IBISWorld’s Copying Services procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Copying Services to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Copying Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of copying services has been declining modestly at an estimated annualized rate of 0.4%. Falling prices are largely the result of businesses choosing to conduct business and communicate using the internet and cloud-based management services instead of using paper. In the past three years, the number of broadband connections has skyrocketed, severely cutting...


Copying Services - Total Cost of Ownership

There are limited additional costs associated with copying services. Most finished photocopied products require little in the way of storage costs, for example, because they can be stored within the traditional office infrastructure. Extra storage systems, such as filing cabinets and folders, are discretionary expenses and depend on the shelf life the buyer desires for the copied product...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of copying services. Businesses that provide copying services typically offer black-and-white photocopies, color photocopies and a number of added features, such as collation. Photocopying, the primary copy service, is used to create print reproductions of existing works, such as forms or various documents. Particular works can be manually loaded or uploaded online to a copy machine, which then duplicates the documents. Suppliers include business service centers, office supply stores, mail service centers and various small copy service centers. This report does not include renting copy machines, commercial printing or industrial printing services.

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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