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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Office Seating
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Office Seating?

What is the average price of Office Seating?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Office Seating. 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 Office Seating 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 Office Seating 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 Office Seating?

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 Office Seating 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 ?

Concentration within the office seating market is low, primarily due to a large number of retailers across the country. Specifically, there are an estimated 9,300 businesses supplying office seating in the United States. The market is highly fragmented, with competitors ranging from large manufacturers to small retail businesses. The many... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

How have input price fluctuations impacted office seating prices?

How do you attempt to mitigate any increases in input prices?

If input costs rise, are you able to procure the inputs from other suppliers? How have you coped with high volatility of raw material prices during the pandemic?

How long have you been working with your most important upstream suppliers? Who are they, and where are they located?

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

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

Value-Added Services

What additional products and services beyond office seating do you provide?

Is installation or assembly necessary, and are those services included in the purchase price?

Are there discounts for bundling products and services?

What is the largest service or product segment your company provides?

Customer Service

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

What do you do to track customer satisfaction?

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

How long do customer service representatives take to respond to an inquiry?

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?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for their project or objective.

Buyers should include details about per-unit spending expectations and limitations.

Buyers should request detailed information about shipping and handling costs.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that are capable of providing office seating that meet the specifications outlined in the RFP.

Buyers should give priority to vendors that can meet the budget requirements in the RFP.

Buyers should try to choose vendors that are located nearby to reduce shipping costs and times.

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 when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should indicate the date by which the product(s) must arrive on-site.

Buyers should indicate how they want individual products to be packaged and shipped.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Office seating has a moderate level of supply chain risk. Vendors require few inputs to produce office seating, but the prices of necessary inputs, including plastic, steel and aluminum are typically volatile. Petrochemical manufacturers, iron ore miners and metal wholesalers provide these goods. These inputs contribute to a moderate degree... Subscribe to learn more.