How To Message A Factory

Ready to connect with the perfect factory who can take your designs to production? Before you take the leap and reach out to a potential manufacturer, check out these tips to make sure you make the most of your   messages on Maker’s Row. 

DO: Be straightforward when introducing your company and what you’re looking to make.

DO: Include as much information up front about your product as possible.

DO: Target the right factory for your needs.

DO: Include your budget.

For more tips, check out this   Blog post on what to do!

So how do you make sure you stand out? Understanding what moves your email or phone to call to the   bottom of the priority list is the best place to start!

Here are 5 of the most common ‘rookie’ mistakes new buyers make when reaching out to potential suppliers:

Sharing your life story in the first e-mail.

Creating too much work for the supplier.

Asking for a quote under the supplier’s minimum order requirement.

Reaching out before you’re ready.

Being overly concerned with intellectual property.

And for more details on what NOT to do, click   here.

Now that we've covered do's and don'ts, let's get started!

  1. After you've completed your project, begin searching for manufacturers on
  2. Select a manufacturer and view their profile to make sure their services fit your needs.  
  3. Click 'Message Company' and initiate conversation with manufacturers. Be sure to communicate your needs as listed above. 

Note: We advise you to keep your options open and continue to reach out to various factories until a final decision is made with a manufacturer that fits your needs. 

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