Oddly enough, I've considered sourcing one of these in recent months with the exact changes you've mentioned (have them all written down), including the color orange (my brand's main color), as kind of a quality "me too" product to supplement my brand's more unique, core products. For now, I wanted to keep the focus on the development of my core products though.Pretty much what CareCPA said.
I would have ordered the top rated ones on Amazon. At least the top 10. Maybe 15.
Then I would have gone through all 10-15 and read the 1-3 star reviews to see what people said.
Then I would have gotten a dog and tested all the gloves.
Then I would have looked through alibaba for manufacturers of the top 3 and ordered samples from 3-5 factories.
Then I would have ask manufacturers to make any changes based on the customer complaints.
Looking at his product I can easily see that he probably ordered from the cheapest factory. The nubs are too short and not dense. The glove stitching on the back is off centered and the fingers look just weird. The fabric.. ugh and yuck. No wonder it was $2. I wouldn't have picked that model either, there are other better ones selling on Amazon.
I would also not have picked a blue hand. Why did he do blue? Everyone else has blue. I would have made mine orange I think.
In summary, I would have made a better product or at least at the same level of quality as the others.
Haven't read the thread, but I'm also confident that someone can make this product work. To what degree is up for debate...
The process biophase described applies to every idea or product you go after, not just this one. It took me over a year and 3-4 iterations of my first product before I had a product I was proud off and that got great reviews. Coincidentally, that's exactly when my sales started to take off.
And I've spent even more time and money developing the rest of my products. I'm just now starting to get the results I wanted - after dealing with dozens of manufacturers, thousands of lost dollars in test orders, and over a year of constant failing.
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