Private Label Cosmetics Companies
If you are looking to produce a line of private label cosmetics in small quantities with your name on it, you can go with a private label cosmetics manufacturer. They can provide you with private label cosmetics such as BB cream, CC cream, serum, hair pomade and lipstick. They stock in their inventory, under your own brand name. You choose the cosmetics and shades that you are interested in along with components from the suppliers library and they will produce, fill and label your personalized looking product.
The Private Label company maintains a ready supply of components and finished goods. By using different variations and combinations, and applying your custom labeling or decoration, you can usually find a satisfactory “custom” look. The advantages of using private label products are low minimums, fast production introductions, and no product development costs.
Selling products under your name makes you legally responsible for the product in all areas including labeling, KKM, BPFK and Halal product claims. You will also be the first one contacted if a consumer experiences any adverse reactions to your product. This means you should educate yourself about such things as stability, shelf life, and Product Liability Insurance.
Private label cosmetics is ideal for beauty salons, boutiques and single stores. Quantities range from a few pieces up to several hundred of each product. You almost don’t need anything but money and an idea of the types of products you want. It gets you into the business fast without large startup or inventory costs, the only limitation being the shades, products, and packaging carried by the supplier.
What Supplier Really Meant To You
Suppliers are essential to almost every business. Without raw materials to make what you sell or manufacturers to provide what you resell, you will have a tough time growing. There are also many supplies and services your business consumes as part of general overhead, from paper clips to Internet access.
Suppliers and vendors-the terms are used interchangeably here-can do much more than merely supply you with the materials and services you need to do business. They can also be important sources of information, helping you evaluate the potential of new products, track competitors’ actions and identify promising opportunities. Vendors can turn into partners, helping you cut costs, improve product designs and even fund new marketing efforts. If you don’t make selecting good suppliers and vendors a part of your growth plan, you’re likely to regret it.
Suppliers can be divided into four general categories. They are:
- Manufacturers. Most retailers buy through company salespeople or independent representatives who handle the wares of several different companies. Prices from these sources are usually lowest unless the retailer’s location makes shipping freight costly.
- Distributors. Also known as wholesalers, brokers or jobbers, distributors buy in quantity from several manufacturers and warehouse the goods for sale to retailers. Although their prices are higher than a manufacturer’s, they can supply retailers with small orders from a variety of manufacturers. (Some manufacturers refuse to fill small orders.) A lower freight bill and quick delivery time from a nearby distributor often compensates for the higher per-item cost.
- Independent craftspeople. Exclusive distribution of unique creations is frequently offered by independent craftspeople who sell through reps or at trade shows.
- Import sources. Many retailers buy foreign goods from a domestic importer, who operates much like a domestic wholesaler. Or, depending on your familiarity with overseas sources, you may want to travel abroad to buy goods.