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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 USB Flash Drives?

ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 13,500 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 commoditized nature... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

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?

Where are your input suppliers located?

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?

Globalization

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?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my USB Flash Drives 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).

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 USB Flash Drives supply chain?

The supply chain risk for USB flash drives is moderate but has remained unchanged during the three years to 2019. 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.

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MEDIUM

LOW