Makerfabs can provide investment for Makers/ startups for hardware projects, to help complete the production and then launch a hardware product into the market.
To launch a hardware product into the market, the hardware Designing/Coding is only a part of the whole complex works. There many other things needed such as the investment/ production/ Quality control/ warehousing/ shipping/ collection, etc., which require a lot of human resources and time. For many makers/ new startups, these are big problems in the early stage of creating business.
As Hardware facilitator and producer, Makerfabs is willing to help to solve these kinds of problems for Makers. Besides our long-term experience on the hardware production, include the PCBA/ Mold/ Assembly, Makerfabs provide some other plan, to help new startups turn the design into products:
1. Production Investment
Makerfabs can provide investment for Makers/startups for hardware projects, to help complete the production. If the designer doesn’t risk, or want, to invest for the project production, or its quantity at least 1,000 pcs, to keep the product price competitive in the market, which beyond the design team’s financial capability, Makerfabs would be glad to help. Makerfabs business department will have a rough estimation for your project, and if yes, we are glad to invest in your project.
The detailed investment method can be negotiable, as designer requests and considerations. For example, Makerfabs can invest to produce your projects, with the designer’s authorization, and shares the profit together. Such as the ESPlay Micro.
2. Product Management
After the product designed & produced, the product management is still not an easy work. A warehouse needed, and a human resource to deal with the packaging/shipping/shipping tracking, and also the work of payment collection. It is not as easy as it seems.
Makerfabs provide product management, include:
• Warehouse, clean& dry to ensure your product safe;
• Packaging, experienced workers with safe packaging;
• One-time payment checking, selling report weekly& monthly;
• On-line store Makerfabs or Tindie;
Of course, you can also directly send us the customer shipping address, so we directly ship them to the final customer hand.
And finally, all this service FREE~! Only the shipping fee(by DHL or registered airmail shipping) will be charged from the end-users, with the same shipping fee standard as our own products. The shipping method DHL is 2~3 days to the USA& EU& JP, and 3~4 days for other countries, and the shipping method registered air mail 10~15 days for all the places on this planet.