How to start a beauty startup without investment.
When you’re looking to launch a beauty business, the start-up costs can be daunting. Two avenues are available to you: the traditional route where you handle everything in-house, or partnering with a fulfillment and production service like viaGlamour. In this article, we will evaluate the startup costs of both methods and explore why viaGlamour may just be the game-changer you need.
You can save +60% in product costs by having viaGlamour create, pack, and ship your beauty product orders.
- Free trial, then $49/mo
- Zero minimum orders
- Online website
- $1/mo with Shopify
Traditional Fulfillment: A Cost Breakdown
Learn the key differences between an on-demand cosmetics lab and a traditional beauty supplier.
Starting a beauty company is costly if you're investing your cash into equipment, formulas, product manufacturing, storage, and equipment to ship orders. Traditional beauty suppliers want you to purchase large quantities of products with them ... and that's it. viaGlamour helps you market the products and only takes a fee if a product is sold.
- Let viaGlamour pack and ship all of your orders.
- Let viaGlamour formulate orders as they roll-in.
- Use the same UPS, USPS, and ChitChats shipping options.
- Connect your existing website like Squarespace or Shopify.
- Have orders ship on a weekly schedule to customers.
1. Buying Products
In the traditional approach, purchasing inventory in bulk is a standard practice. While you might save on unit costs, the initial outlay can be substantial, tying up funds that could be used in other aspects of your business.
2. Storage Costs
Storing inventory requires space. Renting a warehouse or even using part of your home will involve costs, including rent, utilities, and maintenance.
3. Packing Equipment and Materials
You’ll need to invest in packing equipment and materials to ensure your products are shipped securely. This includes boxes, bubble wrap, labels, and tape - expenses that quickly add up.
4. Hiring Employees
Fulfilling and shipping orders daily demands manpower. Hiring employees for this process includes not only wages but also employment benefits and other associated costs.
5. Shipping Costs
You’ll have to negotiate with courier services for shipping rates. Without the volume that larger companies have, you may find these costs higher than expected.
viaGlamour: A Revolutionized Approach
viaGlamour solves all of your beauty startup hurdles.
1. Zero Inventory Costs
With viaGlamour, there’s no need to purchase large amounts of products. They produce on-demand, meaning you only pay for what you sell. This drastically reduces your upfront costs.
2. Storage Handled
ViaGlamour acts as your warehouse, eliminating the costs associated with storage space, utilities, and maintenance.
2. Packing Includes
viaGlamour handles the packing, saving you the investment in packing equipment and materials. They ensure that the products are packaged elegantly and securely.
3. No Employees Required
As viaGlamour manages the fulfillment process, there’s no need for you to hire additional staff. This saves you a significant amount in wages and employment benefits.
4. Speed Shipping
viaGlamour boasts of efficient and fast shipping, often shipping orders 2x faster than what could be achieved in-house. This leads to happy customers and fewer complaints.
Try the ordering experience for yourself
When comparing the traditional fulfillment model with viaGlamour’s service, it becomes clear that viaGlamour offers a more cost-effective and efficient solution.
The easiest way to start your own cosmetics brand is with viaGlamour. There are zero minimum orders for custom products, you can customize the packaging of all your products, and products are made in Canada with natural ingredients.
Design the packaging
Upload a logo and download free photos of how your products will be shipped using your packaging designs. Don't have a design? viaGlamour can create a few free ones for you to pick from.
Accept orders online
Accept orders online for your products or purchase them at wholesale prices to get them delivered to your business address. You can work both ways with viaGlamour.
Design your website
We've partnered with most website builders to help you build a beautiful checkout experience for your brand online. You can start a Shopify store (used by Glossier, Kylie, Outdoor Voices) for $1/mo with viaGlamour.
Try a personalized sample with your logo
Upload your design and pick out your samples.
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Create your own cosmetics + skincare. Zero minimum orders.
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