One of the first questions that you need to ask yourself when you’re thinking about launching your own clothing business is: “do I really need to work with a clothing manufacturer?”
If you’re just getting started with your business it’s important that you know that working with a clothing producer can be a risk – both in terms of finances and your time.
When you’re working with a clothing manufacturer you’ll need to place orders for your inventory in bulk. That means you’ll receive a large number of products that you’ll need to store and manage yourself – this could eat away at valuable business funds if you’re starting on a shoestring budget.
This isn’t a problem if you find that your audience likes the clothing that you’ve created, but there’s no guarantee that this will be the case, and it’s an issue that even the biggest retailers in the world face. The only difference is that they can afford to take the loss if some of their clothing doesn’t hit the ground running.
Like we said, working with clothing manufacturers can be a risk.
If you’re just getting started with a business, or you want to experiment with niches, we recommend that you start lean.
We don’t want you to end up in a situation where you’re trying to clear your inventory out at a discounted price, which could result in you actually losing money.
If you were to start a business with the dropshipping model first, you wouldn’t need to worry about sourcing, managing, or shipping your inventory. There are a plethora of great dropshipping products that you can choose from, and your supplier will ship the products directly to your customer’s door.
Also, you can change the products that you’re selling with just a few clicks – there areno financial repercussions like there would be if you’d already manufactured the products.
All you really need to worry about is growing your business.
With options like dropshipping available, we recommend thinking about starting small to find out if there’s an audience that you can tap into before you start making moves towards working with clothing manufacturers.
Of course, finding a clothing manufacturer for your business and producing your own inventory is a great way to run your business. Let’s dig into the nitty gritty of working with clothing manufacturers.