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 Auto Body Services 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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Auto Body Services - Recent Price Trend

The price of auto body services has risen at an estimated annualized rate of 1.7% from 2014 to 2017. This growth comes as a response to heightened consumer confidence and per capita disposable income, which has prompted buyers to purchase more extraneous services, such as auto body repairs. However, stable input costs have helped keep price growth moderate. Moreover, prices have shown low...


Auto Body Services - Total Cost of Ownership

Purchasing auto body services requires minimal added expenditure and no support costs. If done correctly, the repairs should last the life of the vehicle. There are typically no related products or services required when purchasing auto body repairs, keeping the total cost of ownership contained to the price of the repair itself. In rare cases, a vehicle may not be drivable after a serious...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of auto body services for domestically manufactured and imported vehicles, including hybrids and motorcycles. Auto body services include dent repair, collision repair, glass replacement, exterior trim replacement and painting. Owner-operated businesses and national franchise establishments are the primary suppliers of auto body services. These suppliers tend to be very small and localized, catering almost exclusively to buyers in their immediate area. Suppliers of auto body services accept repair requests from individual buyers and insurance companies. Repair services for boats and planes are excluded from this report. This report also excludes repairs on any mechanical, electronic or interior parts.

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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