-Have custom designed in the US vs find Alibaba /abroad merchant?
-If I initially design and manufacture it in the US, can I eventually send a sample to a manufacturer in China/abroad to get it done for less?
-The issue I have with finding a Chinese/abroad manufacturer: wether from scratch or flipping/adapting a generic item already on Alibaba; how do I feel the material, sizing, and quality they have? Guess I have no choice but to order samples?
-How likely are Chinese copycats going to try to mimic my product if I sell it on Amazon?