Idea ● Preparation ● Action

We help you discover the challenges in the early stages. With our experience, we prepare you for the unexpected. Being properly guided, you can spend your time on business building, not surprises.

WE CAN HELP

Whether you are an Individual, a Early Stage Business, or a Late Stage Business, we can help you achieve your goals. 

INDIVIDUALS

INSPIRATION STRIKES

We all have had a great idea that we would love to see made into a product. Maybe it's a custom purse design. Maybe it's a collectible toy figurine. Maybe it's an innovative gardening tool. Whatever your dream is, the hard part is knowing what to do to make it a reality...

OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF

After you have that amazing product idea, then it hits you... making a product takes some real financial backing. Perhaps you then receive an inheritance from an Aunt, or you save a few big bonuses from your day job. Now you have the money to move forward, but you still aren't sure where to start...

LOOKING INTO BUILDING A PRODUCT

With the financial piece of the puzzle figured out, you now spend time looking up information about how to build a product. You soon realize that producing a product in the U.S. will cost too much. Your search then leads you to overseas production. The problem is, as you navigate these import and export sites, things start looking confusing and quite intimidating. How do you work with a factory? How do you pick the right factory? What do I need to do to become an importer? How do I know how much product to order? What safety requirements are there? 

HOW BRAND IMPORTS IS DIFFERENT

After all those questions have made your head spin, somehow you stumble across our website. Brand Imports is different from other Import/Export and Production companies. We make it our mission to help guide our clients through the whole process. We don't try and upcharge your product, we just charge for our consulting and expertise. Get your product made at a better price and made right. 

PRE-PRODUCTION PROCESS

When you start working with us, we first take the time to get to know you and your vision of a product. Brand Imports makes sure to understand what you are hoping to achieve. There's no need to worry that you don't know what to ask, or if your idea is a little hazy. We are here to lead you to the right questions and make sure that no step in the process is overlooked. We consult from start to finish. Here's a few of the aspects that we will be sure you understand: 

  • Clarity on Your Product Concept
  • Prototyping Process
  • Product Sourcing
  • Production Costs
  • Minimum Order Quantities
  • Limitations that May Arise
  • Packaging Design
  • Importing and Shipping Coordination
  • And more...
PRODUCTION RUN

After all the pre-production process and prototyping process is finished, the actual production run is started. Production of your products can take 30-60 days, depending on your quantities and the complexity of the product. Here at Brand Imports, we are always sure to help you with communication with the factories overseas. 

SHIPPING PROCESS

After the production is complete, the product has to be coordinated and packaged into a shipping container and sent over the ocean. Once the ship hits a U.S. port, the importing and shipment to your home or warehouse also has to be completed. We help you understand this whole process and guide you through it as many times as you would like, until you are comfortable doing it yourself. 

PRODUCT IN YOUR HANDS

Now you finally have your product in hand, whether in your home or in your warehouse. The excitement is high and it's important to keep that motivation going. We try and help you keep moving forward, with sales on your website or with your distributors. We want your products to have the best possible chance to succeed. 

NOW YOU ARE IN CONTROL

Our consulting services are specifically designed to teach and train you through the entire process. Our goal is not for you to be reliant on us forever. Our mission is to equip you to be able to produce future products all on your own. We want to see you succeed beyond anything you thought possible. 

START UPS - EARLY STAGE BUSINESSES

FRESH IDEAS

We admire Start Ups and Early Stage Businesses. You have an amazing amount of energy and the gumption to see your great idea transform into a final, viable product. Maybe it's unique fashion apparel. Maybe it's a line of kids' action figures. Maybe it's a revolutionary new mousetrap. Whatever your dream is, the hard part is knowing where to start to make it a reality...

USING YOUR RESOURCES WISELY

You are ready to take that amazing product idea and build it into an even greater physical product. You have some resources to back your product development, either from your Start Up assets or from saving profits from other parts of your business. The problem is, as a small business, you need to be smart with those resources. You want to move forward, but you still aren't sure the wisest route to take...

BUILDING A PRODUCT

Perhaps you are a small business that has been producing a product in the U.S. and now you want to take your manufacturing overseas. Or perhaps you are excited to create your first physical product. You start looking into what it will take to achieve your goals. The problem is, as you navigate these import and export sites, things start looking confusing and quite intimidating. How do you work with a factory? How do you pick the right factory? What do I need to do to become an importer? How do I know how much product to order? What safety requirements are there? 

