If you’ve ever had an idea for a product that you thought about producing for sale, you may not have a clue about where to start. Here are some of the top things to know about product design.

You’ll Need to Figure Out Production

Once you’ve had an idea for a product that you think would be great to produce and sell, you’ll need to hammer out the logistics of making products. This can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t skilled in this area, but you don’t need to be a brilliant artist or handyperson to manufacture products. For example, if you’ve designed a product, typically you’ll need a prototype, which could vary depending on what you are looking to produce. If your prototype is something you created on a 3D printer, you could seek out injection mold design services to have molds created, which can later be used in a manufacturing facility for mass production. Luckily, there are many companies that have facilities, like factories, who know how to manufacture a wide array of products once they have been designed.

You Need To Have a Way To Sell Your Product

There are many options for selling a product you have invented and designed, whether you are looking to start small with an item that is handcrafted and sold on an online marketplace or you are going to start a business and mass produce your product to be sold in stores. The type of product you are selling will help decide how you will sell it, but it is advisable to start planning for production and sale as early as possible. If you are starting your own business, you’ll need to look into creating an LLC and the logistics behind doing so. If your product is either artistic or collectible in nature and will be made by you in-house, an online marketplace like Etsy can be a good place to start. 

You May Need Outside Help

There are many people who have already invented, designed and produced products, so you should be able to find help with navigating the process. You may also need help financially, depending on the scale of your operation and your personal means. There are business consultants, legal advisors and even investors available to you, but may require some leg work on your part. Some small businesses seek out crowdfunding campaigns or angel investors, but your business needs will vary based on the factors discussed above.

There are so many moving parts to selling a product you have invented yourself, but these tips can help you organize your plan in the beginning stages.

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