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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Paper Bags
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Paper Bags?

What is the average price of Paper Bags?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Paper Bags. 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 Paper Bags 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 Paper Bags 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 Paper Bags?

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 Paper Bags 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 ?

Market share concentration in the paper bag market is low. An estimated 5,659 suppliers of paper bags are operating in this market in 2021, including manufacturers and distributors. The market is highly fragmented, with the top four paper bag suppliers generating less than 30.0% of total market revenue. The... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Production Capabilities

What sort of manufacturing capabilities do you possess? How about your warehousing capabilities?

How often do you perform maintenance on machinery? How does this affect optimal production performance?

What are the sizes of orders that you can process? How often can the largest orders be placed?

Do you have the capability to customize paper bags? What sort of additional features can you add?

Cost Control

How do you plan on adjusting to the changing prices of inputs? Specifically, how do you manage the cost of pulp, paper and allied goods?

Do you source from multiple suppliers or a single supplier? How does this affect costs?

How do you minimize administrative and other costs?

How do you check for operational efficiency? How often is this performed?

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


Where are your manufacturing facilities located? What about your warehouses?

What are the different capabilities of each facility? What products or services does each location offer?

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

What are your packaging and transportation procedures? How does this limit the risk to the products?

What discounts do you offer for nearby locations? How does this reduce my transportation costs?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include the total value of the contract for the paper bags.

Buyers should specify terms for price adjustments during the term of the contract.

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

Buyers should include their preferred methods and frequency of payments.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate vendors on the quality of their customer service.

Buyers should give preference to vendors that can meet their requirements for production capabilities.

Buyers should look for providers that offer an appropriate breadth of services.

Buyers can reference the Buyer-Decision Scorecard section of this report for additional criteria to evaluate vendors.

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate the date when vendors’ proposals are due.

Buyers should include the date that vendors will be notified about contract awards.

Buyers should indicate the desired length of the contract, if applicable.

Buyers should specify the date by which the paper bags must be delivered.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk for the paper bag market has been moderate in the three years to 2021. This risk level indicates that providers are somewhat likely to encounter supply chain disruptions that could push their operating expenses upwards. Therefore, moderate supply chain risk may hinder buyers by making providers less... Subscribe to learn more.