As a small-scale producer, choosing the right wholesale spice grinder partner can be daunting. While larger manufacturers can afford to buy in huge bulk quantities or import at a cheap price, smaller manufacturers often have limited resources and unique challenges. From ensuring product freshness to keeping overheads down, bottle customisation and other factors, there is a lot to consider when choosing a supplier for your spice grinders. In this article, we will share some of the most important factors to keep in mind.
Wholesale Spice Grinder Tips for Small-Scale Manufacturers
Things that you will need to take into account when choosing wholesale spice grinders include the following:
This will be the primary factor, whether you are a major producer or producing small quantities for boutique stores, selected retail chains or online shops. Larger, well-known brands have a few advantages over smaller brands, however. When producers have an established reputation, customers already know what to expect. When those producers use certified grinders, closures and bottles that meet global quality standards, their reputation further improves. Lesser-known spice producers who use cheap packaging are seldom able to compete with nationally or internationally recognised brands. This means that you cannot afford to make quality an afterthought. You will need to put as much focus on grinders and packaging as you do on your product. As a smaller business, you cannot afford the risk of reputation that comes with bottles made of cheap plastic, grinder tops that leak or get stuck or lids that don’t fit properly.
One reason for choosing grinders that meet rigid quality standards is that products will have a longer shelf-life. If you have a small store, and you produce smaller quantities of seasoning, your supply chain will likely be fairly small. You may not need to keep large volumes of stock. However, it is still essential to ensure that your seasoning stays fresh for as long as possible. The same applies to online stores. For small brands that are selling at selected supermarkets, this is even more important. Value-added solutions such as induction liners will keep your seasoning fresh, improving shelf-life significantly.
Whether selling at your own store, a retail chain or online, you need to stand out from larger producers. You also need to stand out from other artisan small-scale producers. The seasoning sector can be competitive. Choosing a partner that offers branding as an additional service is a worthwhile investment. This means that your lids and grinder tops can suit your brand colours. Along with your other branding efforts and labelling, you will have the benefit of a polished product that is set apart from other brands. Beyond colour customisation, you can also differentiate your brand by choosing unique bottle shapes and offering your customers a selection of grinder types made specifically for your product range.
To find out more about partnering with a globally acclaimed wholesale spice grinder partner, contact Global Grinders and let us help you get started.