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Product Development & OEM Services

Bespoke product development services

Product development comes from a deep need to solve problems in the market.

If you solve a problem, that is where you can bring value to the market.

Sourcing and supply chain can be the difference between being profitable or not.

Innovate concepts from scratch

Expand existing product lines

Enhance the efficiency of your manufacturing processes

Move your current manufacturing to China

Why you should think about product development in China

Without doubt, China is the worlds largest manufacturing powerhouse. 

Since before the year 2000, China has deployed a very successful strategy that ensures the entire manufacturing supply chain is located there. It has mastered each step of the supply process. 

Entire towns have become known for being the best place in the world for manufacturing one single product. This is because they have concentrated the supply chain and all of the pieces of the 1000 piece product are manufactured within a very small area. 

The strong business ecosystem, vast pool of skilled labor, and strategic location, make it a great place to develop products and procure materials for your projects.

China is home to the most cost-effective factories, providing affordable opportunities for companies trying to lower spending during product development.

Gaia Premiums has more than 20 years of experience in product development. When it comes to development, we can not only aid in identifying your competitive edge but also enhance productivity, foster innovation and reduce cost. 

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Gaia benefits

Perks so good you’ll never need to go anywhere else for product development. Seriously.

Prototyping and sampling

Prototyping ensures your innovative ideas can be tested in the field and increases precision in manufacturing.

IP protection

Keeping your ideas safe with bulletproof NDAs and strategic management of suppliers.

Dedicated Account Managers

No prior experience is required, as a skilled agent will take care of all tasks on your behalf.

Innovate concepts from scratch

Bring your ideas to life.

Network of trusted suppliers

Tap in to 20 years of supply chain experience

Quality control

Upholding rigorous quality control standards to guarantee excellence.

How to develop and manufacture a product in China with ease?

Introducing a new product line or scaling up current production is no easy feat.

Here are some of our top tips for protecting yourself and maximising the value of output when developing products in China:

Deeply understand how the product is made

This can be done in two different ways: the easy way and the hard way.

The hard way is to break a product down into all the individual pieces. The easier way is to go into a factory, then you can watch the factory build it from scratch.

When you go into a factory, you see the product in all of it’s individual pieces. Seeing it in this way will inevitably help you draw conclusions on where you can either (a) cut cost or (b) improve quality.

Pre-production sample

After you have created your specification sheet and picked your suppliers, you should ask them to make samples of what exactly it is that you want. 

This is so important because after you receive the samples, you might want to tweak them a little bit.

The sample that you receive should have the exact specifications that you defined on the specifications sheet. It should be 100% perfect and exactly what you want to mass produce, i.e. the exact same colours, dimensions and materials that you want.

Only place a deposit once you have confirmed the exact sample. 

Post-production sample

Once production is complete, your supplier in China should send the pre-shipment sample to you. Compare the pre-shipment sample with the pre-production sample.

Therefore you have in one hand the exact sample that was confirmed with you before production and what you have produced.

There should be 100% match. If there are any discrepancies, then your products are still at source, and you haven’t paid the entire amount yet, so you can get the problems fixed at source.

Typically they won’t have any problems and there will be a 100% match, but if there is, then it is a lot better to catch it as source than after the product has already arrived.

Post-production/pre-shipment 3rd party inspection

You should organise a pre-shipment inspection from a 3rd party company. It costs a little bit of money ($200) but it give you piece of mind that you are getting what you paid for.

The inspection company will grab random samples and then test them and take photos, videos and produce a report on what they have discovered.

You will then receive a 60-page report on what was found and what will be expected in the final shipment.

So… these are some ways that you can protect yourself whilst doing product development in China.

After all of this, you confirmed the sample, paid the deposit, confirmed a pre-shipment sample, confirmed the pre-shipment inspection and then only when the shipments set sail and are on the water, is when you pay the remaining balance. 

So you know the goods are on the way to you before you pay the supplier.

Work with experienced manufacturers

Phase 1 —your Statement of Work.

It all starts with letting us know the specifications, plans, projections, and requirements you have in mind.

You provide descriptions, drawings, colors, packaging, delivery, and quality standards.

