We are excited to update our Private Label Program for small and specialty retailers. We've invested in new technology and capabilities to better serve our private label customers and now offer a broader selection of products available for private label along with higher quality packaging solutions. With our private label solutions, specialty retailers can be assured a great set of products that their customers will love and will help drive sales and brand loyalty.
Why Consider Private Label for your store?
Private label is a great way for small to mid-size retailers to combine our award winning salts and seasonings with their own brand. This increases in-store customer loyalty, drives sales and often offers a higher margin set of products to pair with existing store offerings.
What makes our Private Label program better than others?
We differentiate ourselves from other private label programs by offering smaller minimum runs, lower set-up fees and competitive pricing with our own branded products. We combine this with a high level of customer service, world class all natural products and turnkey solutions for a high quality, fast turnaround of products that your customers will love.
What are the typical set up and lead times?
It typically takes 1-2 days to review new Private Label account requests and another 1-2 weeks to finalize label designs and be ready for production.This time involves exchanging assets (logo, fonts, style preferences, etc.) and establishing an initial label proof that is signed off on by the customer.
What are the Typical Order Lead Times?
This will vary based on time of year (e.g. Holiday peak) and existing customer backlogs but most private label orders are completed and filled within 5-10 business days. A 10% expedited/rush fee is available for customers needing to accelerate these timelines to 2-3 business days. That fee is used to offset additional costs including labor and overtime.
What information is needed from you to get started?
In addition to completing a new wholesale account application, you will need to share with us a logo file in vector form (preferably in Adobe Illustrator, PDF, or Photoshop). If you require conversion of your logo (i.e. from JPG to vector format), we charge a $49 fee and return the vector based image back to you for future use.
How will the design/review process work?
After receiving your logo and artwork design preferences, we will work to develop two sample artwork options for each packaging type for review. You will be asked to review a PDF of the artwork, share any minor feedback/adjustment requests and then sign-off on the proof. A physical proof is available for an additional fee of $79 per item. Once the proof has been approved, we will apply the design for all ordered products and send to production. Alternatively, we are happy to provide “die lines” and artwork guidelines if you have a team or designer that you prefer to use yourself for label development.
What set-up/artwork fees are there?
We do our best to keep artwork and set-up fees to a minimum by streamlining the process. That said, it does take real time, energy and resources to invest in artwork, design proofs and set-up labels for printing. To that end, there is a one time $299 set-up fee that covers initial set-up, artwork and label design for up to 5 SKUs. Each additional SKU can be set-up for a one time fee of $25/SKU.
What are your minimum quantities and order sizes?
Order minimums are determined based on the product set, packaging requirements and complexity. For standard packaging and products, private label orders start at $1500.
Why is there a minimum order size?
Private label orders are processed, packed and labeled only after the order has been made. Since the production run is done outside of our normal product lines, each order requires separate configuration and setup to run artwork, labels and perform quality assurance. We believe that it is better to enforce a minimum order quantity than to charge a higher wholesale price per unit.
Are there any options for smaller shops who still want to do private label?
Yes, we offer a “split shipment” option. At the time of ordering, you may request that your order is split 50/50 between two shipments, up to 6 months apart, for a 5% storage and convenience fee. While the full private label production will occur at the time of order, we will safely store and then ship the second half of your order at a future date that you specify, up to 6 months, and then only bill the 2nd part of the order at the time it ships. Pricing is established at the time of the original order. No modifications, cancellations or promotions may be applied to the second half of the order once placed and separate shipping costs will apply. You may call us to change the delivery date, so long as it is within the original 6 month window from the first order. Case packs can not be split. This “split shipment” option is new and provides customers a way to qualify for Private Label minimums, defer costs of holding inventory and acts as a convenient re-order method. On our side, it allows us to gain efficiencies in one off private label production runs from avoiding duplicate set/up and changeover times.
What Products Categories are Available for Private Label?
- Gourmet Natural, Smoked and Infused Sea Salts
- Gourmet Spice Blends
- Exotic Cocktail Salts
- Himalayan Salt Products - Cooking Bricks, Shot Glasses and Salt Graters
- Himalayan Infused Salt Shakers
- Gift Sets (Glass Vials, Sampler Tins, Wooden Rack)
What Packaging Types are available for Private Label?
- 4 oz Stackable Container
- 4-6oz Shakers
- 4-6oz Stand Up Pouches
- Glass Vials with Cork (Trios and Gift Sets)
- Round Tins in Hinged Container (Sampler Gift Sets)
- 5LB Bulk Bags
Are there any additional volume discounts?
Yes, with greater volumes, we gain efficiencies in our production runs and are therefore able to offer better pricing to our customers. If you are interested in learning more and plan to order in excess of 100 cases per SKU, please contact us to see what additional volume discounts we can offer.
What are payment terms?
All design and set-up fees must be paid before the first production run occurs and can be paid via check, paypal, credit card or wire transfer. For new accounts, private label orders must be paid in full before shipping. For established accounts with at least one year of orders, we allow accounts to apply for terms including Net30.
Do you offer any other custom procurement solutions?
Yes. We are experts in custom salt sourcing and product development with over 13 years experience working directly with salt works from around the world. We provide a variety of custom solutions for events, conferences, weddings and other customers including custom blends, custom packaging and end to end product development support. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to obtain a quote for services.
Do you offer any hybrid solutions?
Yes, in addition to our retail and private label lines, we have a Bulk Reseller Program for customers who are interested in offering in store “fill and weigh” solutions or want to repackage our salts in their own custom containers.
How can I place an order?
Existing wholesale customers can place Private Label orders via phone (866-999-7258), email (email@example.com) or online through our website (seasaltsuperstore.com). We are working to expand our online ordering capabilities specifically for private label in the near future as well.
Have a question not addressed here? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 866-999-7258 and we’d be more than happy to address.
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