This article explains our minimum order requirements and some insight into why they exist.
Minimum order quantity, or MOQ, refers to the lowest number of individual pouches (or impressions for rollstock). Minimum order value refers to the lowest dollar amount for an order.
Finished pouches are printed, laminated, and converted into individual bags to be filled by the customer or their copacker.
While We don’t have a minimum quantity per order with our finished pouches, there is a minimum order value of $800. This is advantageous because it allows brands to order a larger quantity at a reduced per unit price. The number of finished pouches on a minimum order varies greatly due to the size, material, and features (i.e. zipper, valve, etc.).
Many flexible packaging manufacturers offer minimum quantities as low as 100 pouches, but orders this small tend to come with a significantly higher per unit price.
Rollstock is a printed and laminated roll of film, which then is shipped to the customer or co-packer for forming and filling. Our rollstock has a smaller minimum order value than finished pouches. An order of rollstock from ePac comes with a minimum order value of $500. The number of impressions printed on a minimum order varies greatly due to the size of the finished pouch and the material of choice.
Per SKU Minimums
One of the benefits in choosing ePac as your flexible packaging provider is the ability to batch your different SKUs into a single order. This can be flavor varieties of a product, or even different brands with the same size, materials, and features. A SKU order quantity can be as low as 1000. For example, if you were running 5 SKUs together, the order size would need to be at least 5000 pouches.