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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Protective Gloves
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Protective Gloves?

What is the average price of Protective Gloves?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Protective Gloves. 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 Protective Gloves 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 Protective Gloves 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 Protective Gloves?

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 Protective Gloves 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 protective glove market has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top four vendors, 3M Company, Ansell Limited, Honeywell International and Kimberly-Clark Corporation, accounting for roughly 45.0% of the market's revenue. There are an estimated 2,167 companies that manufacture and wholesale protective gloves in the United States.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supplier Reputation & Expertise

Can you provide supporting documentation that your protective gloves satisfy OSHA requirements?

What clients have you worked with in the past?

How long have you provided protective gloves to your longest-tenured client?

Have you served organizations similar to mine? If so, can you provide a portfolio of similar projects you have worked on?

What geographic regions do you currently serve?

How frequently do you incorporate new technologies to improve product quality and operational efficiency?


Can you provide proof of thorough product testing, such as wear-and-tear testing?

Can you provide information on the technologies used to produce your protective glove products?

What measures have you taken to improve product safety and efficacy during the past three years?

Which work environments are your protective glove products suitable for, and what hazards do they address?

Production Costs

How readily available are your protective glove products? If I need to customize my order or place a large-volume order, how long will it take?

Do you offshore your production overseas? If so, which countries do you offshore your production activities to?

How do you address the rising prices of raw materials? How does volatility in raw material prices affect the price that buyers pay?

How do you achieve efficiency in your operations (e.g. maximizing fuel efficiency in service delivery)?

Cost Savings

What is the volume at which you are willing to offer a discount? How much of a discount is it?

How does the contract term affect price?

Do you offer any samples of protective glove products prior to the purchase?

Do you offer any customer rebates? If so, what are the requirements?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should either specify their budget for protective gloves or the number of gloves required.

Buyers should provide information about when payment will occur. For example, buyers should say whether payment is awarded upon finalization of the contract or over a period of time.

Buyers can refer to the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that have highly regarded protective gloves in order to ensure the safety of their workers.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based upon the types of gloves offered as well as the per-unit and overall pricing.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submittals and should state when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a delivery date for the protective gloves. If buyers want incremental, scheduled deliveries, a full breakdown of the requested time frame should be included.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The protective gloves market is exposed to a moderate level of supply chain risk, which hampers buyer power. Although supply chain risks affect production costs for suppliers and consequently impact buyer power, it is unlikely that these risks will threaten the availability of raw materials used for glove production. Protective... Subscribe to learn more.