How Do You Take an Idea and Develop It into a Product?


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For years you’ve been telling friends, family members -- heck, even the guy behind you in the checkout line -- about your brilliant product idea. You've spent countless hours dreaming about what you’d call your product, what features it would have and how you’d market it. And now, after all the planning and budgeting, the day has finally arrived. You’re ready to pull the trigger and turn your idea into a bona fide manufactured product. Now what?


Product Manufacturing is Complex

If you’ve never had a product manufactured before and you’re not sure where to begin, you’re not alone. Taking something from an initial concept, designing it, testing it, running it by potential customers, testing it some more, redesigning it, and finally getting it produced, is a complex, often painstaking process.


To help you in your journey, OSE has put together a comprehensive guide, From Concept to Shelf: A Guide to Getting Your Product Manufactured. It in, we walk you through all phases of product development, so you’ll know what to expect and what questions to ask along the way.


What's Included in the Guide:

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  • Validating Your Product Idea Before You Begin

  • How to Protect Your Idea

  • Finding a Product Developer/Manufacturer

  • Types of Product Developers/Manufacturers

  • How the Design Process Works

  • When to Use Prototypes

  • Types of Prototypes

  • Testing Your Product

  • Choosing a Manufacturer

  • Launching into Full Production


If you're thinking about launching your own product, download our guide now so what when it comes time to getting your own product manufactured, you’ll be one step ahead of the game. And, if you'd like help along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to us.