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Old 10-01-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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better info on getting into the sauce biz...

All numbers are not exact and your situation will probably vary. Just something to look at:

first batch run of 150 gals-$1700,this includes bottles and sauce

40,000 lables-$1600, just what I ordered last time. Smaller orders probably about .06-.09 per label.

$1,000,000.00 product liability insurance- $400.00 year

UPC code-$1,000, thats how much it was 5 years ago. It is a couple hundred a year after that. But you get 100 UPC's

$300 shipping to your house.

$100.00 Nutritional facts, usually the agriculture school in your state will do this for you, there is an exemption if your sales per year are under a certain amount. Google will probably tell you about the exemption.

label design- I got mine for a case of sauce. Patrick @bbqlogo's would probably be $200-$400

Total is $5500.00 with 40,000 labels for roughly 180 cases

Now the exciting part, I spent almost $10,000 in advertising the first 8 months. Free sauce, radio ads, bbq samples, etc....

But you get to meet lots of wonderful folks and be on radio shows like Rempe's......Priceless
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:37 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting these numbers, Tim...I think you took a lot of folks by surprise Tuesday night during the show when you broke the first run costs down for us!
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Tim, if it means anything, your sauce is one of my favorites!
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Tim, if it means anything, your sauce is one of my favorites!
Nick, it means alot! Thank you.
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Tim, if it means anything, your sauce is one of my favorites!
I agree, Swamp Sauce and Reverend Marvins are staples in our house! Two fantastic products from a small business and good people!
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First batch run of 150 gallons is a good deal.. many of the larger co-bottlers want runs as high as 450 gallons for the first run
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