Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Outdoor Heaters?
What is the average price of Outdoor Heaters?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Outdoor Heaters. 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 Outdoor Heaters 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 Outdoor Heaters 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 Outdoor Heaters?
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 Outdoor Heaters 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 outdoor heater market has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 10.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 1,000 outdoor heater suppliers, many of which have numerous store locations spread across different regions of the United... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Supply Chain Risk
How do input price fluctuations affect buyers?
How do increases in the price of steel, plastic and aluminum affect your pricing?
Do you have contracts with multiple raw material suppliers or manufacturers?
What are the criteria for selecting manufacturers and suppliers you partner with? How do changes in their supply impact my price?
Do you offer around-the-clock technical support?
Does the warranty provide total coverage for at least two years?
Does the distributor or the manufacturer provide repair services under the warranty? If it is the distributor, do they do it themselves or do they outsource it?
What happens when the product is out of warranty?
What are your hourly rates for service?
What is your return policy?
Do you have a buyback program?
Where are your distribution centers located?
What is the average shipping time and cost?
Do you ship anywhere in the country?
What is the most cost-effective shipping method?
Is there an order minimum required to receive free shipping?
Have you had issues in the past three years regarding late shipments?
Do you add a fuel surcharge to the delivery?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should include the budgeting constraints for transporting the outdoor heaters and complementary equipment to their location.
Buyers should define a cost structure for any inventory desired.
Buyers should define payment schedule.
Buyers should state how often pricing can be adjusted.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers on whether they price competitively.
Buyers should give priority to suppliers that are flexible with contract terms and conditions and provide satisfactory warranties.
Buyers should request references from current and former clients.
For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should disclose the RFP's issue date.
Buyers should disclose the due date for any questions or clarifications from suppliers.
Buyers should disclose when they will answer any questions or clarifications.
Buyers should disclose the date of the award announcement.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
There is a medium level of supply chain risk associated with the outdoor heater market. Although supply chain risks are unlikely to affect the supply of outdoor heater components or raw materials, they could have an impact on the price buyers ultimately pay for the product. First and second tier... Subscribe to learn more.