Overview

IBISWorld’s Plastic Shipping Crates Procurement Research Report is a comprehensive guide to purchasing Plastic Shipping Crates. 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
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Plastic Shipping Crates - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of plastic shipping crates has decreased at an estimated annualized rate of 1.7%. However, price volatility has been moderate, primarily due to fluctuating input costs. Moderate price volatility indicates an increased risk of sudden price fluctuations. As a result, buyers have experienced some difficulty in making accurate budgets and cost estimations...

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Plastic Shipping Crates - Total Cost of Ownership

Plastic shipping crates have a low total cost of ownership. Because plastic shipping crates are more durable and have a longer useful life than wooden or cardboard shipping crates, repair and maintenance costs are much lower. Wooden shipping crates have a lifespan about 15 times shorter than plastic shipping crates. Plastic shipping crates can last up to 20 years and can be recycled at the end of...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of plastic shipping crates, which are typically used for storing products or shipping goods from one location to another. Plastic crates provide protection from damage or breakage for shipped and stored goods and simplify the handling of goods. Plastic shipping crates are cleanable, reusable and generally less expensive than wooden shipping crates. Plastic shipping crates are purchased by a wide range businesses, including food product manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, agricultural firms and construction firms. This report does not include wooden shipping crates, international shipping containers, packaging boxes or bags.

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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