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How much should I pay for Antifreeze?
What is the average price of Antifreeze?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Antifreeze. 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 Antifreeze 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 Antifreeze 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 Antifreeze?
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 Antifreeze with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
The top four antifreeze suppliers account for more than 50.0% of total revenue, indicating a high level of market share concentration. Among the market's nearly 9,500 suppliers, nearly all suppliers with more than 1.0% of market share are classified as manufacturers. Top manufacturers are able to gain significant market share... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Experience and Expertise
How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?
What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?
What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?
To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?
What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?
Supply Chain Risk
Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?
Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?
Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?
How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?
How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?
When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?
How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?
How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?
How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?
What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?
Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?
Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?
What is the average price of your products?
How has your average price changed during the past three years?
Do you offer volume discounts?
Are transportation costs fully covered in the price of the antifreeze, or is there potential for extra expenses, such as fuel surcharges?
If the price of crude oil and other raw materials were to increase, how would this impact the price of your product?
What is the benefit of working with you compared to another supplier?
What industry do you have the most experience working with?
What is the average life span of your product(s)?
Have you served businesses of my size and specialty?
What manufacturing capabilities do you have?
How many branches 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 delivery on-time rate?
How long does it take you to order a product that is not in stock?
How do you differentiate your antifreeze from that of your competition?
How long have you provided antifreeze to your longest-standing client?
Do you have a relationship with a key supplier that no other competitor has?
What is your reputation like among customers and how have you developed it?
Which wholesalers and retailers also supply your products?
What additional services or features come with a large purchase or contract?
What other services do you plan to launch?
Do you offer test demonstrations of your antifreeze so that customers can assess quality?
What extra services do you offer that set you apart from your competition?
What new products have you introduced to address issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic?
How long have you been in the business of providing antifreeze?
Is your firm insured or bonded?
Are you now or have ever been involved in a merger, acquisition or other divestment? How does this impact your business?
Are there any inconsistencies your balance sheet?
What is the credit score of your business?
Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?
Amid widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should indicate their maximum budget for the contract.
Buyers should request the per-unit price and a breakdown of any additional costs that they may incur during the course of the contract (e.g. delivery fees).
Buyers should state their preferred payment method and schedule.
Buyers should prioritize suppliers that can fulfill the terms of the RFP while keeping prices competitive.
Buyers should consider suppliers that have a consistent record of on-time deliveries.
Buyers should give preference to vendors with a history of regulatory compliance, including safety standards.
For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should indicate the deadline for submitting questions and the due date for proposals.
Buyers should specify the timeline for evaluating potential vendors.
Buyers should indicate when award information will be available.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
Supply chain risk is high in the antifreeze market. Glycol is the primary ingredient in the production of antifreeze. Propylene glycol in particular is produced from petroleum derivatives, whereas ethylene glycol is made from natural gas. Both crude oil and natural gas are finite nonrenewable energy sources. Consequently, natural gas... Subscribe to learn more.