Wholesale /Manufacturing Price: $0.97/gram USD
1. Items are sold in "sets" of approximately 50 grams per design or closest to threshold as possible.
2. To receive this wholesale 2 pricing, we require that each order reaches a minimum of 500 grams total
3. FedEx and UPS are preferred shipping options because of insurance coverage. Additionally, EMS and Registered Airmail are alternative options because these are the only shipping methods available in certain locations. Shipment by airmail will need to be split in 2 [or more] packages. Check shipping option for more...
4. Retail sales or to order less than our minimum requirement of 500 grams, please do so at Silver-by-hillTribe.com.
Asia Charisma aspires to supply our silver jewelry making components at the lowest price possible while maintaining quality and profitability. Our artisans work very hard to provide us with every bead. Some items are obtained through our affiliate showrooms and some are our very own #byHillTribe designs supplied to us directly from Nasai Karen Village where the hill tribe silversmiths work independently at their own pace.
Realizing how laborious and repetitious the work can be, we pay our artisans for their efforts, knowing that it is the primary mechanism of motivation. Although there is satisfaction in creating such wonderful designs, it is only satisfying if each artisan is happy with the reward. When the work is not satisfying or rewarding, they tend to move on to doing other things to provide for their family. Many be lured into cities where the only jobs they can find are low-wage and laborious, all the while living with the expectation of providing for their families back in the village. For this reason many are enticed by quick money schemes like drug smuggling and prostitution because the demand for such are constantly on the rise, particularly in Thailand where tourism is a substantial source of the GDP. We want to help our artisans from falling into this trap by providing a satisfying wage for their work.
We want to be as transparent as possible when pricing our silver. Here below you will see exactly how much our silver price is calculated based on our bottom line costs. On every product page you will also see what each silver bead or charm weighs. We don't leave out any information because we would like our customers to do the calculations and compare with other sites. If you don't know the weight of the product, you can't figure price per gram being charged--in which case you're likely losing out on a better deal.
How to estimate manufacturing cost and assess value of Thai hill tribe silver
Add the spot silver price [quoted above] to our manufacturing cost of $200—that's our bottom line—the absolute lowest price we can sell our products. In addition, this price is only feasible if the order meets our wholesale threshold of 1000 grams total order and 100 grams per design. To obtain the lowest price, please send us an e-mail with specified weight or quantity you require and we'll get back to you with an an estimate before proceeding with production.
You may also receive additional 4% discount on top of the following discounts for submitting a wire-transfer payment. This is because our credit card company (payment gateway) charges us a percentage for every transaction. Receiving payment by bank wire transfer means we save on this fee which allows us to extend to credit towards you.