Custom Stress Balls & Promotional Stress Balls for Logo Promotion | Custom Shapes

Custom Shapes

CREATE A CUSTOM STRESS RELIEVER BALL

We get a lot of inquiries about creating a completely custom stress ball shape. The following information will provide you with a helpful outline of what’s involved, how much it will cost, and how long it will take to make a custom stress ball.

Buy Promos, LLC (DBA 1001StressBalls.com) works with many reputable factories that make stress balls. When we receive a customer request for a quote we may send that quote to multiple factory partners to get you the best price possible. Some suppliers have a lower minimum quantity order than others but the basic parameters and costs are similar.

What is the minimum order quantity?

The absolute minimum order quantity (MOQ) is 1000. With some factories the minimum is 2500. The MOQ refers to producing the exact same product which means you cannot order 250 each of 4 colors to meet 1000. The product itself, as well as the imprint, must be the same.

How long does it take to do a custom shape order?

Custom shapes are done abroad. Normal lead time is 3-4 months. Certain times of the year this lead time may increase another 3-4 weeks. It actually takes about 8 weeks to go through the order process and another 2 months for ocean container shipping. Once your order arrives at the domestic factory you will pay for ground shipping from there.

What is the process for creating a custom shape?

Step 1: send us clear pictures, images or drawings of your idea for our custom shape department to review. In 1-3 business days we will provide you with a quote based off the images provided.

Step 2: Upon acceptance of the quote and order deposit, our factory will create a three-dimensional wax sculpture for your approval via email. This is the stage for changes in size, shape and detail. If there are no changes we move to the next step. If changes are requested our factory will amend the sculpture until it meets with your approval. (Please note any changes at this point may delay the original production time and in-hands date.)

Step 3: Upon approval of the sculpture a pre-production sample will be created.  This sample will be full color and include your imprint. All of our factories at this point will take multiple digital images of the sample and provide you with these emailed images for approval. Once approved the actual sample will be air mailed to you for final approval. For some factories air shipping the actual sample is included in the processing fee. Other factories charge around $250.00 which covers air shipping from the factory abroad to you. Either way, all custom shape orders produced overseas require this final approval step.

Step 4: Choose a shipping method. Sea freight takes 4-8 weeks and is free. You may also choose to air freight your order which takes only 1-2 weeks but adds significant costs.

What costs are involved with creating a custom shape stress ball?

Unfortunately creating a completely custom stress reliever ball is not cheap. The greatest expense will be the processing fee. This fee includes design detail assistance, manufacturing the mold and one pre-production sample proof. As mentioned above, some factories include air shipping the sample to you as part of this fee. The fee can range from $550.00-$650.00. Other factories will charge additional for the cost of air shipping the sample to you.

There is no set price for a custom shape. The price will depend on the complexity of the shape you wish to make including shape details and colors. Most shapes range from $2.00-$3.00/unit based on your order quantity. (The more you order the lower the price). We normally will quote you on 1000 units up to 5000 units.

In addition to the processing fee and unit cost, you will incur the same imprint charges as you would for a domestic order which include set-up charges and run charges and possibly PMS color match charges. Once your order arrives in the United States you will also pay for ground shipping to your delivery address.

Please note: production molds are only held for 2 years after the last order date. If a reorder is not placed within 2 years the molds may not be available and you will need to pay the processing fee once again. After 2 years the factory reserves the right to discard the mold or to make the item available to other customers. It is possible to obtain exclusive rights to your mold and shape. Contact us for more information.

 

CREATE A CUSTOM COLOR STRESS BALL FROM AN EXISTING SHAPE

With thousands of stock stress ball shapes already available, there is a good chance you may find a shape that meets your needs. Except wouldn’t it be great if you could change the colors of the shape to match your company colors? Good news: you can do that! It’s called a custom color order.  Custom color orders are also done abroad but they are less expensive and the timeframe is a bit shorter than doing a custom shape.

What is the minimum order quantity?

The absolute minimum order quantity (MOQ) is 1000. With some factories the minimum is 2500. The MOQ refers to producing the exact same product which means you cannot order 250 each of 4 colors to meet 1000. The product itself, as well as the imprint, must be the same.

How long does it take to do a custom shape order?

Custom color orders are done abroad. Normal lead time is 10-12 weeks after all proof approvals. Certain times of the year this lead time may increase another 3-4 weeks.

What is the process for creating a custom color stress ball?

