Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Vacuum Cleaners?
What is the average price of Vacuum Cleaners?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Vacuum Cleaners. 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 Vacuum Cleaners 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 Vacuum Cleaners 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 Vacuum Cleaners?
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 Vacuum Cleaners with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
ProcurementIQ estimates that there are more than 5,700 suppliers of vacuum cleaners in the United States. The majority of suppliers selling to businesses are wholesalers, which make up an estimated 4,600 of all suppliers. About 30 manufacturers and more than 1,000 retailers also cater to this market, with the majority... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Where are your distribution facilities located?
What is the typical delivery time for the vacuums I am interested in?
Is express shipping available?
Do you allow the usage of a clients' own shipping, transportation or delivery method?
How often do you experience defects with your products?
Have you ever had to issue a recall? If so, what was the issue and how has it been rectified?
What is the typical inspection process that your vacuums undergo?
Do you have quality control benchmarks that you report to clients?
How do you measure the quality of your vacuums against competitors?
What does your standard warranty cover?
Are extended warranties available?
How are warranty repairs or replacements handled?
If my vacuum breaks down while under warranty, do you provide a loaner while mine is being repaired? If so, is there an additional charge?
Are there any transportation, labor or replacement fees associated with warranty claims?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should indicate the contract budget, if possible.
Buyers should specify payment terms and schedules.
Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price section of this report for assistance in creating a budget.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their product offerings, their facility locations and their supply chain stability.
Buyers should also evaluate suppliers based on cost.
Buyers should request references from current and former clients.
For detailed selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should specify the date by which proposals must be submitted.
Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.
Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy, if necessary.
Buyers should include the date by which the vacuums must be delivered.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
The vacuum cleaner supply chain has a moderate level of risk. The prices of inputs used in vacuum manufacturing, such as steel, plastic and electronic components, can fluctuate significantly from year to year based on changing global demand. The price of plastic, for example, largely depends on the price of... Subscribe to learn more.