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White Label vs Private Label CBD Products

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The CBD industry has never been bigger. Not to mention that it is only expected to grow further and continue to expand. Indeed, the UK CBD market is expected to generate £690 million in annual sales this year, in 2021, alone. Therefore, as you can imagine, the CBD market is competitive, and businesses are looking for effective ways to give their company a step up on the rest of the competition.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

Furthermore, as the national CBD industry normalises, it is beginning to take notes from mainstream industries and consider their approaches to businesses, such as through white labelling and private labelling. But what exactly do these phrases mean? And which is best for your business? This article will draw attention to the main differences between white and private labelling and help you decide whether white labelling or private labelling is best for you and your business.

What is CBD?

CBD is also known as cannabidiol. It is a natural, organic supplement that is quickly overwhelming health and wellness spheres with its increasing popularity. CBD is often wrongfully confused with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the famous main psychoactive compound found in the same plant, the Cannabis sativa. Because of this close relation, people often mistake CBD for having the same effects and potential as THC, but this is untrue. CBD is not psychoactive, at least in the same ways as THC, and cannot cause a ‘high’. Furthermore, research has suggested that CBD can stop and reverse any psychotropic effects caused by its cousin compound. As a result, most of the stigma that finds itself attached to CBD is caused by misconceptions and a lack of understanding, which is frustrating because CBD is believed to offer a range of benefits to its user.

CBD is thought to be an advantageous natural supplement to an existing healthy lifestyle. As this belief spreads, so does its popularity in the health and wellness scenes. It is believed that taking CBD daily can be a beneficial addition to our lives, bringing a sense of support and equilibrium to our busy everyday lives. While research is still in its beginning stages, data collected so far appears to support this theory that CBD is a compound with colossal potential.

What is White Label CBD?

In case you have ever been to a supermarket and seen food items with a ‘store brand’, then you have come across white labelling before. With white label products, one manufacturer sells the exact same goods to various businesses. These businesses then rebrand the goods accordingly before selling them on the market, making it appear as though the purchaser made it. CBD white labelling is the same concept.

The primary reason that businesses decide to go down this route is that it allows them to focus on crucial aspects, such as marketing and not have to worry about spending large amounts of time and money on making and selling a new product from scratch. It saves businesses money, time and energy in terms of production and marketing costs.

What is Private Label CBD?

Private label CBD products are also created and manufactured by another business. But, there is a specific difference. Private label products are based on a special formula that is unique to a specific brand. In other words, while white label CBD products can be used by various companies with their own branding incorporated, private label products are unique to each brand. They are not duplicated or utilised by numerous businesses. Consequently, private CBD companies trademark not just their branding but specific product formulations as well.

Currently, private labelling is widespread in the essential oils industry, including CBD-related products. Wellness brands work in conjunction with manufacturers to develop unique, essential oil blends. Once a sellable product has been made, the wellness brand gets a trademark, and the manufacturer keeps producing the essential oil. This private label model lets companies burst into the CBD scene with a unique product while not worrying about growing or processing their own CBD. These arrangements are often made under a contract between manufacturer and buyer, so the buyer has more input in the development of CBD formulation. 

White Label and Private Label Advantages 


Pros of White Label CBD Pros of Private Label CBD
Straightforward Market Entry – Using white label products allows the purchaser to focus on marketing and not worry about creating and spending money on a brand new product. Product and Brand are Identical – Unlike white label CBD products, private label CBD means that both products and brands are identical. White label products are generic and not specific to your business.
Low Overhead – Going down this route means that a company can minimise business expenses not directly connected to production. Control Over Manufacturing – This option also gives you more say over your manufacturing preferences, as it is a product made specifically for your brand.
Fewer Employees – Because you have a manufacturer creating your goods for you, fewer employees are needed for production and marketing as this has already been taken care of. Flexibility with Product Formulation – You have more freedom and say in what you would like included in your formula. With a white label, you get a generic product used by other companies.
Manufacturing Expertise – White label companies often have extensive marketing knowledge and offer support to their partners. This can be a perfect way to educate both your employees and your customers. Caters to Customer – You can take into account customer preference and cater to their needs through your freedoms in manufacturing. 
Compliance Guidance – Another advantage of white label CBD is that these manufacturers can offer extensive guidance on ensuring your product and company is compliant and following relevant regulations. A practical side benefit. Brand Loyalty – This option is more likely to create customer loyalty because consumers can always purchase white label products from various companies, whereas private labelling makes it special and unique.

Final Thoughts

As CBD businesses continue to breakthrough into the health and wellness industry, more and more are considering white labelling or private labelling of their CBD products. Both options have their individual benefits, and it is down to your personal goals to decide which is best for your company. 

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