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Q&A: Should I distribute a new private label product myself?

Today’s caller is wondering whether he should work with a fulfillment center for his first private label product, or do it all himself? There are pros and cons each way… what’s best for him?
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What It's About

A listener wants to know the best way to distribute his product.

Notes from Chris

Episode 1176
Today’s question aligns well with both this week and last week’s Classroom focus.

Last week was all about the MVP of MVPs, and this week was about finding time to work on your hustle.

Our side hustler is wondering whether he should work with a fulfillment center for his first private label product, or do it all himself? Of course there are pros and cons to each approach. What’s best for him, and how would you make a similar decision?

"What is the best way for a small private label product idea to start with? Packaging and distribution logistics for their product. A first order will require about 500 units, but I'm stuck on making decision. Should I attempt to bring those all home and distribute from my house or jump right into a fulfillment center?

I see positives and negatives to both starting off bringing in a fulfillment center into the picture as a lot of additional research, decision making and costs for an unproven brand. But obviously you save me personally a bunch of time. I work construction putting in 50 to 60 hours a week, so time has always been my excuse. Any suggestions on how to help me push through my indecision?"

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