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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Computer Printers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Computer Printers?

What is the average price of Computer Printers?

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

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 Printers 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 ?

In 2020, the four largest computer printer suppliers generate around 50.0% of the market's revenue, indicating medium market share concentration. Overall, there are about 60 computer printer manufacturers in the United States. High startup costs limit manufacturers' ability to enter the market. Although there are relatively few manufacturers, about 38,000... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


What customer complaints have you received with your computer printers?

What have you done to improve the reliability of your computer printers in the past several years?

What have you done to improve customer service in the past few years?

How do your warranty offerings compare with those of other suppliers?

How do you compare with other competitors in terms of technical support offerings?

Additional Services

What kind of technical support is included with the purchase?

Do you offer on-site service and repairs?

What types of warranties do you offer?

What is your average turnaround for repairs and service?


How are your computer printers better than those of your competitors?

What kinds of promotions are you offering?

Do you offer any deals for repeat customers?

What other advantages come with purchasing your products?


Can you provide the locations of your distribution facilities, domestically and internationally?

What are your shipping rates to my facilities? Do shipping rates vary if I need products shipped to more than one location?

What shipping supplier do you primarily use? Do you have alternate preferred suppliers?

How do you ensure timely and accurate shipping?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

If one exists, buyers should specify their budget for printers and other requested products.

Buyers should specify their preferred terms for invoicing and payment.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their inventory, delivery times and financial and supply chain stability.

Buyers should ensure that the provider's products meet their specifications.

Buyers should ensure that devices are compatible with their existing stock of consumables (ink cartridges, paper stock), if applicable.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

For detailed selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancelation policy, if applicable.

Buyers should outline when proposals must be submitted.

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.

Buyers should include the date by which the devices must be delivered.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

In 2018, the Trump administration levied tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of foreign goods, which have impacted many printer components. As a result, computer printer providers are dependent on a number of moderately risky inputs, which has contributed to moderate supply chain risk in this market. Also, the COVID-19... Subscribe to learn more.