Overview

IBISWorld’s Smartphones Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Smartphones market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Smartphones - Recent Price Trend

Nokia introduced the first modern smartphone in 1996, but Apple’s 2007 release of the iPhone changed the US mobile phone market drastically. Since then, the market has been flooded with an array of smartphones, all with varying features and price points. The average price per device has been rising in the three years to 2017 at an estimated annualized rate of 1.2%, despite the falling cost of...

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Smartphones - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for smartphones is moderate. Buyers, such as wireless carriers and wholesalers, purchase smartphones to resell to consumers with additional products and services. In addition to the smartphones, buyers also purchase other items, such as product-specific chargers and earpieces. Depending on the brand and functionality of the goods, they can cost buyers up to 50% of the...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of smartphones, which are mobile phones that operate on cellular networks and have large screens, built-in applications and internet access. Smartphones are equipped with operating systems and increased processing power, allowing them to perform many of the functions of a computer. This report excludes other mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Major buyers include wireless carriers, corporations and government agencies.

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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