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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Digital Printing Services in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Digital Printing Services in Canada?

What is the average price of Digital Printing Services in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Digital Printing Services in Canada. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Digital Printing Services in Canada been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Digital Printing Services in Canada yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Digital Printing Services in Canada?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Digital Printing Services in Canada with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Specialization & Competition

  • How do you differentiate your services from those provided by competitors?
  • Has your company specialized to fit a specific market? If so, which market?
  • How has your company responded to the growth of the market in recent years?
  • How do the services you provide compare to the available substitutes for buyers?

Quality Assurance

  • What measures do you have in place to ensure the clarity of printed text and images?
  • What tools do you use to assess the colour accuracy of your printed works? How do you rectify any errors that arise?
  • How has your company ensured compliance with governmental standards of safe environmental and work conditions?
  • Can you provide samples of your previous work that would indicate to me your level of print quality?
  • Is the ink your company uses in compliance with all applicable regulatory standards and industry best practices, such as the Canadian Hazardous Products Act?

Customer Service

  • What tools do you have in place to receive and respond to customer inquiries and concerns?
  • How many staff members does your company employ that are dedicated to customer service?
  • Who should I contact if I need to make changes to my order, and how quickly should I expect a response?
  • Do you experience heightened demand in certain months or seasons that may affect your responsiveness to new orders and inquiries during those periods?

Available Services

  • What type of digital printing services do you offer? Are you restricted to certain substrates or sizes?
  • Do you offer prepress services for digital printing, such as scanning or copyediting?
  • Do you offer graphic design services to buyers, or partner with a firm that does?
  • If I order additional services from you, can I receive a price discount on my initial purchase?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

  • Buyers should explicitly state what should be included in the price quote (e.g. whether they want shipping costs to be lumped into the final price quote).
  • Buyers should clearly state the total dollar amount they have estimated for digital printing services.
  • Buyers should explain how they wish to be billed.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should consider suppliers that have high standards for quality and customer service.
  • Buyers should consider suppliers that have the proven capabilities to fulfil their contract.
  • Buyers should consider suppliers that can provide multiple examples of past success with similar buyers.
  • Buyers should work with suppliers located within the same city or province as their operations.
  • Buyers should choose suppliers that are in compliance with applicable regulations and industry best practices, such as the allowable heavy metals in ink under the Canadian Hazardous Products Act.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should fully detail the award selection timeline, including the RFP deadlines and the dates of any follow-ups or interviews.
  • Buyers should give suppliers a date they will announce their decision.
  • Buyers should tell suppliers when they expect services to begin and end.