We retained Cascadia to help us bring our first private label goods to market. We are in the apparel industry and although we had an idea of which products we wanted to have made, we knew we needed hand holding with sourcing, developing specs, sampling, understanding how foreign factories operate, communicating with the factories, regulations, product testing, packaging, overseas shipping, customs, palletizing for Amazon once in port and the list goes on and on.
Cascadia has assembled a team of experts that specialize in each of the areas I mentioned above. Although we had a project manager and a project management tool to keep everything on track we also interacted with each of the experts at various times throughout the process to make sure we understood what was going on and what the next steps were. Without the expertise of the Cascadia team., we would not have had the infrastructure or the bandwidth to get these products to market.
The process was long and frustrating at times but Cascadia was very good at managing our expectations and explaining "how things work" in foreign factories. In the end it was extremely gratifying to hold the products in our very own hands and see the results of literally months of planning and hard work. We view Cascadia as an extension of our team and an essential component of our future growth.
Rachel and many members of her team are ex-Amazon employees and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Amazon issues. This has been a huge benefit to us.