bulk bases faq
I WANT TO CREATE A NEW PRODUCT OR LINE, WHERE DO I START?
Please refer to the Downloadable Docs page of this site. There you will find our TBL Manufacturing Basics doc, it will go over the steps to getting started.
WHAT ARE YOUR ORDER MINIMUMS?
TBL has very low industry minimums of 1000 units/SKU or 15 gallons if purchasing in bulk.
I HAVE AN EXISTING FORMULA; WILL TBL WORK WITH ME?
Yes, we’d love to! If you have a formula you would like TBL to replicate so we can manufacture your product, we are here for you.
I HAVE AN EXISTING FORMULA BUT IT’S NOT PERFECT YET, CAN TBL HELP?
Yes we can! Our talented chemists are here to offer expertise and tweak your products until you love them.
I DO NOT HAVE A FORMULA BUT I KNOW WHAT MATERIALS I’D LIKE TO USE IN MY PRODUCT, CAN TBL HELP?
Yes! Our experienced staff will set up a consultation to discuss the details of your product, will offer suggestions and can help guide you through the process.
WHAT IS THE START-UP COST FOR A NEW LINE OR PRODUCT AND/OR HAVING TBL MANUFACTURE MY EXISTING LINE OR PRODUCT?
Once your Partnership Application is approved, an Account Manager will create a custom development quote for your specific project. The minimum for development is $500. You can find more information on this, and other fees, in our Manufacturing Basics document.
I PLAN TO EXPAND MY LINE IN THE FUTURE; WILL I HAVE TO PAY THE DEVELOPMENT FE FOR EVERY NEW PRODUCT?
No. You will not have to pay the full development fee for every product, once you become a TBL partner. We do however require that you place a $500 retainer on your account, once your initial development fee is depleted. A list of fees associated with development can be found in the TBL Manufacturing document.
IF I HAVE TBL MANUFACTURE MY PRODUCT OR LINE BASED ON AN EXISTING FORMULA, WHO OWNS THE FORMULA?
Sound we not make any changes to your formula for production, you retain ownership of your formula.
IF TBL CUSTOM OR REVERSE FORMULATES A PRODUCT OR LINE FOR ME, WHO OWNS THE FORMULA?
TBL retains ownership of this formula. TBL will NEVER replicate this formula for personal or commercial use by TBL or competitors.
I REALLY LOVE A PRODUCT THAT IS MADE BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE BRANDS AND I WOULD LIKE TBL TO MANUFACTURE SOMETHING SIMILAR. I DO NOT HAVE THE FORMULA, CAN TBL HELP?
Yes*! This is considered a Reverse Formulation. As long as you have a full-size sample of the product you’re inspired by with an accurate ingredient listing, our lab can give it a go.
*Reverse Formulations are subject to lab approval. Remember “TBL Hearts Natural” and prefers to work with naturally derived materials. Should your dream product be composed of non-natural materials or have an inaccurate ingredient listing the lab may not be able to replicate it.