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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Outdoor Heaters
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

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?

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?


How long have you been supplying outdoor heaters? How long have you served operators in my industry?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry? How does that compare to your overall rates?

What industry do you most commonly supply outdoor heaters for?

Can you help design and build customized outdoor heaters?

How long have you provided outdoor heaters to your longest tenured client?


How do you win and retain business?

What is your reputation like among customers? How have you developed it?

How are your products better than your competitors'?

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

Do you typically honor competitors' pricing deals or promotions?

Quality Control

Do you have an established quality control department? If not, what methods do you use to ensure product quality?

What quality awards have you won, if any?

How does your product quality differ from that of your competitors? What sets your product apart?

What types of technical issues have you experienced with your product?

How often do you experience defects with your outdoor heaters? To what degree are in-process inspections and process controls carried out?

What is the average lifespan of your outdoor heaters?

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?

Additional Services

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?

Project Budget

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.

Selection Criteria

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.

Project Schedule

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.