors, POS System Providers, Maintenance Providers, Paper Suppliers, EFT device vendors, Consulting Organizations, Retailers and others who might have a vested interest in the POS Printer Market.

This is a review of the housed printer market in North America. By definition, this report reviews printers that are sold alongside Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. It does not include printers integrated into POS, Electronic Cash Registers (ECRs), or Electronic Funds Transfer devices (EFT), which we would classify as printer mechanisms. Additionally, we did not review printer shipments associated with banking or kiosk applications.

We track 6 types of printers in the Retail/Hospitality Market. These are the following:

Thermal POS Receipt – Defined as a housed printer sold along side of a POS unit that is a single station with a thermal print head.

Impact Receipt – Defined as a housed printer sold along side of POS unit that is single station with an impact print head.

Dual Station/Hybrid – Defined as a housed printer sold along side POS unit that has a thermal receipt printer head and an impact slip printer head for slips.

Slip Only – Defined as a housed printer sold along side of POS unit that does check validation and wide format printing. These are common in bars and restaurants.

Multi-Station – Defined as a housed printer sold along side POS unit that has multiple impact stations for receipt, journal, and slip printing. This is inclusive of the very popular Three-Station Printer that are still installed in many larger retailers.

Inkjet – Defined as a housed printer at the POS that utilizes inkjet printing technology specifically to support color printing. Unlike a desktop Inkjet, this printer is in the size and format of a POS printer.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Introduction / Background and Objectives
Printer Definitions Used
Distribution Channel Definitions Used
Study Methodology

MANAGEMENT SUMMARY

1. TRENDS IN RETAIL POS PRINTER TECHNOLOGY

2. PRINTER SHIPMENTS

2.1 Total Shipments by Printer Type
2.2 Thermal Receipt Printer Shipments
2.3 Impact Receipt Printer Shipments
2.4 Slip Only Printer Shipments
2.5 Dual Station/Hybrid Printer Shipments
2.6 Multi-Station Printer Shipments
2.7 Inkjet Printer Shipments

3. VENDOR SHIPMENTS

3.1 Vendor Shipments>
3.2 Epson America Printer Shipments
3.3 Toshiba Printer Shipments
3.4 TPG Printer Shipments
3.5 Star Micronics Printer Shipments
3.6 TransAct/Ithaca Technologies Printer Shipments
3.7 Citizen/CBM America Printer Shipments
3.8 NCR Printer Shipments
3.9 BIXOLON Printer Shipments

4. PRINTER INSTALLED BASE

4.1 Installed Base by Printer Type
4.2 Thermal Receipt Printer Installed Base
4.3 Impact Receipt Printer Installed Base
4.4 Slip Printer Installed Base
4.5 Dual Station/Hybrid Printer Installed Base
4.6 Multi Station Printer Installed Base
4.7 Inkjet Printer Installed Base

5. PRINTER INSTALLED BASE BY VENDOR

5.1 Vendor Installed Base
5.2 Epson Installed Base
5.3 TPG Installed Base
5.4 Toshiba Installed Base
5.5 Star Micronics Installed Base
5.6 TransAct/Ithaca Installed Base
5.7 Citizen/CBM America Installed Base
5.8 NCR Installed Base
5.9 BIXOLON Installed Base

6. SHIPMENTS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL

6.1 Total Shipments by Distribution Channel
6.2 Distribution Direct to End Users
6.3 Distribution Through the Dealer Channel
6.4 Distribution Through a Master Distributor
6.5 Distribution Through Other POS/OEM Vendors

7. VENDOR SHIPMENTS BY DISTRIBUTION

7.1 Epson America Shipments by Distribution Method
7.2 Toshiba Shipments by Distribution Method
7.3 TPG Shipments by Distribution Method
7.4 Star Micronics Shipments by Distribution Method
7.5 TransAct/Ithaca Shipments by Distribution Method
7.6 Citizen/CBM America Shipments by Distribution Method
7.7 NCR Shipments by Distribution Method
7.8 BIXOLON Shipments by Distribution Method

8. SHIPMENTS AND INSTALLED BASE PROJECTIONS

8.1 2014 – 2018 Shipment Projections by Printer Type
8.2 2014 – 2018 Shipment Projections per Distribution Channel
8.3 2014 – 2018 Installed Base Projections by Type

