FINDING A MANUFACTURER


FINDING A MANUFACTURER

I started researching where the companies that have backpacks of high quality produce there backpacks.
Most of the high quality backpacks I found during my research were produced in Vietnam.

Therefore, I wanted to try to find a manufacturer in Vietnam as well.

Since I did not know anybody who could help me, this was one of the biggest challenges during the whole development phase.

So I searched the internet for weeks. After a while I wrote to many different manufacturers, but hardly anyone answered my mails. Then I tried to call them directly but I did not get far with English.

The connections to multilingual sales managers did not materialize. There were always only people on the phone who did not speak English and I did not get any further.

Those who answer me have made backpacks that were okay but not great. I wanted to know who is the best.

I only wanted to work with the best. I thought, if I'm doing this, then i do it right.

After a while of frustration, I searched online for a translator.

I explained everything to the translator and she called all manufacturers for me. To my surprise, I got in touch with the sales managers from every single manufacturer she called and from then on it was easy.



Since my felicitous factory also made backpacks for a company also founded by Kickstarter, I knew the factory backpacks were familiar with the Kickstarter system.

That's it: I knew that I wanted to work with this manufacturer.

After introducing my not-so-perfect tech pack, they agreed. They liked my idea of ​​how I would like the backpack. I was Lucky.

This manufacturer specializes in the elaborate front-end development and is therefore perfect for my project.


Now, 5 prototypes later, I have the perfect backpack.

I could not be happier with it and I can not wait to show it to you.

I have just ordered a small shipment of my backpacks. You can win one here on the website if you signed up for the newsletter.

Good luck!

Other reasons, except best quality and reasonable price to make the backpack in Vietnam were for me:

Factories in Vietnam are more willing to work with a small business and allow smaller order quantities.

They are very flexible regarding the order quantity.

I've seen the manufacturer I produce with Kickstarter backpacks for hundreds and tens of thousands without any delays.

Vietnam has the best suppliers in the immediate vicinity.

Vietnamese factories have access to every conceivable component in every size and color within a short distance.

Most high-quality foreign producers also have a factory, dealer or office in Vietnam or nearby in East Asia.

3 comments

  • Khalid Rasheed

    Hi David
    I am also looking for a manufacturer. I send some company in China they made the sample but not the one I send them the design. Now they not even reply to me and took my money. Can you please please send me the name of the company which making your bag. Please help me out.

  • David

    Hallo Daniela,

    Ich freu mich über dein Interesse und deine Fragen zu dem DAYFARER.
    Hier die Antwort zu jeder Frage.

    Was kostet er, ist natürlich meine erste Frage?

    In etwas über einer Woche werde ich den DAYFARER bei Kickstarter.com anbieten.
    Dort wird es verschiedene Preise gegeben. Die ersten 100 haben einen sehr großen Discount (the early bird price).

    Ist es gewährleistet, dass man z.b keine muffigen Schuhe nach dem Training riecht?

    Der Rucksack hat ein separates und belüftetes Schuhfach. Deine anderen Sport- und Arbeitssachen werden dadurch nie mit den Schuhen in Kontakt kommen.

    Wie sind die Fächer angelegt?

    Auf der Kickstarter Seite werde ich ein Bild von jedem Fach posten und diese genau erklären.

    Stauraum für ein Getränk vorhanden?
    Wie viele Unterlagen passen rein u welche Größe?

    Ja an der Seite ist ein extra Stauraum für ein Getränk und im Rucksack befindet sich eine Dokumententasche in die DIN-A-4 Dokumente passen.
    Auch im separaten Laptopfach passen DIN-A-4 Dokumente sehr gut hinein.

    Lieben Gruß,
    David

  • Daniela Freund (rockthesmoothie insta)

    Hi
    Ich hätte gerne mehr Infos zum Rucksack.

    Was kostet er, ist natürlich meine erste Frage :)

    Ist es gewährleistet, dass man z.b keine muffigen Schuhe nach dem Training riecht? Frage ist auf allgemein bezogen.

    Wie sind die Fächer angelegt?

    Stauraum für ein Getränk vorhanden?

    Wie viele Unterlagen passen rein u welche Größe?

    Vielen lieben Dank für die Informationen.

    Liebe Grüße

    Daniela Freund

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