Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Air Curtains?
What is the average price of Air Curtains?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Air Curtains. 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 Air Curtains 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 Air Curtains 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 Air Curtains?
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 Air Curtains with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Air Curtains?
The air curtains market has a moderate level of market share concentration. In 2018, an estimated 400 manufacturers and 2,000 distributors compete for sales, allowing each supplier a small portion of total sales. The top four suppliers (Mars Air Systems, Berner International, Chase Doors and Airtecnics) have a combined market... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What is your average shipping time? Do you offer expedited shipping?
Who are your shipping suppliers? Can I use my own supplier or pick the product up directly?
Do you track shipments from initial order placement to final delivery?
Do you have any alternate suppliers on hand in case your primary supplier is unavailable?
Are you located near your key input materials suppliers?
If there was a supply interruption, how long would your current inventory last?
How do you track your inventory?
Where is inventory kept? Is it secured and protected from weather?
Do you offer and complimentary or related products? If so, do you offer a discount for bundling these products into a single purchase?
Do you offer product samples?
Do you offer installation and maintenance services?
Do you have any promotional arrangements with other suppliers?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Air Curtains RFP include?
Buyers should specify their budget, including the budget for purchasing the units and for installation.
Buyers should request detailed information about shipping costs.
Buyers should request detailed information regarding installation services, including materials costs, available pricing structures and hourly rates.
Buyers should look for vendors that are able to provide air curtains that meet their specifications and have the quantity needed available.
Buyers should give preference to vendors that can provide the needed products within budget.
Buyers should prioritize vendors located near their operations to help reduce shipping costs and lead times.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should provide dates for when questions need to be submitted by.
If buyers require the vendor to inspect the facility to make suggestions, buyers should provide a final date for which an inspection can occur.
Buyers should list the final date by which proposals are due.
Buyers should provide the date that vendors will be selected and contacted.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Air Curtains supply chain?
The supply chain associated with air curtains poses a moderate risk of creating supply disruptions or price fluctuations. Key upstream suppliers include aluminum products manufacturers, iron and steel manufacturers, electrical equipment manufacturers and hardware manufacturers. The majority of the risk associated with the upstream segment of the supply chain stems... Subscribe to learn more.