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How much should I pay for Ice Makers?
What is the average price of Ice Makers?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Ice Makers. 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 Ice Makers 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 Ice Makers 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 Ice Makers?
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 Ice Makers with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 395 suppliers in the ice maker market is moderate, with the top four distributors (Trimark USA, Wasserstrom Company, Edward Don & Company and Clark Associates) accounting for about 40.0% of market revenue. This ratio constitutes a moderate level of market share concentration. The majority of... 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?
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?
What type of business do you most commonly supply ice makers for?
What is your repeat business rate for businesses similar to mine, and how does that compare with your overall rates?
How long have you provided ice makers to your longest tenured client?
Why did the last two clients you lost cancel their contracts with you? Who are they using now?
Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? 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?
Amidst widespread health concerns, 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?
Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?
How do you win and retain business?
What is your reputation among competitors and customers and how have you developed it?
What sets your product apart from your competitors'?
Do you offer any value-added products or services that your competitors do not?
What additional products or services do you offer separate from the purchase of ice makers?
Do you offer any complementary products or services with the purchase of ice makers? If so, what are they? Do I have options?
What type of discounts do you offer for specific types or brands?
Are there any incentives for repeat customers?
What promotional deals exist for bulk buyers?
What standards do you use to measure the quality and reliability of your ice makers?
How do you ensure your product's quality? What performance-monitoring systems are in place at your company?
Have you ever delivered an ice maker that did not meet the quality standard of the buyer? If so, how did you rectify the situation?
How often do you experience defects with your products? To what degree are in-process inspections and process controls carried out?
What quality awards have you won?
What is the average life span of this product?
Supply Chain Risk
How do you manage risk in your supply chain?
How many suppliers do you source from?
Where are your input suppliers located?
Have you ever experienced a price spike from one or more of your suppliers? How did you cope with the spike?
Is customer service typically handled through the manufacturer or the distributor?
How many customer service representatives are available?
When is customer service available? Do you offer around-the-clock support?
How is customer support trained in the technical operation of your machines?
If I am located in a different region, do you anticipate any difficulties in delivering the product(s)?
Do shipping rates vary if I need products shipped to more than one location?
What logistical systems do you have in place to manage outgoing shipments?
How do you ensure timely and accurate shipping?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.
Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.
Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for each ice maker.
Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.
Buyers should make sure the provider offers the appropriate types of ice makers with the appropriate dimensions and durability.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the units they are offering.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers need to include the date proposals are due and when award information will be available.
Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
Supply chain risk is moderate in the ice maker market. Although supply chain risk is unlikely to affect the supply of main components or raw materials, it may impact the price buyers ultimately pay for ice makers. Of the second tier suppliers, gasoline and petroleum wholesalers pose the greatest threat.... Subscribe to learn more.