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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

E-Reader Devices
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for E-Reader Devices?

What is the average price of E-Reader Devices?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase E-Reader Devices. 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 E-Reader Devices 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 E-Reader Devices 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 E-Reader Devices?

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 E-Reader Devices 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 ?

Market share concentration in the e-reader device market is high. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 48,891 vendors of e-reader devices. The high level of market share concentration indicates limited competition among market suppliers. A lack of competition between suppliers reduces competition, which results in hampered buyer power. ... 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?

Product Quality

What kind of warranty comes with your products?

Is there additional insurance that comes with the product? How does that affect costs?

What is the average life of your e-reader devices?

Are there recommended procedures to extend the life of the product?

Scope of Operations

What products and services, such as e-books and cases, do you offer with e-readers?

What volume-based discounts do you offer? How does this change with additional products and services?

How is lead time affected by purchasing in bulk?

Do you offer training services?

How do you discount prices for multiple orders?

Do you enter into contracts with buyers?

Access to Digital Materials

What book agreements do your e-readers come with? Are there upcoming agreements to obtain more content?

What sorts of trade magazines or nonfiction books do your e-readers have access to?

How does the e-reader handle uploaded documents? Do they have to be a specific format?

How can content purchased on the e-reader be accessed on other devices?

Does your device require Wi-Fi to download content?

Customer Service Procedures

What customer service procedures do you have in place?

What are the procedures for faulty products? How about late supply?

What is the typical turnaround for customer service responses? Does this vary based on e-mail or phone?

Do you have consumer customer references? What about corporate customer references?

Do you currently serve companies with operations like mine?

What sort of tracking procedures do you have for customer service issues?

How do you address structural concerns?

Quality Control

How are your devices stored?

What procedures do you have in place to check the quality of your products? How often do you check for quality?

How are your employees trained to check for quality? How often are they trained?

Can you specify your quality standards? How are these emphasized to your employees?

Distribution

How many locations do you have and where are they located?

Do you also have warehouses? Which locations will supply my company?

How do you minimize transit time and risk? How do you update your transit processes?

What are your handling procedures for e-reader products? How do you minimize accidents?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a total budget for their purchase of e-readers.

Buyers should check prices for books on the vendor's platform before purchasing e-readers.

Buyers should seek discounts for large quantity orders of e-readers.

For help creating a budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor with an appropriate proposal that meets the buyer's quality and budget standards.

Buyers should select a vendor with a strong track record of reliability and financial stability as shown in client references and financial statements.

Buyers should have a clearly defined selection criteria weighing their prioritized quality and pricing factors. For help creating selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying Decision-Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify delivery times for their purchase.

Buyers should include a warranty length on all purchased e-readers.

Buyers should specify all key dates in the RFP process, especially when the bid award will be announced.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a moderate level of risk in the supply chain for e-reader devices, which impairs buyer power by raising the risk of supply disruptions. Much of the risk in the supply chain comes from plastic product manufacturers and semiconductor and circuit manufacturers. Finished plastic products imported from China into... Subscribe to learn more.

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MEDIUM

LOW