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UL Labels: How Can Buying Bulk Save you Money?

If you’ve ever shopped at Costco you probably have experienced the benefit of buying in bulk. You don’t have to be a large family to recognize savings from warehouse purchases, because if you use a product regularly buying in bulk just makes sense. Manufacturers know this. They also know that if they offer enough of a product at a discounted price, the consumer will recognize the value and make a large quantity purchase where they might have otherwise only bought one off the shelf. In this situation both the manufacturer and the consumer win. The consumer gets the product they want at a cheaper price saving them money, and the manufacturer gets to move more product than normal to in order to meet the bulk demand. If this makes sense for both the manufacturer and the customer, why don’t manufacturers consider this when they find themselves as consumers in the market? UL Labels are a perfect example of a product that every UL certified company needs and should be buying in bulk.

Pros of Buying Online in Bulk

Buying in bulk definitely saves money and buying online saves time. These two combined are a winning solution for manufacturers. Below we look as just a few benefits of buying UL labels online and in bulk:

  • Cheaper pricing
  • Shelf life concerns are minimal
  • Readily available from reliable suppliers
  • Fewer reorders when buying in bulk
  • Fast ordering process
  • Helps with budgeting

Not UL Certified?

If your company is not currently participating in UL certification, it’s certainly worth your time to investigate! Meeting UL standards may seem like a lot of work, but the UL label is on over 22 billion products throughout the world. It’s time to get ahead of your competition. If the UL certification mark is a new standard your company wants to achieve, visit the UL Standards FAQ Page to review some of the steps and requirements that are necessary to qualify for the UL label.

Looking for Bulk UL Labels?

If your company already has UL certification and you are looking for someone to supply your UL labels, we can help! As an authorized UL label supplier, we have a variety of solutions for any unique label applications you may need. To learn how we can use our special expertise to make sure you are getting the proper UL label, please call us today at (262) 790-2740, or feel free to fill out our contact form.

Coming Soon!

Flexo- Graphics will offer blank UL labels in bulk with easy online order soon. For now call 262-790-2740

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What is a UL Sticker?

If you’ve ever manufactured and sold anything in the United States, you know how important it is to produce a quality product or part. Many manufacturers invest significant time and money into rigorous testing of their products. They do this for several reasons, such as ensuring a product is of high quality and meets or exceeds technical or safety standards. But one of the main reasons manufacturers put their product through the wringer is to qualify to receive the coveted UL sticker. What is a UL sticker? A UL sticker is a small sticker with the initials UL that indicates to manufactures and consumers that your product is of superior quality because it has met the testing standards set by the UL. It is a certification mark that carries enough weight to encourage consumers to buy with confidence.

What is the UL?

The UL is short for the Underwriters Laboratories. The company started out in 1894 as the Underwriters’ Electric Bureau laboratory and was founded near Chicago Illinois by a Boston engineer who had come to the Chicago World’s Fair to investigate the World Fair’s Palace of Electricity. Seeing the need for proper testing and standardization in electricity, he developed equipment and testing methods to uncover potential hazards. The business developed and expanded into many other sectors. Eventually it became the Underwriters Laboratories. Today the UL is a global giant with its central office in Northbrook Illinois, and offices in over 46 other countries.

What does the UL do?

The UL helps companies in so many facets. From pointing out safety issues to confirming compliance the UL can ensure your company is not just producing a top quality product, but doing it in a way that is both safe for workers and the environment.  A few of the many services offered by UL include: facility inspection, company advisory services, employee education and training, proven testing, auditing and analytics, software solutions, as well as marketing claim verification.

UL Standards

The UL label is on over 22 billion products throughout the world. This does not water down the achievement however, since there are numerous requirements that must be met for a company to be able to proudly display the UL label on their product or part. If the UL certification mark is a new standard your company wants to achieve, visit the UL Standards FAQ Page to review some of the steps and requirements that are necessary to qualify for the UL label.

Looking for a UL Sticker Supplier?

If your company already has UL certification and you are looking for someone to supply your UL stickers, we can help! As an authorized UL sticker supplier, we offer a variety of solutions for any unique label applications you may need. To learn how we can use our special expertise to create the best label for your product, please call us today at (262) 790-2740, or feel free to fill out our contact form.

Sample Packs Help Nutraceutical Companies Sell More


sample-packs-nutraceuticalsFor companies that sell nutraceutical supplements, motivating prospective customers to invest in the products can be challenging. Due in part to the voluminous amounts of information that are available online about prescription medications, health supplements, and their potential side effects, many would-be customers are hesitant to take nutraceuticals for fear of a bad reaction.

How can this perception be addressed? One way to do it is by offering free sample packs of nutraceuticals that you’re marketing to customers who would be first-time users. Samples packs can be offered on your website, handed out by retailers, or an easy give-away at a trade show.

The Benefits of Sample Packs
Nutraceuticals aren’t just nutrition products, nor are they pharmaceuticals. They are a nutritional product that is “ isolated or purified from foods [and] generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with food [and] demonstrated to have a physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic disease”. They are available without a physician’s prescription, which adds a sense of intrigue to the products and a quandary over how one will respond to them.

Both issues can be addressed through the provision of free packs of nutraceutical products for consumers to sample before they make a purchasing decision. Below are five strategies that you can use to motivate people try your sample packs of nutraceuticals and increase the chance that they will invest in a retail supply of the product to use in their health regimen.

  1. Advertise the Sample as Free

Offering a product for free gets people’s attention. The only thing they must consider is whether the supplement delivers the promised effect. Because biochemistry differs from person to person, don’t expect all recipients to order the product after they sample it. Some customers may find your product to be an excellent health aid, while others may not take it as recommended, or would probably rather eat a heaping plate of their grandmother’ mint pecan jello rather than swallow another dose.

  1. Use Results to Tell the Story

Most well-researched nutraceuticals are surrounded by information that communicates their health benefits using scientific information, anecdotal reports, studies, etc. However, just as reading about driving a car is no comparison to driving the vehicle, reading about a nutraceutical product and actually using it can be daylight and dark in terms of using the product. If the product produces an appreciated effect, you can expect the sample to be a catalyst for sales.

  1. State No Prescription Necessary

When it comes to distribution and consumption of sample packs of nutraceuticals, users don’t need to worry about illegally taking scheduled drugs that are difficult to get prescribed. There is no pill counting at the doctor’s office, and there usually isn’t a doctor’s visit in the first place. In other words, the barrier to taking the product is low to begin with. The perception of most audience members is that taking remedy is that it will be gentle but have a positive effect.

  1. Leverage Marketing Resources

There are several marketing resources you can use to reach to reach the general target audience or specific segments of it, such as email marketing campaigns, direct mail, and search engine optimization (SEO) to guide refined web traffic to your business website, where samples of your nutraceutical product can be ordered for free. If you need help leveraging these opportunities, contact an online marketing company that works with companies like yours.

  1. Use Appealing Product Packaging

Another way to promote sample packs of nutraceuticals is to advertise them in a display near the pharmacies of grocery stores and near the customer counter at pharmacies proper. In addition to developing product packaging that makes the product appealing, you can also attach a coupon to the packaging that lets people acquire the sample for free by removing the coupon and redeeming it at a point of purchase (POP) in a pharmacy, or points of purchase att registers.

How Flexo-Graphics Can Assist
We can’t guarantee that you will meet your goal of giving away a certain number of free samples, but we can support your effort by providing attractive packaging that communicates the colors and spirit of your company. To learn how we can use our packaging expertise to help you distribute sample packs of nutraceuticals products, call us today at (262) 790-2740, or use our contact form.