Guide: Fiber Pricing vs. Wholesale

NEAFP offers two tiers of pricing on the alpaca products we offer, Fiber Pricing and Wholesale Pricing. This is a bit different than most other vendors of finished goods and can be a bit confusing so take a minute to familiarize yourself with the different price points.

Fiber Pricing

Fiber Pricing is the most cost effective way to buy products from NEAFP because the $ cost of the product takes into account the raw fiber contribution towards the purchase. We recommend that all alpaca farms and retailers with access to raw alpaca fiber utilize fiber pricing. This will ensure the highest profit margins on products sold and the fiber being produced each year makes it into the U.S. manufacturing chain.

All of our main product categories (Socks, Gloves and Mittens, Knit Hats etc.) running down the left hand side of the site are listed at Fiber Pricing.

Each item will have it's dollar cost + fiber requirement (fiber grade and weight) listed at the very bottom of the product's description:

Fiber Pricing Product Description Example

 

How to Utilize Fiber Pricing

Getting started purchasing items at fiber pricing is as easy as placing your first order. Once the order is received, payment will be processed and we will mark the order as 'Waiting on Fiber.'

An email notification with the order's total fiber requirement and mailing instructions will give you all the information you need to pack your fiber up and get it to us.

Once the fiber arrives our sorters will sort through it and verify the fiber contents. It generally takes 1 to 2 business days and your order will be released for shipping.

Looking to speed up order fulfillment or cut down the amount of fiber shipments you make each year to NEAFP? Sign up for a Fiber Bank account at http://fiberbank.neafp.com to start banking your fiber ahead of future orders.

 

Wholesale Pricing

Wholesale is more expensive than our Fiber Pricing but does not require alpaca fiber to complete the purchase. Wholesale is great for farms who sell more finished goods than their herd can support each year in fiber production and retailers looking to offer U.S. Alpaca products but do not have access to raw fiber.

Our Wholesale pricing is just like ordering from other vendors. An order is placed, payment is processed, the products are shipped.

For step by step instructions on how-to activate Wholesale on your existing shopping account, click here.

Once Wholesale has been activated on your account the Wholesale category will appear at the bottom of the product category list running down the left hand side of the site.

Wholesale Category Location

In this category, all of our products are listed at Wholesale pricing and do not require fiber to complete the purchase.

Purchasing at Wholesale is as easy as adding the items from this category to your shopping cart and following the normal checkout procedure. There is a $350 minimum for first time Wholesale customers, after that there are no minimum purchases.

Example of Fiber Pricing vs. Wholesale Price Points

Here are some examples of our products sold at the two different price points to give you an idea of how much you save by contributing fiber towards the purchase.

Example

Heirloom Cable Knit Beanie – 1 dozen

Fiber Pricing

$150 + 5lbs Prime Alpaca Fiber

$12.50 per hat

Suggested Retail: $40

Profit Margin Potential: $27.50 per unit or $330 for the dozen

Wholesale Pricing

$204 + No Fiber Requirement

$17 per hat

Suggested Retail: $40

Profit Margin Potential: $23 per unit or $276 for the dozen

*Prices subject to change, example used to showcase different price points.

By purchasing at the Fiber Pricing price point and submitting the required 5 lbs of prime fiber towards your purchase, you are able to increase your profit margin over 19.5% , $4.50 per hat sold, or $54 per dozen.

This works out to $10.80 per pound of alpaca fiber submitted towards the purchase.

By browsing our online catalog you can get an idea of the price differences between fiber and wholesale pricing for each product we offer.

Still unclear? We are happy to answer any specific questions!

Email us @ support@neafp.com