Before we start searching for a factory, our team makes sure that we understand the entirety of your sourcing needs. Kanary discusses the specifics of your pet bed, any specific features or materials you want, and we make sure that there aren't common partner products that may be a good fit. We also discuss branding considerations, customizations to generic products, and graphic design needs.
After Kanary confirms the specifics of what you need, we begin a supplier search. We start with 30-50 options, and narrow down factory choices based on pricing, lead times, expertise, production capacity, and general quality. Once our team narrows down the choices to around 5-6 factories, we begin a more thorough vetting procedure.
Kanary requests and schedules sample shipments from final factory candidates and reviews their quality with you. We also facilitate communication between you and factories for product adjustments, and our team conducts in-person inspections of factories to make sure quality control procedures are in place. Kanary consults with you to make a final supplier decision, and then moves to mass production.
Kanary supervises all aspects of mass production, including implementing and maintaining quality control procedures, responding to production issues, and acting as a liaison between factory managers and your business. Our team makes sure that your products are stored safely until the entire order is complete, and we help prepare for sea freight shipping.
Kanary books sea freight shipping and containers on your behalf, and we monitor shipments as they arrive at customs. Our team helps you know what customs documents to have to avoid unnecessary delays, and we help to navigate unavoidable customs problems as they arise. Once products clear customs, we schedule delivery with a domestic freight partner for final shipment.
Kanary continues to monitor domestic delivery until it arrives at its final destination. We remain available to act as a liaison between you and the factory to resolve product issues, as well as helping to maintain long-term business relationships between you and factories.
There are a lot of material types that an orthopedic dog bed can be made out of (including inflatable, air-filled designs, cardboard or egg cart filler, as well as genuine memory foam). If you want to sell and market your product as a high-quality option, you generally want to choose memory foam as the material option.
If you need help finding a supplier that will make your pet bed out of memory foam, Kanary can help. We have excellent relationships with all kinds of suppliers, and we know how to vet new suppliers in China to find you a perfect match for making the kind of dog bed you need.
One of the best places to buy wholesale dog beds is by connecting with a China factory partner. This allows you to cut out the middleman of trade companies to get the best prices and have more control over product design and quality. However, finding a factory that makes your products and meets your needs is harder said than done.
You can find suppliers on platforms like Alibaba, but you still need to be in a position to thoroughly vet your choices. It's possible that the factory you find doesn't specialize in your specific product, may cut corners on quality, or may be a trade company attempting to appear as a wholesale factory.
If you aren't experienced looking for a factory in China (or simply don't have the time or resources), Kanary can help. We know how to vet factories (and we have established relationships with multiple factories), and we make the process of connecting with the perfect factory partner easy.
Yes! You may want to take advantage of direct-from-China fulfillment instead of shipping products via sea freight to a local warehouse. If so, we absolutely can help you find a fulfillment partner that makes the whole process seamless and easy. Our preferred fulfillment partner is EcommOps, and they are experts in creating a China fulfillment plan that adds incredible flexibility to your supply chain.
You can source all kinds of odor resistant dog and cat beds from factories in China, but it will take time to find a factory that's a good fit. Here are a few things you should consider when looking for a long-term factory partner:
Sourcing a any customized product from China, including dog beds, is a involved, and while the process will vary from product to product, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Yes! It's a misnomer that high-quality or luxury products can't be sourced from China factories. In fact, there are all kinds of luxury brands that successfully produce excellent products from China, it just takes finding the right supplier and enforcing quality control protocols for your product.
If you want an experienced partner to help you find a factory and supervise quality control, Kanary would love to help!
To make a prototype dog bed in a China factory, you need to have several things:
One of the best places to buy wholesale donut dog beds is through a factory in China! China factory partners are a great choice for finding good prices on popular products that offer the quality needed to retain customers and build a brand.
The best way to source safe waterproof dog beds from China is to partner with a factory that has quality control protocols in place and are willing to have those policies enforced. You should never allow a factory to manage their quality control on their own, since low-quality factories will take advantage of this and cut corners.
Instead, you should partner with factories to ensure that your product meets the level of quality you expect. Being in-person is the best way to make sure that you avoid quality control problems, and if you can't be there yourself, you can hire a 3rd-party to assist, like Kanary.
Yes! The vast majority of products made from China, including dog and cat beds, are safe. The more common issue than getting unintentionally dangerous products are products that don't meet your standard of quality. Lower-tier factories may cut corners on production, materials, or labor, making your products a poor choice among consumers.
If you want to make sure you find a factory you can trust, then partnering with a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, is a great way to make sure you end up with an excellent partner.