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Providing the Services that Matter

We work with successful companies that want to do even better. In most cases, our clients have done a pretty good job at building products directly with factories. However as they’ve grown and their time gets stretched thin, they start to hit the ceiling for capacity, quality, or ability to design the next generation of their product or deal with ongoing issues with their factory.

Leveraging our deep knowledge of product development and manufacturing processes allows our clients to focus their time and resources into areas of their company where they are uniquely competent.

That means instead of staying up late at night trying to solve problems with their factory our clients are free to focus on building their brand and creating new product ideas.

Take a look through our services and see if we might be a fit to help.

Industrial Design

Our role as a Design Agency is to help you develop the best possible concept of your product. Good Industrial Design can take your product from average to a huge success.

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“Design is concerned with how things work, how they are controlled, and the nature of the interaction between people and [products]. When done well, the results are brilliant, pleasurable products. When done badly, the products are unusable, leading to great frustration and irritation. Or they might be usable, but force us to behave the way the product wishes rather than as we wish.”

Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things 

Our role as an Industrial Design Agency is to help you develop the best possible concept of your product by taking into careful consideration how someone will interact with it, how users will perceive it in the marketplace, it’s functions, and aesthetics.  Good Industrial Design can take your product from being a commodity to a huge success.

At Product Evo, we help you take your first steps to get your concept on paper, refine it, choose materials and problem solve.

We’ll help you move from idea all the way through a tech pack that can be used to move your product to the next phase of development.

Pricing from $50/hour

 

Factory Sourcing

We carefully match the production needs of your specific project to their capabilities so we have the right fit.

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“Pareto’s Principle states that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. This couldn’t be more true of choosing good factories to work with, and it works both ways. 80% of the problems in your business can be caused by bad product from a bad factory. In contrast, if you chose a great factory, 80% of your headache goes away.”

Josh Taylor, Founder of Product Evo

Finding a reputable factory overseas who is financially sound, competent, and respects your IP is difficult enough.  Add to that the complexities of communicating with someone from a different culture, who speaks a different language, in a different time zone, and the difficulty increases exponentially.

We overcome these challenges by working with vetted suppliers who we’ve been working with for years, and using our local Chinese team to manage projects directly.

We have a growing network of manufacturers in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Korea that are quality conscious and cost-friendly. We carefully match the production needs of your specific project to their capabilities so we have the right fit.  

We also have a deep understanding of current manufacturing technologies and are constantly exploring new manufacturing possibilities and how they can be applied to current and new products.

We are very experienced at working with the following:

  • Plastics
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Apparel / Textiles
  • Technical Outerwear
  • Packs & Bags
  • Custom POP Displays

Co-Branding

We will design and develop products for your brand to differentiate from the common products on the market.

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“The strength of brand loyalty begins with how your products makes people feel.”

Jay Samit, Vice Chairman of Deloitte

“Products are made in a factory but brands are created in the mind”

Walter Landor

Do you need a new product quickly and easily woven into your brand without having to invest heavily to bring it to market? Does that product need to be unique to your brand to differentiate from the common products on the market? Our co-brand program might be perfect for you.  

The advantages of co-branding over private label include:

  • Fully custom product developed specifically for your brand.
  • Financing is easier because we pay for the design and development costs on your behalf.
  • Reduced development costs mean a higher and faster ROI.
  • Speed to market for a new custom product.
  • Leverage existing brand credibility for your new product.

In order to qualify for our co-brand program you need to have an existing business, a brand with a good reputation for quality and customer service, existing distribution network and your product concept must align with one of our existing brands.

If you qualify, Product Evo will collaborate with you to research the market and position the new product for success.  We will cover 100% of the design and development costs and depending on the size of your distribution network and the potential for the idea, we will either cover or split the mold costs with your company.

Quality Control

We have developed quality control systems and documentation that are invaluable to assure that your products are being looked out for with your best interests in mind.

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“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

William A. Foster

Outside Quality Control inspections are often an overlooked aspect of manufacturing that can save your company cost, quality, lost reputation, and time on orders.  Far too often, you realize this after it is too late.

We have developed quality control systems and documentation that are invaluable to assure that your products are being looked out for with your best interests in mind. These systems work best when we manage development through production, but we have several 3rd party options available as well:

Standard QC

We offer several standard QC checks including:

  • Defect Removal and Destruction
  • During Production (DUPRO) Inspection
  • Production Monitoring
  • Final Random Inspection
  • Loading and Transportation Inspection 

Deliverables Include:

  • Inspection criteria
    • We’ll suggest specific checks for your inspection and guide you in developing custom QC criteria if needed.
  • Booking inspection
    • After your inspection criteria is complete, we’ll work with your supplier to arrange inspection according to your schedule.
  • QC Report
    • After your inspection you’ll receive a complete report with photos and notes showing the condition and quality of your product and any issues found.
  • Follow Up Questions
    • We’ll work with you to discuss any part of the inspection, including follow up questions and further clarifications needed so you can address any problems with your supplier appropriately.
  • QC is always included for our production customers. 

Custom QC inspections start at $215/day.

