Once you decide on some options be careful to search those names in the USPTO Database. The USPTO stands for United States Patent and Trademark Office. To perform a search on the names you're thinking of calling your brand go to http://www.uspto.gov/trademarksapplication-process/search-trademark-database and perform a “Basic Word Mark Search” by first clicking on Use “Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)” You obviously don't want to pick the same name as another brand or you could face issues later. We opted to Trademark our brand name. In my opinion, this is a step you can take after you start making some sociautomate review.
We used Legal Zoom to file for our trademark, but I know there are other options out there as well. I touched on this in Chapter 5 so I won't completely repeat myself, but I'll do a short recap. Since I was already selling in the niche for my private label product I contacted a manufacturer that I was already working with to inquire about making my product.
The owner said that he could not do it, but gave me a contact for what ended up being our source. Again, don't expect to find a source after only two calls. It could be longer, but you might find your source after one call. I would suggest, though, reaching out to a few manufacturers to compare pricing. So here are some ideas for finding suppliers: 1) Contact a manufacturer, wholesaler, or any other sociautomate review you're already working with 2) Find a company that already has a private label program.
Do an online search for the name of your product along with the words “private label”, “private label program”, “manufacturer”, or even “wholesale”. 3) Our database of private label suppliers – Private Label the Easy Way Database 4) Alibaba.com – You can also find US manufacturers on Alibaba 5) AliExpress.com – If you decide to source overseas this is a good option as the minimums are very low. 6) Thomasnet.com – Tons of domestic suppliers 7) Back of packaging – Find your product at a retail store and see if it gives the contact information for the manufacturer.
Maybe they can make the same product with your sociautomate review. 8) Import Dojo – Let Manuel help you source your product