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This article expains pricing fluctuations and how they will impact your project.
You may have noticed that quotes you recieve from printers almost always have expiration dates. Some printers won’t even quote your shipping until after your project has printed, leaving you with uncertainty about your total costs – which is not a good feeling! PrintNinja not only allows you to lock in your quote for 90 days. Not only that, but we also quote your shipping right up front so there are no surprises later – so you can rest easy knowing that what you see is what you get.
Pricing fluctuations are a result of the constantly-shifting nature of so many aspects of the printing business, not to mention the extra fluctuations that come with international commerce and logistics when printing overseas. Here are just a few of the factors that can change costs across the industry:
- Labor rates in China
- Material costs (such as paper and ink)
- Logistics costs (including ocean shipping rates, ground shipping rates, surcharges, and fuel costs)
- Currency fluctuations (which significantly alter the costs of importing and exporting on a regular basis)
Understanding these factors will help you understand your quote from PrintNinja.