Howdy guys, my name is Cory Newsom and i have a small print farm in Dallas,TX. I design, print and sell Milwaukee Packout Toolbox Mods ---- Stackout3D - Etsy
I ship a decent amount of parts to Canada and Australia, and the shipping prices are outrageous. I am looking for a small print farm to partner with who can print, process and ship my parts locally from inside Canada. Preferably a small shop that sells products in the US that I could print, process, and ship locally.
If anyone on the forum has a lead on someone who might fit this criteria, please let me know
mainly trying to see if theres anyone who has interest and understanding of my products who would want to fulfill my orders coming from Canada. i have a similar partnership with a shop in Australia, i pay $10 an order for him to print, process and ship
let me pivot the concept then, is there anyone in Canada already selling toolbox mods. I could share my design files and listing info, so they could print and sell from their existing site. This in exchange for a % of revenue generated by those parts.
Well, it would probably work out to closer to 9$ CAD per hour of actual work:
-3 USD in materials costs
= 7$ USD in profit/wages, or about 10$ CAD.
The printer is working for 2-3 hours, but it doesn’t take much of one’s time to start the print nor to pull it from the printer when it’s done. So even with the “add threaded insert and pack it up” it’s probably only an hour of the worker’s time.
I took off 1$ for electricity and wear-and-tear on the printer, but that still works out to about 9$/hr on Stackout3D’s plan.
Of course, even in Alberta (the lowest minimum wage in the country) that’s still only 2/3ds minimum wage (15$/hr) and less than half of Edmonton’s 2021 living wage (21$/hr).
Anyway, I don’t have a useful suggestion, I just felt like doing some math.
Stackout3D, I wish you good fortune in finding a partner!