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Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Solving the Sourcing Puzzle- Dead Stop to Launch in 90 Days - Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
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  • 1. Solving the sourcingSolving the sourcing puzzlepuzzle Dead stop to launch in 90 daysDead stop to launch in 90 days
  • 2. Peter KellerPeter Keller FringeSportFringeSport ProductSimpleProductSimple icaruspete@gmail.comicaruspete@gmail.com @petekeller@petekeller
  • 3. Goal: Product Launch inGoal: Product Launch in 90 Days90 Days
  • 4. Product Development canProduct Development can take yearstake years
  • 5. But you can cut yourBut you can cut your timeframe down totimeframe down to months or days with amonths or days with a few hacksfew hacks
  • 6. How?How?
  • 7. Days 1-30: Dev andDays 1-30: Dev and Factory SelectionFactory Selection Days 31-60: Order,Days 31-60: Order, Feedback, ProductionFeedback, Production Days 61-90: Shipping,Days 61-90: Shipping, Launch PrepLaunch Prep
  • 8. Days 1-30: Dev andDays 1-30: Dev and Factory SelectionFactory Selection
  • 9. Quick tangent-Quick tangent- OEM vs. ODMOEM vs. ODM
  • 10. Got an idea?Got an idea?
  • 11. Get it MADEGet it MADE
  • 12. Find anFind an engineer/designerengineer/designer
  • 13. Local in Austin:Local in Austin: Brooke Make Shift ATXBrooke Make Shift ATX Bailey BrightPDBailey BrightPD
  • 14. Outsource:Outsource: Odesk.comOdesk.com Elance.comElance.com
  • 15. Find a factory!Find a factory!
  • 16. Free ride on existingFree ride on existing engineering and toolingengineering and tooling
  • 17. Resources:Resources: Alibaba.comAlibaba.com GlobalSources.comGlobalSources.com Panjiva.com (secret weapon)Panjiva.com (secret weapon) Canton FairCanton Fair Industry knowledge (secretIndustry knowledge (secret weapon)weapon) GoogleGoogle
  • 18. Is the Factory legit?Is the Factory legit?
  • 19. Other customersOther customers Factory audit ($300)Factory audit ($300) VisitVisit Sourcing companySourcing company SamplesSamples
  • 20. Factory engineering andFactory engineering and design resourcesdesign resources
  • 21. ToolingTooling
  • 22. Protecting your IPProtecting your IP
  • 23. Target marketTarget market Mfr countryMfr country
  • 24. Samples- timingSamples- timing
  • 25. Quick tangent:Quick tangent: Is China the rightIs China the right answer?answer?
  • 26. Days 31-60: Order,Days 31-60: Order, Feedback, ProductionFeedback, Production
  • 27. Never send money youNever send money you can’t losecan’t lose
  • 28. Craft the orderCraft the order
  • 29. PricePrice Payment termsPayment terms Delivery DateDelivery Date L/C (secret weapon)L/C (secret weapon) LiabilityLiability ReturnsReturns
  • 30. What if everything goesWhat if everything goes sideways?sideways?
  • 31. Final sampleFinal sample
  • 32. Monitoring productionMonitoring production statusstatus
  • 33. Arrange inspectionArrange inspection $300/day$300/day
  • 34. Arrange shippingArrange shipping
  • 35. Production andProduction and inspectioninspection
  • 36. Days 61-90: Shipping,Days 61-90: Shipping, Launch PrepLaunch Prep
  • 37. ShippingShipping
  • 38. Freight ForwarderFreight Forwarder ~25 days Shanghai to~25 days Shanghai to AustinAustin
  • 39. WarehousingWarehousing YoursYours Your buddy’sYour buddy’s 3PL (secret weapon)3PL (secret weapon)
  • 40. ~25 days Shanghai to~25 days Shanghai to AustinAustin
  • 41. LaunchLaunch
  • 42. Samples by airSamples by air Line up distributionLine up distribution Platforms (secretPlatforms (secret weapon)weapon)
  • 43. Find helpFind help
  • 44. MeMe productsimple.netproductsimple.net icaruspete@gmail.comicaruspete@gmail.com @productsimple@productsimple
  • 45. OnlineOnline redditreddit
  • 46. Sourcing and industrialSourcing and industrial design companiesdesign companies Silkroadintl.netSilkroadintl.net makeshiftatx.commakeshiftatx.com brightpd.combrightpd.com
  • 47. Defined tasksDefined tasks ElanceElance OdeskOdesk
  • 48. Thanks and good luck!Thanks and good luck!

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