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How much should I pay for Air-Filled Packing Materials?
What is the average price of Air-Filled Packing Materials?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Air-Filled Packing Materials. 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-Filled Packing Materials 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-Filled Packing Materials 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-Filled Packing Materials?
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-Filled Packing Materials with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
The air-filled packing materials market has a low level of market share concentration, with no supplier or group of suppliers holding a sizable portion of market revenue. Market share concentration has been stable in the past three years as suppliers that have lost market share have been offset by other... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What different packing materials do you offer (bubble sizes)?
What is your best-selling air-filled packing material?
What volume of air-filled packing materials do you readily have available?
Can you recommend a material best fit for the products I package?
Do you have clients in my industry or that have the same intended use of the packing materials?
What standards do you use to measure the durability and effectiveness of your air-filled packing materials?
Do you use computerized or manual systems to check for quality?
What are the recommended items to pack using your products? (glass, electronics, clothing)
How do you determine the brands or types of air-filled packing materials you carry?
How has your production cost changed over the past three years?
What do you do to lower or manage production costs?
How do input price fluctuations affect your clients?
Do you have contracts with multiple raw materials suppliers or manufacturers?
What are the criteria for picking the manufacturers and suppliers you partner with?
Shipping & Distribution
Do you have multiple distribution centers?
Where are your distribution centers located?
What is the average shipping time and cost?
Do you ship anywhere in the country?
What is the most cost effective shipping method?
Is there an order minimum required to receive free shipping?
Have you had issues in the past year regarding late shipments?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should state the maximum value of the contract.
Buyers should set expectations for how suppliers are able to adjust prices throughout the life of the contract.
Buyers should have suppliers provide details about any additional costs, such as delivery, that increase the total cost of ownership.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers on their ability to meet the specifications of the RFP.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers on their ability to offer competitive pricing.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers on their scope of product offerings.
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Buyers should provide a date for when proposals are due.
Buyers should inform suppliers of when they will announce the award.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
Supply chain risk is moderate in the air-filled packing materials market. While this risk is unlikely to affect suppliers' ability to source key components and raw materials for air-filled packing materials, it may have an impact on the price of the finished product. Most of this risk stems from the... Subscribe to learn more.