IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Ice Makers procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Ice Makers - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of ice makers has increased at an estimated annualized rate of 0.6% to $3,288 per unit. Economic growth during the past three years has fueled demand growth for ice makers from downstream markets, which has prompted suppliers to raise prices. Significant fluctuations in input costs have also contributed to rising product prices. Fortunately for buyers, price...


Ice Makers - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for ice makers is moderate. Many models of ice makers are designed to be placed on an ice storage bin or dispenser, which are sometimes sold separately. These can increase the purchasing cost by about 20.0% to 75.0% depending on the size of the bin. Buyers typically purchase bins that hold at least as much ice as the machine can produceMaintenance and repair costs can...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of ice makers. There are several types of ice makers that vary based on the type of ice they produce. For instance, there are ice makers that produce ice cubes, crushed ice, flaked ice and ice nuggets. The type of ice maker that a buyer requires is based on the specific application. Suppliers of ice makers include manufacturers and distributors. Key buyers of ice makers include restaurants, hotels and motels, hospitals and food service contractors, as well as supermarkets and grocery stores. This report excludes industrial freezers, refrigerators and household appliances.

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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