Laboratory Testing

We can coordinate custom or standardized industry testing on your behalf:

  • Materials testing and verification.
  • Industry required testing and verifications
  • REACH and CA Prop 65 Testing
  • Polymer, Plastic, and Rubber Testing
  • Finish Quality Standards for Coated Surfaces
  • Durability Tests
  • Cure and Finish Tests
  • Coating Thickness Tests
  • Adhesion Tests
  • Fabric Testing
  • Waterproof testing
  • Impact, Force, & Strength

Part Time QC

We sub-contract and train a dedicated QC Manager, specifically for your project, that will monitor internal QC and perform regular inspections at each phase of manufacturing followed with reports. This gives you more information faster during the production process to minimize the impact of problems on the final delivery schedule and quality of your products.

Full Time QC

Our Full Time QC consists of everything that the Part Time QC consists of with the additional benefit of the sub-contracted QC Manager living in the factory full time which allows for eyes to constantly monitor every step more carefully with the ability to gather even more information than the Part Time QC is capable of gathering.
The cost of QC is measured by how long the QC Manager lives on site (covering wages, food, and housing to live on site) and not by how many units there are per PO.

 

Product Development

With your product expertise and our knowledge of material usage and design, we sit down to perfect your product from start to finish.

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“Folks who are new to product development tend to think of factories as magic product copiers: we send our final [drawings or] prototype to manufacturing and exact copies start pouring out. Nope. No magic, just lots of hard work!”

Alan Cohen, Prototype to Product: A Practical Guide for Getting to Market

The only thing that is guaranteed about developing a new product is that there WILL be surprises.  These surprises are what cause 95% of products to fail. This number is so high because everyone underestimates how challenging development can be.  They generally fail to create a realistic product plan, reasonable budget, schedules, and proper sequencing of steps. We help with this.

While we can’t eliminate all of the surprises, we can certainly help plan for as many contingencies as possible, set reasonable expectations, budgets and schedules to help you beat the odds at this stage and get your product into production.

We consider product development and production our core competency.  We have pricing options for both retainer models and total product price models.  Most of our clients chose our total pricing models because our final pricing to them with our margin included is generally very competitive with factory direct pricing they can get on their own.

Private Labeling

A quick and inexpensive way to add additional products to your product line, or to test new product concepts before fully investing.

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“The key to creating successful private label product is to create a great brand where you can differentiate from the common products and charge a premium.”

Josh Taylor, Founder of Product Evo

Do you need a new product seamlessly woven into your brand without having to invest heavily to bring it to market? Or, do you want to test a market or concept before investing heavily into designing your own custom product? Our private label program might be perfect for you.  

Private Labeling is a quick and inexpensive way to add additional products to your product line, or to test new product concepts before investing into design, development and tooling to create your own custom version.

The hard part about private labeling overseas is figuring out who to work with and how to manage that manufacturing process. As much as you might save on cost, it’s common to face fraud or poor product quality when you gamble with trading companies or untested suppliers on Alibaba.

Mecca Eleven will help by using our network of verified suppliers to give you peace of mind. We also help with supplier negotiation, local project management and QC inspections to ensure good product quality and good margins that allow your brand to grow.

Package Design

For many brands, packaging really is the key communicator of your brand essence.

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“Design is concerned with how things work, how they are controlled, and the nature of the interaction between people and [products]. When done well, the results are brilliant, pleasurable products. When done badly, the products are unusable, leading to great frustration and irritation. Or they might be usable, but force us to behave the way the product wishes rather than as we wish.”

Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things 

Our role as a Design Agency is to help you develop the best possible concept of your product by taking into careful consideration how someone will interact with it, how users will perceive it in the marketplace, it’s functions, and aesthetics.  Good Package Design can take your product from being a commodity to a huge success.

At Product Evo, we help you take your first steps to get your concept on paper, refine it, choose materials and problem solve.

We’ll help you move from idea all the way through a tech pack that can be used to move your product to the next phase of development.

Pricing from $50/hour

Logistics

We will ship and import your goods from the manufacturer right to your warehouse door.

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Importing and shipping your product from an overseas factory can be a daunting task if you are unfamiliar with it.  

We will ship and import your goods from the manufacturer right to your warehouse door. We will help you get the best freight rates and eliminate all of the related paperwork and headaches required for importing goods into the USA.

6 Steps of Logistics

Factory

After Production, the order is packaged at the factory and ready to be delivered to a nearby port.

Export

After being picked up at the factory, the order is dropped off at a port in the manufacturing country. The exporting countries taxes and duties will be applied here. Either the factory (FOB) or importer (ExWorks) pays for it.

On the Water/In the Air

After the shipment is loaded and takes off from the port, it can take 18-22 days to cross the Pacific Ocean, depending on departure city, to arrive to The United States.

Air Cargo is much quicker, but much more costly.

Customs 

After the shipment arrives ,it gets unloaded from the vessel and clears customs of the importing country. Customers will document materials being imported and apply fees, if needed. This process can take 7-10 days to complete.

Ground & Rail

After entry into the importing country, the order can be delivered to your warehouse by truck or train depending on costs, ease, and time. Depending on your location, ground transportation can take anywhere from 3-8 days to arrive from the port city.

Customer

After 33-40 Days from leaving the factory, the product will arrive at your warehouse, where you will be able to ship to your customers directly.

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