Skip to the content

Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Corrugated Boxes
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Corrugated Boxes?

What is the average price of Corrugated Boxes?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Corrugated Boxes. 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 Corrugated Boxes 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 Corrugated Boxes 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 Corrugated Boxes?

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 Corrugated Boxes 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 ?

There is a moderate level of market share concentration in the corrugated box market, which is estimated to have about 5,057 suppliers. The top four corrugated box suppliers account for about 45.0% of total market share, and the largest manufacturers in the market include some of the largest paper manufacturers... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Operational Capacity

Describe your manufacturing capabilities. What is your maximum corrugated box output?

What is the size of the typical order you process? How often can I order the maximum amount?

What sort of warehousing capabilities do you have? What is your maximum warehouse capacity?

How often do you perform general maintenance on machinery? How does this maximize machine performance?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Distribution Capabilities

Describe the geographic distribution of your locations. How does this optimize transportation procedures?

How do you check for transportation efficiency? How often do you update your transportation safety procedures?

Which locations will supply my company? Do you offer transportation discounts if supply locations are close to my facility?

How do you minimize transportation costs and risks?

Do you source materials with a high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

What new products or solutions have you introduced to address issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic?

Product Specifications

How do you test the strength of your boxes?

Can you detail the blends of virgin fiber and recycled fiber in your products? How does this maximize product quality?

How do your products balance cost and the overall strength of materials?

Does each of your products have a manufacturer's stamp to certify that your product meets market standards?

“Sending out RFPs used to be a nightmare”

Let’s chat about how procurement market intelligence can reduce 
the time you spend issuing RFPs.

Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for each order.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate types of corrugated boxes with the appropriate dimensions and durability.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the units they are offering.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Overall, there is a moderate level of supply chain risk for corrugated boxes. On the supply side, most risk comes from upstream paper mills and pulp suppliers because paper is the primary input in the production of corrugated boxes. Although paper mills have suffered from a decline in demand from... Subscribe to learn more.