You have made the decision to create your own line of vitamins and health supplements, but you know that the costs of production could get out of hand if you are not careful. Especially at these early stages, you need a trustworthy partner who can help you manufacture your product and get the idea off the ground, at a reasonable price. Most likely, your best option is to work with a private label manufacturer you can trust. But how can you select the right one?

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. The private label manufacturer should produce high quality products and offer the kind of products you want to sell. You want to work with a manufacturer who can deliver the products on time and to the location you find most convenient. However, there are other characteristics that you should be looking for in a private label manufacturer that could make or break your business. Below is a list of some of the things you should be looking for: 

  • Years of industry experience.  Is the manufacturer experienced in developing products like the one you wish to sell? Are their products well received by the market? Is the company successful?
  • Strong R&D capabilities. Does the private label manufacturer’s team strive to innovate, try new methods, and offer the newest and best products?
  • Facilities. Does your partner have cutting edge nutriceutical technology and laboratories? Are their facilities ready to handle your company’s growth?
  •  Quality control practices. Does the manufacturer follow the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) for dietary supplements? Has their company obtained quality certifications?
  • Marketing capabilities. Does your potential partner have an experienced marketing team to help you design a logo, and the product’s labels and packages?
  • Environmentally friendly initiatives. Is the manufacturer a lean company? Does the company use energy efficient lightning and recyclable plastics? Do they recycle and reuse paper and boxes? Do they dump chemicals into the environment?

Finally, the experience should be collaborative. You should feel comfortable working with the private label manufacturer’s team. Communication will be essential.  

AT NFI we know the process well. We help clients from around the world, exceeding country-specific standards and manufacturing the right products for them. Contact us today and learn if we are the right manufacturer for you.