We work together with your team to identify the most suitable manufacturing solution for you.

Phase 2 – our Network of Manufacturing Professionals

Next, we leverage our network of reliable and experienced manufacturers to support your product development.

We provide design, prototype, sampling, custom moulding, material suggestions, quotations, production management, quality control, and so much more.

One of the greatest assets that we provide is monitoring of production quality at every step of the way. This is to ensure no corners are cut by suppliers and you get exactly what you designed, specified and paid for.

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360° Production and Quality Monitoring

Best Prices

Rapid production times

Over the last 20 years we have built a network of numerous manufacturers and suppliers, and therefore have access to a wide array of production types. 

This is why we are able to assist in identifying the ideal manufacturers in a number of different fields, securing the best quotes, and guiding you through every stage of the process.

Why Work With Gaia Sourcing?

Relocating manufacturing operations to China presents an opportunity to substantially reduce costs. However, where does one begin? Which factories should be enlisted? How does one differentiate between average companies and those capable of delivering exceptional quality at competitive prices?

Let Gaia Sourcing lend a hand.

Not only do we possess the requisite experience and expertise in the domain, but we also boast an extensive network of suppliers. 

Our base in ShenZhen, China, enables us to swiftly kickstart operations and deliver outcomes of quality.

At Gaia Sourcing help with:

  • New product ideas
  • Sampling and prototyping
  • Finding suitable suppliers
  • Manufacturing optimisation
  • Costing and budgeting
  • Packaging solutions
  • Manufacturing inspections
  • Mass production
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics
  • And much more.


Additionally, we can assist in locating a suitable factory for production runs and obtaining a quotation for the finalized packaged product. Explore our product sourcing section for further details.

If you’re considering manufacturing a product in the Far East, from initial print to prototype to full-scale production – rest assured, we have you covered.

Dedicated Account Managers

No prior experience is required, as a skilled agent will take care of all tasks on your behalf.

Approved Factories

With exclusive collaboration with accredited factories, we bring extensive expertise in procurement, delivering a comprehensive project management solution tailored to your needs.

Quality Control

Leveraging our extensive network and strong partnerships with numerous manufacturers in the Far East, we uphold rigorous quality control standards to guarantee excellence.

More than 20 years Experience

Tap in to more than 20 years of experience providing procurement solutions for global businesses.


Within our procurement process, we offer a prototyping service to ensure precision in manufacturing.

Three Ofices in China

We have offices in the manufacturing epicentre of the world, GuanDong province, the international logistics hub of Hong Kong, and Foshan.


We offer assistance with logistics and freight, ensuring prompt and secure delivery of your products to their intended destination.

Preliminary Quotes and Background Checks

We tailor our services to align with your budgetary requirements, providing transparent cost estimates upfront for full clarity.

How to avoid the risks of product development in China

Allow us to assist you.

Collaborating with a reputable procurement firm like Gaia Premiums enables you to circumvent common challenges in product development and outsourcing. These challenges may include:

  • Misinterpretations or communication gaps between customers and suppliers regarding product development.
  • Clarifying the contributions from all involved parties and the associated responsibilities.
  • Defining and finalizing the ownership rights of intellectual property upon completion of the product.
  • Establishing and adhering to timelines and milestones for each stage of the process.

For comprehensive support in product development and manufacturing agreements, explore our all-in-one procurement solution to optimize your processes from inception to completion.

Benefits of product development in China

Numerous reports and data indicate that outsourcing your product development to factories in China can accelerate and economize your manufacturing endeavors. By providing competitive manufacturing capabilities, this approach enables you to streamline the production process, thereby reducing the need for significant startup capital and positioning your business favorably for future scalability.

Moreover, you can bypass the expenses associated with constructing factories or possessing extensive manufacturing expertise. China and the Far East boast robust manufacturing infrastructures that facilitate the swift transition of your product from concept to market.

Benefiting from cost-effective, skilled labor and cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, moving your manufacturing operations overseas not only opens up new product opportunities but also leads to substantial cost savings.

To learn more and engage in a discussion with one of our experts, schedule a call today.