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ProcurementIQ’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. ProcurementIQ’s Mailing Tubes procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Mailing Tubes - Recent Price Trend

The price of mailing tubes has been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 4.4% in the past three years. Price growth has a negative effect on buyer power because it pressures buyers to purchase quickly to avoid rising costs. As another mark against buyer power, price volatility has been moderate in the three-year period, indicating an increased risk for price swings. Moderate price.

Mailing Tubes - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for mailing tubes is very low. End caps and shipping are the only primary contributors to the total cost of mailing tubes beyond the price of the tubes themselves.End caps are sometimes included along with the mailing tube purchase. Other times, it is an additional expense that must be accounted for. Plastic end caps usually cost about $15 per 100 caps for standard.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of mailing tubes. Mailing tubes are cylindrical cardboard tubes used as containers for storage or shipping by a variety of businesses. They are most commonly used for large paper items, such as blueprints or posters. This report does not include other forms of mailing packaging, such as envelopes or boxes. Mailing tubes are available from manufacturers, 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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