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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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Don’t Get Blindsided Without Knowing Your Battery Shipping Rules and Regulations

For hardware startups it can sometimes seem like there are a million and one things you have to worry about before you can take your idea to market. Well, get ready for one more: shipping batteries! If you’re product is … 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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Understand Your Shipping Terms: INCO Terms

If you’re going to be shipping a hardware product internationally, then it’s important that you think carefully about your shipping terms. Otherwise, you can end up getting in arguments with your resellers/consumers that ultimately damage your reputation, cost you money, … 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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