Delta 8 THC has become extremely popular over the last few years, and with that popularity comes a lot of competitors entering the marketplace. While the retail cost of most delta 8 products ranges from $25-$50 depending on the brand the cost to make a delta 8 product really isn’t that expensive at all. Not even close. In this article we will go over the cost of delta 8 distillate, hardware, packaging, and shipping and then you can make the decision on exactly who to buy from.
The True Cost Of Delta 8 Distillate
Delta 8 Distillate currently at the time of writing can range in price from $400 – $600 per liter. 1 Liter of delta 8 is 1000ml, and makes approximately 1000 delta 8 cartridges. So, the cost for delta 8 distillate is around $0.40 and $0.60 per cartridge. If you decide to buy raw hemp extract also commonly referred to as crude, and convert it to delta 8, you can bring your cost per liter to around $250-$300 or $0.25 to $0.30 per cartridge.
What Does Good Delta 8 Vape Hardware Cost?
There are many manufacturing companies of vape hardware and the current cost for vape hardware ranges from $0.60 to $2.50 – All vape hardware currently comes from China even brand like c-cell. The truth is if the vape works properly, is free of heavy metals, and doesn’t leak it’s a good cart.
Disposables run about $2-$3 for a good disposable.
What Does Delta 8 Cartridge Packaging Cost?
Delta 8 brands have a few options when it comes to product packaging. The manufacturing company can either use bister packaging, which costs about .25 cents, plus the card insert another say $0.10. Alternatively custom printed packaging can be purchased from sites like www.wecustomboxes for around $0.12 to $1.00, depending on how fancy you would like to make your box.
What Does Delta 8 Cartridge Filling and Kitting Cost?
After Delta 8 cartridges are filled, they need to be put into blister packaging or custom boxes. If the brand is using custom boxes, they will arrive from China flat and will need assembled. You can expect to pay $0.10 – $0.50 per fill and $0.10 to $0.25 for box kitting.
What Do Delta 8 Terpenes/Flavors Cost
Companies can use 3 different types of vape flavoring
Artificial flavored Terps flavors like cotton candy, strawberry, and blueberry, cost around $.05 per cartridge
Botanical terpenes, or BDT’s are terpenes that mimic marijuana strains, are the go-to for most Delta 8 companies and cost around $.10 per cartridge filled.
Cannabis Derived Terpenes, or CDT’s are terpenes extracted from hemp or cannabis and usually run about $0.60 to $1.20 per cartridge
The Verdict – What a Delta-8 Cartridge Costs To Produce.
Given all the factors mentioned above. Delta 8 cartridges can be made for $2.50 to $6.00. You won’t notice much difference in the cartridge made for $2.50 and the cartridge made for $6.00 other than the price you will pay for the product.
Why Are Delta 8 Cartridges So Expensive, If They Are So Cheap To Make?
Businesses have expenses and depending on those expenses a business need to make the product and sell it to you for a profit. Some companies go after the most profit per item, and other companies focus on selling a lot of an item.
Don’t be alarmed by companies selling a lower cost product, provided the company has full panel lab testing for their distillate on their website. Even at the highest manufacturing cost of $6.00 you shouldn’t be paying over $20 for a Delta 8 cartridge. These companies are just looking to make a smaller profit margin which means more sales for them and more money in your wallet.
To understand what it costs to make the other products all you need to do is take the pricing below from the chart and plug them in.
Industry Standard Pricing For Bulk THC Distillate (Updated April, 27th, 2022)
Bulk Delta-8 Distillate Liter Wholesale Price $400-$600 ($0.40 to $0.60 per cartridge)
Bulk THC-O Distillate Liter Wholesale Price $750-$1250 ($0.75 to $1.25 per cartridge)
Bulk HHC Distillate Liter Wholesale Price $1600 -$2000 ( $1.60 to $2.00 per cartridge)
Bulk Delta-10 Distillate Liter Wholesale Price $850-$1100 ($0.85 to $1.10 per cartridge)
Getting quality and consistent distillate from labs is the hardest part, most companies will need to order their distillate a month or so in advance in order to obtain the best price and get into the production schedule.