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How much should I pay for Alkaline Batteries?
What is the average price of Alkaline Batteries?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Alkaline Batteries. 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 Alkaline Batteries 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 Alkaline Batteries 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 Alkaline Batteries?
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 Alkaline Batteries with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Alkaline Batteries?
The alkaline batteries market experiences a medium level of market share concentration, with the top four vendors generating between 30% and 50% of market revenue. As of 2018, there are about 620 total manufacturers and wholesalers that sell alkaline batteries in the United States. During the last three years, concentration... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
How sensitive is your company to price changes of key inputs, such as zinc? How sensitive are your suppliers to input cost changes?
Have you faced problems with your supply chain in the past? How did you overcome these issues?
How often do you evaluate your suppliers' prices to ensure they are still competitive?
Do you have alternate suppliers? If so, who are they?
Do you have a supplier rating system to measure supplier quality and delivery performance? How frequently are ratings reviewed?
Can you provide a list of your distribution centers both domestically and internationally?
What are your shipping rates to my facilities? Do shipping rates vary if I need products shipped to more than one location?
Do you partner with other suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery? If so, whom do you partner with and how long have you been working together?
Do you allow the usage of a clients' own shipping, transportation or delivery method?
Do you conduct materials handling training and instruction for a client's employees?
Has import penetration adversely affected your operations? If so, how?
What incentive would I have in choosing your product over an imported product? What sets your product line apart from your foreign competitors?
How has the fluctuating value of the US dollar affected your foreign customers?
Do you import your raw materials or source them from domestic suppliers?
Do you employ an import specialist, someone who deals directly with overseas manufacturers and perhaps visits their facilities to ensure quality control?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Alkaline Batteries RFP include?
Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the contract award.
Buyers should explain their desired payment schedule.
Buyers should state preferences for warranties, including length and scope of coverage.
For assistance in ascertaining reasonable prices for alkaline batteries, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report.
Buyers should take into account the production capabilities of a vendor to ensure a reliable and timely supply of alkaline batteries.
Buyers should ensure that all pertinent certifications are up to standard.
Buyers should consider the quality of client reviews for each supplier.
Buyers should give preference to local suppliers because it will cut down transportation costs and simplify communication.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should indicate when bids are due and when the award will be announced.
Buyers should provide general expectations with regards to response time and customer service.
Buyers should list the expected delivery date once a prospective supplier is chosen.
Buyers should include any other important dates on the RFP timeline.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Alkaline Batteries supply chain?
Buyers of alkaline batteries face a moderate level of risk from vendors’ supply chains that stems primarily from the moderate volatility of key inputs. The world price of zinc, which is a key input for alkaline batteries, has been fluctuating significantly during the past three years. In particular, an oversupply... Subscribe to learn more.