Many customers contact us online to order plastic products, but most people don't know much about the plastic processing industry, and they don't know what the specific process is for making plastic products. This leads to unnecessary communication obstacles. Sometimes our customer service staff does not fully and patiently explain to customers how plastic products are custom made. Many people do not quite understand our quotation form for customized services.
Today I am here to briefly review the basic process of customizing plastic products and the quotation forms of related products. In fact, the custom-made service of plastic products is a very simple process. It may not need to be too detailed, and everyone can understand what the custom-made service is all about.
1. Product design and plastic mold making
Friends who have read the article "Relationship between Injection Molding Process and Plastic Mould" know that custom made plastic products is a process for plastic product manufacturers to customize and process unique products for customers. The reason why it is called a unique product is because different industries have different customer needs, and each customer may have a unique product idea. Most of them have seen such products elsewhere in the country or abroad, and I need to imitate or add my own design elements to innovate. At this time, it is necessary to cooperate with plastic product manufacturers to let the manufacturers redesign the product structure and engineering drawings that need to be customized according to their needs.
In fact, many plastic product manufacturers can design and develop some products on their own, but the types of products that most manufacturers can develop are very limited. They often focus on one segment of the plastic processing industry. To meet the needs of customers to the greatest extent. And some manufacturers are relatively weak in technology, and their business is limited to the production of several products, and their design and research and development capabilities are extremely limited. These two types of plastic product manufacturers are the objects that customers must not choose to cooperate with. They cannot master the relevant technologies, let alone solve the plastic product processing problems for customers.
The design and manufacturing capabilities of plastic molds are one of the indicators that comprehensively test the core competitiveness of a plastic processing enterprise. Because the design of plastic molds includes all core plastic processing technologies, companies must master enough and mature technologies before they can evaluate customers' needs from various aspects and provide customers with highly feasible and cost-effective plastic processing solutions.
In addition, a perfect plastic mold is the most important factor for a company to produce high-quality products. If the plastic mold is not made right at the beginning, it is very troublesome to modify the plastic mold later, and the product produced by the modified mold is not May be of good quality. Therefore, the two links of plastic product design and plastic mold manufacturing can be used to measure the technical strength of a plastic product manufacturer. They can not only use technology to solve plastic product processing problems, but also explain them to customers in plain language. Which technologies have solved the problems for you. In this way, the customer's doubts are eliminated and the problem is solved, then the success of this order is not far away.
2. Product design and mold quotation
Plastic product design includes product design and product packaging design. Generally speaking, the design work of plastic products is given away by the manufacturers for free. First, attract customers with unique technical concepts and cost-effective solutions, let them know that we can solve all your problems for you, and then carry out the rest of the business. communication.
Some people may say that the product design cost has been rubbed into the final offer by the manufacturer. In fact, for a technically comprehensive plastic processing manufacturer, the design work is relatively easy. The cost of designing plastic products is far less than the cost of plastic molds, and the design work is only the foundation for plastic mold manufacturing. To make a mold, you also need to make a design drawing, so customers don't have to worry about the manufacturers asking for more money on product design.
Many customers cannot understand the price of plastic molds. When quoting, we generally need to know the customer's product specifications, materials, order quantities, etc. in order to determine the approximate price of plastic molds. Why isn't the detailed price here? Because the mold of a plastic product must be strictly based on the technical difficulty of the product and the quantity ordered. The structure of plastic products determines the process difficulty of plastic molds, and the quantity ordered by customers determines the number of cavities of plastic molds. Among them, the number of plastic mold cavities is determined according to the customer's demand and the production equipment's production efficiency. The manufacturer has only one goal, which is to complete the batch of tasks entrusted by the customer at the fastest speed. Therefore, they have to pass careful consideration before rigorous calculation can give customers the most accurate quote.
The manufacturing cost of plastic molds is usually relatively high, but you don't have to worry too much about this, because you can communicate with the manufacturers and ask the manufacturers to return the mold costs when the number of products ordered reaches a certain amount. If your order quantity is enough, the general manufacturers are happy to agree to your request. As for the amount set by the manufacturers, each enterprise is different.
3.Custom services for samples
The above is the processing process when the customer has no samples, but if the customer can provide physical samples of related products, then the work for the plastic products factory can be much easier, as long as the drawings and molds are designed according to the specifications, materials and processes of the samples. Yes, there is no need to communicate with customers to understand their processing requirements in detail.
For customers, if you already have a physical sample, and you only need the processing plant to copy it as it is or change it slightly, it is best to take the sample to the manufacturer to interview the technical staff, so that the manufacturer can give an accurate quote soon.
To make a blank sample is to use a good mold to produce a sample to see the effect and quality. If the customer is satisfied and pays the full amount, the manufacturer takes the mold and enters the next production link. If the customer is not satisfied and raises an objection, the manufacturer re-modifies the mold and then performs a mold test.
5. Mass production and individual product prices
Needless to say for mass production, as long as the plastic mold passes the customer's review, it can be taken to the factory for mass production. If the number of cavities is designed properly, it will not take many days for high-speed production equipment to complete one supply.
The price of a single product is actually the customer's most concern. For existing products in the manufacturer's inventory or products with ready-made molds, they can directly quote for customers. However, it is difficult to make a single product quotation on the spot without detailed calculation of the customized service of plastic products. Because the price of a single product is based on the weight of different products, processing difficulty, material, and order quantity. As you can see, the price of a single product for a customized service requires multiple considerations to make an accurate quotation.
So how can customers get more accurate single product prices? If you are inquiring by phone, it is difficult to get a very accurate price of a single product (also depends on what kind of product), if you can give details of the product specifications, weight, order quantity, etc. Information, online quotes can be relatively accurate. However, plastic processing manufacturers suggest that customers still need to have an interview with them. The manufacturers would rather spend some time and effort visiting customers to have a good talk with customers, rather than quoting on the phone or online.
6.Printing and packaging logistics services
General plastic packaging manufacturers can provide simple printing services, and their quotations are also uneven, depending on the type of color used and the number of plates.
Packaging logistics service manufacturers generally can fully comply with customer needs, such as the specific size of the customer's warehouse, how the environment is, whether special packaging protection is required, and so on. Customers can communicate with manufacturers in this regard. Good packaging can protect the goods during transportation.
In order to ensure your construction period, manufacturers can be requested to supply in batches. That is, when the customer's factory product is not sufficient, plastic product manufacturers can supply a batch of goods to supplement, so as to ensure that the customer's construction period is not delayed.
The above 6 items basically cover the process of customizing plastic products. The details of each link need to be communicated between the customer and the manufacturer. However, I believe that the general situation of the process of customizing plastic products and the relevant plastic processing industry quotation specifications, you already know a lot.