The process of going from one-to-many for your consumer electronic product can be a complex journey. The first time you are launching a product particularly, it can feel like “one step forward, two steps back.” Although, when you see a delighted customer using your product in the wild, it all becomes worth it. While we know the journey does not follow a linear path, there are milestones you need to hit along the way. In order to manufacture your product in high volume with a contract manufacturer, these are 10 key pieces of information you need before handing your product over to a factory:
Since this is a fluid process, it’s good to have most of this close to 100% ready before starting the request for quote (RFQ) process. You’ll definitely need this information when you are ready to kick off the project with your chosen factory partner. The more prep work you do, the smoother the process will be. This approach will help prevent unexpected costs, questions about quality and address any schedule delays up front, helping you and the factory navigate the journey more smoothly.