There are pros and cons to all of your options. If you want to manufacture your product in the United States, you should definitely check out Carol’s recent article on entrepreneur.com, “Rubber Ducky, You Were the One to Help Revive Stateside Manufacturing.” Carol begins:
“Whether you think that having a ‘Made in the USA’ label will enhance sales, you are seeking to help keep jobs local or you are wary of becoming dependent on a foreign economy, manufacturing your product in America may be a key business goal for you.
But, what are some of the best practices to follow if you are seeking to have products manufactured in the USA — or even bring back products once manufactured overseas to an American counterpart?
I talked to Craig Wolfe, the CEO of Celebriducks and Cocoa Canard, who, as the top custom rubber duck manufacturer in the world, said that he personally felt a moral obligation to bring it back to where it began — in the U.S. — but, also needed to justify the business case for doing so.
Realizing that using local manufacturing would shorten delivery ties and give them a competitive advantage in lead times were key facets of the decision. He also felt that he could have more control of their end product and could leverage the Made in America Label.