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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 E-Reader Devices?

Market share concentration in the e-reader device market is high. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 50,000 vendors of e-reader devices. The high level of market share concentration indicates limited competition among market suppliers. However, the high availability of substitutes for e-readers, such as tablets and smartphones, creates intense external... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

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?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my E-Reader Devices 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 E-Reader Devices supply chain?

There is a moderate level of risk in the supply chain for e-readers. Much of the risk in the supply chain comes from semiconductor and circuit manufacturers and plastic product manufacturers. Slow construction growth and car sales have hindered plastic product sales; as such, these plastic producers have only slowly... Subscribe to learn more.

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