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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Catalog Printing Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Catalog Printing Services?

What is the average price of Catalog Printing Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Catalog Printing Services. 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 Catalog Printing Services 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 Catalog Printing Services 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 Catalog Printing Services?

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 Catalog Printing Services 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 ?

The market for catalog printing services is characterized by high market share concentration, with the top four providers accounting for over 70.0% of total market revenue in 2020. The market currently contains about 2,038 providers. The number of providers of catalog printing services has been decreasing in the three years... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Distribution Capabilities

How many printing and warehousing locations do you have?

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

How do your transportation procedures maximize efficiency? How do they limit risk?

How often do you review your transportation procedures?

Can you ship catalogs directly to my customers if I provide you with a customer list?

Product Quality

What type of paper do you use? Does this differ for color catalogs?

What kind of ink do you use? How does this benefit your catalogs?

Can you offer samples of your catalogs? What about samples from a customer with similar operations?

How do you enhance the color of your catalogs?

Quality Control

What quality standards do you have in place? How do you enforce these?

What are your quality control procedures? Do you use machines or labor to check for quality?

How often do you update your quality control procedures?

How quickly can I expect you to address any service errors?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should indicate their expectations for payment, including methods and schedule.

Buyers should indicate the total value of the contract.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost Ownership sections of this report for additional information on pricing considerations.

Buyers should inquire about any volume or bundling discounts.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their production capabilities.

Buyers should consider the transportation capabilities of different vendors.

Buyers should evaluate the customer service offerings of different vendors.

For more detailed descriptions of additional selection criteria, buyers should consult the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate the desired length of contract.

Buyers should include when proposals for services are due.

Buyers should indicate when contract awards will be announced.

Buyers should state the date by which the completed catalogs will need to be delivered.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Providers in the catalog printing services market have faced a moderate level of supply chain risk in the three years to 2020. Moderate risk reduces buyer power because it means that providers face a greater likelihood of supply chain disruptions that could increase their operating costs. Consequently, providers may be... Subscribe to learn more.