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How Much Does/Did Your Glass Cost You?

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I'd love to hear how much people are spending on their glass for 750ml bottles. 

Please feel free to post:

Bottle Cost

Cap/Cork Cost

Label  Cost

Shipping Cost

 

In my research on the subject I'm seeing prices vary like crazy. What's a reasonable floor estimate for glass of acceptable quality and consistency? Ali Baba has some crazy low prices from Asian suppliers but I suspect the quality isn't quite there to justify ordering for the absolute cheapest. I just don't know what a "reasonable" floor cost would be for non-custom 750ML glass. 

 

All thoughts and insights greatly appreciated!

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I am looking into this as well... the prices I'm getting quoted are anywhere from, I believe, $1.38 to well over $2... would like to see some around $1 or less... as far as alibaba... I don't know if the quality is lacking, but the shipping over here definitely will leave you yearning for something to ease that burn.

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There are bottles out there that can be around $1. Of course, quantity helps drive down the price. Many companies have a large selection of stock bottles to choose from. 

Other ways to drive down cost are looking at height of bottle and weight. The shorter height allows for more cases per pallet and a lighter weight bottle helps lower shipping costs. 

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Our last bottle order was about $2.50 per once we included shipping.

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I was about to post this same question but I see the discussion is underway already. Are these stock bottles we're talking about here? We were quoted $1.56 per bottle (plus $500 shipping) based on a pallet of 750ml bottles. These are produced and shipped domestically. Does that seem high or in the ballpark? 

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$1.56 is in the range we have paid from two different suppliers.   i have had good service from both OI and all American. 

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Under a dollar can be hard to hit.  At Pavisa Glass we have some popular stock lines that sell right at that dollar mark, but that is before shipping.  Since our factory is in Mexico, we just this year, 2017 are teaming up with Quest Industries, an excellent bottle decorator with warehousing in Kentucky and California to try to reduce shipping costs by sending truckloads of a mix of popular stock items to them for craft distillers to release as needed.

For Pavisa, it means we improve lead times to clients and although we decorate too, by sending blank glass to Quest, they have the glass you need on their floor to meet all your decorating needs without worrying about full truckloads to add that level of sophistication and personalization.

If you just want the glass released from there, that is okay too.

Glass costing in the $1.50 - $1.70 range is more common and has more variety in shape and weight.  There are lots of good choices from various glass manufacturers and distributors in this price range.  Glass over $2.00 is also very common as more and more people are looking for differentiation and owning their own design.  Sometimes it is the decoration that brings it up to the $2-$3 range, but even our largest accounts will spend this much on glass only when they want the glass to be part of the product identity.

Consider this part of my answer bias, but we work hard to make sure there are stock items available to the industry to provide low cost quality options, but our hands-down favorite thing to do is design something custom for your brand.

A semi-automatic tool is about $10K and a 5,000 piece run brings you in at that $2.25 to $2.50 level.

When the time is right for you to move to automatic tooling and meet higher minimum runs, pricing drops back to the $1.00 level you want long term.

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