We explain in details
Tooling implies the fee is the sum of costs of all resources consumed in the process of making your item. The cost is classified into three categories: direct materials cost, direct labor cost and manufacturing overhead. In small businesses' orders, we are be one of the frustrating challenges in low-volume manufacturing.
At Buttoncare, in mass production range from 50K to Million pcs per single order, more product equals more incomes. Reversely, we will choose to implement a large volume production when the revenue received from the small businesses' (SME) orders produced cannot cover the variable costs of production. In this situation, we will lose large order incomes when it produces small quantity goods than if it does not produce profits at all.
We developed this non-profit project so the small business owners can order small volume quantities of custom items at manufacturer costs throughout our support. However, producing a lower output would only add to the losses we made. In the long term run, SME order that is operating at a loss must decide to temporarily shutdown. If a shutdown is required the production department failed to achieve a primary goal of corporation, so a balance "Tooling" fee is required especially in regards to low quantity range requiring a first-time order from SME customers.
Suppose you're not sure the repeated order status, you may consider an increase in first time order quantity.
A minimum order quantity (MOQ) is the lowest set amount of quantity that we are willing to produce. "Standard" MOQ requires 14,400 pcs; "Small Business" MOQ just requires 7,200 pcs only. This is the reason why we will aim to optimize batch size for all SME customers.
In fact, the quantity each time we manufactured — especially in very lights quantity per order in SME, we would go through the process of developing a product, a massive amount of time and capital goes into the workers, production and tools. We also have to work through the process of making individual prototypes and so on. This is a lengthy and intense process.
Order quantities are major concern for all metal hardware manufacturers. Lower productivity cannot be accepted in the production line entirely. Since, in response to a rise in costs per year, are low productivity cannot always be taken for remained. Therefore, there is a balancing act among desired costs of production and customer expectation. The lower of MOQ on SME order is a must.
We will maintain proper records and retain the original source logo mold in one year effective from the goods arrival date you received. In case there is no repeated order to the observations within a year; the mold will be cleared. Reversely, it will be automatically extended another one year that until a discontinuous status, we shall clear your logo mold. Please note that we will not mail you about notification letter for expiration.
One size of logo can be used one item only. It cannot mix with each other items because the other product diameters and the paste area are not the same size and shape, so, if you would like to use the same logos in other items, you will need to pay the new logo fee. The "Tooling" fee has already contained a logo charge.
We over 90% samples related to customized logos, and part of the logo product also involves registered issue. Due to reason of trademark and copyright law of Intellectual Property department in Hong Kong, all sample requests for logos shall not be available after July 2012.
Vector graphics are based on vectors has a definite position on the x- and y-axes of the work plane and determines the direction of the path; each path may be assigned such values as stroke color, shape, curve, thickness, and fill. If you are not sure what is a vector, you can use search engine to find "Vector Logo" .
We request you to provide a very basic artwork in black and white color. It is not necessary to be able to draw many color, or 2D / 3D formats. If you can't make a logo artwork, you will need a skilled graphic designer who specializes in the type of graphic design that needs to be done.
The product pages will display 'As low as' to show the lowest price of the each bundled options. In our website system on Buttoncare, the price of the bundled items was calculated prior to the custom options of the lowest figure.
Our bundled product price in the product page, the system according to the cumulative total of the products the default had chosen. When it comes to lower price changes, The default system behavior is to calculate everything according to it’s base lower price. So, you’ve seen a product page with a base price of "As low as", it is a reference price only rather than an actual amount.
You can choose either Paypal or Bank Wire send a USD Payment outside Hong Kong. We offer two convenient ways to send payment for us. Choose one of the following options to help you decide which is the best for your needs:
• SUBMIT A PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL
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To pay online through Paypal transfer money to us, we will be added the processing fee 8% on your total amount. The fee to be shown on the checkout page.
• SUBMIT A PAYMENT VIA BANK WIRE
If you are not in Hong Kong or only maintain an overseas bank account, we may accept payment by Bank Wire (Telegraphic Transfer).
You may save 8% processing fee if you would like to use wire transfer as a method of payment – Order value over US$1500.00. For security reasons, our bank account detail is not displayed on this blog. Please contact us for the necessary banking information to initiate this form of transaction.
There will be a bank processing fee and other agent bank charges imposed when you make a Bank Wire (Telegraphic Transfer). To ensure that the full amount of order is remitted to us, please instruct your bank that “Telegraphic Transfer / other agent bank charges to be borne by the applicant” instead of the beneficiary. Otherwise, the amount remitted may not be sufficient to cover your order amount. Enforcement actions may be taken to recover any outstanding payment.
Depending on the country and the agent bank used, payment might be received by us within 3 – 14 working days. Your payment will be replied within 3 working days once we have received the payment.
For prompt updating of your payment information and quick arrange the production. After you have sent payment, please kindly write us with these details:
1. Date payment was sent;
2. Originating bank account payment was sent from;
3. Name of the account that payment was sent from;
Or you may directly email the bank notes copy to us
Please bank wire a payment within 3 working days after getting the order confirmation. If expired, the transaction to be voided. Renew an order will be charged the processing fee 3% on the total amount.
As a customer you are responsible for understanding this upon purchasing any item at Buttoncare.
Since we are offering tangible irrevocable custom-made goods, we do not issue refunds once the order is accomplished and the product is sent. However, we realize that exceptional circumstance can take place with regard to the character of the product we supply.
Therefore, we DO honor requests for the refund or exchange on the following reasons:
• Non-approval of the product : due to some mailing issues of your e-mail provider might not receive a delivery e-mail from us. Claims for non-approval must be submitted to our department in writing within 2 days from the approve logo sketch processing. Otherwise the product will be considered acceptable;
• Major Defects : although all the products are thoroughly tested before shipping, unexpected problems may occur. Such issues must be submitted for our Technical Team’s approval. If occurs, customers may choice replacement of the product of the same, or around the same value can be offered.
• Product not-as-described : such issues should be reported to us within 3 days from the goods received date of the shipping. Clear evidence must be provided proving that the purchased product is not as it is described on the website. Complaints which are based merely on the customer’s false expectations or wishes are not honored.
Please note that we do not bear any responsibility and therefore we do not satisfy any refund/return/exchange requests based on incompatibility of our products with some third-party products (Parts, Accessories, Clothing & Materials of Liquid & Solid etc) other than those which are specified as compatible in a description available on the each product. We don’t guarantee that our products are fully compatible with any third-party products and we do not provide support for third-party technical.
Requests for a refund are accepted within 24 hours before approving the logo sketches. You should accompany this request with detailed and grounded reasons why you apply for a refund.
Note that we do not accept refunds on final goods unless the item you received is major defective upon our confirmation. Please contact us first with your order number, details of the product, image of the part of defect and your order invoice within 14 days you received the goods. We will get back to you if the item is eligible for return.To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. We will get back to you if the item is eligible for return.
*Please make sure your request does not contradict our above Terms & Conditions.
We are always eager to assist you and deliver highly professional support in a timely manner. Please contact us if any question.