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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Degreasers?

What is the average price of Degreasers?

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

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 Degreasers 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 ?

Degreaser providers are part of a multibillion-dollar market, and no supplier commands a significant share of total market revenue. There are more than 1,400 degreaser suppliers servicing the domestic market. Although degreaser suppliers include large manufacturers, such as the Dow Inc., Ecolab and the Clorox Company, the top four suppliers... 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?


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?


Can you provide a list of your domestic and international distribution locations?

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

Do you partner with other suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery? If so, which suppliers do you partner with, and how long have you been working together?

To what extent do you allow clients to use their own shipping, transportation or delivery methods?

Do you provide materials handling training and instruction for your clients’ employees?

Tell me about your ability to distribute degreasers promptly, given the potential disruptions in the supply chain due to the coronavirus pandemic?


How long have you provided products to your longest-tenured client?

What is your reputation among competitors and customers, and how have you developed it?

What sets your product apart from your competitors' products?

Which value-added products or services do you offer that your competitors do not?

Supply Chain

During the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to purchasing raw input materials? How has that changed?

During the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost do you absorb, and how much is passed on to customers?

Vendor Financial Risk

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What impact on your profitability would there be if you lost a big customer?

Have you had to increase your marketing expenditure to effectively compete in the market? If so, what has that done to your profitability?

How does your company stay profitable during economic downturns?

Customer Service

Do clients have a dedicated account manager, or do they call a general support line?

How many clients does each account manager look after?

How can customer service representatives be reached? What is the typical response time for each of these methods?

Do you have response-time benchmarks for following up with a client regarding issues?


Can you provide the names of similar clients for which you have provided degreasers in the past?

How long have you been active in this field? How long have you served businesses in my industry?

For which industry do you most commonly supply this product?

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

Do you have a business continuity plan in place to help maintain business operations in the event of staff absences due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state the contract value amount.

Buyers should state the terms of the contract offered, including payment terms and the possibility of extension.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should make price a primary concern, particularly if they are seeking generic types of degreasers that do not vary across suppliers.

Buyers should consider the breadth of products offered by a supplier.

Buyers should assess the quality of suppliers’ degreasers.

Buyers should evaluate the timeliness of a supplier, particularly if recurring orders will be frequent.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline all important RFP dates, including when bids are due, when samples will be needed, when interviews will occur and when the contract award will be announced.

Buyers should state the date on which the first delivery should arrive.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for degreasers is moderate. Chemical product manufacturers are the primary upstream suppliers in this market because degreaser producers are highly dependent on a constant supply of chemicals. The cost of these chemicals makes up a significant portion of degreaser manufacturers' overall revenue, so changes in chemical... Subscribe to learn more.