Feb 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Image Credit: United Cocoa
Private labelling is a great way to go if you want to sell physical goods like hot chocolate powder.
It doesn't have to be a complex and expensive venture either, just as long as you're willing to put in research and due diligence.
This is an outline of a few suppliers of hot chocolate powder that you can check out. You ought to do due diligence and find which one of them will work best with you and which ones to avoid.
Some Hot Chocolate Powder Suppliers
Here are four suppliers who deal with hot chocolate powder and have websites online which you can check out:
• Moguntia Food Group who develop and produce high quality bio products and offer private labelling.
• Darkoff who are a 24 year old family-owned manufacturers who specialize in the production, development, and packing of hot chocolate, cappuccino, and other powdered drinks.
• Lynch Foods; a Canadian family owned food manufacturing company that supplies specialty food products.
• United Cocoa Processor Inc. who have been around since 1992 and deal with the manufacture of high quality customized cocoa products.
In addition to the suppliers listed above, here is a list of supplier directories.
Thomasnet is a free suppliers directory that you can use and it will show you manufacturers by location and product.
The results you get for your search will be detailed; showing the manufacturer's products and their certifications so again you can use the elimination process to narrow down.
Alibaba is not to be confused with AliExpress because the latter is more of a retail store while Alibaba deals with manufacturing.
A simple search of the keyword of what you need will yield results as well as third-party verifications of the product and the companies' certifications. This makes it the most detailed search tool you can use out of the three and it will also yield cheaper products as they're manufactured overseas; mostly in parts of Asia.
This is an Europe-based suppliers directory that will show you options for suppliers from Europe. It's easy and free to use and shows you a manufacturer's details so you can decide if you would like to reach out to them through the platform.
Image Credit: Juniper Photon, UnsplashMake Sure Your Supplier is Legit
Before taking the plunge, you need to do a bit more research and this includes:
• Reading the reviews left by verified buyers of the products.
• Looking at how the manufacturer responds to negative feedback as you can tell plenty about them through this.
• Look at the companies' verifications and certificates.
• Look out for their specialization and don't settle for a jack of all trades who manufactures foodstuffs, lotions, bags, and a variety of items that have no relationship with each other.
• Note the prices so you don't end up buying a product so expensive that you have to sell it at a loss because of the way it is priced by other sellers.
• Make sure you know and are comfortable with how much it will cost to ship the product to your location in bulk.
• Confirm their turnaround time so you know what you will be working with.
• Having a business licence and bank account will help good suppliers take you seriously and it goes both ways- work with suppliers who have registered business names and have official details.
• Confirm the information you have as well as find out if they offer white labelling or private labelling services or both. Sometimes the language barriers that may exist make it hard for the difference to be immediately clear.
• Ask for samples and be prepared to pay for them to be shipped to you so that you can physically gauge the quality of what you will be selling.
• Finally, sign a contract that will help keep things straightforward and improve accountability.
Image Credit: Scott Graham, UnsplashFinalise Your Branding
Once you've dealt with all the technical issues, you can settle down on the creative part. Come up with a catchy name, a slogan, logos and colors so that you have a professional face to present your brand to the world.