The Shoestring Budget Guide: Turning Your Product Idea into a Prototype and Preparing for Sourcing
I have been reviewing product ideas and getting them prepared for manufacturing for the past six years. When a client comes to me with visions of having their designs on cocktail napkins manufactured and turned into the next viral product, my responses are almost always something that inevitably...
Sourcing from China? Familiarize Yourself with these Key Supplier Documents
When looking for a supplier to source products from China with, you’re going to want to know that they’re trustworthy, capable, and able to deliver on the business agreement you hope to make with them. However, with so many suppliers to choose from, and more than a few scammers hoping to make a quick profit off of the...
Manufacturing in China: Why You Should Never Skimp on Quality Control
If you ask anyone where the manufacturing center of the world is, odds are they would tell you that it’s China. This assumption is far from baseless. Manufacturing products in China and then exporting them to the United States is a cycle that’s worked for countless companies for many years, and that trend shows no sign of...
Canton Fair: Key Insights into the Oldest and Largest Trade Fair in China
The China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, is the largest trade show in China and one of the largest in the whole world, as hundreds of thousands of people attend the event in order to find new and exciting products for their import/export business.
Quality Control in China: Understanding the Quality Inspection Process
There are a lot of misconceptions and stereotypes around the “Made in China” icon. While the tagline does have a less-than-ideal reputation, poor product quality is rarely the fault of the manufacturer. Rather, poor quality can usually be traced back to a lack of communication or understanding.
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