When Should I Start My Crowdfunding Campaign?

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When Should I Start My Crowdfunding Campaign?

For every successful crowdfunding campaign held on Kickstarter, two will fail. On Indiegogo, the odds are even worse, with 9 out of 10 campaigns falling short of their goal. To help ensure success for your next campaign, it’s important that you recognize the top four reasons for failure: ● It’s…

Your Guidebook for Sourcing on Alibaba

In modern days, almost everybody shops, at least once or twice on Amazon. For entrepreneurs in the hardware product development industry, it wouldn’t be too much of an exaggeration if you compare Alibaba to Amazon.   More and more startup companies choose to source on Alibaba for apparent reasons. First,…

Everything You Need to Know About Factory Audits

We have talked a lot about manufacturing. For example, things you should know before manufacturing in China (or anywhere else in the world), how to prevent manufacturers from avoiding working with you, and a thorough comparison of manufacturing between in China and Vietnam. One of the most important points we…

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How Much Does Prototyping Cost? (Infographic)

We get asked a lot by our clients, “How much does it cost, approximately, to prototype this piece?” It is not an easy question to answer in three to five sentences via email. That’s why we always try to set up a phone call with our clients and understand better…

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Map of China’s Manufacturing Industry 2018

There is no denying, nowadays China still is the place to go for manufacturing hardware products. Besides Shenzhen, which is the Factory of the World, there are other regions in China worth your attention. In this blog, we will touch on these places regarding their manufacturing industries. Hopefully, it will…

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Things You Should Know Before Manufacturing in China

One of the most significant and exciting moments in the product development journey is moving the project into the manufacturing phase. If you have reached it, congratulations! Champagne? Maybe a little too early. If you are still finalizing the prototype, stay focus and be patient. No matter where you are…

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Rapid Prototyping – Think Through Doing

We are always seeking “the faster.” Yes, the faster, not the fastest because we firmly believe there is always the next-level of something more significant. For product makers and entrepreneurs like you, quicker turnaround time and shorter and successful development process are entirely on the top of your list. Consequently,…

Manufacturing: China vs. Vietnam

Manufacturing in China has been the synonym for production in Asia for a few decades. However, things are changing. Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia are all perceived as the “new-China” due to significantly lower wages. But are salaries the most important factor in the decision of where to manufacture?…

Simplified Product Development Process – Manufacturing (2/2)

This article is the second out of two we wrote about product development process and it focuses on manufacturing. You will find our FREE infographics on product development process in the previous article. Manufacturing of New Hardware Electronic Products When a development team is finally (almost) confident about the product, ordering tools…

NPI Guidebook New Product Introduction

Your Complete NPI Guidebook Is Here

New Product Introduction (NPI) refers to the transition stage from design to manufacturing. It can be chaotic and overwhelming due to the amount of intertwined and sticky tasks it contains if you don’t carefully plan it out ahead. But don’t you worry about it with the help of this complete…