IBISWorld’s Ink Cartridges Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Ink Cartridges 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

Ink Cartridges - Recent Price Trend

The price of ink cartridges has been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 1.9% from 2014 to 2017. Moderate price growth has a negative effect on buyer power. With prices rising market-wide, suppliers are more reluctant to negotiate discounts. However, price volatility has been low, helping buyer power.Ink cartridge price growth stems primarily from high specialization. Ink cartridges are...


Ink Cartridges - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for ink cartridges is low, assuming that the buyer already owns an inkjet printer, which can cost anywhere from $20 to upwards of $6,000. There are no hidden costs related to the purchase or use of ink cartridges, but buyers usually incur maintenance costs for the printers that use the cartridges.Printers and photocopiers have a lifespan of several years. Ink...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of ink cartridges. Ink cartridges are the component of inkjet printers (including inkjet multifunction devices) that hold the ink that is transferred to paper during printing. This report excludes printer toner and other inks not contained within cartridges.

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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