I am curtrently looking for a company who would be able to manufacture a
product for me. The product is a mini coffin with the following dimensions:
5"l x 2"w x 2"h 1.25"d
I curently have about 40 coffins that were manufactured 9 years ago. I'm
looking for someone to replicate them. You can see them at the web link
Please let me know if you are interested in sending a proposal as I'm
getting much interest in them already. Thanks!
I built little coffins about that size in Junior High School shop class in
northern Ohio - of course - that was in the 70's. It's cool that you can
get a patent pending on them. Who'd a thunk it? I'm guessing the patent
has to do with packaging the other contents with it?
Pet urns seem to be in demand lately.....
FWIW. Patent pending means that an incomplete application has been submitted
and not yet granted a patent and made public information. Coca-Cola and
Pepsi used this method for years in order afford some protection but keep
their formula's secret. It carries the same legal protection as a full
patent, subject to litigation. I doubt that a true patent would ever be
issued for these mini coffins. No item ever previously described and
published by someone else can receive a US. patent. Things similar to the
periscope, submarine and helicopter were refused overall patents because
they had been described and published in books like those by Jules Verne
Too bad Jums isn't still around. He'd do 'em in birdseye SPF
(jummywood) and only charge about $35 each in large quantities.
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But he had a supplier so price was established by that.
You can also work backwards to a cost also. I'm thinking of a product the
company I worked for at the time wanted to introduce. There was a unit on
the market for $60. The guy making it sold about 4,000 a year and thought
he had the market cornered.
Matt, the owner of my company decided that if he could sell that item for
$29.95 he could sell 3,000 a month. He found suppliers with better motors
and lower price at the higher volume. Invested in some tooling for special
parts to reduce cost per unit. Well, turns out he was wrong. At the $29.99
price he actually sold about 4 to 5,000 a month. What makes it even
funnier, Matt told the originator exactly what he was going to do about six
months before it hit the market. He did not want the guy to get stuck with
inventory he could not sell.
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