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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Mailing System & Meter Rental
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Mailing System & Meter Rental?

What is the average price of Mailing System & Meter Rental?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Mailing System & Meter Rental. 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 System & Meter Rental 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 System & Meter Rental 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 System & Meter Rental?

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 System & Meter Rental 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 high level of market share concentration in the mailing system and meter rental market. There are only four certified manufacturers of mailing meters in the United States, and nearly all market revenue is derived from them. Three of these manufacturers (Pitney Bowes, Neopost and FP) are multinational.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Costs & Fees

Are there any additional fees related to my mailing system not included in the fee proposal?

Are there any setup or administrative fees for new customers?

If the US Postal Service increases postage rates during my contract, what fees are associated with updating my meter?

Will my lease automatically be renewed if I do not cancel in writing prior to the end of the contract?

What fees are associated with a broken lease?

Do you have an outline or list of all the potential fees I may incur while renting one of your products?

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


What sets your mailing meters apart from your competitors'?

How do you stay competitive in the market?

How do your R&D expenses compare to those of your competitors?

What proprietary inputs or processes do you use that differentiate you from competitors?

Additional Products & Services

What additional products and services do you provide?

Are there discounts for bundling mailing meters along with your other products and services?

What is your company's largest business segment or offering?

What percentage of your revenue comes from mailing systems specifically?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget for the mailing system and meter rental.

Buyers should indicate when payment will occur.

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 look for vendors that offer hardware and customer support that meet the requirements of the RFP.

Buyers should select vendors that are upfront and transparent about potential fees, hidden costs and extra purchases needed to get the market product operating.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their industry experience.

Buyers should confirm that providers can offer products and services that fall within the desired budget outline in the RFP.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should include dates for vendors to perform demonstrations.

Buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project, such as delivery dates for the mailing systems.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk in the mailing system and meter rental market is moderate and stems from fluctuating input costs, tariffs and coronavirus-related disruptions to upstream suppliers. Inputs for manufacturers of mailing systems and postage meters include plastic, electronic components, industrial equipment and semiconductors. Specifically, the price of plastic exhibits high... Subscribe to learn more.