This is a custom medal project from a new customer in Spain. The customer’s company mainly engages in offline business of advertising and promotion, and often helps customers customize some advertising materials and promotional gifts.
This time the customer wanted custom 1,000 pcs 70mm size antique medals. He provided pictures of the previous finished medal and wanted to reproduce all the details.
1. Solution Recommendation
After learning about the customer’s requirements, we offered an accurate quotation to him, which the customer had no objection to.
The main problem was solving the production artwork. Since the materials provided by the customer were limited to previous photos of finished medal, the details of which were not clear, this was undoubtedly a very big challenge to our designers. Once the artwork cannot restore all details, the collaboration will not proceed.
In this regard, our designers disassembled the character, buildings, regional emblem, crown, and anchor in the photos one by one, searched for high-definition original images on the Internet, and then combined them one by one to draw 3D CNC artwork.
During the search, we learned the story behind this custom medal: This medal is to commemorate and pay tribute to a great marathon runner – Rafael Carmona Páez. He died in an accident, but he is part of those unforgettable Chiclaneros, and have left in our memory, and in the pages of our history, a testimony of dignified and exemplary life.
2. The Cooperation Process
The customer communicated in Spanish throughout the entire process, which did not trouble SICpin’s sales team. We use Spanish to communicate with customers without barriers and respect their language habits. This should be one of the reasons why customer choose to cooperate with us.
The customer was very satisfied with our CNC artwork and immediately decided to put it into production. Prior to this, the customer asked us if we could provide a tax-included shipping way. Because Spain’s import tariffs are relatively high, the customer wanted to reasonably save costs. In this regard, we have rich experience in Spanish exports and provide customer with a very cost-effective double-clearance door-to-door tax-included shipping. The customers are very satisfied with everything.
The custom medal order went into production on March 28. In order to let customer know more about the production process, we send production updates after molding, stamping, and plating. Due to the long time of the tax-free shipping, we completed the production of 1,000 medals in 11 days. The final customer received the medals on April 26th and expressed his gratitude.
3. The Photos Of Production Process
（Another related client case: Swimming Medal Events from the UK)
4. Frequently Asked Questions During Cooperation
Q: How do you deal with urgent orders?
A: We support rush orders. We usually handle urgent orders by working overtime, adding people, adding machines, etc., and will meet customers’ schedule.
Q: I only have photos, can you help me reproduce the actual medal? Is there a fee?
A: We have an experienced design team that focuses on the graphic design of metal crafts. Taking into account various factors such as understanding customer needs, highlighting themes, and enriching details, we provide free design schemes and can make unlimited revisions to the design details as requested. If you would like to reproduce the medals, you must ensure the ownership or rights to use the medal designs that belongs to you. We will not infringe or piracy.
Q: What parameters do I need to provide to get a quote?
A: There are many factors that influence the price. In order to obtain an accurate quotation, it is recommended to confirm the size, plating, color, quantity, accessories, process etc. after the artwork is completed. If you do not understand certain parameters well, we will assist you and give specific advice.
Q: Do you do a thorough quality inspection on every medal order I place?
A: We will conduct a full inspection of each process, and repair it immediately if any defects are found. Before shipment, professional QC will also inspect strictly to ensure that the finished products sent to customers fully meet the quality standards.
Q: What shipping methods do you support?
A: For lightweight packages, we usually use FedEx, UPS, and DHL Express, 3-8 days of transit, which not only guarantees delivery time but also reduces a lot of troubles for customers by door-to-door express. In some countries and regions, we also support door-to-door, double-clearance, and tax-free express delivery. If enough time is reserved for the event, we also support sea shipping for heavier medal cargo to reduce the customer’s budget.
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5. The Customer Feedback
Customers immediately provided positive feedback after receiving the medals. One month later, we completed a new medal project cooperation. We also adopted the tax-free shipping, which saved customer a lot of costs, and the customer expressed that they would continue to cooperate with us for a long time.
Why can we be favored by customers and reach long-term cooperation?
- We have a fast response and fast delivery team. From business communication and order production, to express delivery, timely communication and rapid response can be achieved.
- We do our best to meet the needs of our customers. Whether it is budget, design, or product functionality, we can always come up with very constructive solutions.
- Process very rich experience in large-scale project cooperation, and provide multiple professional solutions for customers to choose from, which can greatly help reduce communication costs.
- In terms of quality, we have always been adhering to the meticulous craftsman spirit. At each product step, a full inspection has to be done to ensure high-quality finished medals before leaving our factory.
- Wide experience in hardware export helps customers choose the most reasonable transportation method, save transportation costs, and reduce unnecessary troubles.
As an experienced medal manufacturer, whether it is hardware equipment, service concept, staffing, or quick response, we are very confident in providing customers with a full range of services, that greatly exceed customer expectations.
SICpin has a workshop area of 2300 square meters, 42 employees, and 26 sets of production equipment. We always maintain technological innovation in the metal manufacturing industry and guarantee product quality with advanced equipment and strict management concepts.
At least 30,000 medals are produced and exported per month, involving marathons, Ball games, Dance, Martial arts, Bodybuilding, Swimming, and other fields. We maintain in-depth cooperation with customers in more than 40 countries and regions.