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ProcurementIQ’s Portable Generators Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Portable Generators market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Portable Generators - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of portable generators has been growing at an estimated annualized rate of 1.1%. This market’s slow price growth has occurred in response to weak demand from the industrial sector and lower input costs, which have limited suppliers’ ability to raise prices. In the past three years, the prices of manufacturers’ primary material inputs, copper and steel,.

Portable Generators - Total Cost of Ownership

Generators are engines, and their fuel and maintenance needs make their total cost of ownership (TCO) high. The cost of fuel depends on run time, fuel type and the generator’s fuel efficiency. For gas, the rule of thumb is one gallon per hour per 10 kilowatts (KW). Portable generators are comparatively small and not designed to be run constantly. Therefore, a 3.5 KW generator that runs eight.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of portable generators. Portable generators supply electricity temporarily at jobsites, campsites or homes. These devices usually run off of gasoline; however, natural gas, propane and diesel versions are also available. Portable generators may be conventional models, or they may be inverter generators, which were introduced in the early 2000s and are smaller, lighter, quieter and more fuel efficient than conventional models, but are also more expensive to purchase. While portable generators can be purchased directly through a small number of manufacturers, the majority of buyers make their purchases through wholesalers and retailers.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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