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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Business Card Printing
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Business Card Printing?

What is the average price of Business Card Printing?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Business Card Printing. 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 Business Card Printing 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 Business Card Printing 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 Business Card Printing?

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 Business Card Printing 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 ?

Market share concentration in the business card printing market is low, with the top four vendors accounting for less than 20.0% of market revenue. Low market share concentration can be attributed to strong competition and low capital intensity in the business card printing services market. Although market share concentration has... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Distribution Capabilities

How many manufacturing and warehousing locations do you have?

Which facilities will be supplying my business? What advantages does this offer my business?

What handling procedures do you have in place to minimize damage to the product?

How do your procedures limit transit times?

Quality Control

How often do you check for quality? Is it based on how many business cards you produce or by a certain amount of time?

Describe your quality control procedures. How do they minimize errors or product defects?

What sort of training do your employees receive? How often is this refreshed?

What are your employee expectations? How do you ensure expectations are enforced?

How often do you check for systemic quality control issues?

Product Quality

What kind of paper stock do you use for your most basic order? What other paper stock do you use?

What inks or toner do you use? How does the ink quality enhance the color of the business card?

What finishes do you offer for your business cards? How do you ensure the proper application of such finishes?

Can you offer customer references from a business similar to mine?


Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

Has the spread of coronavirus affected printing capacity?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Amidst 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?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a total budget for their order of business cards and break the budget down into price per unit.

In their budget, buyers should include other related stationery products required and any additional costs, such as shipping.

For help creating a budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor that is able to meet the quality and budget standards listed in the RFP.

Buyers should select a financially stable vendor that will remain operating throughout the life of the contract.

Buyers should score vendor proposals on key quality and pricing factors.

Buyers can reference to the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for help creating selection criteria.

Project Schedule

Buyers should list the schedule of relevant dates in the bidding process.

Buyers should request a warranty on all purchased cards to protect against substandard quality.

Buyers should clearly state the beginning and end dates of the contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk for business card printing is medium, which limits buyer power by raising the risk of supply disruptions and price increases. On the supply side, much of the risk comes from paper mills and wood pulp mills. Many paper mills have been struggling to adjust to the rise... Subscribe to learn more.