Steps for Development of your Product

Considering the options to bring your hair care, skin care, shampoo or other product to market with the manufacturer? The following information is helpful for any person or company that is starting the process and is built to help you save time, save money, and make informed decisions. If you have any questions, call GAR Labs at 951-788-0700 or email info@garlabs.com.

START WITH THE PACKAGING FIRST:

  1. Contact different packaging or consultants listed on the Supplier Contact List, and firstdecide on the kind of container you want. Have the container companies send you about six samples of each type of bottle or jar that you like, and get the price per bottle, and the minimum order quantities needed for each bottle, jar or cap. (Expected lead time needed 2-3 weeks)
  2. After having chosen your container, (a TUBE or BOTTLE, Jar and CAP), AND the (12-Pack Corrugated BOX) to put them in, you will need to choose a PRODUCT NAME for your product. (Important!! Go to http://www.uspto.gov/sitesearch.jsp to make sure there is no conflicting similar names OR  http://www.legalzoom.com/trademarks-guide/conflicting-trademarks-search.html.
  3. After you have clear title to a name you will need a LABEL for your container, you can use West Coast LABEL & Decorative Boxes, www.westcoastlabels.com the best person their is Kent Gallacher (714)401-9237 kgoc@socal.rr.com or any other label company, they will help you in designing the Logo and graphic art work for your LABEL.  Then decide on the type of Labels for your containers, (Flexible “Primax” Plastic is best), Good news, GAR Labs can label your Tubes, Bottles or Jars…IN-HOUSE. (Expected lead time needed 3 weeks)
  4. After you have the container and graphic art work started, contact a box company, (see page 2), and decide on the type and size of box to hold your bottles, tubes or jars.  They are typically packed either 6 or 12 pieces to a box.  A reliable cost effective box company is Warren Packaging Phil@WarrenPkg.com  (909)234-6774. (Expected lead time needed 2-3 weeks)

FINISH WITH THE PRODUCT LAST!

  1. Contact GAR Labs and talk with us about the type of product you want, we will help you decide on the color, fragrance and performance of the product. We will then send you a representative laboratory sample for you to test and approve. (see customer flow sheet)(Expected lead time needed 5-7 weeks)
  2. After having chosen your container, (a TUBE or BOTTLE, Jar and CAP), AND the (12-Pack Corrugated BOX) to put them in, you will need to choose a PRODUCT NAME for your product. (Important!! Go to http://www.uspto.gov/sitesearch.jsp to make sure there is no conflicting similar names OR http://www.legalzoom.com/trademarks-guide/conflicting-trademarks-search.html
    • After you have clear title to a name you will need a LABEL for your container, you can use West Coast LABEL & Decorative Boxes, www.westcoastlabels.com contact Kent Gallacher (714)401-9237 kgoc@socal.rr.comor any other label company, they will help you in designing the Logo and graphic art work for your LABEL. Then decide on the type of Labels for your containers, (Flexible “Primax” Plastic is best), Good news, GAR Labs can label your Tubes, Bottles or Jars…IN-HOUSE.(Expected lead time needed 3 weeks)

TOTAL TIME FOR THE PROJECT FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION 8-10 weeks

Looking for product packaging and other suppliers for your hair care, skin care or shampoo contract manufacturing project? Click here to see an extensive list of companies GAR Labs has selected for your project that we believe to be fairly priced and capable of handling industrial quantities.

WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION

If you need Long Term local Warehouse Services that will also agree to ship Single Boxes of your products, we recommend Sooner Logistics (Warehousing & Distribution) (Patrick) www.soonerlogistics.com (805) 222-2030.  They are one of the only long term Warehousing & Distribution company that we found that picks up your product with their OWN TRUCKS…which means you don’t have to find a trucking company pick up the pallets, they cover that and that’s one less thing to worry about, it makes warehousing simple.

SHIPPING OF FULL PALLETS

To help take the risk and mystery out of shipping full pallets of your completed hair and skin care products direct to retailers we keep it simple and recommend two shipping companies. LOCAL to Southern California…Hollywood Delivery Systems www.shiphds.com (800)252-9297.  CROSS COUNTRY or Overseas…UPS Freight www.upsfreight.com.