- If you have not already done so, order your bottles and your labels. Remember that having labels printed often takes longer than obtaining glass.
Fancy bottle shapes and colors are tempting, as a way to differentiate your oil, but they might lock you in to future problems. It may be impossible to find the same bottle every year or costs may go way up. There is a lot to be said for using a fairly standard bottle and creating unique label graphics that makes your brand stand out instead.
- Consider how you will get your oil bottled and what it will cost. Is it time to buy a bottling machine ?
- Prepare your samples for laboratory testing and EVOO certification.