Curious to know how guys feel about the extreme decline in prices of tumblers, Yeti Cups, Rtic, etc. becoming much cheaper.
I actually spoke with VP of sales for Rtic friday and he told me that Walmart/Sams are no longer paying for rights to use college / school logos on their Member's Mark brand.
I actually think this is good news for you guys who decorate them, The cups are going to always be desirable because they do a good job keeping liquids cold etc, and people will always want them. Now we are going to be able to pick them up cheap $5 to $6 at Walmart/Sams, with free shipping (That's less than I pay for a 12x12 flat plastic panel for film samples ) and decorate them and should be able to make a $20.00 bill on each one.
Think about it, by this summer you will probably be able to get 20 cups for $100 at Walmart then decorate them for less than $4.00, ($1.89 per foot "cup" + $1.25 for paint and clear ) or better yet use your scraps and clear them when you mix too much. Now that the big guys will not selling them decorated, someone at a flea market etc. should easy give you $29.00 for a custom one so that's a $20.00 profit ($100.00 Investment will return possibly $500.00 thats a $400.00 Profit )
I always thought in the past that it just was not worth doing, I think the price should be $29.00 or less to sell any real volume I think if someone can relate to the decoration of college / military / law enforcement etc, most folks would not hesitate to pay $29.00 or less.
Also you guys that work the gun and trade show can pre-make some and sell at shows to cover your cost of being in shows. So not only you will be leaving the show with guns to dip but also money in your pocket.
I would also reach out to the guy who does the Car Show's in your area now that these are as chep as T-shirt's you may get a order for official show cup's.
Lastly when the guy ask you what if he supplies his own cup you can tell him you can take $5.00 off but there is a $10.00 up charge for cleaning and dipping a used cup LOL.