Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2013
Editing and proofreading services have a buyer power score of 3.8 out of 5. The buyer power score of 3.8 signifies a high amount of negotiating power. According to IBISWorld analyst Michelle Hovanetz, this score reflects a large number of suppliers, very low market share concentration, little specialization, very low switching costs and low volatility within the market. Factors decreasing buyer power include a lack of substitutes and rising prices.
Prices have risen consistently over the past three years, and are forecast to continue rising at a slightly higher rate through 2016. Price increases are due to a recent rise in demand stemming from healthcare services and businesses, continues Hovanetz. Demand is expected to increase substantially as the economy recovers, thereby causing price increases in the future. A large number of suppliers and increased foreign competition help moderate rising prices. Thanks to lower wage costs, foreign competitors are able to offer lower prices, which helps to keep domestic prices from rising sharply.
The number of suppliers of editing and proofreading services has grown drastically as internet usage has increased. Examples of major vendors include Scribendi Inc., Cactus, Synchrogenix and Papercheck LLC. The majority of suppliers are nonemployers. The internet has made it simple for independent editors to find work, and has also increased buyers' accessibility to editing services, thereby expanding the market. The large number of competitors and extremely low market share concentration help to moderate price increases and provide buyers with leverage when negotiating price. Buyers also benefit from a low level of price volatility. The most significant cost to suppliers is wages. Labor is the only primary input, and suppliers do not rely heavily on other inputs that could significantly alter price. Wage growth has been negligible in recent years, and labor shortages are not a concern. Thus, there is little risk in the supply chain, and prices are unlikely to increase rapidly.
Negatively impacting buyer power is the lack of direct substitutes for editing and proofreading services. Buyers must pay the prevailing market price in order to use the service, as there are no equivalent alternatives beyond developing an in-house editorial department. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Editing and Proofreading Services procurement research report page.
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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics
This report is intended to assist buyers of editing and proofreading services. Editing and proofreading services are used across all fields to correct grammar and language usage and to improve the readability of reports, articles, business plans, brochures, presentations, advertisements, websites and any other text documents. Proofreading services include corrections to grammar, punctuation and spelling. Editing services are more comprehensive and will generally correct errors in grammar, punctuation, syntax, spelling, consistency and formatting, often making more substantial changes to the written work. This report excludes letter or resume writing, word processing, desktop publishing and other secretarial services.
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