If you’re a retail business based in Egypt and your business operates on the basis of providing commodities, like socks, then efficiency in the mass production cycle is a vital contributor to the overall success of your socks business. By efficiency of production, we mean in terms of quality, delivery times, costs, and everything in between!
Accordingly, choosing where and how your socks are going to be produced are essential to your brand-building.
That moves us to the ultimate question: should you produce locally or overseas?
The Short Answer: Contrary to common belief, when it comes to socks, producing locally is your best bet, particularly due to the high demand for socks in the Egyptian market, which is attributed to the large population which continues to increase as we speak.
The Long Answer: There are many factors to consider when making the final verdict on whether to produce your socks domestically or abroad.
The Top 4 Factors to Consider When Determining Whether To Manufacture Socks Locally or Overseas:
Tariffs, Customs, and Delivery Times.
Socks are among the products that must be available in stock at all times, which means that the replenishment cycle must be an exceedingly rapid one. Unfortunately, if you choose to manufacture your socks overseas, you can’t always guarantee that your socks will be delivered on time, since customs and tariffs can certainly delay and hinder the process considerably.
On the other hand, orders can be turned around faster and shipped on time if produced domestically, particularly with a factory that stands out in the market due to having the fastest production periods, a.k.a.: Moody Socks Factory!
By producing your socks at Moody Socks Factory, you are guaranteed a rapid, hassle-free process lacking customs and tariffs, replacing the lengthy cycle of importing from abroad and risking delays in shipment deliveries, the shipment getting stuck in customs, and other nerve-racking scenarios that lead shipping times to reach months instead of days.
As for the delivery times, you will enjoy the fastest production periods ever! Moody Socks Factory can produce your socks samples in a duration of 10 days, followed by a socks production period of three weeks, and just like that, your order is ready!
It goes without saying that most businesses prefer manufacturing overseas due to the low associated costs. While that may be true, is the cheapest option always the better option? Or is the best option the one that adds value to your brand?
Yes, the costs may be cheaper, but are you fully aware of the careless labor practices or the harsh working conditions that exist overseas? You may find yourself associating your socks brand with unethical practices without noticing, resulting in a public relations disaster that will take years to fix.
In addition, what if you receive defective products? What about your intellectual property rights? If such scenarios go wrong, you will end up paying a higher price than you would imagine, for the simple reason that you chose to opt for the cheaper option in the beginning.
There’s no place like home! Moody Socks Factory proves this once again, by providing you the ideal hybrid between quality and price. Offering the most competitive prices in the market, Moody Socks Factory asserts you that you will be provided with top-notch quality socks without having to break the bank.
Not just that, the factory has a very clear code of conduct set in place, dictating the environmental code, work safety code, and employee rights code, which the factory has been recognized for! Therefore, ethical considerations won’t keep you awake at night.
There’s a general belief that products produced overseas are of higher quality than those produced locally, particularly in areas falling in the MENA region. However, let’s pause and think for a moment- does it make sense for socks, that are mainly produced out of cotton, to be manufactured in any other country than the homeland of cotton itself; Egypt?!
While that argument itself should be persuasive enough, let’s discover more. You may be contemplating that materials on their own are not enough to produce the perfect socks, and that if the socks machines themselves are not up to standard, then the material is of no use. We agree!
For that particular reason, at Moody Socks Factory, not only do we have the best socks materials and fibers, we further produce them with the most innovative technologies through our state-of-the-art Italian socks manufacturing machines, catering to all types of socks. Our socks conclusively meet international quality standards, further emphasized by our ISO certifications.
Personal qualities and behaviors can be deal-breakers during the socks manufacturing process. You may come across a manufacturer that seems to be the perfect match for you, but after proceeding with the collaboration, you face high levels of disappointment due to the lack of professionalism, whether in the attitude, responsiveness, attention to detail, honesty, dependability, ethics, and more. The socks may be outstanding, but the communication isn’t!
If you choose to manufacture your socks overseas, language may become a barrier, limiting the communication effectiveness between you and the manufacturer, which can be a significant issue.
Furthermore, timely communication can be a tedious process with the different time zones and such.
Most importantly, what if the manufacturer operates on a business model of revenue rather than customer centricity? They absolutely won’t pay attention to your level of satisfaction during the process. What matters is the delivery of the end-product. Is that enough? Of course not, we live in an era of customer satisfaction and brand loyalty!
Realizing that, at Moody Socks Factory, our clients are no longer clients as soon as they come on board. Rather, they become our lasting business partners, and you can become one too!
We respect you, we value your time, and providing you with the socks of your dreams is our top priority. Starting from the tiniest of details such as the labels, all the way to the major ones such as socks composition and designs, we are all ears and ready to provide you with a typical version of the socks you imagined.
Following our detailed socks manufacturing process, we keep you involved in every step of the process to be able to track your socks closely and ensure your fulfillment.
Now that we’ve painted a full picture of local vs. overseas manufacturing with regard to socks production, it becomes crystal clear that the ideal scenario is to produce your socks domestically, and in particular, at Moody Socks Factory. In fact, through a single collaboration, you will take pride and feel reassured to know that socks of such first-class quality are produced within the boundaries of your country.
On that ground and with the reputation Moody Socks Factory has built both internationally and locally, we’d be pleased to accompany you throughout your journey of socks manufacturing, and support you in the race of competing with the top brands in this fast-paced industry!