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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Crating & Containerization Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Crating & Containerization Services?

What is the average price of Crating & Containerization Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Crating & Containerization 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 Crating & Containerization 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 Crating & Containerization 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 Crating & Containerization 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 Crating & Containerization 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 Crating & Containerization Services?

The market for containerization services is fragmented, and the four largest companies have a combined market share of less than 25.0%. About 1,380 containerization companies operate in the United States, and most have little market share. The fragmented nature of the market is due to its low barriers to entry.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Materials & Options

What are the advantages of the protective covering and type of padding that your crates or containers use?

What thicknesses of plywood are used in your crates?

What options do you offer to make a crate or container lighter weight without sacrificing protection?

What add-ons do you offer that your competitors do not that will improve the safety of my shipment?

How have your input materials advanced to keep pace with recent improvements in foams, plastics and metals?

Supplying Materials

Can I procure the shipping supplies and container materials and pay only for services associated with container assembly and packing?

Can I warehouse your materials to aid you in making bulk purchases now (because prices for materials will continue rising)?

How will warehousing your materials affect my pricing for containerization?

Can I have your packing materials shipped directly to my facility to reduce the price of onsite containerization?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Crating & Containerization Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain whether they expect to pay for services after each shipment or at some other point during the life of the contract.

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the team that will be packing the goods.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate types of crating and containerization materials.

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the estimated costs of the crating and containerization services 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 need to include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be made available.

Buyers should provide the timelines for their packing needs.

Buyers should also 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 Crating & Containerization Services supply chain?

The level of supply chain risk for crating and containerization services is medium. Although some direct and indirect suppliers to market firms have low risk levels, the effects of these suppliers are outweighed by those of medium-risk suppliers that pose a greater threat to the supply chain, such as truck... Subscribe to learn more.

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