How much does it cost to make a metal water bottle

How much does it cost to make a metal water bottle
How much does it cost to make a metal water bottle

When you need to create a custom design stainless steel water bottle, you should need to know How Much does it cost for manufacturing? and what can affect the cost?

In this situation, you are in right place here that we Ecoway Houseware Limited can help you to find out the important thing you should know about Stainless Steel Water Bottle Manufacturing prices costs.

The stainless steel water bottle cost can be vary different depending on what is your custom parts design and the order quantities. 

There are some basic information of stainless steel bottle pricing you need to know. For example, product design cost it will begin when you set up the project even it’s not start production; the material not only affect the quality also it is the main cost of your custom bottle products; the order quantities could affect a lot of the whole cost, and affect the shipment cost for your water bottle products;

You also need to think about:

  • The timing of your order
  • The cost of using surface treatment
  • Labor costs
  • Any additional cost such as packing cost, shipment cost

To understand more, let’s take a look at each of the things that affect Stainless Steel Water Bottle pricing.

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The cost of material

The main material list of stainless steel water bottle:

1. Bottle body: stainless steel 18-8 (SUS304), SUS201; Most of water bottle and other kitchen houseware brands, their products are using stainless steel 18-8(also name SUS304), it is widely use in different products with good rust resistance, food grade, bpa free, non-toxic, reusable, recycle, environment friendly features.2. Bottle cap/lid: plastic (polypropylene or tritan, AS), stainless steel Most of the bottle caps are using polypropylene plastic material, it is durable, recycle, food grade, bpa free, widely use in tableware products.

Now we can see some stainless steel water bottle designs started to develop the bottle cap/lid with stainless steel or Tritan material to present high end quality symbol. 

3. Seal gasket: solid silicone, liquid silicone

We need to know it must have a soft seal gasket for the stainless steel water bottle to prevent water leaking issue, and it can be make with two types of silicone material, both are food grade, bpa free and reusable, and most of stainless steel water bottle are using solid silicone for better cost.

The cost of your material is often given per g. The cost of main materials for stainless steel water bottle are:

  • Stainless steel costs $0.005 per g
  • polypropylene costs $0.002 per g
  • AS costs $0.0025 per g
  • TRITAN costs $0.005 per g
  • Silicone costs $0.003 per g

It’s important to know there would have material waste in the beginning of each time production, means your order quantities is bigger, then the average waste of raw material for each product is less.

The cost of different order quantities

  1. The order quantities would have big impact of production  manufacturing cost, therefor would affect the cost each stainless steel water bottle;

There’s different quantities in general to know how much of the prices change for your order:

  1.  MOQ 3000PCS
  2. 10000PCS (1% cost down)
  3. 30000PCS (2% cost down)
  4. 50000PCS (2.5% cost down)
  5. 100000PCS (3% cost down)

As you can see, the bigger volume of your water bottle order quantities, the more cost you can save. Also you can save shipment cost a lot with different quantities, for a standard size 17oz/500ml stainless steel water bottle, you can choose shipment as follow;

  1. less then 100pcs; ai shipment, fast but expensive
  2. 100~3000pcs; sea shipment LCL slow and expensive
  3. 15000pcs; sea shipment FCL 20″ GP container, slow and cheap
  4. 30000pcs; sea shipment FCL 20″ GP container, slow and very cheap

The timing of your order

When your stainless steel bottle order quantities is small, with urgent time, the prices would higher than usual.

When your order is one time order and with urgent time, the prices would higher than usual.

The cost of different surface finish:

We can do different custom surface treatment for your stainless steel water bottle inside or outside depends on your design needs.

There’s no plate charge cost when you only want to apply different Pantone color with Spray painting, powder coating, UV plating.

It would have plate charge cost when you want to have different graphic decoration for your custom design water bottle with different techniques, such as logo printing, logo embossing, water transfer, heat transfer printing, spray transfer printing, air transfer printing etc.

The plate charge cost will start from 30USD to 500USD, sample lead time from 3 days to 15 days.

Here we have cost lists for different surface treatment of stainless steel water bottle:

1. Spray painting: 0.15USD/each color

2. Powder coating: 0.50USD/each color

3. Heat transfer printing: 0.15USD(painting base) + 0.10USD (printing)

4. Painting transfer printing: 0.50USD

5. Water transfer printing: 0.40USD

Here you can find out different surface treatments for custom graphic……

07 Custom decoration for your stainless steel bottle
09 Custom decoration for your stainless steel bottle

Thinking of labour cost

The labour cost does keep increasing year by year, we need to thinking of the labour cost from the bottle design to reduce the product unit cost by use less hand make manufacturing process.

Additional cost

  • Packaging cost; with some special products which need a custom design packaging of course will cause additional cost.
  • Shipment cost; air shipment, sea shipment, express shipment is different cost per KG, we are working with DHL/FEDEX/UPS and other forwarder to have competitive cost for your shipment.

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