If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Drinking Fountains procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Drinking Fountains, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Drinking Fountains - Recent Price Trend

The price of drinking fountains has been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 1.1% in the three years to 2017. Despite the rising popularity of bottled water, stringent government regulations have helped buoy demand for drinking fountains during the period, prompting price growth. Meanwhile, falling raw material prices have restrained more rapid price increases.In recent years,...


Drinking Fountains - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for drinking fountains is generally medium, but varies depending on shipping, installation, maintenance and any additional construction needs. The ownership costs will also vary according to the plumbing at the install location and additional features of the drinking fountain. On average, the cost of owning drinking fountains totals between 40.0% and 70.0% of the...


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About this Report

This report is intended to help buyers of indoor and outdoor drinking fountains. Drinking fountains, also known as water fountains, bubblers or pressure coolers, are fountains that provide refrigerated or nonrefrigerated drinking water. Drinking fountains are used in public places such as schools, parks and rest areas, as well as offices, healthcare settings and industrial facilities. Drinking fountains can be wall mounted, pedestal mounted or barrier-free wall mounted. This report excludes water coolers and sinks.

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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