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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Dry Erase Boards
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Dry Erase Boards?

What is the average price of Dry Erase Boards?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Dry Erase Boards. 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 Dry Erase Boards 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 Dry Erase Boards 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 Dry Erase Boards?

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 Dry Erase Boards 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 low level of market share concentration within the dry erase board market. There are an estimated 3,000 market vendors in the United States, comprised of manufacturers and their networks of resellers. There is a large number of suppliers in the market, and the top four manufacturers generate... 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?

Quality

How do you evaluate the quality of your dry erase boards?

What are your standards for testing a dry erase board's suitability for use?

How often must the user clean the board?

What is the expected life span of your products?

What are your primary manufacturing input materials, and how do you control their costs?

Do you source materials with a high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the pandemic?

Can I test your dry erase boards or take part in a demo?

Customization

What customizations do you offer?

What types of boards can you customize (e.g. melamine, porcelain, acrylic)?

Do you sell primarily to educational or business environments?

How wide is your product portfolio and how would your products best suit my needs?

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

Warranty

How long does your standard warranty last?

Am I responsible for any repair or replacement costs under a warranty?

Are extended warranties available?

What limitations are there to the warranty coverage?

How long do repairs or replacements generally take following a warranty claim?

Are there any restocking, transportation or labor fees associated with warranty claims?

Additional Products & Services

What additional products and services beyond dry erase boards do you provide?

Do you offer bundling discounts?

What are your most commonly purchased whiteboard accessories?

Is installation included in the purchase price?

Do you offer recycling of old dry erase boards? If so, is there a fee?

Customer Service

How do you track customer satisfaction?

What is the rate of contract renewal or recurring business among your customers?

What is the most common complaint you receive from customers?

How do you incorporate feedback from clients?

How long does it typically take your customer service team to resolve issues?

Shipping

Could you provide a list of locations for your distribution facilities?

What are your rates for shipping to my location?

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

What is the typical turnaround time between the placing of an order and the installation of the boards?

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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 dry erase boards.

Buyers should define payment schedules.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price section of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their relative experience.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on adherence to specifications.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on cost.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date by which proposals must be submitted.

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

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy, if necessary.

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

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a medium level of risk in the dry erase boards supply chain. Manufacturers purchase inputs such as steel, aluminum and chipboard for bases. They also purchase porcelain, acrylic and other surfaces and coatings. Market providers purchase these inputs from iron ore miners, aluminum rollers, wood pulp mills, clay... Subscribe to learn more.

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