9. REFERENCES

List of Figures

Figure 1 – POS Printer Purchase Timeframe
Figure 2 – POS & POS Peripheral Purchase Timeframe
Figure 3 – Shipment History by Printer Type
Figure 4 – 2014 Printer Shipments by Printer Type
Figure 5 – Shipment History for Thermal Receipt Printers
Figure 6 – 2014 Shipments of Thermal Receipt Printers by Vendor
Figure 7 – Shipment History for Impact Receipt Printers
Figure 8 – 2014 Shipments of Impact Receipt Printers by Vendor
Figure 9 – Shipment History for Slip-Only Printers
Figure 10 – 2014 Shipments of Slip-Only Printers by Vendor
Figure 11 – Shipment History for Dual Station/Hybrid Printers
Figure 12 – 2014 Shipments of Dual Station/Hybrid Printers by Vendor
Figure 13 – Shipment History for Multi-Station Printers
Figure 14 – 2014 Shipments of Multi-Station Printers by Vendor
Figure 15 – Shipment History for Inkjet Printers
Figure 16 – 2014 Shipments of Inkjet Printers by Vendor
Figure 17 – Shipment History for Vendors
Figure 18 – 2014 POS Printer Shipments by Vendor
Figure 19 – Shipment History for Epson by Printer Type
Figure 20 – 2014 Shipments for Epson by Printer Type
Figure 21 – Shipment History for Toshiba by Printer Type
Figure 22 – 2014 Shipments for Toshiba by Printer Type
Figure 23 – Shipment History for TPG by Printer Type
Figure 24 – 2014 Shipments for TPG by Printer Type
Figure 25 – Shipment History for Star Micronics by Printer Type
Figure 26 – 2014 Shipments for Star Micronics by Printer Type
Figure 27 – Shipment History for TransAct/Ithaca by Printer Type
Figure 28 – 2014 Shipments for TransAct/Ithaca by Printer Type
Figure 29 – Shipment History for Citizen/CBM America by Printer Type
Figure 30 – 2014 Shipments for Citizen/CBM America by Printer Type
Figure 31 – Shipment History for NCR by Printer Type
Figure 32 – 2014 Shipments for NCR by Printer Type
Figure 33 – Shipment History for Bixolon by Printer Type
Figure 34 – 2014 Shipments for Bixolon by Printer Type
Figure 35 – Installed Base History by Printer Type
Figure 36 – 2014 POS Printer Installed Base by Printer Type
Figure 37 – Installed Base History for Thermal Receipt Printers by Vendor
Figure 38 – 2014 Installed Base for Thermal Receipt Printers by Vendor
Figure 39 – Installed Base History for Impact Receipt Printers by Vendor
Figure 40 – 2014 Installed Base for Impact Receipt Printers by Vendor
Figure 41 – Installed Base History for Slip-Only Printers by Vendor
Figure 42 – 2014 Installed Base for Slip-Only Printers by Vendor
Figure 43 – Installed Base History for Dual Station/Hybrid Printers by Vendor
Figure 44 – 2014 Installed Base for Dual Station/Hybrid Printers by Vendor
Figure 45 – Installed Base History for Multi-Station Printers by Vendor
Figure 46 – 2014 Installed Base for Multi-Station Printers by Vendor
Figure 47 – Installed Base History for Inkjet Printers by Vendor
Figure 48 – 2014 Installed Base for Inkjet Printers by Vendor
Figure 49 – Installed Base History by Vendor
Figure 50 – 2014 POS Printer Installed Base by Vendor
Figure 51 – Installed Base History for Epson by Printer Type
Figure 52 – 2014 Installed Base for Epson by Printer Type
Figure 53 – Installed Base History for TPG by Printer Type
Figure 54 – 2014 Installed Base for TPG by Printer Type
Figure 55 – Installed Base History for Toshiba by Printer Type
Figure 56 – 2014 Installed Base for Toshiba by Printer Type
Figure 57 – Installed Base History for Star Micronics by Printer Type
Figure 58 – 2014 Installed Base for Star Micronics by Printer Type
Figure 59 – Installed Base History for TransAct/Ithaca by Printer Type
Figure 60 – 2014 Installed Base for TransAct/Ithaca by Printer Type
Figure 61 – Installed Base History for Citizen/CBM America by Printer Type
Figure 62 – 2014 Installed Base for Citizen/CBM America by Printer Type
Figure 63 – Installed Base History for NCR by Printer Type
Figure 64 – 2014 Installed Base for NCR by Printer Type
Figure 65 – Installed Base History for Bixolon by Printer Type
Figure 66 – 2014 Installed Base for Bixolon by Printer Type
Figure 67 – Shipment History by Distribution Channel
Figure 68 – 2014 Shipments by Distribution Channel
Figure 69 – Distribution History for Direct to End User by Vendor
Figure 70 – 2014 Distribution for Direct to End User by Vendor
Figure 71 – Distribution History for Dealer Channel by Vendor
Figure 72 – 2014 Distribution for Dealer Channel by Vendor
Figure 73 – Distribution History for Master Distributor by Vendor
Figure 74 – 2014 Distribution for Master Distributor by Vendor
Figure 75 – Distribution History for Other POS/OEM Vendors by Vendor
Figure 76 – 2014 Distribution for Other POS/OEM Vendors by Vendor
Figure 77 – Shipment History for Epson by Distribution Method
Figure 78 – 2014 Shipments for Epson by Distribution Method
Figure 79 – Shipment History for Toshiba by Distribution Method
Figure 80 – 2014 Shipments for Toshiba by Distribution Method
Figure 81 – Shipment History for TPG by Distribution Method
Figure 82 – 2014 Shipments for TPG by Distribution Method
Figure 83 – Shipment History for Star Micronics by Distribution Method
Figure 84 – 2014 Shipments for Star Micronics by Distribution Method
Figure 85 – Shipment History for TransAct/Ithaca by Distribution Method
Figure 86 – 2014 Shipments for TransAct/Ithaca by Distribution Method
Figure 87 – Shipment History for Citizen/CBM America by Distribution Method
Figure 88 – 2014 Shipments for Citizen/CBM America by Distribution Method
Figure 89 – Shipment History for NCR by Distribution Method
Figure 90 – 2014 Shipments for NCR by Distribution Method
Figure 91 – Shipment History for Bixolon by Distribution Method
Figure 92 – 2014 Shipments for Bixolon by Distribution Method
Figure 93 – Shipment Forecasts for 2015 – 2018 by Printer Type
Figure 94 – 2018 Shipment Forecast by Printer Type
Figure 95 – Shipment Forecasts for 2015 – 2018 by Distribution Channel
Figure 96 – 2018 Shipments by Distribution Channel
Figure 97 – Installed Base Forecasts for 2015 – 2018 by Printer Type
Figure 98 – 2018 Installed Base Forecast by Printer Type

