Choosing the right supplement manufacturer for your Products is one of the most important decisions that will help determine your brand’s success. By applying some key selection criteria, you can find a manufacturing partner that will be the perfect fit.
While there’s no official book or guide to vetting a supplement manufacturer, there are certain tactics, tips, and trick that have been proven pretty darn effective time and again.
Choosing The Right Supplement Manufacturer
You’ve got the market interest, you have some great product ideas, and you are ready to start manufacturing your own supplement line. That means it’s time to choose a supplement manufacturer. However, with a quick Google search, you’ll find there are a ton of options out there. So how do you know you are picking the right supplement manufacturer?
Do Their Manufacturing Certifications Meet Your Needs?
To narrow down your list of potential contract manufacturers look at which ones have the certifications that you need. Determine your final product specifications and then create a list of requirements for your potential contract manufacturing partner.
If you want to use label claims such as Organic or Kosher, your manufacturer must have the appropriate certification. Certain product types or categories require specific certifications.
Do they offer formulation?
Formulating the perfect balance of ingredients takes a high level of expertise. Rather than spending the money to hire a chemist, a good manufacturer will have one on staff that can help you design your supplements to provide optimal benefits right on site. This will save you time and money, and also ensure that your products really work.
Can they help you with the logistics of packaging, shipping, and storage?
Especially if you’re just starting out, there’s a good chance that you still need to figure out how your product is going to be labeled, packaged, stored and shipped.
While it certainly isn’t the standard package, there are supplement manufacturers out there who will be able to help you take care of all of these components – and even those who can’t offer you all of these components should absolutely be able to offer you the resources and the guidance necessary to help you find the best solutions for you.
Does the Manufacturer Have The Capability to Produce Your Product and Future Line Extensions?
When choosing a supplement manufacturer you should plan ahead, making sure they can produce multiple dosage formats in various packaging options.This will enable you to grow your product line into different dosage formats and offer your customers more convenient packaging formats like stick packs.
What is Their Usual Manufacturing Lead Times?
Another factor to consider in choosing a manufacturer is their production lead time. When you ask how long it would be from purchase order to product release, the natural tendency is to choose a manufacturer who can deliver a finished product in the shortest time. However, short lead times could potentially indicate that a manufacturer is cutting corners.
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If you are looking into private labeling or custom supplement manufacturing services, Fortress Nutrition would be happy to help you!