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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Printer Toner
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Printer Toner?

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?

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 Printer Toner 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 Printer Toner?

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.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The level of market share concentration for printer toner is high. The top four suppliers account for more than 50.0% of total market revenue. Sales are highly concentrated among top OEMs and their network of resellers. As far as selling equipment is concerned, competition among these manufacturers is high. However,... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

How do increases in raw material prices affect your business?

Have your prices been affected by recent volatility in iron ore prices?

Do you have a plan for mitigating supply chain risk due to price fluctuations?

How do you assure the quality of your primary inputs?

Can you tell me about a time when there was a disruption in your supply chain? What did you do to fix it?

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


How many distribution facilities do you have?

Which locations would be serving my business? How does this reduce transportation costs or risks?

How do you ensure timely and accurate shipping?

How do you reduce the risk of damage during transportation?

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

Additional Issues

How much do you charge for replacement cartridges if the original does not function properly?

How have you made your products more environmentally friendly?

Do you buy back used cartridges? What is your process for recycling them?

Do your cartridges have an expiration date? In terms of product life span, what is the typical range I should expect?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

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.

Selection Criteria

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.

Project Schedule

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.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The prices of plastic, iron and inorganic chemicals tend to be volatile. Because manufacturers require these inputs to create their products, this volatility translates to a medium level of supply chain risk for printer toner. Laser printers and copiers use an electrostatic printing process in which magnetic charges are used... Subscribe to learn more.