I wonder if anyone can answer this. I have come up with an idea for a product that requires different children's crafts. I have tried to find manufacturers in the UK, however they are predominately in China. Feeling nervous about going down that road to start with, would it be better to buy wholesale until I have a better idea how the business will move forward??
In my experience gained from running an eCommerce business if what you need is available wholesale then it's best to try that first as you can get much smaller quantities than if you manufacture yourself in China, plus you can be more sure of the quality. Also gives you more time to focus on the rest of the business startup. If you can prove the market exists and you think you can sell large quantities and make more money if you manufacture yourself (perhaps through wholesaling your idea yourself) then it's the time to start thinking about manufacturing./