Thoughts on Getting Your First Product Manufactured in China

TMBA 236: Thoughts on Getting Your First Product Manufactured in China
Date: 2014-03-20
Link: Tropical Talk Radio
 
Look at factory alignment.
Do your homework so you are the real deal.
Find a factory that is aligned with your goals.
On Alibaba try to find a factory that makes similar product (to the one you want to make).
On Alibaba everybody is lying.
If you’re going to manufacture in China talk to somebody who has done it before.
On Alibaba it can be hard to tell who is an agent and who is the factory.
With an agent you probably won’t get the best price but there are other advantages.
With plastic products you can always do a 3D printed sample before you do your tooling sample.
The tooling costs vary widely.
Always ask how long the tool is going to last.