Before we begin our search, Kanary determines the specific kind of pet products you need, as well as adjacent products that may be a good fit. Suppliers in China often specialize in niche product categories, so a factory that makes great feeding bowls may not make great pet carriers. We always take the time to make sure we know exactly what you need.
Next, Kanary begins the supplier search for your specific pet product. Our search involves considering 30-50 potential suppliers, including suppliers that we have worked with before and have proven to be excellent partners. Our team narrows down the field of candidates based on lead times, pricing, quality, and overall fit for your specific product.
When we have 3-5 highly-qualified candidates, Kanary begins the sampling phase. This is crucially important for pet products, as it not only gives an opportunity to refine products before mass production begins, but it also shows us that the suppliers are capable of creating products that are safe for pets. Kanary handles scheduling and shipment of all samples.
Kanary also inspects potential factories, which shows us the quality control standards that are currently being followed and the safety levels of products made during mass production. Kanary has a physical presence in China, and our team personally inspects factories. When we find a supplier that meets our standards and your needs, mass production begins.
After mass production begins, Kanary continues to monitor quality control. Our team is in place to notice production problems early and resolve those problems with factory managers or owners. If any certifications are necessary for certain products in your target market, Kanary makes sure that your supplier is appropriately vetted and has the needed requirements.
When production is complete, Kanary can help with a variety of different shipping options, including:
If choosing consolidated shipping or standard sea freight shipping, Kanary assists with gathering customs documentation, and helping to navigate customs delays as they arise.