Labels for Honey Jars/Bottles


#1

Any suggestions where I can source labels for my Honey Jars/Bottles locally would be most welcome.
What about some guidance in terms of Selling Price for 500 gr bottles and 1 Kg tubs?
Thank you,
Anton


#2

Hi Anton,

I would recommend Sticker Mule (strange name, great product + service)

I have had multiple runs of fridge magnets with them from this website and the speed of delivery + quality has been excellent. They also offer die cut stickers if you’re planning to take over the world with your label design! :smiley: Just be aware that pricing is in USD… and they definitely reward/preference bulk ordering.

I ordered the stickers for the tops of my current jars from VistaPrint and I am not 100% with the quality of the sticker, the print/screen isn’t as crisp as i’d like and the sticker is a bit too papery and doesn’t handle moisture well (eg. rinsing bottle).

As for price, I think $10.00 for about 350g and slightly more for 500g is fair. When you start selling in 1kg tubs etc. I think the product gets devalued and you won’t have success asking much for that much bulk… I also find people don’t want too much more than about ~400g when bottled with common feedback “we don’t eat that much honey!”.

Keen to hear what others have found… I am always trying to get the right mix of bottling/labelling cost and amount of honey.

-edit-

I just found they now have a honey label category.


#3

Hello Team,

Anyone know of a Canberra based graphic designer for the artwork? Reject Shop has jars, but the recent batch they had have a raised pattern on the outside. I want flat square pattern so a label will sit better. Anyone have ideas on where to get?

Cheers,

Roland


#4

These have been done locally. Why would you use offshore company’s! ,are they going to buy your honey?Moonbah Honey Jars|516x500

try, www.blizzardprint.com.au


#5


#6

I took a little different approach to pricing mine, had a good think about what price I would be happy with for honey alone. Decided $10/kg would satisfy me, I then triple my packing costs to cover my time and effort in packing it and add it to the $10/kg honey price.
I am using mainly plastic 500g jars $8.20 and 1kg tubs $15.20 for local sales so there is a saving for customers purchasing the larger tubs but you are not discounting your honey to achieve it simply passing along the cheaper cost of packing in larger containers.

For labels I print my own Avery has a large selection of printable labels and software online to allow you to design your own. I have the basic design saved and just change the size, date etc and print as many as I need each time I bottle. I dont have nutrition info on my label, I can buy them preprinted for 4c so it isnt worth the effort or added cost of intergrating it into my label.


#7

Thank you, to everyone for your input - I now have some ideas to consider for mine!!


#8

Didnt mention it in my previous post but since adding the 1kg tubs Im finding I am selling almost as many as 500g jars. My experience might differ but I’m finding people seem to use very little honey with a 500g jar lasting them 12 months or a lot. I have some who buy a 1kg tub per month.

I would stick with 500g and smaller to start I wouldn’t say all but a lot of my 1kg sales are to repeat customers who started buying jars.


#9

Where are you sourcing these bottles from, are they 500ml?

I get my smaller bottles from @BBH on here (Better Bee Hives) and they are ~250ml or ~320g. He also sells some 1kg bottles with a honeycomb patten around the top which are really nice.


#10

Do you have a source for the nutrition labels? I have only seen Hornsby selling them, interested if anyone else also sells them.

http://hornsby-beekeeping.com/nutrition-labels/


#11

If people are after honey buckets, Magnum are a good supplier:
https://www.magnumplastics.com.au/


#12

I bought some nutrition labels from Penders yesterday.


#13

I have been grabbing mine from Hornsby but I think a few places have them.


#14

I found these nutritional labels on eBay last night and had a laugh… I think they have overshot the sodium a little :smiley:


#15

Pity they don’t make these anymore !


#16

That triangle bottle is very nice! never seen anything like that for sale.


#17

Great find there. I would love to get a casting of that jar to make candles!


#18

If anyone is planning to place an order labels with stickermule, drop me a PM as I have a $10.00 discount code for a new sign up I can share.