Let the Revolution Begin!!! ([email protected])
- 07-16-2007, 02:39 PM
Let the Revolution Begin!!! ([email protected])
It has been nearly one year now since CustomCapsule.com first launched its revolutionary website and it has been an incredible first year! First of all we would like to thank all of our customers and the community at large for their overwhelmingly positive support regarding our custom formulation service. We have received countless emails from individuals telling us how excited they are that there is finally a service like ours. Many of these individuals have gone to ordering from our website and have realized the amazing value and quality of our products.
AnabolicMinds has been very supportive of our company and so we wanted to share with its members a little more information about our operation. As many of you know by now CustomCapsule.com is a supplement manufacturer that not only provides the same type of mass-produced products that other manufacturers offer direct from our website, but also allows customers to create their own capsule formula that we manufacture for them. Customers have found that is easy to interact with our website’s custom built interface where they can select from our long list of ingredients and choose the amount of each they want per serving. An intuitive side display automatically calculates the number of capsules per serving and the number of servings per batches, in convenient increments of 300 capsules.
Since AnabolicMinds has been so supportive we would like to extend at this time a discount to AM members on Custom Capsule orders, through the month of August 2007. Enter coupon code “AM10” at checkout to receive $10 off custom formulations! If you would rather choose from one of our pre-made products, enter coupon code “AM20” for 20% off any product on our site. .
Frequently we are asked how are we able to provide a service that no other company has successfully provided or even has attempted to provide. Many people have written us and told us what we do is flat out impossible. Yet not only do we daily produce these individual formulas but we are in the process of expanding our operation. The answer to this question is simple: our operation was not born overnight. All aspects of CustomCapsule.com, our manufacturing facility and our website, were built from the ground up with the custom formulation concept in mind. Along the way we took insight from apothecary pharmacies, which provide essentially the same type of custom service for prescription medications and have been gaining popularity throughout the US. In fact, some of the equipment we use is identical to what is found in a typical apothecary.
Surprisingly, though, the birth of the concept in October 2004 was not inspired by apothecaries but our own experience in the supplement industry and as weightlifting and health enthusiasts. As owners of a small supplement manufacturing company who often made custom blends for ourselves and for friends, we were meeting with several suppliers for new manufacturing equipment. After reviewing a capsule press that could handle small batches, we began discussing how convenient the press would be for encapsulating our own personal formulas. Soon the conversation turned back toward business and the bright idea took form: how great would it be to provide customers with the same service we enjoyed ourselves.
We knew the task would not be simple and required a complete realignment and reinvention of our current business model. We selected a new facility, we researched equipment, we researched mixing methods, safety measures, customer interfaces, and designed in-house website software that provided the level of functionality and safety we needed. All of this was necessary in order to accomplish what really is a fairly simple task: make a small batch of pills to a customer’s specifications. Yet really what we accomplished was making sure a simple task stayed simple, meaning that it operated cost-effectively, efficiently and as a function of this, safely. So what happens when someone decides they want to create a capsule? After carefully reviewing each ingredient, including individual warnings, a customer selects the ingredients and amounts they want in a pill. The software automatically ensures that ingredient conflicts are not present and that ingredient safety limits are not exceeded. After selecting the number of batches and adding the formulation to the shopping cart the customer names the formulation. The customer then decides to create more formulations, add a pre-made product to their cart or check out. Now, since you are reading this newsletter, if you purchase from us through the month of August 2007 be sure to enter a coupon code at checkout. Either enter code “AM10” at checkout to receive $10 off custom formulations or “AM20” for 20% off any pre made product on our site.
After checkout our technicians take over. The technician logs into the website and reviews the custom formulation orders. A printout is made of each order, which includes the total amount of each ingredient and any necessary adjustments for potency or other factors. In-house reference charts are used to determine the proper mixing order and the addition of any necessary excipients, inert ingredients that are commonly used by capsule manufacturers as fillers or binders. The ingredients are then selected from our storage area and placed on a cart to be taken to the weighing area. Each ingredient is assigned a unique code by our database and referenced by that code to ensure that only the proper ingredients are used. We weigh each ingredient using sensitive and precisely calibrated digital scales. Finally the ingredients are mixed and encapsulated. Each step in this process is carefully documented to insure proper attention to detail and prevent any errors. Still, the order is not finished. Capsules are run through a polisher to remove any material on the outside of the capsule. Batches are then tested for consistency and quality by predetermined guidelines. Finally a batch is divided up and counted before being placed in custom labeled bottles to be packaged and shipped to the customer.
Nearly two years after we began we finally reached this milestone of allowing customers to create a unique capsule when we launched in August, 2006.
2007 promises even more milestones. Already this year, we have begun thinking about what is next, what we can do to add to this experience and make it even easier for the consumer. Rest assured that 2007 is going to realize some exciting changes for our website. First of all, we are making the site more interactive. Many of you have requested that we place images of all of our products on our site, especially for the custom formulations. We realize that people like to see what they are getting, even if it is just a picture of the bottle, so we implementing images for most of our products, including a view of exactly what makes a custom label custom. This will soon include an exciting label view that will change dynamically as ingredients are added to show the customer exactly what the printed label will look like. Also look soon for news updates that let you know when new products are added and about special promotions. Some of what you can expect to see in terms of new products are more pre-made, ready to purchase products and discounted bulk powders. We soon will implement a sale section as well, with great deals on a rotating selection of products. Further, individuals have wanted the ability to save their cart information, including their custom formulas, a feature that has already been implemented.
Still, most requests we receive are for new ingredients. We read daily requests from our contact page about all sorts of ingredients. Some of these ingredients are items that we wanted to add originally and have not gotten to yet, some are great products that we simply overlooked, and some we were unfamiliar with at the time and have been since added to our priority list. We greatly enjoy reading through these requests and finding out what products people are interested in. If you have not seen a supplement you want on our site, email us about it. A great example of our response is the popular phytonutrient, Resveratrol, also known as red wine polyphenol. We recently received several requests for this ingredient, and we acted quickly to add it to the site—its been active now for several weeks. We definitely are not sitting idle here. Already we have added dozens of new ingredients since launch, with many more additions planned.
Remember when you visit our site to take advantage of the discount we are giving AnabolicMind.com members through the month of August 2007. Enter coupon code “AM10” at checkout to receive $10 off custom formulations. If you would rather choose from one of our pre-made products, enter coupon code “AM20” for 20% off any product on our site. Again, from everyone at Custom Capsule, thank you for a wonderful beginning and we plan on providing your custom capsule needs for many years to come.
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07-16-2007, 05:31 PM
I am sorry. The article might not have been clear.
The AM10 is for a straight $10 off your "customized capsule" order. The AM20 is 20% off any premade products or bulk powders.
Hope this helps
07-16-2007, 05:51 PM
07-16-2007, 06:28 PM
Just want to let everyone know that we do have a wide selection of bulk powders and premades also.
Please compare our prices on the powders to other powder sites. I think you will find ours are almost always less expensive
07-17-2007, 12:06 AM
07-18-2007, 11:45 AM
These guys are great
I started my own supplement company and that is all I use is custom capsule for my herbs and vitamins,, Plus there bottles and caps are top notch.. They are really great to work with
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