I believe there are thousands of bag factories that have experienced a situation like this: a customer called, and said he wants us to customize 3 bags for his children, each printed with a different pattern. Moreover, the 3 bags are different in shape, these are sling bags, backpacks and tote bags. We have to refuse his requirement. Because most of the bag factories in China cannot provide such a service, many customers might have doubts, that’s why we want to explain it through this article.
1. Materials are generally purchased in bulk
This is easy to understand, Materials that are required during the production of bags are countless, including the fabrics of the bags. It is impossible for a bag factory to purchase hundreds of materials just to make one bag, the cost will be too high for the factory and the customer. Some of the material is rare or not in stock, these have to be customized or wait for quite a long time. Many material suppliers have their own MOQ and won’t sell in small quantities.
2. High material cost and too much waste
Nearly all kinds of raw materials: fabrics, foams and metal components, are involved in the backpack production process. And their quantity has to reach a certain number, for example, a zipper, although you only need 3-5 zippers in one bag, but we have to purchase in bulk. So the rest of the zippers like hundreds will be left over. This will inevitably increase the cost of the bag. Even if we can, it is still too difficult to find specific materials on the market. The cost will eventually bear by the customer, it’s uneconomical.
3. Long producing period and high labor cost
Bag customization in a bag factory is generally made by workers, and labor cost is much higher than the Machining cost of mass production. If you need only one bag, the bag has to be handmade by sample makers, it takes 1 day at least for the sample maker to make a bag. The sample maker has to work for the whole day to make one bag, it’s low efficient. If the structure of the bag is complicated, it will take more than one day to complete. The labor cost nowadays is 300 RMB per day at least, not to mention the cost of raw materials and time, the production cost for the single bag will be incredibly high.
4. It’s not our advantage
It’s the bag factory’s advantage to mass produce bag products, we work as a team, and we have production lines, these dramatically decrease all types of production and purchase costs. But one or two backpacks are impossible to put into the mass production line. That’s why most of the bag factories in China won’t accept low-quantity orders.
5. High shipping cost
Sea transportation cost the lowest, but it is the slowest.
Land transportation cost is medium, but it can’t reach the destination across the ocean.
Air transportation cost the highest, but it is the fastest.
Bag factories generally use sea transportation, and it requires reaching a certain quantity or weight. If we cannot reach it, we have to use the delivery service, which costs the highest.
As an experienced China bag manufacturer for over two decades, Honeyoung Bag knows customers very well, and we can always recommend you the best products for you. We can customize your bags if you reach our MOQ of 500 PCS. It’s not only to reduce our cost, but also to reduce yours. Our aim is to provide you with the best quality bag at the most competitive price. Please contact us if you have any queries. If you are looking for a bag factory, then we should be your best choice, you can visit our site to make sure.