Overview

IBISWorld’s Office Seating 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 Office Seating 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
REPORT SNAPSHOT

Office Seating - Recent Price Trend

The price of office seating has been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 1.4% from 2014 to 2017, having a negative impact on buyer power. As prices have risen due to growing demand, suppliers have had less incentive to negotiate with buyers. Fortunately, office seating prices have been low in volatility in recent years, aiding buyers in budgeting.Prices have been rising moderately in...

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Office Seating - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of office seating is very low in relation to the benchmark price. There are no hidden costs associated with purchase office seating, which makes the total cost easily discernible from the purchase price. Shipping costs are the only related cost that is common among suppliers. Whether shipping costs are included in the purchase price varies from supplier to supplier. Shipping costs...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of office seating, which are chairs made for sitting at a desk in an office. Office seating is primarily constructed of plastic, steel and aluminum, with fabric, leather or vinyl upholstery. Office seating differs from other types of chairs in its comfort and suitability for working long periods of time while sitting. Office seating is most commonly purchased through wholesalers and distributors, although manufacturers and retailers also operate in the market. This report does not include guest chairs, lounge seating, outdoor seating or patient seating.

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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