Our motto is: "Individually Handcrafted -- designed to last a lifetime." Furthermore, we don't use cheap bonded leather, but only the best genuine cowhide available. We are not set up as a discount superstore where we can offer super cheap prices.
Consider: Our products are actually individually handcrafted by an artisan and not mass-produced on assembly lines. Also, we use very high-quality cowhide leather and not cheap “bonded leather” or imitation leather. As an example, just to make one all-in-one service folio takes well over two hours to handcraft. And yet we charge only about $60 including materials and shipping. Even our less expensive vinyl covers are individually hand-sewn with a sewing machine and high-quality materials and are not mass-produced in large factories. Please view the following video about our artisan at work: Ministryideaz.com/Handcrafted
Please review the following articles for more information regarding our quality:
Regarding our other products such as games, greeting cards, and activity books: Many of these are indeed made on machines and are not individually crafted. (One exception is the coils on notebooks which must be coiled manually, one at a time, after they are printed.) However, consider these points:
- we are a small company
- our customer base is small
Therefore we can only manufacture limited quantities. This causes the unit cost for us to go up considerably. If you're comparing our prices to your local dollar-store or 'Walmart,' please understand that these companies produce things by the millions and the unit price is dramatically lower than what we would pay.
Finally, please also consider that we do offer free shipping. Of course, free shipping for the customer means that our company has to pay the shipping provider and these costs are necessarily incorporated into the product price that you pay on our website. Shipping is not cheap and we indeed ship all the way from our warehouse in Ecuador, South America.