Lucite and Deal Toy Costs Demystified
Whether you’ve ordered Lucite deal toys or awards many times before, or are entirely new to the process, you’ll probably want some guidance on expected costs.
We’ve listed below some variables affecting deal toy costs. As you look through them, keep in mind these are precisely the factors we’re expert at navigating: our 30 years of design experience—and the fact that we fully own our production facility—uniquely qualify us to provide you with the most affordable, cost-efficient, and effective design possible for your budget.
Factors Affecting Your Deal Toy Costs
Our designs usually involve Lucite, but we also use other media. These include resin, crystal, wood,and pewter. Which material will prove most cost-efficient for you will depend on the specific circumstances.
Regardless of the material involved, the larger a piece is, the more expensive it almost invariably will be.
Generally speaking greater complexity—more design elements—translates into higher deal toy costs. Once again, experience is key: standard or “basic” Lucite shapes can be as creatively designed as many more complex, elaborate ones.
Larger quantities can reduce the price per-piece in most instances. The first price break tends to be at a quantity of 25 units.
Set-up costs for deal toys will vary, depending on both the material involved, and the specific design. An accurate, honest calculation of costs must take set-up costs into account. Here again, we can guide you to the designs and materials most appropriate for your budget.
Do you have a closing dinner, awards event or some other deadline? Timing can dictate some design and material choices right off the bat. Depending on the exact circumstances, a rush fee may apply to some orders; also, tight scheduling will ordinarily lead to increased shipping costs.
Want more information on reducing deal toy pricing? See our post on deal toy money saving tips.