Overview

IBISWorld’s USB Flash Drives Procurement Research Report is a comprehensive guide to purchasing USB Flash Drives. 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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USB Flash Drives - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of USBs has been falling at an estimated annualized rate of 1.2%. Price declines have primarily been driven by high competition, falling input costs and the high availability of substitutes. However, rising demand has mitigated falling prices to an extent.The prices of semiconductors and related electronics, which constitute a significant portion of the...

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USB Flash Drives - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for USBs is low. USBs are highly standardized portable electronic devices that are simple by design. Computers are required to use USBs, as the purpose of USBs are to store data. Users must transfer data from a computer to the USB. However, buyers have typically acquired computers prior to the USB procurement process. As such, the cost of computers is not accounted for...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of removable universal serial bus (USB) drives. USBs are external and mobile data storage devices that use flash memory to store data. USBs use USB plugs to interact with another device, and use NAND flash memory to either collect or distribute memory with the other device. USBs are often used to back up data, install or boot operating systems, carry applications, store firmware updates, provide version control or for promotional and marketing purposes. This report excludes flash memory cards, internal storage devices, floppy disks, optical storage devices and external hard drives.

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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