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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Mailing Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Mailing Services?

What is the average price of Mailing Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Mailing Services. 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 Mailing Services 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 Mailing Services 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 Mailing Services?

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 Mailing Services 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 Mailing Services?

There are about 500 mail presorting and related mailing service businesses in the United States, largely consisting of small and large regional businesses. Market share concentration is moderate, with the top four providers accounting for an estimated 30.0% to 50.0% of the market. This moderate level is due primarily to... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Costs & Fees

What services does your proposal include?

Are there any fuel surcharges or other fees associated with mail pickup?

Are there any setup or administrative fees for new customers?

Can any fees be waived?

Customer Service

What do you do to track customer satisfaction?

What is the rate of contract renewal or recurring business among your customers?

How often do you seek feedback from clients, and in what ways is it implemented?

What industries do you most commonly work with?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Mailing Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget for mailing services, if possible.

Buyers should explain payment schedules.

Buyers should request detailed cost breakdowns for the various types of services requested.

Buyers should request volume discount information.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their relevant experience and reputation.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their capacity and processing times.

Buyers should also evaluate suppliers based on cost.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline when 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 cancellation policy.

Buyers should outline their desired mail pick up schedule.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Mailing Services supply chain?

The risk of input price shocks or discontinuity of mailing services due to supply chain problems is low. Vendors require relatively few inputs to provide mailing services. Suppliers purchase computers, industrial equipment (e.g. sorters, meters, inserters, multiline optical character readers), and trucks for mail transportation. In turn, computer manufacturers, steel... Subscribe to learn more.

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