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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Snow Plows
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Snow Plows?

What is the average price of Snow Plows?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Snow Plows. 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 Snow Plows 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 Snow Plows 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 Snow Plows?

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 Snow Plows 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 ?

ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 691 suppliers of snow plows, with the top three vendors (Douglas Dynamics, Toro Company and Meyer Products) accounting for about 90.0% of market revenue. High concentration is supported by top suppliers' economies of scale, vertical integration and large product scope, which make it hard for... Subscribe to learn more.

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?

Service & Maintenance

Do you offer warranties or product lifetime guarantees?

Are these services discounted if bundled with my product purchase?

Do you carry parts and components?

What is the typical turnaround time if a replacement part is needed?


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

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

Amid widespread health concerns, 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?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

Product Delivery

What are my delivery options and how do they differ in price?

What is your average delivery time?

What are the most frequent causes of delay?

Can you describe a time in which shipments were delayed and how you handled it?

What protocols do you have in place to minimize the risk of shipment delays?


How long have you been in business?

How long has the current management team been in place?

What is your company's sales history for the past five years?

How many manufacturing facilities do you have and where are they located (for manufacturers)?

How do you decide which products and brands to carry (for wholesalers)?

How much do you spend on research and development (for manufacturers)?


How much of your business is based on referrals?

Can you provide me with a list of references with contact information?

How many of your customers are long-term, repeat customers?

How do you handle customer complaints?

Supply Chain

How many different suppliers do you source from?

How long have you been in a supply agreement with these companies?

Have you ever encountered a disruption in the supply of raw material inputs? If so, how did you handle it?

What procedures do you have in place to deal with rising and volatile input costs?

Quality Control

How often do you experience defects with your products?

How many recalls have you had?

What is the typical inspection process that your product undergoes?

Do you have quality control benchmarks that you report to clients?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the award.

Buyers should describe the desired type of supply contract (i.e., payment terms, contract length, etc.).

Buyers should explain the schedule by which payments will be made.

For assistance in ascertaining a reasonable price and price range for snow plows, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers that have been in business for a long time and have experience serving similar businesses.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers.

Buyers should give preference to local suppliers to cut down on transportation costs and to simplify communication.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided.

Buyers need to provide due dates for long-term contracts so that they know when to expect shipments.

Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Snow plows have a medium level of supply chain risk. The majority of risk stems from the market's reliance on steel as a primary input. During the past three years, the price of steel has been fluctuating significantly. Steel prices are determined on the global market and, as such, add... Subscribe to learn more.