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Solutions

There's a Solution for Every Challenge

If you picked only one solution today, which one would have the highest impact on your business performance?

Contract Manufacturing

A turnkey sourcing and production solution for brand owners who want first class service at factory direct prices. Most of our clients operate successfully under this model. Whether you are interested in outsourcing your entire product catalog, or wish to augment parts of your supply chain, this solution provides certainty of outcomes. 

How Does It Work?

  • Client approves physical sample and all-inclusive unit price quote
  • Quality is guaranteed by contract until end of warranty period
  • Order is paid against shipping documents (FOB, CIF)
  • No exclusivity, no lock-ins, no extra fees
  • All product assets remain the property of the Client

What Services are Included?

  • Production / Tooling
  • Logistics
  • Quality Control
  • Ethical Sourcing
  • Market Certification
  • Strict Confidentiality
  • IP Defense Strategy
  • Full-access Portal App Tools

Areas of Expertise

  • Injection/suction moulding
  • Machining
  • Extrusion, dye cutting, stamping
  • Etching
  • Anodizing, electric deposition
  • Glass blowing
  • Print
  • Finishing (sand blast, polish, paint, etc)
  • Plastics, composites
  • Foam, rubber, silicone
  • Metals, magnets
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Fabrics, leather
  • Paper, cardboard
  • Specialty (e.g. organics, adhesives, etc)
  • Design
  • 3D modeling
  • 3D printing
  • CNC
  • Laser cutting
  • Tooling

  • Injection/suction moulding
  • Machining
  • Extrusion, dye cutting, stamping
  • Etching
  • Anodizing, electric deposition
  • Glass blowing
  • Print
  • Finishing (sand blast, polish, paint, etc)

  • Plastics, composites
  • Foam, rubber, silicone
  • Metals, magnets
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Fabrics, leather
  • Paper, cardboard
  • Specialty (e.g. organics, adhesives, etc)

  • Design
  • 3D modeling
  • 3D printing
  • CNC
  • Laser cutting
  • Tooling

INVENTORY Financing

What could be better than having your inventory financed by your own supplier? MerchBlock Inventory Financing is a first-of-its-kind seller financing solution available exclusively to MerchBlock clients. It allows established DTC merchants to capture demand fluctuations and minimize the risk of supply bottlenecks. It is a flexible alternative to costly factoring, bank loans, or growth capital financing. 

What Is It?

MIF is a contract where MerchBlock finances the production and delivery of goods in exchange for a pre-agreed royalty. It is designed to ensure the ultimate flexibility in responding to stock fluctuations due to seasonality, holiday spikes, promotions, wholesale orders, and other demand surges. Never lose another sale to backorders or stock shortages.

How Does It Work?

  • Client's historical data is analyzed for inventory projections
  • Goods are produced and shipped on consignment
  • Cost of goods sold is paid after the warranty period ends (typically 30 days after delivery to end user)
  • Client only pays for the units sold + fixed royalty per unit
  • All product assets remain the property of the Client
  • Client is free to buy out the inventory any time at cost

What's Included?

All Contract Manufacturing Services (listed above)

  • Financing cost of the inventory
  • Product development input from seasoned production team with 120+ man-years combined experience
  • More accurate advance production planning (capture demand spikes and never lose customers to backorders)
  • Production optimization (minimize unit cost and avoid costly defects)
  • Logistics optimization (avoid delays & damage in transit)
  • Advice on anti-counterfeit measures

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Product Strategy

To maximize company valuation, you need a powerful brand. To build a brand, you need excellent products. In today’s e-commerce world, brands are expected to churn out fresh offerings on a regular basis. We often advise clients on winning product strategies, enabling them to capture demand opportunities faster.​

What Is It?

Have an active following or existing customer base, but not sure which product to sell next? We can help you source or design the perfect product based on multiple key metrics including:

  • Market fit
  • Cost margins
  • Repeat purchase rate
  • Budget
  • Competitive defense
  • Go-to-market strategy

How Does It Work?

Simple. Let’s start a conversation so we can learn about your vision and brainstorm a smart product strategy. 100% confidential, zero obligation.

partnership program

The MerchBlock Partnership Program (MPP) allows product marketers to obsess over creatives and conversion, without having to worry about production. This model is best suited for social media icons, online celebrities and KOL’s who want to leverage their creative talent for bringing high-demand products to market under a private label. By having skin in the game, partners can align interests while maximizing synergy.

What Is It?

MPP is a co-investment agreement between MerchBlock and Partner Co. designed to balance the risk and return of a hot niche opportunity. By combining their respective domain expertise, both partners thereby position the business for rapid growth and high valuation at exit.

merchblock partnership program co-investment distribution of roles
merchblock partnership program co-investment distribution of roles

What Stages are Involved?

  • Identify product(s) for a niche opportunity
  • Allocate roles and responsibilities
  • Draft budgets, schedules and KPI targets
  • Execute on the marketing strategy
  • Engineer an exit

Merchblock Partnership Program is a totally new approach to manufacturing that makes perfect sense for executives who want zero risk production and minimal oversight. It basically pays for itself.

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