We can start wherever you need us to start. If you already have designs, technical specifications and production files ready to go then we can go straight to sourcing, quoting and sampling. If you are looking for more support from the ground up, we can start at trend boards, assortment planning and product innovation strategy. Below is a list of everything involved in the development phase.
PRODUCT COMPLIANCE TESTING
LEAD TIME FINALIZED
WEEKLY PRODUCTION REPORTS
With over a decade in the industry and through various sourcing trips to China and India, we have built cherished relationships with trusted vendor partners. Below is what happens during the manufacturing phase.
We work with an incredible group of freight forwarders to make sure the precious product we worked so hard to create is given close attention from the time it leaves the factory or port until it reaches the warehouse. Below is a list of what happens during the Logistics Phase.
SUBSCRIPTION BOX KITTING
small parcel shipping
packing and shipping requirements
edi set up orders
wholesale channel fulfillment
If you would like for us to facilitate your fulfillment needs, we have relationships with third party partners depending on your location or preference. This is considered an add-on service and not included in the cost per unit. It's one less tedious part of a product-based business that we are happy to take off of your to-do list.
Trust - it's the foundation of any good relationship and that's what we aim to have with our vendors and clients. We maintain full transparency every step of the way. Our client portal gives you full back-end access to all project information - this includes spreadsheets with status updates, cost analysis sheets, project proofs, purchase orders, billing, and project files.
Our cost analysis sheet lists all associated costs that go into the unit cost and can also be used as a tool for determining your COGs and margins. We don't send over billable hours at the end of the month or require a contract with a monthly service fee, the cost to hire us as your product team is included in your unit price.
We also have relationships with third party warehouse and distribution centers if you are interested in hiring The Product Folk to handle your warehousing and fulfillment operations. This service is billed separately.
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I know what you're thinking, "Did she just say change the way we live?" Yes, you read that right! I'm dedicated to developing quality product that is sustainable, responsible, and product that will improve our day to day lives. Brands with these same values, you are our dream clients. But it doesn't end there. I'm passionate about changing the way creativepreneurs work and find balance in their daily lives.
At The Product Folk, we enable product-based business owners to invest their time and resources in other areas of their business while we take care of everything product - from ideation to receiving product and every step in between. We operate as a team of business owners [freelancers] allowing everyone involved to be in control of their life and earning potential. This model allows you [the product-based business owner] to have lower COGs with lower overhead while everyone working to bring your product to life earns a fair, living wage.
And I founded The Product Folk to change the way we LIVE.
Hello! I'm Jacquelyn.
And I founded The Product Folk
to change the way we LIVE.
Hello! I'm Jacquelyn.
With 10+ years of combined experience working in a home decor buying office, stationery and gift brand, fragrance brand and working with various influencer brands with product sold in specialty boutiques and national retailers like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Target and others, our founder decided to create a place where creativepreneurs can design their best life AND bring great product to the marketplace.
We are a freelance team of designers, illustrators and product managers combining our skills, experience and expertise to make your product operations simple. We treat our vendor partners with respect and give our clients realistic schedules allowing for stress-free product launches.
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We believe in efficiency, simplicity, and doing it right the
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Raise your hand if you want to learn how to simplify your operations. We can't wait to hear from you! Reach out to book a discovery call or send us a message with as much detail as possible to help us start building your supply chain and development strategy. We aim to answer all emails within our core business hours of M-F, 9-3pm.
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