Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Window Blinds & Shades?
What is the average price of Window Blinds & Shades?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Window Blinds & Shades. 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 Window Blinds & Shades 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 Window Blinds & Shades 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 Window Blinds & Shades?
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 Window Blinds & Shades 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 Window Blinds & Shades?
The window blind and shade market has a number of retailers and wholesalers, but manufacturers, such as Hunter Douglas NV and Springs Window Fashions LLC, have traditionally dominated the market. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are more than 41,300 companies offering window treatment products in the United States in 2018, with... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
How long have you served operators in my industry?
What are some similar clients you have supplied, along with dates and supply period?
Will you help design and build customized products?
Could you provide a list of client references, along with contact information?
Has import penetration adversely affected your operations? If so, how?
What incentive would I have in choosing your product over an imported product? What sets your product line apart from your foreign competitors?
How has the fluctuating value of the US dollar affected your foreign customers?
Do you import your raw materials or source them from domestic suppliers?
Do you offer any complementary products or services with the purchase of this product? If so, what are they?
What additional products or services do you offer separate from the purchase of this equipment?
Other than your referral, are there any other incentives for me to use your preferred installer?
What type of discounts do you offer for specific types or brands?
What type of samples do you offer?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Window Blinds & Shades RFP include?
Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the award.
Buyers should explain the schedule with which payments will be made.
For assistance in ascertaining a reasonable price and price range for window treatments, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report.
Buyers should look for suppliers with experience, which is one of many indicators of product quality.
Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers.
Buyers should give preference to local suppliers because it will cut down costs related to delivery, and using a local supplier will simplify communication.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided.
Buyers need to provide due dates for any installation and other maintenance work.
Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service.
Buyers should list the expected start and finish dates once a prospective supplier is chosen.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Window Blinds & Shades supply chain?
This market’s supply chain has been carrying a moderate level of risk during the past three years. Window blind and shade vendors can source their primary inputs from a wide range of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, which allows for competitive pricing along the supply chain. Moreover, manufacturers can get some... Subscribe to learn more.