minimum order quantity
for custom manufacturing
From start-ups to established labels, Prototype offers manufacturing solutions for any size need.
The Industry's Problem
The manufacturing industry is all about volume. Higher volume equals lower pricing. But it’s not just a matter of pricing, there’s way more to it than that. Learn more about MOQ here.
With things as they are, it’s particularly difficult for small labels and startups to have their manufacturing needs met. In many cases, it’s simply impossible to have something made in small quantities. This unfortunately forces many small businesses out of the marketplace entirely.
If you’ve been through it before, you know how frustrating it is. Contacting endless factories, asking their MOQ, trying to get a quote. Even if you offer to pay more, most of the time they’ll just ignore you. Maybe you’ll get a half-hearted sample and they’ll ghost you afterwards. It’s an awful lot like using a dating app. Lots of leads, then lots of one night stands.
Fortunately, there’s a better way!
The Prototype Solution
Here at Prototype, we take an entirely different approach.
Rather than rely on a high volume of orders from just a few clients, we have developed a unique system whereby we instead leverage our large quantity of smaller orders to simulate the efficiency of large orders. In this way we are able to offer high quality at a reasonable quantity and price.
Our worldwide network of relationships works in favor of the suppliers and manufacturers as well. Prototype is able to supply a steady stream of reliable manufacturing jobs to smaller factories that otherwise struggle to find new clients.
Prototype offers the best combination of low MOQ custom manufacturing with high quality results of any company in the industry.
PROTOTYPE VS. THE COMPETITION
Our competitors rely on high quantity orders to reach their goals. This means that they typically only work with large, established labels and aren’t interested in the smaller orders.
Why? Our high volume of clients allows us to bundle small orders. For clients seeking “manufacturing only” service, our MOQ is as low as 50 pieces per color per style. Final MOQ will depend on the specifics of the product.
Minimum order quantity is per style and per color.
You may typically mix the sizes within that color and style. In other words, if you want 50 pieces of your Acme Shirt, you’ll need to order 50 pieces in Red, but you can mix the sizes Small, Medium, Large, etc.
Need an even smaller MOQ?
No problem. We understand that sometimes you just need a few items for promotional purposes. We can accommodate ultra low minimums at our sample rate. Contact us to find out more….