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Do you have MOQs for 3PL solutions?

We try to be flexible on MOQs as we work with businesses that place both small and large orders. For kitting and assembly we have an MOQ of at least 500 pieces per batch of products. If under 500pcs, we … Continue reading

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Are Sofeast’s warehouses climate-controlled?

A section of our warehouses is temperature and humidity-controlled. Sensitive materials such as lithium batteries and other electronic materials are kept between 20 and 27 degrees C. (Highest cost applies when materials need to be controlled this way.)

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Roughly how long will it take to produce our new hardware product?

This is a really difficult question to answer as every new product launch project is different, however, we’ll try to give you some ballpark figures. Engineering design: 15 days to 6 months Accelerated life testing on prototypes and iterations until … Continue reading

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Can Sofeast develop our electronic product’s firmware or mobile app?

We employ a software engineer who can write the firmware for your product. However, when it comes to mobile apps for users, our customers usually take care of that development work.

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Can Sofeast help develop and source our packaging?

Yes, we can! Our in-house R&D team has experience in designing and testing packaging. We will either source the designed packaging from local manufacturers or may be able to manufacture it ourselves, too. Packaging actually shouldn’t be an afterthought – … Continue reading

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Does Sofeast have its own factory?

Yes, we have our own contract manufacturing subsidiary, Agilian Technology, near Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Agilian works seamlessly with Sofeast as a part of our group and there we provide product R&D, assembly, manufacturing, kitting, co-packing, warehousing, and logistics. When … Continue reading

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We already have suppliers for certain components, etc. Can we still use them if we work with Sofeast?

No problem, we don’t lock you into using suppliers that we source. However, it is advisable for us to audit your suppliers to assure that they’re truly capable and have the capacity to reach your requirements. Audits are well worth … Continue reading

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Does Sofeast develop new products in return for equity shares in the business?

No. We work on a purely on-demand basis. You select which of our solutions you want to purchase, pay, and we do the work. We don’t do work in return for equity shares in hardware startups’ businesses. Please note, any … Continue reading

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What is a ‘BOM?’

During the sourcing and new product development and manufacturing process you’ll receive a BOM (Bill Of Materials) and this document will be adjusted and referred to a lot. Your BOM is a complete list of parts that make up your … Continue reading

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Sofeast helped develop our product. Can you also manufacture it?

Yes, we can. We own a contract manufacturing subsidiary, Agilian Technology, near Hong Kong where we provide comprehensive assembly and manufacturing services. If we’ve already worked with you on sourcing, product development, prototyping, etc, we can go on and manufacture … Continue reading

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