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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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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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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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Online Legal Tools for Hardware Startups

Starting a hardware startup unfortunately isn’t just about creating a great product that you’re proud of and then selling it. If you’re really going to launch a small business, you’ll find that you need to wear many hats, and some … Continue reading

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Learn to Manage Your HW Startup Better With Google’s Management Methodology

Google shared with the world its Material Design Language to help app developers and web designers make more attractive looking software, but that’s not the only trick up the company’s sleeves. Google has also been very vocal about its management … Continue reading

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Quality Control vs Quality Assurance

If you are outsourcing your manufacturing, then making sure that there is good quality control in place is absolutely crucial. This is what will ensure that any of your products are produced exactly to specification before they end up in … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Shipping Rates for Your Hardware Startup?

So you’ve settled on a price for your ground-breaking new product. No doubt deciding pricing was a decision that caused you some headache, but unfortunately you’re not quite out of the woods yet as you still need to decide on … Continue reading

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Marketing For Hardware Startups: How To Connect With Customers?

Understanding how to connect with customers is a crucial part of marketing for startups, especially for any business that wants to maximize profits. The more your audience is engaged with you, the more they’re interested in your products and services, … Continue reading

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Marketing for Hardware Startups: Determine if Your Hardware Product has a Big Enough Market Opportunity

When you’re a startup about to launch a new product, chances are that you’re going to want to make some kind of profit from it. Even if you’re not motivated by money, having a successful product means you’ll have profit … Continue reading

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