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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Traffic Cones & Delineators
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Traffic Cones & Delineators?

What is the average price of Traffic Cones & Delineators?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Traffic Cones & Delineators. 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 Traffic Cones & Delineators 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 Traffic Cones & Delineators 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 Traffic Cones & Delineators?

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 Traffic Cones & Delineators 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 ?

Market share concentration for traffic cones and delineators is low, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 20% of total market revenue. There are about 250 suppliers operating in this market. 107 of these businesses are manufacturers, while 143 are wholesalers. Retailers such as Home Depot and Lowe's... 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?

Supply Chain

How does an increase in raw material prices (e.g. plastics or rubber) affect your business and your buyers?

How would you deal with cost changes for manufacturing machinery?

Prices for some of your inputs have been volatile in the past. Do you have a plan for mitigating supply chain risk resulting from a price fluctuation?

How do you ensure the quality of your primary inputs?

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


What steps do you take to ensure delivery times are accurate and dependable?

How do you transport the product?

What is your policy on returns?

What if the product is damaged during delivery?

Company Experience

How long have you been in the business of manufacturing or wholesaling traffic cones and delineators?

Is your firm insured or bonded?

Are you now or have ever been involved in a merger, acquisition or divestment? How did this impact your business?

What industries do you typically supply with traffic cones and delineators?

Customer Satisfaction

Do you have any long-term clients we can speak to as professional references? Can you describe their relationship with your company?

What is the average length of a customer relationship for your company?

How do I get in touch if there is an issue with our contract?

How do clients typically review your performance? Do you have any marketing research data you can share with us attesting to their satisfaction?

Additional Product Offerings

Are there any other goods and services you supply that pertain to my business?

What advantages are afforded if I choose to bundle traffic cones and delineators with other related products you sell?

If I choose to bundle goods, how will my shipping options change?

Does my price change if I buy from one location versus another?

Product Reliability

What is the average life-span of your product?

How often are defective products reported?

What steps do you take in the production process to ensure that faulty products are not shipped out to buyers?

How to you check to ensure that products are consistently reliable?

Regulatory Change

How have you dealt with regulatory changes in the past?

Do you take any steps to inform your clients of a pending regulatory change?

How has regulatory change affected your prices in the past?

Do you foresee any new regulations being enacted that would render the products I am considering obsolete?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should submit a budget for the total costs associated with the project, including all delivery fees and any other fees that they may incur.

Buyers should look to bundle multiple related products to receive the best possible discounts.

Buyers should seek discounts based on order volumes.

For help creating a total budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select vendors that have met the minimum specification and cost requirements presented in the RFP.

Buyers should select financially stable vendors that will likely remain operating throughout the duration of their contracts.

Buyers should select vendors that are able to maintain strong quality control practices.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should list beginning and end dates for the contract.

Buyers should list all relevant dates in the RFP process, including deadlines for inquiries and submissions.

Buyers should specify when final bid awards will be announced.

Buyers should list dates for product delivery.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Average supply chain risk for suppliers of traffic cones and delineators is moderate. The moderate level of supply chain risk limits buyer power by exposing buyers to price increases. Although supply chain shifts may affect prices of traffic cones and delineators, it is unlikely that major supply chain issues will... Subscribe to learn more.