Private Label Jerky Start Up
We offer the highest quality beef, turkey and bacon jerky made in state-of-the-art USDA approved and inspected facilities. All our beef jerky offerings use premium American whole muscle beef that is marinated and slow cooked without added Sodium Nitrates or Nitrites but still have a shelf life up to a year. We use premium quality thick bacon for our delicious bacon jerky and we were one of the originators of gourmet bacon jerky back in 2013. Our bacon jerky does have Sodium Nitrates, but we do offer bacon flavors without Sodium Nitrates too.
If you have serious interest and can meet the initial minimum order requirements, then please fill out the following form and we will contact you promptly for an initial consultation. We currently only accept Private Label for USA distribution. Contact us to order samples, please. Serious inquiries only.
Minimum Production Order by Flavor: 100 lbs., production is always in 100 lbs. increments by flavor.
Yields vary by flavor, so each one hundred pounds can produce anywhere from 250-450 2.75 oz. of beef or turkey jerky and as much as 500 bags of 2 oz. bacon jerky. Whatever the yield produces, you are obligated to purchase it all.
Order Lead Times: Once you are an approved vendor and either your approved labels or approved pre-printed bags are in stock at the designated production facility for your product, then orders can be placed with a two to three-week lead time for production. After the initial order, lead times are about 10 days. A high volume account can set up weekly continuous production.
Cost of Private Label Jerky: After your initial consultation, we will determine your pricing per bag, graphic design fees and estimate the shipping costs and shipping time.
Jerky Bag Size Offerings: Beef Jerky and Turkey Jerky is suggested in 2.75 oz. packages as the most economical value offering. We can help you decide what is best for your needs. Bacon Jerky in 2 oz. bag sizes is standard. Smaller and larger size offerings are available in all flavors, just ask.
Payment: 50% deposit is required at the time of your order with either a credit card or direct deposit. The balance needs to be paid the morning of shipment. We do not offer terms but can suggest some options for your needs.
Flavor Offerings: See the individual product pages for available flavor offerings. Need something special you don’t see? Contact us with your request. View Flavor Offerings
Shelf Life: All private label offerings are made to order and have a shelf life expiration date that is stamped on the bottom of your bag. Beef, Turkey and Bacon Jerky shelf life is one year from the date of manufacture.
Packaging: Jerky Bags with labels are the most popular and inexpensive start up method. Jerky bag colors are available in White, Black and Gold Foil.
Graphic Design of Labels: You provide your business logo in high-resolution, 300 dpi format and our graphic designers will do the rest. You will be given a proof to approve before labels go to print. Initial label design generally requires a two-week lead time. Subsequent label flavor additions are about a one-week lead time for design. We will provide you with an estimate of graphic design fees for your project and will get your approval before we start. You can also work directly with our graphic designer if you choose, just know that since we have so much experience doing this, letting us coordinate your designs can save you time and money.
UPC Codes: We will provide generic UPC Codes for your labels or bags as a standard part of your label design fee, but if you want the most professional UPC codes for getting into large chain retailers and especially for pre-printed bags, then you need to purchase GS1 Approved UPC codes and provide them: https://www.gs1us.org/
Nutrition Facts: Nutrition Facts are provided for you and your use on each of our private label flavor offerings. Custom flavor requests require getting Nutrition Facts, which we can do for you at a cost of $200 per flavor, generally with about a two to three-week lead time.
Printing of Labels and Inventory for Production: Label printing requires about a two-week lead time. We have a preferred printer we work with all the time that has great pricing and great service. Once your designs are approved and the label proofs are approved by us and the USDA, then we introduce you to our printer and you place your order and provide payment to them. You are responsible to keep a minimum quantity of two months of label or pre-printed bag supplies at the production facility at all times.
Graphic Design of Pre-Printed Bags: We do not offer graphic design for pre-printed bags. Keep in mind that pre-printed bags can be an extremely expensive start up option because of plate costs needed per design and large quantity minimum bag orders of usually 10,000 or more per flavor. Pre-printed bag graphic designs must be approved by us and the USDA, prior to printing for production. If you provide pre-printed bags, it will reduce your cost per bag of finished jerky by about 20 cents each. We can offer suggestions for where to get your pre-printed bags manufactured. Typically pre-printed bags have a long lead time.
Display Options: Most retail stores have places to display jerky for sale but occasionally you may need jerky display racks, etc. We can offer suggestions.