To get a quote for a completely NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT production run, we need the following:

Going from concept to production and then successfully marketing a new product involves taking a number of critical steps.

Patent or trademark infringement issues

If there might be any patent or trademark infringement issues, you should perform a patent or trademark search and/or consult a patent attorney. We do not perform patent or trademark searches; we will not knowingly source a product that would infringe on another company’s patents or trademarks. You wouldn’t want this either, as importing a product that infringes on a patent or trademark could trigger a lawsuit, in addition to the possibility that U.S. Customs (or the Customs department of your country) could confiscate the shipment.

The product must be engineered, prototyped

The product must be engineered, prototyped, and tested to insure that it performs as needed. The engineering process involves creating computer-generated drawings (prints), that a manufacturing company will use to create the production parts. Not prototyping your product is a costly mistake that can result in a shipment of defective parts. The prototyping process can also save you money by flushing out ideas on how the product might be made at a lower cost. We can refer you to a company in the U.S. who does excellent engineering and prototyping work, or we can source it to our Chinese partners with many years of experience in this field. While the difference will mainly reflect in pricing, we tend to stake our trust in China’s ability to replicate efficiently rather than devising its initial frame and casting..

Market research

After you’ve tested a fully functioning prototype, it’s now time to do some market research. True market research is finding out what your customers want to buy and then catering your product line and marketing to their needs. What you think you want to sell is a shot in the dark; at worst case, it’s a gamble that could result in you sitting on inventory that no one wants to buy. Show your prototype to as many of your prospective customers as possible; you want to ask their opinion on your product’s quality, function, projected sales price, appearance, and how they’d like to see it packaged. Doing market research will enable you to assess how your product should be manufactured, packaged, and priced, and who the best customers will be to target your sales and marketing efforts to.

Completely satisfying, sample

If there are any changes that need to be made to the product, the prints must be updated. You might consider having a final prototype or two made if your customers want to see an updated version. The alterations are usually included in the product development package up to the last, and completely satisfying, sample

Have the artwork for your packaging made

Have the artwork for your packaging made. Getting your product completely packaged in China is no problem. It is best that you have the artwork made by a local graphic arts company; we do not recommend having the artwork designed in China. We incorporated a professional company in the U.S. that does fantastic package design for our customers.

Make a business plan

If you’re setting up a new company, it’s important to make a business plan. Your business plan will help you understand the total costs involved in setting up a new business so that you can acquire enough capital to insure that your new company will make it over the long term. Lack of planning and insufficient capital are two of the biggest reasons why new businesses fail.

You’re ready to go to production

Now you’re ready to go to production. We’ll source a factory for you to make the production run, and get you a quote on the final, packaged product. If a new mold is required, you may need to wire transfer a deposit on the mold cost to China. We will work with you and the factory to insure that the product you would like to import from China is completely assembled and packaged, made to your specifications.