IBISWorld’s Cushioning Supplies Procurement Research Report is a comprehensive guide to purchasing Cushioning Supplies. This report offers strategic analysis of the factors influencing purchasing decisions, including price trends and three-year forecasts, input costs and demand factors, along with key suppliers and an analysis of the extended supply chain. Armed with the right procurement intelligence, your company will be able to make educated purchasing decisions.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Cushioning Supplies - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2016, the price of cushioning supplies has been decreasing at an estimated annualized 2.5%. Plastic materials and resin, key inputs for producing cushioning supplies, have been falling in price due to a rise in the domestic production of oil. High competition has compelled suppliers to lower prices, and falling production costs allow suppliers to decrease prices without...


Cushioning Supplies - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for cushioning supplies is medium. Buyers typically have to purchase a variety of packaging containers to encase the primary good and the cushioning supplies. The cushioning supplies will act as a barrier within the packaging container so the object does not shift too much or break during transit. For some containers, buyers also have to purchase adhesives to ensure that...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of packaging and cushioning materials. Suppliers provide packing peanuts, protective foam, bubble wrap and air-filled packing materials. Key buyers include packaging specialists, such as FedEx, goods manufacturers and businesses. This report excludes molded fiber packaging, shredded paper, other mailing tubes and accessories.

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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