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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Paper Bags 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 Paper Bags in Canada?

What is the average price of Paper Bags in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Paper Bags 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 Paper Bags 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 Paper Bags 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 Paper Bags 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 Paper Bags 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?

Production Capabilities

  • What sort of manufacturing capabilities do you possess? How about your warehousing capabilities?
  • How often do you perform maintenance on machinery? How does this affect production performance?
  • What are the sizes of orders that you can process? How often can the largest orders be placed?
  • Do you have the capability to customize paper bags? What sort of additional features can you add?
  • Have your production capabilities been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic?

Cost Control

  • How do you manage changing prices of inputs? Specifically, how do you manage the cost of pulp, paper and allied goods?
  • Do you source from multiple suppliers or a single supplier? How does this affect costs?
  • How do you minimize administrative and other costs?
  • How do you check for operational efficiency? How often is this performed?
  • Have you experienced a surge in input costs in 2021 as a result of supply chain bottlenecks?


  • Where are your manufacturing facilities located? What about your warehouses?
  • What are the different capabilities of each facility? What products or services does each location offer?
  • Do you have proprietary distribution capabilities or are paper bag shipments made through third-party sources? If so, who are the third-party sources and how are their services priced?
  • What discounts do you offer for nearby locations? How does this reduce my transportation costs?
  • Has distribution of your products been affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

  • Buyers should include the total value of the contract for the paper bags.
  • Buyers should specify terms for price adjustments during the term of the contract.
  • Buyers should reference the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine if they are paying competitive prices for paper bags.
  • Buyers should include their preferred method of payment.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should evaluate vendors on the quality of products, range of goods and experience servicing similar clients.
  • Buyers should evaluate vendors on the quality of their customer service.
  • Buyers should evaluate vendors' capacity and ability to provide the volume of market products in a timely manner.
  • Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their cost proposals.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should indicate the date when vendors’ proposals are due.
  • Buyers should include the date that vendors will be notified about contract awards.
  • Buyers should indicate the desired length of the contract, if applicable.
  • Buyers should specify the date by which the paper bags must be delivered.