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What is Lumi Evaluation?

Evaluation gives your team free access to Lumi for a limited period of time, so you can see if it’s a good fit for your needs. You can get access by contacting our sales team.

During your Evaluation, you’ll have access to Lumi and be able to request quotes from factories in the Lumi Network. 

The pricing you receive during your Evaluation has the same radical transparency as we offer to Members, giving you full visibility on your packaging costs including the base cost, markup, tooling, and freight.

Can I place an order during the Evaluation?

You cannot submit an order until you sign the subscription agreement to join the Lumi Membership. Manufacturers in the Lumi Network only accept orders from members.

If your Evaluation is in progress and you would to join Membership sooner than expected, contact your Lumi team to finalize your subscription agreement and you’ll be provided immediate access to the full Lumi platform.

Are there any costs involved in Lumi Evaluation?

Lumi Evaluation is free! You’ll get access to the platform, quotes from the Lumi Network, and packaging advice. Some services are available during Evaluation for an added cost.

During Evaluation, can I get packaging engineering help?

Lumi Expert Services are reserved for members so you’ll need to join the membership to use packaging engineering . However, your account manager may consult with our in-house experts during the evaluation to ensure manufacturers have everything needed to provide you the most accurate quotes and feedback.

Why does Lumi need so much information for Evaluation?

We use a holistic, long-term approach for your packaging supply chain. Before quoting, it’s important that we take the time to gather information about the geography of your supply chain, your spending patterns, and your company’s priorities. All of these data points help us to optimize your supply chain and determine which manufacturers we quote with.

In the packaging industry, the average manufacturer loses nine out of ten opportunities that they quote. Being a reliable, precise partner to our manufacturing network builds trust to ensure more aggressive pricing and higher quality work. 

What happens if I don’t want to become a member after Evaluation?

The Evaluation is a cost-free and risk-free process. You can sign on as a member after your Evaluation ends, but the sooner you decide to become a member, the faster the transition to membership will be. 

If you choose to move forward with membership, your current packaging needs and up-to-date quotes will be ready for ordering. If you decide not to proceed with membership, you’ll have a better understanding of the capabilities of Lumi, plus an accurate understanding of how your current packaging costs measure up against the broader market.

Can I get a quote without being a Lumi member?

Yes. If you would like to evaluate how Lumi compares to your existing packaging providers, please contact our sales team to start your free Lumi Evaluation.

Ideally your quote request or RFP is as detailed as possible to set accurate expectations between you and the manufacturers. To know which manufacturers to quote with, Lumi helps you gather all the information about the geography of your supply chain, your spending patterns, and your company’s priorities. Gathering all these details before quoting not only gets you the most accurate quote possible, it also helps manufacturers provide responses more rapidly.