Category: Tips & Insights

The Myth of the Perfect Manufacturing Partner

Indiegogo teamed up with Riverwood Solutions to conduct a webinar on how to identify reliable contract manufacturers and set expectations to achieve success in manufacturing. Riverwood Solutions manufacturing expert Ron Keith walked through the process of selecting a contract manufacturer and gave his tips on how to avoid disappointment when manufacturing abroad. You can now … read more

Production Ready Assessment: Is Your Design Ready for Manufacturing?

As an entrepreneur gearing up for production, you probably have a market entry date in mind. However, in order to hit that date, you need to assess your production readiness and pay attention to all the details big and small that surround the entire production process. There are a lot of details to take into … read more

How retailers plan for the holidays? 4 Insights from Brookstone

First the good news: If your product is ready to go and on pallets, there’s still time to get it into major retailers’ stores by Christmas. But if you’re still in the design phase, you may be too late for Christmas 2017. Right now, it’s March. And yes, there’s a madness for planning the 2017 … read more

Avoiding Common Hardware Issues: The Logistics of Getting Your Parts

Taking your product from the concept phase to prototyping and finally to production is a long, and at times, frustrating process. You want the shortest path to market possible, but unfortunately, you’re bound to run into a few snags here and there. Some, however, are more avoidable than others according to highly experienced Arrow engineers. … read more

The Freight Essentials: Getting Your Products Across The Ocean

Design, Check. Funding? Nailed it. Prototype? Yup. Importing? Oh, ship. For entrepreneurs, importing can be a frustrating nightmare of bureaucracy and cryptic acronyms. And pirates. Don’t forget the pirates. But fear not, intrepid importer. We’re going to get through this together. Sit back as we walk you through what it takes to get your goods … read more