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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

USB Flash Drives
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for USB Flash Drives?

What is the average price of USB Flash Drives?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase USB Flash Drives. 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 USB Flash Drives 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 USB Flash Drives 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 USB Flash Drives?

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 USB Flash Drives 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 ?

In 2020, ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 580 USB flash drive suppliers in the United States, with the top four vendors in the market making up less than 30.0% of total market revenue. Consequently, these factors indicate that market share concentration in the USB flash drive market is low. The... 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?


How do you win and retain business?

How long have you provided USB flash drives to your longest tenured client?

What is your reputation among competitors and customers and how have you developed it?

How do your R&D expenses compare to those of your competitors?

Do you typically honor competitors' pricing deals or promotions?

Product Quality

How many reports of USB malfunctions has your company received in the past three years? How do you handle the discovery of faulty USB flash drives?

How many of your products have been recalled in the past three years? What were the primary reasons for these recalls?

What measures do you take to ensure product quality?

How do sudden demand increases affect the quality of your products?

How frequently are your facilities updated, and how does your company incorporate new technologies?

Technical Support

Is technical support included in the product pricing?

Do you provide ongoing additional technical support? If so, what are the costs of your support services, and what portion of your services can be accomplished remotely?

Do you provide repair technicians to come and fix your products if they break down? If so, how quickly can they arrive on site, and what is the cost for their services?

How available are your representatives to assist in any problems that might arise with your product?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

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

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

What is the breakdown of your downstream markets by revenue?

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

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


Has import penetration adversely affected your operations? If so, how?

What incentive would I have in choosing your USB flash drives over an imported product? What sets your product line apart from your foreign competitors?

For suppliers based outside the United States, how has the value of the US dollar affected your prices?

What portion of your production due you import into the United States from other countries?

Production Outsourcing

What parts of your product are outsourced? To whom and where are they outsourced?

For parts of production that are outsourced overseas, are there any geopolitical factors that have disrupted production in the past or might disrupt production in the future?

How do you safeguard against the negative impact that these disruptions can have on your supply chain?

Are you planning on onshoring any stages of production currently outsourced overseas in the near future? If so, what impact will this have on your production time and prices?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budgets for USB flash drives and any desired related services or goods.

Buyers should indicate when payment will occur (e.g. upon award of the contract or over a period of time).

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that offer USB flash drives that meet RFP requirements.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on previous client testimonials and their ability to provide quality customer service.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date and time proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should provide the RFP schedule and expected timeline for product delivery.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for USB flash drives is moderate but has remained unchanged in the three years to 2020. Most of the risk in the market comes from the volatile prices of inputs, mainly semiconductors and electronic components. The price of semiconductors and electronic components is sensitive to the... Subscribe to learn more.