Download Study Outline and Purchase Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does this include printer mechanisms that are built into ECRs or kiosks?

No, this report only looks at housed printers, meaning they are separate devices that have their own plastic covering.

Are financial printers and lottery printers included?

No, the printers included are only used in retail segments and restaurants, lodging, museums, theme parks, and theaters.

Do you include two-color thermal printers in your figures?

Yes and No. Thermal units shipped since 2002 include the ability to do two-color printing. This is achieved by using special paper that has an effective printer surface at two different temperatures. At one temperature, the unit prints in black. At another temperature it prints in the color of your choice. As the choice is a factor of the unit after it is installed, we do not break out the category in this report. However, we do discuss it in other areas of the report.

Do you include two-sided thermal printers in your figures?

Yes and No. These types of printers shipped since 2008 include the ability to do two-sided printing. We do not break these out as a separate category in this report. However, we do discuss them in other areas of the report.

For more information, please free to contact us.

The North American Retail POS Printer Market Study at $3,495 comes with an enterprise electronic license that is subject to the following license and fair use agreement.

Click here to request more information about this product

IHL Group License and Fair Use Agreement

All of IHL Group’s generally available research are electronic licenses and can be shared freely within the purchasing organization and wholly owned subsidiaries. We only ask that this information not be shared with partners or others outside the purchasing company without authorization from IHL Group. The license does not extend to joint ventures or other partnerships. If the relationship is not a wholly-owned subsidiary, then both parties would need a license.

Practically, this implies the following:

  1. The purchasing company can use the data and research worldwide internally as long as the international organizations are wholly owned subsidiaries of the purchasing company.
  2. The data or any research cannot be distributed in whole or in part to partners or customers without express written approval from IHL Group.
  3. The purchasing company may quote components of the data (limited use) in presentations to customers such as specific charts. This is limited to percentage components, not individual unit information. Unit data cannot be shared externally without express written approval from IHL Group. All references to the data in presentations should include credit to IHL Group for the data.
  4. The purchasing company can reference qualitative quotes in printed material with written approval from IHL Group.
  5. All requests requiring written approval should be submitted to ihl(at)ihlservices.com and will be reviewed within one business day.

For any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at 1-888-IHL-6777 (North America) +1.615.591.2955 (International) or email us at ihl(at)ihlservices.com.