Production Pricing gets broken down into 2 components: Cost of Goods, and Production Service Fee.

Cost of Goods: This is the cost to produce the items that you'd like to produce. The cost of goods covers:

  • Technical Design

  • Material Sourcing

  • Shipping costs for reference

  • Shipping costs for material options

  • Pattern sourcing

  • Virtual 3D Prototype

  • Physical sample(s)

  • E-Commerce Product Photography

  • Grading

  • Marking

  • Bulk Material Sourcing

  • Manufacturing

  • Branded Labels

  • Care Labels

  • Shipping finished goods either to a fulfillment warehouse, or to you

In general, the more units you order, the lower your price per unit will be and to optimize your costs, we recommend starting your order with no less than 20 units. This can ensure that we get the best pricing for your project!

Production Service Fee: We try to keep the cost of goods prices we quote you for production as low as possible. After we cover the cost of sampling, logistics, duties and taxes, we just about break even on those prices. In order to continue to build our manufacturing network, invest in making our platform more awesome, and grow our business, we add a production fee on top of the prices we quote you. We like to show our fee separately so that you can see exactly how much your goods cost, and exactly how much you're helping us grow. Our production fee varies depending on the size of your business:

  • For brands with over $1 million in revenue - 10% production fee

  • For brands with under $1 million in revenue - 20% production fee

Example: Let's say you're a brand that has over $1 million in revenue and you submit a collection of t-shirts for pricing. CALA costs your collection, and lets you know that your 100 t-shirts will cost $1,000 to produce. CALA will assess a 10% production fee on the $1,000, which would bring your total production to $1,100.

  • Cost of Goods: $1,000

  • Production Fee (10%): $100

  • Total Cost: $1100

If you have any questions about the pricing for your order, please let us know. 

Note: On Creator and Uncapped plans, the Production Fee is waived in favor of a revenue share agreement. On these two plan types, you will see a Cost of Goods, but no Production Fee at checkout.

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