While there are challenges to working with a manufacturer who is thousands of miles away, the benefits of contracting with a Chinese CM—especially the lower costs—are often more than enough reason for startups to look to Shenzhen, China’s manufacturing hub, for support.
Blue Clover Devices was formed in 2003 as Blue Clover Design, LLC. We wanted to be a design house but we didn’t know what product to make, not to mention how to sell it. We were young and dumb, but fortunately we knew it.
It's breathtaking how often we shuffle around horrible products that should never have been made in the first place.
Let me give you an example. Recently, my wife and I purchased a wall clock online, which I hung up in our den. About ten minutes later, the second hand stopped moving.