Carpet Laying Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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The carpet laying services market displays a buyer power score of 3.6 out of 5, indicating that buyers have a greater degree of power during the negotiation process due to low market share concentration, minimal product specialization, the availability of substitute goods and low price volatility. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Carpet Laying Services in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Carpet installation prices are forecast to grow as the construction sector continues to ramp up and businesses follow suit; a rise in input costs will prompt many suppliers to pass higher costs down to buyers

The carpet laying services market displays a buyer power score of 3.6 out of 5, indicating that buyers have a greater degree of power during the negotiation process. A low level of market share concentration suggests that suppliers primarily compete based on price. “The biggest suppliers, which include Spectra, Bonitz, Coleman and Creative Touch Interiors, operate on a national or regional basis. Market share concentration has decreased slightly, primarily due to the strong surge in construction activity, which has incited new players to enter the market,” according to IBISWorld business research analyst Kiera Outlaw. As a result, buyers have been able to pit suppliers against each other to get the best price; however, buyers must take a supplier's level of experience and qualifications into consideration during the selection process, which slightly lowers buying power because more experienced suppliers charge higher rates.

A low level of product specialization within the market has been supporting buyer power. With few formal educational requirements and, in some states, voluntary certification requirements, buyers can easily source a reputable supplier to undertake their carpet installation project. “Unfortunately for buyers, low profit margins among suppliers have hindered buyer power because suppliers tend to be inflexible on pricing,” Outlaw says. However, buyers can counterbalance this trend by leveraging the high availability of substitute goods during negotiations.

Buyers have benefited from the low volatility in carpet installation prices during the period, which has enabled them to budget for their carpet laying expenses without worrying about a sudden price increase. With carpet laying service prices forecast to continue increasing through 2017, buyers should seek to establish contractual agreements to lock in current rates and hedge against price increases. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Carpet Laying Services procurement category market research report page.

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This report is intended to assist buyers of carpet laying services. Carpet layers prepare surfaces for the installation of carpet and provide new installation, additions, alterations, maintenance and repair services. Flooring contractors primarily provide these services. This report does not include the installation of other flooring materials, such as linoleum, wood, concrete, stone or ceramic flooring.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Regulation
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Imports
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

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IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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