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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Glass Bottles
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Glass Bottles?

What is the average price of Glass Bottles?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Glass Bottles. 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 Glass Bottles 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 Glass Bottles 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 Glass Bottles?

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 Glass Bottles 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 among suppliers of glass bottles is high, with the top four vendors generating over 50.0% of market revenue, according to ProcurementIQ estimates. There are about 279 companies that provide glass bottles to buyers throughout the United States. Market share concentration has remained stable during the past three... 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?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you minimize production costs? How often do you pass on such costs to your clients?

Have you ever experienced a price spike from one or more of your suppliers? How did you cope with this spike?

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

Have you experienced an increase or decrease in the demand for glass bottles? How do these changes affect your operations?

How often do you evaluate your supply costs to ensure they are competitive?

COVID-19

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Amid widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate the risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle increased or reduced demand?

Technology

What percentage of your production process is automated?

How often has production been stopped in the past year? Why?

What portion of your revenue is dedicated to research and development?

What types of projects do you currently invest in and what are your reason for investing?

Related Goods

What bottle accessories (caps, lids, corks) or packaging products do you offer?

What types of discounts do you offer for specific types or brands?

What incentives do you offer for repeat customers?

What promotional deals are there for bulk buyers?

Customization

What are the latest technologies you employ in computer-aided design?

Can you produce glass bottles that match my key product specifications?

Do you have in-house mold making capabilities?

How long will it take, including mold procurement, to produce glass bottles that meet my specifications?

Location

If I am located in a different region, do you anticipate any difficulties delivering the product?

What is the typical delivery time for this product?

Do you add a fuel surcharge to delivery fees? If so, how is this fuel surcharge calculated?

What is the minimum purchase requirement for free delivery?

How do shipping rates change if I need products shipped to more than one location?

What logistical systems do you have in place to manage outgoing shipments?

Customer Service

Do you offer 24/7 customer service support?

Do you have a list of former buyers in my industry that I can contact?

Have you had any major complaints from buyers? How have you dealt with past issues?

How have you developed and maintained buyer relationships?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their total budget and budget per bottle.

Buyers should specify when payment(s) will occur.

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that have a history of timely order fulfillment.

Buyers should make sure the purchased bottles are recyclable.

Buyers should ensure the vendor has a record of on-time delivery.

If buyers require a highly specialized or customized bottle, they should request a sample from the vendor to ensure it is up to their standards.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should clearly state the date by which the order should be completed.

Buyers should specify a submission deadline for vendors to submit proposals.

If making recurring orders, buyers should state any important benchmark dates for the vendor to be aware of regarding fulfillment of future orders.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a medium level of risk in the supply chain for glass bottles. Mineral wholesalers that sell minerals used for glass production, such as quartz, silica, feldspar, lithium and sodium carbonate, present a high level of risk on average due to the cyclical demand for these goods stemming from... Subscribe to learn more.

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