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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Metal Engraving Machines
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Metal Engraving Machines?

What is the average price of Metal Engraving Machines?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Metal Engraving Machines. 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 Metal Engraving Machines 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 Metal Engraving Machines 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 Metal Engraving Machines?

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 Metal Engraving Machines 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 ?

The metal engraving machine market has a low level of market share concentration, in which the top four suppliers account for less than 30.0% of the market’s revenue. Market share concentration among manufacturers has been rising over the past three years, and will continue to do so in the three... 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?

Market Competition

How long have you been in the metal engraving machine market?

How do your product offerings differ from your competitors'?

How do your machines stand out from others available in the market?

How do you stay competitive in the market?

What is your client retention rate?

Who are your biggest competitors and what aspects of your business are better than theirs?

What is your reputation among customers, and how have you achieved your reputation?

Product Offerings & Variety

What is the best-selling brand/model?

How many different brands do you offer?

Can you recommend a particular machine that will best fit my needs? What is the spindle power and speed for this particular engraver?

How intricate can the engraved designs be?

Is rotary or laser the best solution for my needs?

What industries do your clients operate in?

Quality Control

How do you test engraving machines before they are sold?

What quality control procedures do you implement?

What are the failure, exchange and return rates for your machines?

What quality awards have you received in recent years?

What is the life expectancy of your machines?

Supply Chain

Do you have contracts with particular manufacturers/suppliers?

What are the criteria for picking manufacturers and suppliers you partner with? How do changes in their business processes impact my price?

Have you recently dealt with an issue regarding quality from manufacturers or suppliers?

Do you import raw materials or finished machines? If so, where are they from and how do you ensure product quality?

Service & Support

What type of service support do you offer?

Do you offer software upgrades?

What repair services do you offer?

What is the return/exchange policy?

What warranties are available with the machinery?

Will a representative teach my employees how to operate the machinery?

What common problems or complaints do other buyers have about this machinery?

Financing Options

Do you offer financing programs?

What is the cost of financing?

How long is the financing term length?

What will my monthly payments look like?

What services are included with the price?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the number and type of metal engraving machines they require.

Buyers should reference the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine if they are paying competitive prices.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should give preference to suppliers that have an array of metal engraving machines to ensure that the vendor will be able to meet their current and future needs.

Buyers should source products that are compatible with their preferred or current engraving software.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the breadth and quality of their maintenance and repair services.

For additional selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section in this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate the date that they will need the metal engraving machines delivered.

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

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a moderate level of supply chain risk in the metal engraving machines market due primarily to input price fluctuations. Although supply chain risks are unlikely to affect the supply of key metal engraving machine components, they may impact the prices buyers ultimately pay. First and second tier... Subscribe to learn more.