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Mailing Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Mailing Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of mailing services. Mailing services aid business productivity by reducing the time spent on mailing activities such as labeling, inserting, sorting and metering. Mailing service providers are most often known as presorters, although they commonly offer mail services beyond sorting such as direct mail or fulfillment services. Typical  buyers are government agencies, businesses and educational institutions, whereas providers are typically small regional suppliers. The United States Postal Service (USPS) must certify presorters. This report encompasses mailing activities leading up to the submission of mail into the postal system, including commingling, but it excludes postal services themselves.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT

Price Fundamentals

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Related Goods

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS

Supply Chain Dynamics

Competitive Environment

Market Profitability

Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS

Buying Basics

Key RFP Elements

NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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