A great product comes to mind. Perhaps, you have even created a prototype. However, if your product is too complicated or costly to produce in bulk, it is about time to work with a manufacturer.
The process of choosing the right cage nuts manufacturer can be complicated. Most of them will probably turn you down, since your production requirements are not too large for their bother. On the other hand, the standards of others may not meet the quality you need. Consider the following tips to choose the cage nuts manufacturer that will work efficiently with your business:
Search for manufacturers to find the one that suits your company best. As a start, make up your mind if you want a US manufacturer or would like to outsource overseas, whether to China or some other country. Each option has its pros and cons: US made products are, usually, better in quality and easier to sell to discerning consumers, whereas products made in China and other countries are cheaper in parts and labor (though overseas shipping has additional costs).
Think about your audience to determine your top priority: image or cost. When you have made your decision, check out the websites of these manufacturers to know their qualifications. Look for references, plus images of products produced by the manufacturer to ensure that their quality meets your standards.
If you want to be taken seriously, do all the necessary research and legwork before meeting with a cage nuts manufacturer. Try to design your product prototype or find someone to build it. If you have a sophisticated product, hire a product engineer and ask for advice – if it is feasible to mass-produce before the prototype is built.
You should also have an estimated budget, as well as a business plan that cites your product goals and manufacturing requirements. Keep in mind that you are not only choosing a manufacturer, but the manufacturer is making a decision on your company as well. When the manufacturer doesn’t consider your idea as doable, maybe you won’t even have to meet.
Explore the facility
Before committing to a supplier and signing a contract, look around their facility to explore the manufacturer’s factory and showroom. This way, you will be able to have a better idea of the manufacturer’s capabilities, and know how the supplier sees your product and business needs.
Before you make your final decision, try to visit a number of manufacturers. Remember that the quality of your product is in the hands of your cage nuts manufacturer, so you have to decide on the one you can trust.