Increasing your revenue for your business or brand through private labeling is a great idea. The advantage of private labeling is that name brands make more money than a generic brand does.
For example, within the pharmaceutical industry, the name brand drugs cost more compared to generic drugs. Despite the generic drugs having the same exact ingredients of the brand name, consumers feel safer and more secure with the brand name.
Another example are beverage companies such as Coca Cola. Coca Cola enjoys the luxury of being a recognizable brand, and therefore reduces the need for a consumer to look for other colas. When the consumer needs a refreshing drink, Coca Cola is what springs into their mind. There are amazing benefits to a company that can create a successful brand.
Businesses that can successfully differentiate their product lines from generic versions stand to benefit significantly. There are many people out there who have successfully built their own private labels, making a tremendous amount of money.
How does one get started in building a private label brand?
The first step is to look for market inefficiencies. Browse around other products that people have liked; make sure it’s an actual seller, something that people need. Look at all the bad reviews. If the product has any flaws that can be fixed – there’s your opportunity for private labeling. A simple fix could be providing different colors or providing better packaging. If you find that multiple customers are finding similar issues with the product, that’s your opportunity for private labeling.
Once you’ve found the product you’d like to brand, you must talk to a private labeling manufacturer. A popular destination for many are Chinese manufacturers. Famous for manufacturing cheap products, you can find these at Alibaba. Thanks to Alibaba, you can contact Chinese manufacturers online and handle transactions through an escrow service. When dealing with these type of manufacturers it is recommended to be detailed as possible. Give them a blueprint of what your potential product and describe in detail (as much as possible) what you want. Something as simple as creating a fancy logo can help you create a brand.
Spend a lot of time finding the right supplier for your needs. There are a lot of scams out there, and being cautious is critical for your success.
If you want to stay on the much safer side, there are also many labeling manufacturers in the United States, such as Universal Labeling Systems. Whatever path you take, always do your due diligence.
Once you have a working manufacturing relationship with a supplier, your next step is to find a venue where you can sell your product. You can use SEO, PPC, Facebook ads and so forth. Let it be known to your customer base that you have fixed the problems that they complained about. If you’ve fixed the problems that the customers requested and market your product properly, then the sales will come.
Private labeling takes a significant amount of work and time. If done right, it can reap you a lot of benefits. By having a decent idea and a good manufacturer, you’ll be on your way to building a successful private label brand.