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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Uniforms Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Uniforms?

What is the average price of Uniforms?

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

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 Uniforms 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 Uniforms?

The uniforms market is fragmented and highly competitive, with the top four players accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates there are about 3,500 suppliers of uniforms, including manufacturers and wholesalers, operating in the United States. Despite the presence of a few prominent players, such as... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

Who are your most important suppliers? How long have you been in business with them?

How many suppliers do you source from?

Where are your input suppliers located?

How often do you evaluate your supply chain's prices to ensure they are still competitive?

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 length affect price?

Do you offer any samples of uniform products prior to purchase?

Do you offer any customer rebates? If so, do you impose any certain requirements?

Supplier Financial Risk

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What impact on your profitability would there be if you lost a big customer?

How does your company remain profitable during economic downturns?

How do rising input costs affect your profitability, and what measures do you undertake to protect your bottom lines?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Uniforms RFP include?

Project Budget

If one exists, buyers should specify a budget for their desired uniforms and any related products and services.

Buyers should include information about any budgetary constraints.

Buyers should inquire about details on special cost items, surcharges, or potential setup fees.

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their compliance with the technical specifications stated in the RFP.

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to provide a superior level of customer service as evidenced by references.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the timeframe for the RFP.

Buyers should include the date proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should specify their desired project start date.

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Uniforms supply chain?

The supply chain for uniforms carries a moderate level of risk, which hampers buyer power. The primary risk is associated with the availability and price fluctuations of the key inputs that go into uniform production. Given that uniforms are usually made from polyester and cotton, synthetic fiber manufacturers and cotton... Subscribe to learn more.

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