Where can I find swimwear manufacturers to manufacture my designs at a low minimum?
I have successfully designed swimsuits for my collection. I would like to manufacture my swimsuits within the USA with a low minimum, which feels impossible. I have contacted various manufacturers and the minimums are $100 per design. As a new e-commerce business, this minimum is impossible for me to meet. I feel China is calling for my business. Any suggestions or ideas will be appreciated.
My recommendation would be that you scale to a larger level, even if that means bringing in some partners or an investor. You are just starting out, and obviously, expenses can be quite high for a business with no current revenue. So the idea would be that you spread the risk/overhead, by bringing in more people that can:
a. Share the cost with you
b. Help generate more sales
Overseas manufacturing is an option (don't only look to China) however keep in mind the current environment over there with respect to its relations with the US. You want to make sure you position yourself well into the future - and that includes having a rough estimate of where things are heading.
If you are looking to go overseas, try South America. Top notch work at much lower prices (compared to the US).
Hope this helps!
I feel the cost you have is about right in some instance considering varied issues. Other companies will charge different depending on the transport, material and etc. But i think that this may give you a highlight on what you need --->https://www.quora.com/How-much-does-it-cost-to-produce-wholesale-and-retail-swimwear
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