Are there any quantity tolerances?

Are there any quantity tolerances?

Yes, we do have quantity tolerances that vary depending on product. Due to the nature of how we manufacture our products, we do have to account for shortages and overages when producing flexible packaging. The bags and pouches are first printed on a roll, with some extra printed to account for setup and alignment when it’s time to convert the roll of material into the final product. With our manufacturing process, the amount of material needed for set up will vary for each run. If we are short on an order yet within the tolerance range, it would take much more material, time and waste to reproduce such a small amount to hit the exact quantity. On the opposite end, if the set up goes smoothly and we were able to produce more than the desired quantity, instead of sending the extra to the landfill we include them in the final order. Therefore, we must instill these quantity tolerances as a means to be more sustainable.

Since our gusseted, stand-up and flat-pouch minimums can be broken down even further to 100 per design or SKU, the tolerances below are less based on overall quantity and more based on quantity per design or SKU. For example, if you are ordering 1,000 gusseted bags with the same design, your tolerance will be +/- 5%. However, if you are ordering 1,000 gusseted bags total but 5 different SKUs (200 of each design), your tolerance will be +/- 50 bags per SKU.

Because we may produce and ship slightly above or below your desired quantity, you may have a remaining balance if we produce and ship more, or be reimbursed if we produce and ship less, all within the tolerance range provided with your quote.

Gusseted Bag Quantity Tolerances:

  • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 5% per SKU

  • Under 1,000 quantity per SKU: +/- 50 bags per SKU

    • Compostable:

      • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 10% per SKU

      • Under 1,000 per SKU: +/- 50 bags per SKU

Stand-up Pouch Quantity Tolerances:

  • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 5% per SKU

  • Under 1,000quantity per SKU: +/- 50 bags per SKU

    • Compostable:

      • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 10% per SKU

      • Under 1,000per SKU: +/- 50 bags per SKU

Flat Pouch Quantity Tolerances:

  • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 5 % per SKU

  • Under 1,000 quantity per SKU: +/- 50 bags per SKU

    • Compostable:

      • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 10% per SKU

      • Under 1,000 per SKU: +/- 50 bags per SKU

      • Child-resistant Zipper: +/- 10% per SKU

Flat-Bottom Pouch Quantity Tolerances:

  • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 10% per SKU

Custom Printed Roll Stock Quantity Tolerances:

  • 1,000+ quantity per SKU: +/- 5 % per SKU

Tin Can Quantity Tolerances:

  • Cans will be produced to the exact quantity ordered. There will be no shortages or overages in the quantity shipped.

Die Cut Stickers Quantity Tolerances:

  • Stickers will be produced to the exact quantity ordered. There will be no shortages or overages in the quantity shipped.

Beverage Label Quantity Tolerances:

  • Labels will be produced to the exact quantity ordered. There will be no shortages or overages in the quantity shipped.

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