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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Power Adapters & Inverters
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Power Adapters & Inverters?

What is the average price of Power Adapters & Inverters?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Power Adapters & Inverters. 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 Power Adapters & Inverters 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 Power Adapters & Inverters 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 Power Adapters & Inverters?

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 Power Adapters & Inverters 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 power adapter and inverter market has a low level of market share concentration, in which the top four suppliers account for less than 30.0% of the total market share. However, market share concentration has been rising during the past three years due to suppliers exiting the market or consolidating... 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 in the adapter and inverter market?

How do your products differ from competitors?

How does your customer service differ from competitors?

How do you ensure strong relationships with your suppliers?

Who are your biggest competitors, and what aspects of your business are better than theirs?

How do you stay competitive in the market?

Product Offerings

What types of adapters and inverters do you carry?

How many different brands do you offer?

Can you recommend a brand or model that will fit my needs?

What is your top selling model or brand?

Do you have clients in my industry or same intended use of the product?

What volumes of adapters and inverters to you readily have in stock?

How do you determine the brands you carry?


What standards do you use to measure the reliability and quality of your adapters and inverters?

Do you use computerized or manual systems to check for quality?

What is the expected life span of your product?

What is the protocol for defective or damaged adapters or inverters?

Do you offer an extended warranty beyond the manufacturer?

Supply Chain

How have your production costs changed during the past three years? What trends do you anticipate in the next three?

What do you do to mitigate higher production costs?

How do input price fluctuations affect your major clients?

Do you have contracts with multiple raw materials suppliers or manufacturers?

What are the criteria for picking the manufacturers and suppliers you partner with? Are you ensuring that your upstream supplier network is diverse to mitigate your supply chain risk?

Supplier Size

How much experience does your company have with supplying the type and specifications of devices I require?

Do you have experience with large orders? How are you handling large orders during the coronavirus crisis?

Do you offer volume discounts or bundled discounts?

For what size and type of buyers does your company typically supply adapters and inverters?

Shipping & Distribution

Do you have multiple distribution centers?

Where are your distribution centers located? Are they still operating at full capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic?

What is the average shipping time and cost? Has this changed as a result of the pandemic?

Do you ship anywhere in the country? Has your shipping ability changed due to the pandemic?

What is the most cost-effective shipping method?

Is there an order minimum required to receive free shipping?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should state preferences for warranties, including length and scope of coverage.

Buyers should dictate their preferred schedule for payments.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report to gain a better understanding of this market’s average pricing.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should take into account the production capabilities or inventory levels of vendors to ensure reliable and timely supply of the adapters or inverters.

Buyers should ensure that all certifications for the devices are up to standard.

Buyers should consider the quality of client reviews for each supplier.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate when bids are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service.

Buyers should specify delivery and installation dates.

Buyers should include any other important dates on the RFP timeline.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk is moderate in the power adapters and inverters market. Although supply chain risks are unlikely to affect the supply of key device components and raw materials, they can have an impact on the price buyers pay for finished products. There are numerous materials used in the manufacturing... Subscribe to learn more.