Overview

IBISWorld’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. IBISWorld’s Mailing Services 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
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Mailing Services - Recent Price Trend

The price of mailing services has been growing at an estimated average annual rate of 0.6% from 2014 to 2017, which has had a slightly negative effect on buyer power. Fortunately, price volatility has been low during the period, which benefits buyers because it signifies that prices have not fluctuated widely from year to year, making it easier to accurately budget for services.Mildly rising...

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Mailing Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of mailing services is generally low when the right supplier is chosen; however, suppliers may charge additional fees that buyers should be aware of. Traditional mailing service suppliers that pick up, process and deliver processed mail to the USPS occasionally charge courier pickup fees or fuel surcharges. There may also be a setup fee, a list processing fee and administrative and...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of mailing services. Mailing services aid business productivity by reducing the time spent on mailing activities such as labeling, inserting, sorting and metering. Mailing service providers are most often known as presorters, although they commonly offer mail services beyond sorting such as direct mail or fulfillment services. The United States Postal Service (USPS) must certify presorters. This report encompasses mailing activities leading up to the submission of mail into the postal system, but it excludes postal services themselves.

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
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 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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