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ETP joins the Dublin Chamber of Commerce

ETP joins the Dublin Chamber of Commerce

It is with great pride that we announced Enter the Panda Limited’s membership with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber runs fantastic seminars and events each month, and with Co-Founder Shane O’Neill now based in Dublin it seemed a natural move for our business to engage more actively with their organisation. We look forward to continued involvement with the Chamber over the coming months, and hope our input is as...

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“Shoestring anyone?” – 6 Tips for Developing Your Product on a Budget

“Shoestring anyone?” – 6 Tips for Developing Your Product on a Budget

It is possible to develop a product on a shoestring budget, maximizing the use of your time and efforts. However, eventually there will be unavoidable costs. At a minimum you can expect moulding, sample and freight fees, and before you know it you’re a few hundred dollars into the process. It is important to budget your product development project properly to ensure that costs don’t spiral and to help you to keep a realistic grasp...

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“What’s Your Spec?” – 8 Tips for Writing a Product Spec Doc

“What’s Your Spec?” – 8 Tips for Writing a Product Spec Doc

Product development can be tricky. As we’ve mentioned previously, you need to be very clear on your product requirements before you start dealing with a factory. Ideally you should have a well defined specifications guideline document (spec doc) in place. The 8 points below will give you an outline of what you can expect to be asked for so you can plan in advance. This is by no means a list you should stick to verbatim – every...

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“Make It Right” – 5 Ways to Improve Your Product Development

“Make It Right” – 5 Ways to Improve Your Product Development

Developing a new product or extending your existing product range can be an exciting and creative process. However, there are pitfalls that need to be avoided if you want it to go smoothly. Be prepared for technical and practical challenges that need to be overcome which in many cases aren’t helped by a language barrier or unsuitable manufacturing partner. Here are our top 5 tips for developing a product – be it an entirely new class of...

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The Blacklist

The Blacklist

After years of sourcing, recording, researching and reporting, ETP has an extensive list of companies that we have identified to have been involved in and partaken in scamming their customers or mishandling their orders. We have a database of over 3500 companies worldwide reported for fraudulent, scamming behaviour and mishandling of orders. To ensure that they are not trying to contact you or are already doing business with you, simply...

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Trademarks in China: How hard can it be?

Trademarks in China: How hard can it be?

China is simply a massive market growing at an astounding rate. The appetite for foreign brands and products is developing and evolving with every year. For many companies China is still considered to be an untapped resource, offering huge potential sales and market share. However, these companies are also wary about doing business here for a number of very good reasons. The possibility of trademark infringement is one very big reason. Over...

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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Just a quick reminder that June 9th 2016 is Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival in China. While the official national holiday is only one day, typically all offices and factories will by closed for three days, so expect limited response from your colleagues in China from 9th-11th.   ETP is open for business however, so feel free to get in touch if you have any enquiries. info@enterthepanda.com   In the meantime, don’t forgot to...

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