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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Safety Footwear
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Safety Footwear?

What is the average price of Safety Footwear?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Safety Footwear. 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 Safety Footwear 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 Safety Footwear 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 Safety Footwear?

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 Safety Footwear 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 safety footwear market consists of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers and has an estimated 12,107 vendors in total. The top four vendors currently account for less than 50.0% of market revenue, indicating a moderately concentrated market. Manufacturing footwear requires significant initial investment and production expertise. However, retailers and wholesalers of... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


To which countries do you outsource your production?

How do you address rising wages in these countries, and will this affect prices in the future?

Where do you source inputs from?

Are there any logistical or distribution difficulties with sourcing your products from overseas?

Mergers & Acquisitions

What, if any, recent acquisition, merger or divestment activities have occurred with your company?

How has acquisition given you expertise in providing safety footwear for specific industries?

Why is your company diversifying into products other than safety?

How does merger and acquisition activity affect the flexibility of your operations?

Additional Services

What training on safety footwear maintenance does your company offer?

Are there any incentives for repeat customers?

What type of discounts do you offer for specific types or brands?

Does your company offer vouchers that can be given to employees?

What promotional deals are available for bulk buyers?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their total budget for safety footwear.

Buyers should specify their preferred payment method and frequency (e.g. per purchase, weekly, monthly, etc.).

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers on their ability to provide footwear that is compliant with all necessary safety standards and technical specifications.

Buyers should consider the qualifications and experience of prospective suppliers.

Buyers should prefer suppliers that offer competitive prices.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers must specify the date that proposals must be submitted.

Buyers should indicate when award information will be communicated to prospective suppliers.

Buyers should indicate the date that safety footwear should be made available for order.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Suppliers of safety footwear products face moderate risk from their supply chains. In this market, supply chain risk is unlikely to affect the supply of safety footwear materials, but it may affect the prices that buyers ultimately pay. Manufacturing safety footwear requires critical materials, such as leather, synthetic fibers and... Subscribe to learn more.