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Included In Our Report
Estimated Manufacturing Costs
|We seek to identify all necessary mold fees, certification fees and all other costs required to get your production started.|
Order Quantity Pricing Breaks
|Manufacturing prices work based on economies of scale, because of this, we identify the order quantity pricing breaks to help you determine the most ideal quantity to begin with.|
|Unsure exactly what is needed to begin the production? We will define each requirement, allowing you to be confident you understand every detail of your production.|
|Unsure of required certifications and compliance requirements? We’ll uncover anticipated requirements and give you our suggestion of what we believe is required.|
Estimated Shipping Fees
|We offer shipping estimates across all different shipping methods and order quantities. Helping you determine the most cost effective method of shipping your goods.|
All Landed Costs
|You will receive calculated estimates of all landed costs, giving you the total picture estimate to have your products manufactured and shipped to their final destination.|
The Lifetime Value of Validation
When done properly, sourcing factories should be the most time-consuming aspect of manufacturing. Our Product Validation service negates the need to spend countless hours sourcing and negotiating with factories before you determine a product is viable to manufacture.
Negotiating with Chinese factories is not a difficult feat. In fact, most importers will admit, negotiating with factories to prices too low is a serious concern. As it often means a factory will work to make up for their lost profit via inferior quality. The Product Validation report prevents this, by identifying the high and low estimated costs of manufacturing your desired product, thus defining the boundaries you can comfortable negotiate within, without sacrificing quality.
Our validation reports are packed with so much detail, not only will you be given a stable reference for negotiating, you will also be able to see uncovered costs for tooling and molding, compliance requirements, import duties and taxes, as well as order quantity pricing breaks.
Importers who neglect to perform any method of product validation greatly increase their chances of costly mistakes, both during the importing process and after. Our Product Validation services seek to minimize these mistakes by identifying all important aspects of sourcing, manufacturing and importing your desired product.
Why Validate a Product Idea?
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Our factory liaisons do all the legwork to make sure you have an accurate cost estimate for the manufacturing of your product. We contact a number of qualified suppliers and work with them to calculate the precise manufacturing costs across various order quantities. This ensures that you have multiple options when choosing the number of units to manufacture. We go through this same process with freight forwarders to ensure we get the best price on shipping your product from the factory to your final destination.
We take your product specifications and coordinate with multiple suppliers that specialize in making your product to ensure that all manufacturing requirements will be met. This helps eliminate surprises when you finally pick a factory to produce your product. By working with these potential suppliers, we drill down into the details and make sure that you know exactly what will be required to accurately manufacture your product.
After we are sure we have done our due diligence on your behalf, we put all of the information we gathered into a comprehensive report and deliver it to your inbox. This report will contain every detail you need to make a decision on whether or not your product will be viable & profitable. If you decide to move forward with the product, this completed validation and cost analysis report will be your game plan for success. At this point, many customers choose to use our A-Z service to move forward with their product. Since our team worked on this Product Validation for you, we are already intimately familiar with the requirements, suppliers, and specifications, which gives us a significant advantage handling the rest of your production and logistics.
What Do We Need to Start?
Ensuring we understanding your product is a top priority. Make sure you have your product details fully planned out to allow for the most accurate estimates.
It’s never enough to have a product idea in mind or link to a product from one of the supplier directories. You need a product specification sheet if you’re serious about quality!
We recommend taking product research seriously, as it will greatly improve the overall outcome of the service, as well as your finished product.
Check out this guide if you would like to learn more about product research and creating a product specification sheet.
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Can you determine the cost of a product that does not yet exist?
Our reports are only as accurate as the information you provide us. If you only have a general idea of a product, we can only provide a general idea of the costs involved. The more detailed you are with your specifications, the more accurate we can be with our report.
What is your refund policy?
Before we receive your product specifications, we offer a 14 day refund policy. If you have already sent us your product specifications, you have 24 hours from that date of our receipt to cancel.
Guided Imports does not provide refunds for products that do not meet client’s financial expectations. To read our full refund policy, click here.
I would like to know the cost of the same product, with multiple variations. How would this work?
Our Product Validation service works on a per product basis. If you have multiple desired specifications, we recommend looking into our bulk order discounts.
What product details are needed before I submit my Product Validation request?
The more information you can provide us on the actual product, the more accurate your report will be. So, if you leave out details that may change the cost of the production, you may find that your report is not as accurate as you hoped.
In order to prevent this, we recommend having the following categories of product specifications ready, as we will be asking you for them on the order page.
The product itself – explaining the product so we understand it is key
- Product materials
- If it needs to be customized, include the details
- Estimated order quantity
- Country of import
- Packaging details
- Any additional requirements you deem necessary
If I would like to move forward with your A to Z service, after getting a product validated, is the existing validation taken into account?
Absolutely. We are more than happy to offer a coupon, deducting the cost of the validation from the service.
How long does it take to receive the Product Validation report, once it has been submitted?
Once we have received your product specifications, we will generate and deliver your report in no more than 7 business days.
Will you include product packaging in the report?
If you would like for us to include product packaging costs, we recommend including the details of the packaging requirements in the report. Please note, for detailed packaging, we will need very clear specifications so we can offer an accurate quotation.
Are you able to offer Product Validation reports for products being imported into my country?
Our most popular countries are Western countries (USA, UK, EU, AUS). For all other countries, please note, we are more than capable of building a Product Validation report, however the import requirements will not be clearly represented.