IBISWorld’s Printing & Writing Paper 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 Printing & Writing Paper 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.
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doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Printing & Writing Paper - Recent Price Trend

Printing and writing paper prices have been decreasing slightly at an estimated average annual rate of 0.5% during the three years to 2017. Shifts from paper to digital products from consumers and businesses have drastically cut into demand for paper products, leading to price declines in the market. Faster internet speeds and the rising popularity of internet-enabled devices have spurred the...


Printing & Writing Paper - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for printing and writing paper is very low, as there are few additional costs to paper ownership. Procuring and acquiring printing and writing paper is not difficult because products are readily available through many distribution channels. Printing and writing paper is also fairly uniform across suppliers, which reduces the time needed to evaluate the product. Buyers...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of printing and writing paper. Printing and writing paper includes a wide variety of paper goods such as stationery, printer paper, paper pads, notebooks, tracing paper and labels. Printing and writing paper can be coated or uncoated. Vendors include paper manufacturers, paper product wholesalers and office supply retailers. This report excludes envelopes, finished packaging and paperboard products.

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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