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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Coated Paper
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Coated Paper?

What is the average price of Coated Paper?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Coated Paper. 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 Coated Paper 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 Coated Paper 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 Coated Paper?

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 Coated Paper 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 coated paper market exhibits high market share concentration, with the top four companies, Verso Corporation, Sappi Limited, Graphic Packaging and Nine Dragons accounting for more than 50.0% of total revenue in 2021. There are about 160 manufacturers and distributors of coated paper dispersed throughout the United States. Market concentration... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Buyer Satisfaction

What quality control procedures do you have in place?

Have you had any major complaints from past customers associated with product quality or delivery, and how have you dealt with these issues?

What are your standard service procedures in case products do not meet buyer requirements?

What communication methods have you established to ensure buyer satisfaction?

How available are you? When clients need assistance remedying issues, how long do they typically wait for you to respond?

Transportation Infrastructure

What agreements, if any, do you have with third-party logistics companies to ensure timely and efficient product delivery?

What is your delivery schedule?

Can buyers in supply agreements develop custom delivery schedules?

Have you had any prior issues transporting your goods? If so, how have you dealt with them?

What is your lead time for one-off volume purchases and supply agreements?

Market Experience

What procedures have you implemented to keep up to date with the latest technological developments or market changes?

What, if any, customer references do you have?

What past experience do you have in developing products similar to those my company requires in both quality and quantity?

In what ways have you kept up to date with current buyer needs and changes in the market?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include a total budget for their order of coated paper.

The budget should be broken down by the end-use of the coated paper and contain a per-unit budget for each individual type.

Buyers should provide a budget for the shipment of coated paper.

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 produce coated paper that meets the buyer's budget and quality standards.

Buyers should select a vendor that will be able to continue operating in the coated paper market throughout the duration of the contract.

Buyers should select a vendor with strong client references.

Buyers should maintain a list of key pricing and quality factors that will be used to decide which vendor will be awarded the bid. Buyers can refer to the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for help with selection criteria.

Project Schedule

Buyers should list the key dates in the RFP process and specify when final bid awards will be announced.

Buyers should list clear beginning and end dates of the contract.

Buyers should request terms for early contract termination in case purchased items do not match the vendor's guarantee.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for coated paper products has a medium level of risk. Suppliers depend on wood pulp suppliers in addition to plastic, resin and adhesive manufacturing firms for their key inputs. Hydrocarbons, which are one of the main ingredients for resin manufacturing, are derived from crude oil and must... Subscribe to learn more.