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FAQs

Lumi is designed for companies that manage a packaging budget of at least $100,000. Pricing scales with your yearly packaging needs. Learn more about what's included.

Lumi reduces your total costs of packaging and supply chain management in several ways:

  • Lumi enables your company to access manufacturer-direct rates, backed by the volume and negotiating power of our membership base. This can help your company save up to 50% on the total costs of packaging and supply chain management.
  • Our manufacturer selection process uses data science to match your needs to the ideal factories, speeding up your sourcing process, and reducing hidden costs such as long-distance freight and quality errors.
  • The Lumi platform and on-demand packaging experts help you recover hundreds of hours of employee time each year spent managing packaging and vendor relations.
  • Our structural engineers can optimize your packaging to use less material, reduce unit costs, decrease shipping weight, minimize breakage, improve palletization, save space in storage, and more.

Lumi offers access to a vast range of manufacturing capabilities covering all the packaging, collateral and print needs of most ecommerce companies. Browse our catalog to discover more about the products, processes and materials offered through Lumi.

We also offer sourcing services to help you access specialty products, and manufacturing processes that go beyond our standard options.

Yes! Lumi brings together the best practices, tools and data to help you make meaningful progress on sustainability. You can learn more about our approach to sustainability through our sustainability properties framework and articles on our blog.

Lumi approaches sustainability from a data-driven perspective, helping your company establish priorities that fit your needs across the materials, fabrication, distribution and recovery of the products you choose to manufacture.

Our sourcing tools help you narrow down manufacturing options that meet your targeted certifications and standards. Lumi is committed to continually providing more transparency into the sustainability of your supply chain.

It depends what you mean! Lumi does not offer graphic design or branding services, however members can access agency partners that offer those capabilities.

Lumi does offer packaging engineering, custom dieline design, and prototyping. Your team or agency is in charge of applying your artwork to the dielines.

When you place orders through the platform, proofing and prepress is provided by Lumi to verify that all the details of your design are ready for manufacture.

Lumi offers shipping and logistics to almost every country. Our network of manufacturers also includes factories around the world, which helps reduce shipping and import costs.

Lumi offers comprehensive quality assurance and quality control capabilities:

  • Our data-driven sourcing process helps you derisk potential quality issues in your supply chain, by providing quality metrics and audit data.
  • Our prototyping capabilities help you see state-of-the-art prototypes of your packaging to avoid potential issues with your design. Our prepress team reviews every design to mitigate any production errors.
  • Once a manufacturer is selected, various options are available such as color drawdowns and sampling. We also offer digital and in-person press check services.
  • Once you start placing orders, actual production data becomes available in Lumi, allowing you to report quality errors and drive continuous improvements.

The minimum order quantity varies substantially depending on the product. Most of the products offered through Lumi start between 1,000 to 10,000 units minimum, depending on the manufacturing process.

Lumi also offers prototyping capabilities that allow you to manufacture single units of packaging for testing and photography purposes. Note that prototypes are usually produced via digital processes that may not always reflect the exact results that you will see in mass production.

Yes! Lumi offers samples as well as prototyping capabilities to members of the platform.

As a member you can also send samples to Lumi. Our experts are capable of helping you replicate, modify, or source almost any packaging you have on hand.