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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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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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TIME FOR A CHANGE?

TIME FOR A CHANGE?

The new look ETP website is online! It’s been a busy and exciting few years growing our business and helping our fabulous clients source and develop products. While we’ve enjoyed every minute, our old website was looking a little left behind. It has served us well, but it was definitely time for a sprucing up. Hopefully you’ll find the new layout easier to navigate, and you can expect to see a lot of exciting changes and...

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