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What is the average price of Printer Toner?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Printer Toner. 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 Printer Toner been rising or falling?
I’m not ready to purchase Printer Toner yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
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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 Printer Toner with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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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?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should indicate the contract budget, if possible.
Buyers should specify payment terms and schedules.
Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the quality of their product offerings, their facility locations and their supply chain stability.
Buyers should also evaluate suppliers based on cost and warranty information.
Buyers should request references from current and former clients.
For detailed selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should specify the date by which proposals must be submitted.
Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.
Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy, if applicable.
Buyers should specify the date by which the toner must be delivered.