Valco’s Frequently Asked Questions
With so many different types of snap buttons (we have more than 1,000 variations) and other metal parts, we at Valco get a variety of different questions regarding our products.
Here are some of the most common questions our clients have when searching for the right part (and, as always, for any other questions or comments you have, be sure to contact us
Question: Which snap button do I need?
Answer: That depends on a variety of factors, but the most important thing to consider is the snap button’s intended application. That will tell us what we need to know about which button best suits your needs.
You’ll also need to know:
- The “ID,” or inside diameter, of the tubing with which you’re working. You can use a caliper or something as simple as a scale to measure it.
- The wall thickness of the tube, which will tell us how high the button needs to be in order to complete its function.
Q: What type of material will I need my part to be?
A: Knowing your application also allows us to determine what type of material we need to make your snap buttons. What’s the exposure? Do you need stainless steel? Zinc plating?
Valco works with everything from stainless steel and spring steel to a variety of plated options, all of which are tailored to our customers’ requests.
Q: Does Valco offer samples?
A: Yes, we do – we offer samples for a variety of our products. We can provide free samples to companies building new products, and to companies seeking replacements or a new type of snap button for their applications.
If it is a small quantity order you need, Valco does offer most of our products in packs of 4 with prices that range from $10-$25. Beyond a 4 pack, we do sell wholesale with a $50 minimum order requirement.
To learn more about Valco’s sample products, be sure to contact us
Q: What are Valco’s shipping methods?
A: Valco utilizes UPS and FedEx for the shipment of its products, but we can accommodate your need should you have a specific provider with which you work.
Q: Do you provide international shipping?
A: Yes, we can ship anywhere in the world. Valco also utilizes UPS and FedEx for international shipping but that too can be altered to a customer’s request.
Q: Do you offer any local distribution options? How about international distribution?
A: Valco does not provide any local distribution options in the United States, but we can ship our products anywhere in the country without question. As far as our international distributing goes, we have a distribution center in Europe, which specializes in shipping to non-English speaking countries.
Q: Is Valco a manufacturer, supplier or distributor?
A: We’re all of it combined. Valco prides itself on being a complete solution for clients, handling every aspect of the process in-house – from initial designs and concepts to manufacturing and distributing. This allows us to pass the lower costs down to our customers.