We at Cooljarz pride ourselves on being one of the few cannabis packaging companies that manufacture all of our packaging right here in the USA. Our expert team has managed to efficiently get our prices down to lower than that of many foreign suppliers.
However, our low price isn’t the only benefit you’re gaining when shopping locally. We also pride ourselves on our high-quality products, fast shipping times, and compliance with State laws that other companies simply cannot compete with.
USA vs China Materials Used
The thing with plastic containers is that it’s difficult to tell the difference between what could be a completely safe container and what isn’t. However, with a little research, it becomes easier to see which products you should pass up.
At Cooljarz, our plastic packaging has been ASTM certified safe, approved by the FDA, and are state compliant. We prove this is true on our website by providing our certifications for you to see.
Try going to a Made in China brand’s website and see if they have those same certifications. Not that it’s impossible but more often than not, you won’t get that same kind of commitment.
Original vs Copy
Cooljarz has designed, engineered, and produced all of our containers in-house right here in the USA. We do this because there are certain nuances in our product design that have benefits that are often lost with companies from abroad.
As stated above, our materials used have the certifications that make our products state compliant and FDA safe. However, this isn’t something many can easily copy. Foreign companies can often have the appearance of a USA product, but actual materials can differ.
Our eco-lite cannabis containers for example, actually use about 50% less plastic than our competition’s. That’s something that can be overlooked by foreign copies.
You wouldn’t get a knockoff version of some Nikes. So why would you want that for your business?
Made in USA vs Imported Availability and Shipping Times
One of the largest differences you’ll find when working with Made in USA companies versus outsourced companies is their availability in stock and their shipping times.
Companies such as Cooljarz can keep their inventory constantly in stock because we are always manufacturing more and are ready to ship. Shipping for us usually only takes about 1-5 business days for our orders to come to your door depending on proximity to our facility.
When ordering from imported product companies they must check if they have the amount in their inventory, and if not, how long it will take for them to get their shipment that could be in the 6-8 week range. These conditions are made even worse when trying to do anything custom made.
Whether you’re buying directly abroad or from a USA reseller, you’re going to see the cost of shipping from imported containers. When buying Made In The USA containers you’re getting standard shipping rates from companies such as USPS, FedEx, UPS, and Worldwide Express Freight.
The cost of buying pre roll tubes from abroad may seem cheaper at first until you see the cost of shipping. These tubes have to travel across the world to get to your business so you can see where your money goes. Not only that, but tariffs also raise the price of these containers enough to make it not worth the trouble.
Working with Cooljarz, you either get charged standard tax rates, zero-tax with a re-sellers permit, or tax-exempt depending on your state.
In the industry of plastics, companies have to be careful about the environmental impact of their packaging. This is why American companies such as Cooljarz have started an initiative to find new ways to reduce their footprint.
One way Cooljarz does this is through their Eco-Lite line of containers that use about 50% less plastic than our competitors.
Certain foreign countries don’t have any environmental standards for their production. They’re using an unnecessary amount of plastic per tube, and the impact of transporting them across the globe thru, planes, trucks, and boats can make a huge difference.
Made in USA vs. Made in China Overall Cost Conclusion
Obviously, through this article, we’ve gone through why shopping local is the way to go with cannabis containers. However, you’re probably asking “okay well what’s cheaper?” Well, Cooljarz and Chinese companies have prices that are pretty much the same with all things considered.
However, as you can see from above, the cost of buying foreign goods is higher than its price-tag. It’s because of this, we say don’t deal with the trouble of a Made in China product, and get your cannabis containers Made in the USA, with Cooljarz.
If you have any questions about cannabis containers, pre roll tubes, oil filler machines, or shrink sleeve machines, Contact Us! We’ll be happy to help!