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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Computer Keyboards
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Computer Keyboards?

What is the average price of Computer Keyboards?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Computer Keyboards. 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 Computer Keyboards 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 Computer Keyboards 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 Computer Keyboards?

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 Computer Keyboards 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 is low in the computer keyboard market, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. There are about 7,000 suppliers of computer keyboards operating in the market. Concentration is low primarily because there are minimal barriers to entry. For example, it... 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?

Regulation

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?

Delivery

Are there rush deliveries available for computer keyboards?

If computer keyboards are purchased together with other products, how would that affect delivery?

What is the largest number of keyboards that you can deliver at one time?

Is delivery included with the purchase of keyboards?

Where is your nearest distribution center?

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Do you use computers or software with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for equipment used in providing the service? 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 outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

Competition

How do you win and retain business?

How long have you provided product to your longest tenured client?

What is your reputation like among customers?

Do you specialize in a specific customer segment?

If your company is acquired, how would that affect your operations?

Additional Features

How often do you come up with new additional features for your keyboards?

Do you have keyboards specialized for my particular service environment?

Do you have keyboards with credit card readers that can perform credit card transactions?

Do you offer keyboards with wireless connectivity?

Supply Chain

Have you faced problems with your supply chain in the past? How did you overcome these issues?

How often do you evaluate your suppliers' prices to ensure they are still competitive?

Do you have long-term contracts with your suppliers to ensure steady input costs?

Can long-term contracts lock in the price of your computer keyboards?

How quickly can you restock your inventory?

Additional Products

What additional products beyond computer keyboards do you provide?

Are there discounts for bundling products?

What percentage of your revenue comes from computer keyboards specifically?

What product or service do you generate the majority of your revenue from?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include a proposed budget including a detailed breakdown of cost per keyboard and any added costs.

Buyers should request a quality guarantee or warranty on all purchased keyboards.

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor with a strong track record of reliable service in the market as shown in their client references.

Buyers should select a vendor who is financially stable enough to remain operating throughout the contract.

Buyers should score vendor submissions by maintaining a scorecard of key pricing and quality factors. For help creating a selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a list of all relevant dates in the RFP process. These dates should include deadlines for inquiries and submissions.

Buyers should specify when and how bid awards will be announced.

Buyers must include a deadline for the final delivery of all goods.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Suppliers of computer keyboards face a low level of supply chain risk. The greatest risk stems from plastic, which is the primary material used to manufacture computer keyboards. Although plastic is readily available from many suppliers all over the world, its price is susceptible to year-over-year fluctuations in the global... Subscribe to learn more.

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MEDIUM

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