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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 Ice Makers?
Market share concentration 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. The majority of buyers in this market purchase ice makers from distributors, rather than direct from manufacturers.... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
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 Ice Makers 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 Ice Makers 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. Oil... Subscribe to learn more.