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CUSTOM LAPEL PINS NO MINIMUM&BULK order
Change your design or idea to be quality enamel pins, super simple ordering process, small order is welcome.
Custom make your pins from 1 pieces.
” Vivipins was exactly the service we needed for a quick turnaround pin before an event. The 30 minimum (1 pieces is working now) was a perfect fit and the affordable rates made this a no brainer decision to go with Vivipins. The whole process took less than 5 min.“
CEO & Co-Founder, goatrodeodc.com
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Creat quality and unique enamel pins
59+ Custom options let you 100% control the details of pins customization, and make your pins unique and quality.
Attachment option: 6+
Plating color: 15+.
Upgrade option: 7+
Packing option: 5+
How We Work
Step 1 : Customize
Step 2: Upload design
Step 3: Digital approval
Step 4: Production&Ship
Pins We Make
Less than 10 days
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Why do most of the pin manufacturers ask you to order 100 pieces pins at least?
How Can I find the right pin company?
Basic Cost #1. The Cost of Pin Molds. (AKA the killer of small quantity orders).
The mold fee would cost anywhere from 50$ ~ 500$. Depending on the quantity of the order and the details of the mold itself, that number can always increase or decrease.
In essence, manufacturers want to encourage customers to order more pins to cover the cost of the mold. Unfortunately, the cost of the mold simply can’t be avoided.
Basic Cost #2. Design Fee.
Though some pin suppliers claim that they offer free design services for you, it may not come without the cost for the supplier. They will often be required to hire an graphic designer to ensure that your design is production-ready.
And this does require a good deal of work; everything from finding a suitable Pantone color, to turning the jpg file into an ai file, or even transforming your doodle or drawing into a good graphic for production will cost money.
And again, this simply cannot be avoided.
Basic Cost #3. Shipping Cost
As most of the pin suppliers import from overseas or invest in factories overseas, this type of infrastructure costs money.
Although, the freight fee for 1 pin or 100 pins is roughly the same. And depending on if the package is shipped by express companies, such as DHL, FEDEX, UPS, they often charge freight fees by Kilogram, with the minimum weight being 1/2 kilogram.
So, regardless of your package is just 10 grams, [ 1 pin ] or 500 grams, [100 pins], manufacturers will always be charged on 1/2 kilogram.
The cost amounts to 20$ ~ 40$.
Basic Cost #4. Material & Human Resources
The estimated cost lies anywhere between 10$ ~ 100$ for 1 ~ 100 pins.
The truth is:
If you order 1 custom pins, the cost for the factory would be over 100$.
This is precisely why most of the pin suppliers cannot or do not offer custom enamel pins at a without a small or no minimum criteria.
In fact, most suppliers in the market require an order of at least 100 pieces. If you order 100 pcs, you would see a price of about 200$, which still only makes a small profit for the pin supplier.
This is why only a few suppliers can fulfill custom lapel pins with no minimums or in small quantities.
However, the total cost is still well over 150$.
For smaller quantities, the cost will always be higher for the customer, to help offset some of the costs for the manufacturer. And with big orders, this trend is reversed.
You also can test in the online ordering system,
You’ll see that the price for 30 or 100 custom pins does not differ tremendously.
In fact, companies who accept no minimum orders do not make money from small quantity orders.
Sometimes, they can even lose money if your design is complicated. But then again, why do they accept small quantity orders?
While they may lose money on your small orders, they do so under the assumption that you’ll become a repeat buyer.
So if you ask me, should I work with those companies who offer small order services?
Well, sure why not?
I think that the best companies are the ones who are looking for long-term business, not short-term profits.
Tip 1: Find a company that has real third-party reviews.
Why a third-party review? Because the pin company can’t change, edit, or alter the review themselves; every review is a real review.
From the real review, you can find out:
Whether or not this company offers a fair price, whether the pin quality is good, and whether they care about customers in the way that they should.
Tip 2. The company has an online ordering system.
An online ordering system is just like a DIY system. With the system, you can order custom pins in just a few minutes, without even having to wait for an official price quote from a sales representative. It is simply uploaded and purchase the type of platform.
Why an online order system?
It will save you tons of time.
If you’re only ordering a small quantity, why spend hour’s worth of time to communicate, bargain, send documents, and sign contracts?
With a few clicks, you can upload your design, pay, and then finish your order quickly. Wouldn’t that be much more convenient?
Conclusion: Online ordering systems save your time, and time is money. So, to save both time and money, the pin manufacturer who uses the online system can be your priority choice.
Tip 3: Pin Companies that do not require a mold fee.
And one that they just can’t avoid.
So, how come some of these companies do not charge you a mold fee or a setup fee?
They just add it to the unit price, as they find a way to negate the mold fee completely.
Conclusion: If you work with a pin supplier who doesn’t require a mold fee, you will save at least 50$ cost for small quantity order.
Tip 4: Work with the company who does not require a design fee.
And if it seems too difficult for you to do on your own, you have to find a freelancer or an outside company to help you.
And need hours of work to search the right freelancer.
Conclusion: If you do not have a graphic designer, work with the Pin company with a free graphic design service will save you time and money.
Tip 5. Work with the pin company who guarantees their delivery.
So, choose a pin company with a fast delivery time.
And a pin company who offers a guaranteed delivery time would be an even better choice.
While you can order your pins 1 week or 2 weeks earlier to avoid delay, a delay would still most likely occur. As there are dozens of processes to designing and manufacturing custom lapel pins, any mistake that happens in the process will cause a delay.
But if your supplier gives you a guarantee, you’ll never have to worry about missing your delivery.
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Frequently asked questions
How much do custom lapel pins cost?
Custom lapel pins cost depends on 4 main elements. 1) Pin size. The bigger the size, the higher the cost. 2) Pin quantity: The more you order, the more discount you will get. If you order 1″ pin 100 pieces, the unit price would be around 2$, but if you order 3000 pcs, the price would low down to 0.78$. 3) Pin color: If your pins have more colors, it will add extra more cost. 4) Pin style: Printing pin cost higher than hard enamel and hard enamel price higher than soft enamel.As we have our own factory, you will save 30%+ if you order from us.
How long can I get my pins?
Normally, we need 7-10 working days for production. 3 days for delivery.
Will I get a sample before production?
Before production, we will send you a digital proof. If you need any change for the design, our designer will make an unlimited revision for you.
Can you replicate my logo and design exactly?
Yes. , we are able to replicate just about any design. For the complicated design with many details and gradient colors, we can choose the printing pins style. Printing pins can 100% replicate your design.
Do you have any guaranttee?
If you dislike our design, or there is some issue for the final product, or we can not deliver your order on time. We will 100% refund you.
What is the difference between hard enamel pins and soft enamel pins?
The main difference is pin surface. Hard enamel pins have a flat and smooth surface, as it is polished many times during production, which makes pin surface glass look. Soft enamel pins have bumpy feel surface, which can express detail much better.
Is there any minimum order quantity for enamel pins?
No, you can custom made pins here from 1 piece. But we highly recommend you to order more than 30 pcs, which will make your pins more cheaper.