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Does It Make Sense to Manufacture Smaller Runs In China Or Locally?

The Chinese manufacturing industry is geared toward mass production. Once your startup is successful and you need to produce thousands of units at a time, it usually makes the most sense to find a factory there and take advantage of … Continue reading

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How To Set The Introductory Price For Your Product When Crowdfunding

Setting a price for a new product isn’t easy and has been an area where many hardware startups have struggled.  You want to be able to get funded and cover your costs of getting the product manufactured and delivered to … Continue reading

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Map of China Manufacturing Distribution

A lot of products are manufactured in China, but as you know China is super big and the manufacturing industry of different types of products is quite spread out. Below you will find a map of China manufacturing distribution and … Continue reading

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New Retail Channels for Hardware Startups to Launch Products

Right now is perhaps one of the best times in history to launch a new startup. The internet is the great equalizer as ever, and has ensured that every company is on an equal playing field when it comes to … Continue reading

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Optimizing Packaging for Major Retailers for Hardware Startups

Major retailers such as Amazon and Brookstone are leading the way when it comes to sales of hardware products and a range of other consumer goods, and if you can get your products onto their shelves or e-commerce site, they … Continue reading

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Getting your Hardware Product into Retail with Amy Wenslow of Product to Profits

Amy Wenslow is the CEO of Products to Profits, a consulting company that specializes in helping small businesses & hardware startups get their products onto the shelves of retail stores. There aren’t a lot of resources focused on how to … Continue reading

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5 Important Considerations When Sourcing Hardware Products Online

The time has come for you to find a manufacturing partner that can produce your hardware product. You want to take advantage of an overseas manufacturing strategy and you heard of this website called Alibaba where factories are lined up … Continue reading

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Hardware Startup of the Week: UpCart

Here at BSG, we talk a lot about electronic based gadgets or devices seeing as that’s the focus of most hardware startup these days. But we’re not only interested in electronics. There’s a lot we can learn from looking at … Continue reading

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How we’re re-defining the “Hardware Startup” at BSG

If I asked you to define what a hardware startup is, you might likely say it’s a company making some sort of gadget that has electronics. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area the definition of a hardware … Continue reading

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Too Much Shrimp, or, The Curse of the MOQ

Anyone who’s ever stepped into a Costco is familiar with the concept behind a “Minimum Order Quantity” (MOQ): “Buy 10 or more for 10% off”. And while you might be tempted by ten pounds of Cap’n Haddock’s Spicy Teriyaki Shrimp, … Continue reading

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