In a world of craziness and zillions of manufacturing companies all over the world, how do you get your design from paper to real product? Which manufacturing company do you choose? How do you find them? Well we will leave those questions for a later blog. Today we will discuss the process for having your leather bag manufactured.
The first step is having a design that is ready so you can email it to the factory, so they can make a sample of your design. I have seen people who know exactly what they want to produce and others have no clue. The good news is that we can help you through this process by sending you various pictures of samples to help give you an ideal of what you want to produce. You can take a shoulder strap here and a zipper there until you have created your very own leather bag that you love.
Afterwards, the manufacturer can produce your sample, which takes about 2 – 3 weeks. Be prepared for a sample fee, which needs to be paid before the sample is made. The good news is that most companies will give you a credit for the sample price you paid after you place your order. One thing to consider before you send off your design is whether or not you should sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which should keep your designs safe. Most manufacturing companies will sign them if you ask, but you should always guard your design and seek appropriate legal counsel.
Once the factory has your product designs they will make a sample product and ship it to you for your approval. If you need to make revisions simply explain to the factory what you want changed. Production usually begins immediately after your approval has been received. Lead times vary depending on the product, but it usually takes between 4 – 8 weeks for the manufacturer to complete the process. If the product is very detailed or there is a large order you should be prepared for a longer production time.
Once the product has been manufactured, a quality control team will inspect the products to ensure high standards are met. This is an area that GFG excels ahead of all the other manufacturing companies because they check every piece by hand to ensure that each product passes their quality control test. If it does not pass the item is brought back to the production area to be repaired. If the product cannot be fixed it will be discarded, and a new one will be made in its place. This is something that very few manufacturing companies will do for their clients, but at GFG all work is guaranteed. Be prepared to hire and outside quality control team if you work with other manufacturers as most do not have their own quality control team. This is an additional cost that comes directly out of your profit, and sadly even when an independent quality control company is hired they never check every piece. Instead they only sample the whole looking at a few pieces here and there. I have seen many problems arise in the area of quality control issues, so pay careful attention to detail in this area. Deadlines are missed, contracts are lost, customers are unsatisfied, money is lost, and tempers flare when things are not completed the right way! The question is why even deal with a manufacturing company who doesn’t have a quality control team? It doesn’t make sense!
Afterwards, the products will be packed and shipped to you by sea or air. Remember that most products are shipped from China FOB, which means that you will be responsible for the freight and shipping cost once it leaves China’s shipping port. What this means is that you must pay the cost of getting it from China to America and then from the shipping port to your office. Most new comers are not really aware of these facts and this can be a real bummer when you find out you have to pay and additional amount of cash. Also when it arrives in the USA, you may have to pay local import taxes or fees which can be quite hefty so make sure you know what all of the costs are before you make commitments.
GFG is able to confidently manufacturer many types of bags and leather products you want to develop. We have been in business for over 14 years and are growing at a steady pace. The growth is by no accident, but because of a heart felt conviction to give the customer what they want!! We have developed a serious reputation for manufacturing quality products for many high-end brands! Because of these relationships, we have developed a habit of consistent quality control throughout the whole manufacturing process. We have implemented a system that ensures all products are made with the same consistent quality over and over, delivering to you an end product that we are both proud of and one that will surpass your expectations, at a very competitive price point. Customer service is our highest priority and customers experience what we call, the GFG Difference, the customer is always satisfied! GFG is looking to make strategic partnerships with companies such as yourself. GFG has the experience to develop the product you need! Designs can be emailed to GFG at email@example.com or send us your contact information. GFG is confident that you will be satisfied with our manufacturing, and we look forward to establishing a working relationship with your company.
If you have any questions please feel free to email Julia Huang. Julia has been involved in manufacturing for 14 years and has the experience to help and answer any questions you may have. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to place an order right away call (240) 482 7973 to get 50% off of your first sample made.