Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Air Filters?
What is the average price of Air Filters?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Air Filters. 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 Filters 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 Filters 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 Filters?
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 Filters with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.
Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Air Filters?
Market share concentration among air filter suppliers is moderate. The top four vendors in the market are 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc., the Rheem Manufacturing Company and the Flanders Corporation, which together generate between 30% and 50% of total market revenue in 2019. 3M and Honeywell command the highest market... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
From where do you source your inputs?
Have you ever experienced any supply chain disruptions or shortages in the past? How have you handled these shortages?
If you were my sole supplier, would a price escalation clause be part of the contract?
How do you the mitigate risk associated with acquiring inputs with volatile prices?
How do you assist with product design and implementation?
What additional services or features come with a large purchase or contract?
What other products and services do you plan to launch?
What do your warranties cover?
How many distribution locations do you have across the United States? How about globally?
Can you ship internationally if needed?
What is your delivery schedule and turnaround rate?
What is your return policy on faulty filters?
What is your on-time delivery rate?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Air Filters RFP include?
Buyers can state the amount of the contract.
Buyers should provide preferred terms of the contract, including adjustments to rising prices.
Buyers should state the method of payment as well as the frequency of payment.
Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for air filters.
Buyers should primarily assess the effectiveness of the air filters.
Buyers should take into account the production capabilities of a supplier.
Buyers should evaluate the level of customer service that a supplier would provide.
Buyers should consider the location of a supplier, particularly as it relates to lead times and transportation costs.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should outline the timeline of all important RFP dates.
Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.
Buyers should dictate the payment schedule and delivery dates for products.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Air Filters supply chain?
The average air filter supplier is subject to moderate supply chain risk. Because many suppliers incorporate steel into the frames of their air filters, steel is a major production input. Steel prices have been historically volatile because they are sensitive to global trends. Recently introduced steel tariffs have also increased... Subscribe to learn more.