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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Wireless Access Points Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Wireless Access Points?

What is the average price of Wireless Access Points?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Wireless Access Points. 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 Wireless Access Points 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 Wireless Access Points 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 Wireless Access Points?

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 Wireless Access Points 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 Wireless Access Points?

In 2018, ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 3,200 suppliers of WAPs in the United States, including 200 manufacturers and 3,000 wholesalers. Collectively, the top four firms account for more than 50.0% of revenue, indicating a high level of market share concentration, which cuts into buyer negotiation power. However, the... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Management

How many suppliers do you source your input materials from?

How long have you been in supply agreements with these vendors?

How have fluctuations in the supply of your input materials affected recent prices?

What protocols do you have in place to mitigate fluctuations in the supply and price of raw materials?

What proportion of rising supply costs do you absorb versus pass on to the buyer?

Warranties

How long of a product warranty do you offer at no additional cost with initial purchase?

Do you off the ability to extend the initial warranty period? If so, for how long and at what cost?

Do you offer full replacement of a faulty unit or just repair? What is the average length of time needed for you to replace or repair the WAP once it is received?

Under what conditions is the warranty nullified?

Can the cost of the warranty be discounted in exchange for larger purchase orders?

Technical Support

Do you provide installation services?

Do you provide ongoing additional technical support? If so, what are the costs of your support services and what portion of your services can be accomplished remotely?

Do you provide repair technicians to come and fix your products should they break down? If so, how quickly can they arrive on site and what is the cost for their services?

How available are your representatives to assist with problems?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Wireless Access Points RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budgets for WAPs and any related services and goods.

Buyers should indicate when payment will occur, such as upon award of the contract or over a period of time.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that offer WAPs that meet the requirements of the RFP.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on past client references 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 provide the date and time proposals are due and when award information will be made available.

Buyers should include the RFP schedule and expected timeline for product delivery.

Buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project, such as the installation date.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Wireless Access Points supply chain?

In 2018, the upstream supply chain poses moderate risk for WAP vendors. An influx of new technologies in recent years has created a strong need for goods related to electronics and computers, which has helped ensure continuity for many first- and second-tier suppliers. Meanwhile, a high level of competition within... Subscribe to learn more.

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