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 Two-Way Radios procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
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done3 Year Price Forecast
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doneSupplier Intelligence
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Two-Way Radios - Recent Price Trend

The average price for a pair of two-way radios has grown slowly during the three years to 2017 at an estimated annualized rate of 0.6%. Weakened demand from federal defense buyers, declining input costs, and high import competition have contributed to this sluggish growth rate.Two-way radios are an integral means of communication for local, state and federal government agencies, including police...


Two-Way Radios - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for two-way radios is low. In 1996, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) created the Family Radio Service (FRS), which provides two-way radio users with seven specific channels to operate on. While these channels do not require a broadcasting license, their power output is limited to a half watt, giving them about a six-mile range under ideal conditions. In...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of two-way radios. These radios can both transmit and receive data, allowing end users to communicate with other radios operating on the same frequency. Two-way radios are often also referred to as walkie-talkies. This report excludes cellular phones, satellite phones and other non-push-to-talk communication devices. Suppliers include manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

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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