HOW BRAND IMPORTS IS DIFFERENT

After all those questions have made your head spin, somehow you stumble across our website. Brand Imports is different from other Import/Export and Production companies. We make it our mission to help guide our clients through the whole process. We don't try and upcharge your product, we just charge for our consulting and expertise. Get your product made at a better price and made right. 

PRE-PRODUCTION PROCESS

When you start working with us, we first take the time to get to know you and your vision of a product. Brand Imports makes sure to understand what you are hoping to achieve. We help you refine and develop your concept, so that your idea can really flourish. We are here to guide you through those uncharted waters and make sure that no step in the process is overlooked. We consult from start to finish. Here's a few of the aspects that we will help you understand: 

  • Clarity on Your Product Concept
  • Prototyping Process
  • Product Sourcing
  • Production Costs
  • Minimum Order Quantities
  • Limitations that May Arise
  • Packaging Design
  • Importing and Shipping Coordination
  • And more...
PRODUCTION RUN

After all the pre-production process and prototyping process is finished, the actual production run is started. Production of your products can take 30-60 days, depending on your quantities and the complexity of the product. Here at Brand Imports, we are always sure to help you with communication with the factories overseas. 

SHIPPING PROCESS

After the production is complete, the product has to be coordinated and packaged into a shipping container and sent over the ocean. Once the ship hits a U.S. port, the importing and shipment to your buisness also has to be completed. We help you understand this whole process and guide you through it as many times as you would like, until you are comfortable doing it yourself. 

PRODUCT IN YOUR HANDS

Now you finally have your product in hand, at your office or warehouse. The excitement is high and it's important to keep that motivation going. It's easy think that once you have the product, the hardest part is over. It is important to remember that moving the product out the door with website sales or with your distributors is key. We can offer you our expertise in this area as well. We want your products to have the best possible chance to succeed. 

NOW YOU ARE IN CONTROL

Our consulting services are specifically designed to teach and train you through the entire process. Our goal is not for you to be reliant on us forever. Our mission is to equip you to be able to produce future products all on your own. We want to see you succeed beyond anything you thought possible. 

LATE STAGE BUSINESSES

NEW IDEAS, NEW PLANS

This isn't your first rodeo. You are a well established business and you've manufactured your own products before. The problem is, some of your ideas have worked out better than others. The challenge you face is finding an unbiased, expert opinion of your new idea. You need an outside opinion from an experienced team that will tell it to you straight- Will it work or not? What challenges will you face? Where can you curb costs? What other concerns should you have? 

HOW BRAND IMPORTS IS DIFFERENT

After you decide that an outside opinion is key to your next product's success, you do some digging and come across our website. Brand Imports is different from other Import/Export and Production companies. We make it our mission to help guide our clients through the whole process. We have consulted for both large and small businesses. We don't just make products, we help assess the viability of your product in every stage- from idea to completion. We help you get the right products made in the most pain-free process possible. 

PRE-PRODUCTION PROCESS

When you start working with us, we first take the time to get to know you and your vision of a product. Brand Imports makes sure to understand what you are hoping to achieve. We consult from start to finish. Here's a few of the aspects that we will be sure to direct you through: 

  • Clarity on Your Product Concept
  • Prototyping Process
  • Product Sourcing
  • Production Costs
  • Minimum Order Quantities
  • Limitations that May Arise
  • Packaging Design
  • Importing and Shipping Coordination
  • And more...
PRODUCTION RUN

After all the pre-production process and prototyping process is finished, the actual production run is started. Production of your products can take 30-60 days, depending on your quantities and the complexity of the product. Here at Brand Imports, we are always sure to help you with communication with the factories overseas. 

SHIPPING PROCESS

After the production is complete, the product has to be coordinated and packaged into a shipping container and sent over the ocean. Once the ship hits a U.S. port, the importing and shipment to your warehouse also has to be completed. We help you understand this whole process and guide you through it as many times as you would like, until you are comfortable doing it yourself. 

