Pricing for clamshell packaging varies depending on what you need. Stock items are generally more readily available and often at better pricing.
For example: if you were to purchase 1,000 clamshells, it could cost you $400.00. However, if you were to invest in 10,000 of that same item, it could cost you only $150.00 per 1,000.
If the manufacturer needs to produce the product (meaning you require a non-stock item), pricing is based on 1,000pcs. There is sometimes a minimum amount that you have to buy.
Let's say 3,000 is the min order. The price per thousand could be $400. So, for 3,000 it could cost you $1,200.00
The manufacturer determines the quantities for price breaks. The more you buy, the less expensive it will be. If you were to buy 10,000 pieces, the price could drop to $150.00 per 1,000. So, the total cost for this could be $10,500.
These prices do not include freight costs. This should be minimal, but something to take into consideration.