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Re: Zippers
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 10:55:29 AM »
Size 8 is a 150 meter roll minimum.  Generally 1-3 weeks production unless they have overstock from a contract order.  Sliders are by the box, at Size 8, 2000 pieces.
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Re: Zippers
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 06:10:49 PM »
Any idea what the approximate cost for that would be - 150m roll of zipper and sliders?

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2018, 11:14:06 AM »
jaYson, the minimums are very different from YKK Canada. We are re-ordering zipper and sliders soon (#10 Reverse). If you want some, let me know.

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2018, 03:51:42 PM »
If the minimums are less for YKK Canada, I would jump on that.
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Re: Zippers
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2019, 10:08:15 AM »
Size 8 is a 150 meter roll minimum.  Generally 1-3 weeks production unless they have overstock from a contract order.  Sliders are by the box, at Size 8, 2000 pieces.

I know this is an older thread but I wanted to update. I recently tried to go direct through YKK for up to 2000 yards of #8 and #10 CF and they told me no, I have to go through one of their dealers. Same with sliders, I asked for 2000 pieces...
If anyone knows who's got those numbers in stock, let me know.

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 11:00:13 AM »
That sounds pretty crazy. Theyve been very responsive in Canada every time weve inquired. Who did you talk to? What colour are you after?

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 05:06:40 PM »
I'm was trying to go through YKK in Plano (Dallas) Texas. looking for the following,

COIL ZIPPER SIZE 8 D334 - COYOTE - 8CF 5/8 CHAIN GOV - 1000 yards.
COIL ZIPPER SIZE 10 D334 - COYOTE - 10CF 5/8 CHAIN GOV - 1000 yards
COIL ZIPPER SIZE 8 D334 (BODY) - COYOTE - 8CF DFNT SLS EP (BODY) - 2000 pieces
COIL ZIPPER SIZE 10 D334 (BODY) - COYOTE - 10CF DFNT SLS EP (BODY) - 1000 pieces

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2019, 06:03:59 AM »
i have been having issues with YKK too, YKK in london used to just have an MOQ of
100metres per roll
100pc of pulls
100pc of fixed length zipper
had been buying from them for around 3 years then out of no where no contact at all

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2019, 07:55:09 AM »
Yeah, I'm a little annoyed that I'm asking for 1000's and they're telling me to go through a dealer...

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2019, 11:31:02 AM »
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Re: Zippers
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2019, 06:14:18 PM »
When I'm ordering bulk, I use these folks: https://www.qualityzipper.com
They still have minimums, but they are lower than many manufacturers and they are very responsive and helpful. They mostly stock black in coil zipper but they can special order other colors. I've found it challenging to get responses from big companies like YKK. I'd love any insights into talking to them.
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Re: Zippers
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2019, 11:37:19 AM »
When I'm ordering bulk, I use these folks: https://www.qualityzipper.com
They still have minimums, but they are lower than many manufacturers and they are very responsive and helpful. They mostly stock black in coil zipper but they can special order other colors. I've found it challenging to get responses from big companies like YKK. I'd love any insights into talking to them.

Thanks, I just sent them an e-mail.

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Re: Zippers
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2019, 11:56:21 AM »
Overall, YKK is generally very responsive, even to irritating questions.  They do have a sales and rear representative system, where once assigned a sales rep that is you person to contact regarding order questions.  They also have another group that handles general inquires about zipper's and sliders. 

Once you are in the system and have filled out the business entity and tax paperwork, it is simply a matter of ordering online through their customer portal.  Payment can be processed in the portal as well.
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