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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Business Form 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 Form Printing?

What is the average price of Business Form Printing?

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

The top four providers of business form printing account for less than 30.0% of total market revenue, signaling a low level of market share concentration. Limited capital investment and minimal regulation allow prospective vendors to freely enter the market, creating a high degree of fragmentation. While major commercial printers invest... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Customer Service

What is the best way to contact you for adjustments to orders or general customer service issues? How soon can I expect a response?

Do you have references for consumers? Do you have references from companies with similar operations to mine?

What sort of tracking system do you have for customer satisfaction?

What processes are in place to handle changes in orders? How would that affect delivery or cost?

Print Infrastructure

Do you print your own business forms? If so what is your maximum output for business forms? How about for an individual customer?

How often do you perform maintenance on your machinery?

What procedures do you have in place for rush orders? What is the maximum capability for a rush order?

Can you print documents with templates that I have created? If not, what advantages do your templates offer?

Distribution

How many operations do you have? Where are they located?

What are the different capabilities of each facility? Do they differ in terms of products and services offered? If so, how?

What ways do you reduce transportation costs and risks to the buyer?

Do you offer discounts for local operations?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Business Form Printing RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a budget for their total order.

Buyers should break down their budget by type of business form printed.

If planning to make recurring purchases, buyers should specify the length of the contract.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor that stays within budget while meeting the requested quality standards.

Buyers should select a vendor that has a strong record of customer service through references from past clients.

Buyers should request sample forms to ensure the quality is up to standard.

Buyers should create specific criteria weighing quality and price factors.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the key dates in the RFP process.

Buyers should specify when all printed items should be delivered after proofs are approved.

Buyers should note when the bid award will be announced.

Buyers should specify how often recurring prints will be made.

Buyers should provide terms for early contract termination.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Business Form Printing supply chain?

Supply chain risk for the business form printing market is moderate. Paper mills pose a notable risk to the supply chain because they have been severely affected by declines in their downstream industries, including magazine and book publishers, which have lost many consumers to digital publications. Furthermore, tariffs on paper... Subscribe to learn more.

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