Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Flashlights?
What is the average price of Flashlights?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Flashlights. 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 Flashlights 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 Flashlights 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 Flashlights?
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 Flashlights with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Flashlights?
Market share concentration for flashlights is medium and stable. The top four companies account for about 45.0% of total market sales. ProcurementIQ estimates there are 2,900 suppliers operating in the United States, the majority of which are industrial suppliers and retailers selling flashlights as part of a broader product portfolio.... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Do you offer discounts when purchasing related goods?
Do you provide flashlight related goods such as cones for traffic wands, holsters or different colored lenses?
What related goods do you recommend and why?
Are related goods also subject to warranties?
Are related goods from some third parties better than others? If so, which ones do you recommend?
Have your sales been growing or decreasing during the past three years?
What measures do you implement to control costs and remain competitive with low priced products?
Do you invest significantly in production capacity and efficiency every year?
Where are you trying to expand sales?
Do clients have a dedicated account manager, or do they call a general support line?
Do you offer 24/7 customer account/technical support?
Do you have response-time benchmarks for following up with/problem solving for a client?
What is your process for dealing with customer problems and complaints? Do you have an escalation process?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Flashlights RFP include?
Buyers should specify what the contract amount will be.
Buyers should clarify the terms of payment and length of contract.
Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of the report to get a better understand of the necessary budget.
Buyers should choose a vendor that can offer competitive pricing for the full length of the contract.
Buyers should choose a vendor that can meet the necessary quality standards, particularly for brightness and durability.
Buyers should request samples from several of their top candidates before awarding the bid.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should outline the timeline for RFP.
Buyers must include important dates, such as when proposals are due, when award will be announced and when flashlights need to be delivered by.
Buyers should include any other benchmark dates the vendors need to be aware of.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Flashlights supply chain?
The flashlight market has a low level of supply chain risk. Of suppliers’ key production inputs, plastic is the most likely to cause supply chain disruptions due to the volatility in the price of its main input, crude oil. Although plastic prices have been somewhat volatile during the three years... Subscribe to learn more.