I have finished compliance testing my ARM-hardware and have approval for market and want to sell a 100 pcs, where do I start?
then I need a contractor for buidling a nice housing as cheap as possible.
Wouldn't you need the casing design before you can gain "compliance" or "approval for market"?
On 03-03-2009 at 14:15, Anonymous wrote:
The "classic" way around compliance testing is for you to NOT offer a finished product - but instead a "component." (i.e. a preprogrammed STM32 & associated chips installed/tested on a pcb)
This would be sold - in turn - to (likely) a larger firm able to properly market/launch - mold a purpose-built enclosure - and gain economies of scale.
Always check with your attorney prior to adopting (even well-meant) advice...
@relaxe Hum... code protection? MCU Board? Is your product a ... finished product? Or a dev board? Without "giving the big idea", could you provide us any clue on what kind of market you are aiming at?
On 05-03-2009 at 00:05, Anonymous wrote:
I use a 5 to 1 ratio for selling price/parts cost when no other info is available (consumer products)
I have used emachineshop.com to make small, very customized prototype enclosures
[ This message was edited by: obtronix on 05-03-2009 00:05 ]
That differs alot from my estimation, I had an idea that a defendable selling price/parts costs ratio would be around 1.6:1. But I am not the economically inclined. But there are several important factors. How much you charge for work and how man units you sell. What is your selling volume? I guess the more specialized a product is, the more you can charge without having too much impact on requests.
Well, as an example a company I did work with sold 10-50K units (a bike computer), it was sold for $50 retail, was bought wholesale by a chain store for $20, the wholesaler pays $12 to the company, the company paid $5 to the Chinese manufacture, so the BOM has to very low. For newly released bike computers with new features, they could charge $80-100 retail, for older bare bones computers only $29 retail, with very little difference in parts cost (but lots of developement cost).
I would thik 1.6/1 ratio means very high volume (millions), cell phones, computers and such, or very high cost products, of course there are all sorts of business models that may work that I don't know about.
So a guideline ratio (sell price/BOM) for 100-1000 unit would be?
I'm having a little difficulties following your reasoning. It was sold for $50, then a chain store buys them for $20, but pays $12?
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