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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Public Address Systems
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Public Address Systems?

What is the average price of Public Address Systems?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Public Address Systems. 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 Public Address Systems 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 Public Address Systems 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 Public Address Systems?

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 Public Address Systems 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 top four suppliers of PA systems account for an estimated 30.0% to 50.0% of total revenue, indicating a moderate level of market share concentration. There are about 2,800 PA system suppliers operating in the United States. Moderate market share concentration is the result of some established brand names in... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

How long have you been working with your most important upstream suppliers? Who are they and where are they located?

How does the bankruptcy risk of your suppliers affect your operations?

How do you stay profitable during economic downturns?

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

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

How diversified is your customer base?

Vendor Financial Risk

What percentage of your revenue comes from your five largest customers?

If you lost one of your five largest customers, what impact would this have on your profitability?

What impact have input cost trends had on your profitability?

What impact do your other divisions, ventures or products have on your profitability?

Customer Service

What is the best way to reach customer service representatives?

How long do customer service representatives take to respond to an inquiry?

What process do you use to address and handle customer complaints and problems?

What is your repeat business rate?

How do you evaluate customer satisfaction? How frequently do you address it?

What are some major complaints buyers have had? How have you handled these issues?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a total budget for PA systems.

Buyers should indicate the date(s) payment will occur and whether or not they will be entering a long-term contract with a supplier.

Buyers should state how much they have budgeted for each individual PA system.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should assess suppliers according to the level of value-added services provided with the purchase of a PA system, such as free or discounted delivery, installation and maintenance.

Buyers should look at a vendor's history as a supplier of PA systems.

Buyers should see if their vendor offers a trial run.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the timeline for the RFP and the project.

Buyers should include a list of key benchmark dates in the bid process.

Buyers should specify when all work should be completed.

Buyers should include a preferred delivery timeline.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for PA systems has a low level of risk. While some individual inputs carry risk, they are still widely available. For example, plastic product and iron and steel manufacturers present the most risk to the supply chain because the production of raw materials is dependent on fluctuating... Subscribe to learn more.