The rewards aren't cheap, so I was considering producing my own products (with own branding which would strengthen my brand).
I can produce these products for 25% of the price in China, which is great. But to send them worldwide it gets very expensive and difficult.
Why? I don't send a lot of stuff. I plan to also send the products later, but at the moment it's only the rewards.
- I could let them send the products to me in Europe, and send them myself from there. But sending one item to the USA costs more than the product itself. It's also a hassle to send everything by myself. I would also pay import tax to import into Europe, and then possibly again to send to other countries in the world. Double taxes.
- Fulfillment directly from China: send fee is still pretty high, but somehow lower than sending it myself. Downside: they all require you to sell fast -> keeping items in stock for months gets very expensive.
- Fulfillment from the USA: costs are reasonable, but the same problem: high monthly warehouse fees.
I was excited about creating my own products, but shipping makes everything so complicated due to the small scale. Does anyone have a solution for this? Or is that just how it is?