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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Electronic Article Surveillance Tags
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Electronic Article Surveillance Tags?

What is the average price of Electronic Article Surveillance Tags?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Electronic Article Surveillance Tags. 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 Electronic Article Surveillance Tags 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 Electronic Article Surveillance Tags 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 Electronic Article Surveillance Tags?

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 Electronic Article Surveillance Tags 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 Electronic Article Surveillance Tags?

There is a high level of market share concentration among EAS tag suppliers; the top four companies in the market account for in excess of 70.0% of total market revenue in 2019. The market has two dominant electronics manufacturers: Johnson Controls International (parent company of the Sensormatic brand) and CCL... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Financial Risk

What percent of your revenue comes from your five largest customers?

If you were to lose a large customer, how would your business be impacted?

As competition has increased, have you increased your marketing efforts to attract new clients?

During the economic downturn, how did your company stay profitable? Did you cut employees or cut other expenses?

What types of investments are you making in new products, related goods or new plants? Do you have a backup plan if the investments go sour?

Customer Service

What type of system or software do you use to manage client accounts?

What type of customer support do you offer after business hours?

What is the process for handling customer problems and complaints? What is the escalation process?

What is your repeat business rate?

How large is your average client? How does size impact who manages my account?

How do you evaluate customer feedback? How frequently?

What type of training do you offer to train my employees to properly apply and remove EAS tags?

Experience

How long have you been selling EAS tags? How long have you been selling to buyers in my field?

What are some of the similar buyers to which you have sold EAS tags? When?

How experienced are your employees? What is your retention rate?

What types of similar projects have you worked on in the past?

Why did the past three clients you lost cancel their contracts with you?

Inventory Control

Where are your manufacturing facilities and warehouses located? What types of raw materials or products does each facility provide?

How do products move from manufacturing facilities to distribution centers? How do you determine the level of inventory at each center?

What type of systems do you use to control the supply chain?

How do you protect raw materials and products from damage during storage, production or delivery?

What is the usual inventory level at each distribution center?

How long will it take to order a product that is not in stock?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Electronic Article Surveillance Tags RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget for the procurement of EAS tags

Buyers should inquire about any additional fees that have been unaccounted for until this point

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections for help creating a budget

Buyers should ask about discounts provided for bundling and cash discounts

Selection Criteria

Buyers should ask vendors for proof of financial stability

Buyers should ask vendors for a list of products that satisfy RFP requirements

Buyers should ask for references from previous clients

Buyers should ask if the vendor offers product testing before purchase

Buyers should ask vendors to show any similar previous contracts or projects to exemplify their qualifications

Buyers can ask if their products are ENSA S20.20 compliant.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should plan out the timeline for the completion of this project

Buyers must include the specific date the project will be finished by.

Buyers should include benchmark dates important to the project

Buyers should indicate when final payment will be made by

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Electronic Article Surveillance Tags supply chain?

There is a low level of supply chain risk in the EAS tag market. Plastic and resin manufacturers carry a moderate amount of financial risk, which stems from the reliance on crude oil, itself a highly volatile measure, in the production process. Semiconductor and circuit manufacturers, on the other hand,... Subscribe to learn more.

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