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 Parcel Audit Services procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Parcel Audit Services - Recent Price Trend

The price of parcel audit services has risen an estimated 2.1 percentage points in the three years to 2017 to reach an average of 34.0% of refunds collected. Strong demand growth for the service has combined with growing input costs to prompt a steady increase in service prices. Although this increase in price hurts buyers, low price volatility has helped mitigate some of the negative impact.As a...


Parcel Audit Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of owning parcel audit services is low. Buyers should therefore expect to spend less than 50.0% of the benchmark purchase price in additional costs each year that they use this service. Buyers typically benefit from low total cost of ownership.In general, vendors in this market go out of their way to make the service as low-impact and cost effective as possible. Many of these...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of parcel audit services, which are used to correct errors that arise when shipping a large volume of packages through a major shipping service provider (e.g. UPS, FedEx or DHL). These shipping service providers use automated billing systems that often fail to take into account any shipment discounts or billing errors that occur as a result of shipments arriving later than promised. Buyers can hire parcel audit service providers to examine their shipping invoices for these errors, which they can then have refunded. Common buyers in this market include manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. This report excludes freight forwarding services and freight payment services.

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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