I apologize if this question has been answered before, but I was wondering if it is "proper" to talk to several MFG`s at one time? or should I keep the idea with as few a possible?
I think your Coolerwagon is ... well, cool!
They will assume you are quoting with multiple manufacturers ... I don`t know about going with a middle bid (you have a lot of decisions points on choosing who to use and getting apples to apples is hard; and you should contact the references they provide) but do whatever feels right to you and at least you`ll be able to sleep at night knowing you`re the one who decided!
That is another awsome idea, one that we did not think of yet. Since we began this project it is amazing just how many areas of the market that could use this product. I guess when we try to solve just one area of need (going to the beach) it can open up to many other uses.
Thanks so much for your input!
Thanks for your comments as well. We are in contact with several MFG`s, two are local, one in China, and few within the U.S. Our biggest problem is having the proper drawings for these companies to even get us a quote. Certainly finding a company that will extend terms will definitly be a must but also help with design/CAD would be helpfull as well. So finding such a MFG is the dificult part. Any suggestions or ideas feel free to email or pm me.