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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Paper Cups
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Paper Cups?

What is the average price of Paper Cups?

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

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 Cups 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 cups market is low, with the top four suppliers only accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue in 2020. Although market share concentration has been growing from 2017 to 2020, due to gains made by the largest vendors in the market, market... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Customer Service

What is the best method to reach your customer service representatives?

Do you have reviews and references from buyers? What about for each of the products that you offer?

How do you track customer queries?

What is the process for order adjustments? How does this affect cost or lead time?

Distribution Infrastructure

Where are your warehousing and manufacturing locations?

What are the capabilities of each of your facilities? Which products do each offer?

Do you offer discounts for sourcing from a local distribution center? How does this affect transit costs?

How do you limit potential damage during transportation?

Additional Products

What additional products do you offer?

How does bundling products affect lead time?

How do prices change for large orders?

Does your experience with different products give you a competitive advantage?

How are your products better than your competitors'?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers can impart the desired price range for each product needed, including adjustments to potential price increases.

Buyers should explain terms of payments, including preferred payment methods, frequency, timing and value.

Buyers should explain the level of contract exclusivity and usage of third-party suppliers.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should confirm that vendors can provide the products and will be able to in the foreseeable future.

Buyers should look for vendors with a proven track record of making timely deliveries.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on previous client experiences.

For detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the timeline for the RFP.

Buyers must include the date when proposals are due, when the award will be announced and desired delivery date.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that vendors need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The paper cups market has a medium level of supply chain risk. Much of this risk comes from paper and pulp mills because key downstream buyers, such as newspapers and magazines, have decreased their consumption of paper products. This trend has hurt many paper and pulp mills financially, which means... Subscribe to learn more.