検査に合格する 5. 中国の工場で生産する 6. 船便で輸送する This is to make one: 1. Customize the color and choose the logo that you’d like embroidered on the side. 2. Make a prototype. 3. Decide how many you want and place the order. 4. Pass a safety inspection. 5. Manufacture them at a Chinese factory. 6. Ship them by boat.
point, we had to decide how many we wanted. The minimum order was 1,000 elephants. There were supposed to be 1800 participants at PHP conference Japan. However, we didn’t have the budget to give everyone a free one.
said, because ElePHPant was still unknown in Japan, we couldn’t expect to sell a ton either. Therefore, we negotiated with the producer and got them to agree to an order of 500. By this point, it was mid August.
you need to apply to go through an inspection and get a recommended age. This time, we got a recommended age of 0 years old, or in other words a “no-limits” rating. Around mid-September, the producer contacted me to tell me they were backed up so still hadn’t gotten our approval yet.
we were finally told that we passed the inspection. From from this point, we could finally begin production of our ElePHPant at a Chinese factory. If it had been in America or Europe, shipping probably would have taken 3 months. However, at this point, we only had 2 months left until the conference.