PRODUCT DELIVERED

Our consulting services are specifically designed to teach and train you through the entire process. Our goal is not for you to be reliant on us forever. Of course, we are always open to reviewing your new product ideas and giving you our thoughts. Our mission is to equip you to be able to produce future products all on your own. We want to see you succeed beyond anything you thought possible. 

CASE STUDIES

 

We work very closely with each client, to make sure that we understand their vision. We also work hard to help our clients understand any challenges they may face, when building their product. These client case studies highlight our process and the results each client achieved. 

Let’s work together to help your product succeed.

"I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed."

-Martha Stewart

SO WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS PROCESS? 

MORE ABOUT US

At Brand Imports, we have been developing and sourcing high-quality, successful products for clients for decades. We started this process because of a need to develop products for our own companies. In the beginning, over 25 years ago, there was a huge learning curve. There were not any resources to help us avoid pitfalls. We learned the hard way and in time grew to be experts in the process. As self-made masters of the import/export process, we felt it would be great to offer our wisdom and expertise to others. 

We have extensive experience with the development and transporation of goods to and from the USA. We understand the challenges that face our clients in working with production facilities overseas. Our experience and creative thinking allows us to deliver effectively each and every time. Let us help you take your business to the next level, like we have for so many others. 

HOW DOES IMPORTING WORK?

Importing products into the United States is not an easy task. There are several different factors involved. Here's a bit of a breakdown of the process:

  1. A product line is developed or and existing product offering is discovered.
  2. The factory overseas produces the products.
  3. The products are fit within various smaller boxes, called shippers. These boxes are then placed on pallets. The pallets eventually are placed in a shipping container.
  4. Shipment is coordinated from the foreign port to the US port.
  5. Coordination is made once the shipping container makes it to the US port, to ship the product to a warehouse.

As you can see, it is a multi-step process. We have decades of experience with this process. We can help you with overseas relations and delivery of your products.

HOW DOES EXPORTING WORK?

Exporting from the United States to a foreign country also has its challenges. There are many governmental regulations both on the US side and the country you are shipping to. We take careful precautions to follow all procedures, so that you can be sure that the entire process is smooth.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

The process for developing and producing a product can vary greatly. There are many factors to consider... Are you sourcing an existing product, or are you building something new? If you are building a brand new product, then the pre-production process can take 1-2 months, with the production run taking an additional 30-60 days. Shipping also needs to be factored in- keep in mind, a shipping container takes 14 days to travel from China to the U.S. If sourcing an existing product to bring to market, then the time frame is much quicker, but you still need to consider any custom packaging that you may want. 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO PAY?

Total cost of a product- this is a tricky one. As you already know, every product is different. And it also depends on how many of an item you plan to produce. To give you a rough idea, a small simple toy figurine could cost between $3,000-10,000 to make (our consulting help + production costs + shipping). A larger, more complex product could cost significantly more, closer to $15,000-50,000. Again, it is hard to assess without knowing more about your specific idea and goals. Please feel free to contact us to talk through things further. We are happy to give you a free estimate. 

HOW WE EQUIP YOU

Brand Imports' whole business model is about giving our clients the tools they need to succeed. We find great joy in helping businesses soar higher than they ever thought possible. So how do we do this? Communication. We take the time to walk you through each and every step. We take the time to answer any and every questions you have. We take the time to show you what to look for and what to avoid. We take time with you. We only take on a limited number of clients at one time, so that we can dedicate our efforts more effectively to teach and train each client the way it needs to be done. 

"If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset."

-Harvey S. Firestone

NEWS & TIPS

"Every startup should address a real and demonstrated need in the world - if you build a solution to a problem lots of people have, it's so easy to sell your product to the world."

-Kevin Systrom

MEET OUR TEAM

DAX LOGUE

CEO

Dax Logue has 25 years of experience with product development and marketing leadership. For Aspira, he brings years of experience working in Asia and the United States. As an entrepreneur and licensed pilot, Dax prides himself in being able to take an idea, develop a plan and bring it to market.

LAURI LOGUE

CFO

Lauri Logue has been running her own import-export business for over 20 years. She is the finance, logistics, and compliance “guru” of the team. With a relentless focus on the details, Lauri understands the intricacies and nuances of doing business with Asian factories.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. Let's see if we are a good match for each other. 

 

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