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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Waste Pulpers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Waste Pulpers?

What is the average price of Waste Pulpers?

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

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 Waste Pulpers 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 ?

ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 750 suppliers of waste pulpers in the United States. The total number of suppliers in this market has been rising minimally in the last three years; this trend, combined with the lack of significant mergers and acquisitions activity in the market, has been stabilizing... 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 audit the quality of your pulpers?

What is the typical inspection process that a pulper undergoes? What internal testing procedures do you use to ensure product quality?

What is the expected lifespan of your products?

Is there a way to witness a demo of how the pulper works or to test it in person?


How long does your standard warranty last?

Are extended warranties available? If so, for how long?

Am I responsible for any repair or replacement costs under a warranty?

What limitations are there to the warranty coverage?

How long do repairs or replacements take, on average, following a warranty claim?

Are there any restocking, transportation or labor fees associated with warranty claims?

Supply Chain

What are the primary input materials that go into producing your pulpers, and how do you control their costs?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your product during the past three years?

How diversified is your supplier base? When input costs rise, are you able to source the product from a different supplier?

Have you experienced any supply disruptions resulting from raw material shortages? How did you manage the situation?

How diversified is your client base?

Value-Added Services

What additional products and services beyond waste pulpers do you provide?

Are there discounts for bundling products and services?

Do you offer installation and maintenance services? If so, are you certified through the manufacturer?

What additional fees do you charge related to installation and setup?

Do you offer free product training?


Can you provide a list of your distribution locations?

What are your shipping rates to my facilities?

What shipping supplier do you primarily use?

Do you allow clients to use their own shipping, transportation or delivery methods?

What is the typical turnaround time between the placing of an order and the installation of the pulper?

Customer Service

How do you track customer satisfaction?

What is the rate of contract renewal or recurring business among your customers?

How do you incorporate feedback from clients?

What is the most common customer complaint you receive?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explain payment terms and preferred contract details such as length, installation and future maintenance.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for each waste pulper.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the inventory of the supplier and whether they can meet their needs within the desired timeframe.

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the vendor and its overall reputation in the market.

Buyers should evaluate a supplier's ability to provide additional services like installation, maintenance and repair.

Buyers should ensure the supplier can deliver the equipment to their location and at a reasonable cost.

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, when award information will be available and when delivery dates should be.

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

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

First- and second-tier suppliers of waste pulpers present a moderate level of risk to the supply chain. Pulper manufacturers require steel, aluminum and electronic components to produce waste pulpers. These inputs are provided by copper and other ore mining firms that set prices according to swings in the availability of... Subscribe to learn more.