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June 8, 2012

Barcode

Be sure to understand any additional features you need to add to your packaging to ensure you can actually supply to stores. A barcode is an essential element although not a legal requirement. You can typically get a barcode from one of thousands of suppliers on the internet or ask your manufacturer for information regarding this. A barcode is added to a product to enable the stores to scan them to automatically retrieve the price of the item. Without a barcode you can imagine this would be very difficult. So what exactly is a barcode? The technical definition for a barcode is a […]
June 8, 2012

Drop Testing

Drop testing is a test that is performed to a part in its packaging where it is dropped on its corner from a height and then monitor its survival. Heights can be up to 1.5 meters. Usually this type of test is recommended when manufacturing something fragile and you need to ensure it makes it to your customers in one piece. Your packaging designer or the company who are designing the packaging should have the ability to design the packaging to suit a drop test but it is up to you to inform them of your requirements. Failure to inform […]
May 27, 2012

Target sale price for your invention

There are many different ways of coming up with a sale price, however I prefer to assess a product using the following steps below. The way to determine a good target sale price will depend on a number of factors: How novel is your idea? What is your target audience? How much can you get the product manufactured for? How much is packaging of the product? How much does shipping cost? How much marketing do you need to do? Are you going to sell through retailers? How novel is your idea? Very important in choosing a sale price because simply, if your […]