Step 1: Email us the item name and number of the shape you are interested in. Include a detailed description of what color changes you want to make to that shape. It is helpful if you know the PMS color numbers that correspond to the colors you would like us to quote.  Also include information about your imprint (how many colors and locations). Attach your artwork or logo file to the email.  In 1-3 business days we will provide you with a quote based off the information provided.

Step 2: Upon acceptance of the quote and order deposit, our factory will create a computerized rendering for you to review. This is the stage for changes in colors and detail. If there are no changes we move to the next step. If changes are requested our factory will amend the renderings until it meets with your approval. (Please note any changes at this point may delay the original production time and in-hands date.)

Step 3: Upon approval of the renderings a pre-production sample will be created.  This sample will be full color and include your imprint. You will receive multiple digital images of the sample for final approval.  (Please note any changes at this point may delay the original production time and in-hands date.)

Step 4: Choose a shipping method. Sea freight takes 4-8 weeks and is free. You may also choose to air freight your order which takes only 1-2 weeks but adds significant costs.

What costs are involved with creating a custom color stress ball?

There is no set price for a custom color order. The price will depend on the complexity of changes you wish to make including details and colors. Most shapes range from $2.00-$3.00/unit based on your order quantity. (The more you order the lower the price). We normally will quote you on 1000 units up to 5000 units.

Unlike the custom shape, you will not incur a processing fee.  You will incur the same imprint charges as you would for a domestic order which include set-up charges and run charges and possibly PMS color match charges. Once your order arrives in the United States you will also pay for ground shipping to your delivery address.

 Step 1: Choose the stock shape.

 

Step 2: We create custom color renderings for your review & approval.

 

Step 3: We provide digital images of the actual pre-production sample for final approval.

 

HOW CAN I DO A FULL COLOR IMPRINT ON A STRESS BALL?

Unlike most promotional products, stress balls utilize an imprint method that only allows for spot color imprinting at the domestic factory. All of the stress balls on our website are products that are stocked and printed at the domestic factory. This allows you to receive your imprinted order in as little as 1-2 weeks from your order date. Unfortunately full color imprinting (also known as 4-color process) cannot be done quickly or easily.

However, if you have the time and are willing to spend a little extra, we can print a beautiful, high quality decal imprint on a stress ball for you. The word “decal” is misleading though. This imprint method is really a heat transfer so don’t worry! This is not like a sticker that will peel off over time. Customers are continually wowed when they receive their decal orders and impressed with how vibrant their imprint looks.

What is the minimum order quantity?

The absolute minimum order quantity (MOQ) varies widely by factory. With some of our products you can order as little as the MOQ listed for that item (100+). Other factories will have a 1000 piece minimum. The MOQ refers to producing the exact same decal to go on the exact same stress ball. Example: you cannot order 100 each of 4 different shapes and pay for only one decal – even if the decal will be the same on all 4 shapes. The reason for this is that, similar to how a set-up charge works with regular orders, the decal shape and size is customized to fit on a specific shape.  The product itself, as well as the imprint, must be the same.

How long does it take to do a decal order?

Depending on the factory a decal job may be done abroad or it may be done domestically. For domestic orders the lead time is 15-20 days from art proof approval. Overseas orders take about 12-14 weeks.

What is the process for doing a decal order?

Step 1: Because the parameters for a decal imprint vary widely from supplier to supplier, please contact us and let us know which stress ball shape you are interested in. We will be able to advise quickly what the MOQ for that shape is. If the MOQ is acceptable to you than email us your artwork/logo for review. In 1-3 business days we will provide you with a quote based off the artwork provided.

Step 2: Upon acceptance of the quote and order deposit, our factory will provide an emailed art proof for you to review. This is the stage for changes in colors and detail in the decal. If there are no changes we move to production. If changes are requested our factory will send a revised proof until it meets with your approval. (Please note any changes at this point may delay the original production time and in-hands date.)

Step 3: Choose a shipping method. If your order is being done overseas, ocean freight takes 4-8 weeks and is free. You may also choose to air freight your order which takes only 1-2 weeks but adds significant costs. If your order is being done domestically you will pay for ground shipping.

What costs are involved with a decal imprint?

There is no set price for a decal order. If your order is being done domestically you will pay the same unit price shown on our website. You will have a set-up charge and a run charge, but these costs will be higher than shown on our website. If your order is being done overseas you will likely have a different unit price than shown on our website, as well as set-up and run charges.

 Examples of decal imprints:

 

 

For questions and quotes on custom orders and decals email our sales team at SALES@BPOPROMOS.COM

 

 

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