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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes?

What is the average price of Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes. 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 Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes 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 Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes 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 Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes?

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 Wooden Shipping Crates & Boxes 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 wooden shipping crate and box market has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. About 5,598 companies supply wooden crates and boxes in the United States at the manufacturing, wholesale and retail levels. Universal Forest... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risks

How have changes in lumber costs affected your pricing?

What kind of agreements do you have with companies in your supply chain network to ensure access to input materials?

How diversified is your supplier base to ensure continuity and reduce risks of supply shortages?

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


How will I be able to monitor the design and construction of my crate from start to finish?

How will I be able to offer input throughout the design and construction process?

Who will be my contact person for the project? What is their position, and how accessible will they be?

What is your discount schedule for custom crates purchased in volume?

How are your customization processes superior to those of your competitors?

Buyer Satisfaction

What communication methods have you established to ensure buyer satisfaction during the span of the product life cycle?

How available are your representatives in case customers need assistance with particular issues?

What are your standard service procedures in the event of products that do not meet buyer requirements?

Have you had any major complaints from past customers associated with product quality or delivery and how have you dealt with their issues?

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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 about how much they should pay for each wooden shipping crate and box.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate types of crates and boxes with the appropriate dimensions and durability.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the units 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 should 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?

The supply chain for wooden shipping crates and boxes poses a moderate risk of upstream price fluctuations and downstream demand instability, limiting buyer power. First-tier suppliers depend on wood producers and sawmills, as well as resin manufacturers and hardware wholesalers. Resin manufacturers depend on petroleum refineries and petrochemical manufacturers for... Subscribe to learn more.