3 Ways Inventors Can Get their Products Made

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 30, 2011

inventionA recent article in Business on Main covers a few ways an inventor can actually get their product made and to market. This process can be one of the most daunting for any inventor as it can be costly and you never know who to trust with your idea. There are a few reliable options out there that can really make it easier.

1. Telebrands

This is the ultimate goal but few inventors will ever get into their program. They only launch a few products each year and as the CEO says “they are always hits”. For any inventor it’s worth a shot to see if your product is something they are looking for. Basically if you are accepted you have just made millions!

2. Alibaba

This is the platform most inventors will end up using to find their products producers. It’s used by over 65 million people in 240 countries and you can find someone to manufacturer just about any product. It’s basically comparison shopping for your manufactures and it help takes the travel and research costs out of the picture.

3. Afingo

This is a newer company that focuses on connecting you to manufactures in the fashion industry. They have a database of pre-qualified vendors who can handle just about any request in the fashion space. The company aims to “take the guesswork out of the experience” by carefully matching you up with a few qualified choices.

However you choose to find your manufacturer always remember to do your due diligence. This is a big commitment for your business and your product so the right fit is crucial. Don’t dive in and order a ton of units. Place smaller test orders and see how the company responds to the requests. Build the orders up if you’re happy with the results.

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Anytime you hire someone for such a huge task there will be risk involved. However hopefully with these options you will at least get pointed in the right direction.

Remember at the end of the day the most important decision to make is to actually make the decision! No invention stands a chance if it never gets produced. Everything has risks so just make sure you do your best and get the process started. There is always a chance to change the decision.

Learn more about each company and the process to get started here.

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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.