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Comparison Shopping Worksheet WEEK 2
Background
Choose a product or service that you would like to purchase for your office or yourself: ______________
Search the internet to find three providers who have different prices for the product or service:
a.
b.
c.
Product Description
Describe in 2 to 4 sentences the product or service you wish to purchase.

Indicate the amount of money in dollars that you have budgeted to pay
for the product or service: \$_________________
Product Comparison
Complete the chart below with information from your research.
Name of Provider Link to WebsitePrice of Product
Compare in a total of 260 words the product or service offered on each website.
WebsiteMethod of DeliveryWarrantiesTax RatesExtra Components/ServicesOther Differences
a.
b.
c.

Calculations
Suppose each of these products/services has a 30% markup based on selling price.
Calculate each supplier’s cost for the product/service.[Hint: First find the markup in dollars, then use the formula Price=Cost + Markup to find the supplier’s cost.] Website a: (name)Website b: (name)Website c: (name)Supplier’s Cost:\$\$\$
Now that you have calculated the cost of the product, use that information to calculate the percentage markup based on cost.  [Hint: Percentage markup based on cost is = (Price-Cost)/Cost.] Website a: (name)Website b: (name)Website c: (name)Percentage Markup:%%%
Calculate the percentage difference between the price you would like to pay and the price of the product/service.
Remember, this percentage will be positive if the price of the product or service is lower than the price you would like to pay. If the price is over-budget then there will be a negative number. If the price is under budget then there will be a positive number. [Hint: To calculate the percentage difference, you should use the formula: (Budget – Price)/Budget.] Website a: (name)Website b: (name)Website c: (name)Percentage Difference:%%%
Analysis
Write a 175- to 350-word analysis of which product you would select for purchase. Keep in mind that your purchase decision does not necessarily have to be the product with the lowest cost but you should support your decision with information from your analysis.

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