Creating custom cosmetics 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.

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.

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.