Category: Tips & Insights

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

Pitching to big business: Securing your spot as a ‘partner of choice’

We teamed up with RB, the fifth largest global household and personal care company and maker of products such as Lysol, Durex, Woolite, Nurofen and more. The team is searching for health, home and hygiene products to potentially take to worldwide retail next year–with support from the company’s marketing, R&D, and product development teams. You can submit … read more