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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Walk-In Refrigerators
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Walk-In Refrigerators?

What is the average price of Walk-In Refrigerators?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Walk-In Refrigerators. 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 Walk-In Refrigerators 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 Walk-In Refrigerators 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 Walk-In Refrigerators?

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 Walk-In Refrigerators 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 ?

The top four walk-in refrigerator suppliers account for less than 30.0% of total market share, which indicates a low level of concentration. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 950 walk-in refrigerator suppliers in the United States. In turn, competition is high, which gives buyers more purchasing power. With a fragmented... 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?

Regulation

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?

Competition

How do you win business and maintain a competitive advantage over other suppliers?

What have you done to develop your reputation among customers?

What percentage of your revenue is derived from your largest customers? What industries do they operate in?

How do you ensure stable relationships with your suppliers compared to other companies in the market?

Supplier Relationships

What criteria do you use to determine the quality of your suppliers?

What types of arrangements do you have with your suppliers?

How many different input suppliers do you have?

How would you describe your relationship with your suppliers?

Have you had any problems with orders in the past few years? If so, how have you worked with the supplier to correct the issue?

How do you mitigate or lessen the impact of volatile input prices?

What steps do you take to limit exposure to any one supplier or customer?

How has communication been affected by the pandemic? How will this impact your ability to meet my business needs?

Quality Control

What standards do you use to measure the quality and reliability of your units?

How do you ensure your product's quality? What performance-monitoring systems are in place at your company?

How do you manage the quality and price mix?

Have you ever delivered a project that did not meet the quality standard of the buyer? If so, how did you rectify the situation?

How often do you experience defects with your products? To what degree are in-process inspections and process controls carried out?

How has your business model changed to meet the challenges of conducting business during the pandemic?

Inventory Control

Where are your manufacturing facilities located? What about your warehouses?

How many walk-in refrigerators do you have readily available at any given time?

How long does it take to make or acquire additional walk-in refrigerators?

What is the difference in lead time for a standardized walk-in refrigerator compared to a customized walk-in refrigerator?

Regulatory Requirements

How do you stay up to date on regulatory requirements?

What are the costs associated with complying with regulatory requirements?

If regulation changes, how do you account for those changes in terms of the quality and price of your units?

Have your operations been impacted by the ban on HCFCs and CFCs?

What types of alternative refrigerants have you sourced?

Warranty & Repair

Under what conditions will you repair a damaged walk-in refrigerator?

Does replacing or repairing the refrigerator require any documentation?

What is the standard length for your warranty policies?

Are there options to extend the warranty? What are the costs for this?

Amid the widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate the risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for each walk-in refrigerator.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate sizes of walk-in refrigerators with the appropriate level of temperature control.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the refrigerators they are offering.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a moderate level of risk for the walk-in refrigerator supply chain, primarily due to the potential for input price fluctuations. Suppliers require raw materials like steel and aluminum to produce walk-in refrigerators. Higher prices for these inputs increase costs for suppliers, which are either passed on to customers... Subscribe to learn more.

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