Skip to the content

Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Ink Cartridges
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Ink Cartridges?

What is the average price of Ink Cartridges?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Ink Cartridges. 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 Ink Cartridges 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 Ink Cartridges 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 Ink Cartridges?

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 Ink Cartridges 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 ?

There is a moderate level of market share concentration within the ink cartridge market, with an estimated 12,060 businesses supplying ink cartridges in the United States. A medium market share concentration results from the top manufacturers generating the majority of the market's revenue while sharing the market space with a... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Customer Service

Do clients have a dedicated account manager or do they call a general support line?

How do you track customer satisfaction?

How often do you seek feedback from clients, and how do you incorporate that feedback?

What is your repeat business or contract renewal rate?

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?

Supply Chain Risk

How many suppliers do you source from?

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

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

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

What are your primary input costs, and how do you manage them?

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

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

“Sending out RFPs used to be a nightmare”

Let’s chat about how procurement market intelligence can reduce 
the time you spend issuing RFPs.

Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should indicate the contract budget, if possible.

Buyers should specify payment terms and schedules.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price section of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the quality of their product offerings, their facility locations and their supply chain stability.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on cost and warranty information.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date by which proposals must be submitted.

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancelation policy, if applicable.

Buyers should specify the date by which the ink cartridges must be delivered.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Ink cartridges have a moderate supply chain risk. Inputs related to production are somewhat volatile. Suppliers purchase computers, electronic components, plastic, dyes and pigments. These goods are provided by computer manufacturers, semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers, petroleum refineries, petrochemical manufacturers and inorganic chemical manufacturers. The global oil supply glut has... Subscribe to learn more.