Product manufacturing can be an exciting and lucrative process. If you are new to the process, there are some pitfalls you should be sure to avoid. Some of them may be obvious, others not as much.

Here we will go over some of the most commonly overlooked items during manufacturing, why they are issues, and how to avoid them.

  1. Not Testing New Designs

    One of the most common mistakes people make is not testing out their designs. Even simple changes to a design can have unforeseen circumstances. It is better to root out and fix any potential issues sooner rather than later.

  2. Government Regulations

    Your product might fall under government regulations depending on the purpose and function of the product. Depending on the agency, you may have to use certain materials or get your product certified before selling it. You can check with a customs broker to see if your product falls under government regulation and how to make sure it’s in compliance, if so. You really don’t want to end up with a shipment of parts you can’t sell so it’s best to get that done beforehand.

  3. Customs Broker

    Speaking of Customs brokers, that is another often overlooked aspect of product sourcing. You will need a customs broker to clear the shipment at port. This will involve filing documents with the government, handling other processes at port.

  4. Alternate Materials

    Sometimes using alternate materials can help enhance your product. Other times you may be using a material that is more expensive than needed. You can consult with an engineer on what would be best for your product.

  5. Using People they can Trust

    Having the wrong people for your product manufacturing can be the worst mistake people mistake. Having a team of people you can contact quickly that will handle your product with the care and quality it deserves will go a long way to getting you the quality you deserve.

If you can avoid overlooking these points it will help mitigate any issues you have with manufacturing. If you need help with your product, contact us now!