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Pricing Fluctuations

You’ll notice that quotes you recieve from printers always have expiration dates. This is because of the constantly-shifting nature of so many aspects of the printing business, not to mention the extra fluctuations that come with international commerce and logistics when printing overseas. Here are just a few of the factors that can change on a monthly, or even weekly basis:

1. Labor costs (remember that Shenzhen has the highest wages in all of China)
2. Materials costs (such as paper and ink)
2. Logistics costs (including ocean shipping rates, ground shipping rates, surcharges, and fuel costs)
3. Currency fluctuations (which significantly alter the costs of importing / exporting on a regular basis)

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