What are the steps to submit my design?
We’ve simplified private label manufacturing in 5 steps. Follow the steps below to learn the step-by-step process for your design project, and don’t worry, your MakersValley Account Manager will also guide you through every step of the process below.
Step 1. Create your project & list your design
Once you log into your account, you'll be taken directly into the Project Wizard where you can enter all of the details for your design. Include as many details as possible in your project - more is better at this step of the process!
In your design project, you must include photos of your sample and your digital pattern file (if you have one). If you don't have a pattern, the manufacturer will make you a pattern from the photos you upload and send you the pattern price in your bid. The manufacturer’s bid will only be accurate if you enter complete information about your design. If you have any doubts, reach out to your Account Manager in the Messages.
Once you've finished entering all of the details, click Get Bids and subscribe for a MakersValley membership plan. After you subscribe
Step 2. Review bids from Italian manufacturers
Receive bids from 150+ Italian manufacturers and artisans for your design listing. You’ll receive factory bids up to 10 business days after your project gets approved.
You'll be able to approve the winning factory bid from your account. Once you accept a bid, your project will be matched to that manufacturer and you can pay your sample invoice. If we do not receive your sample payment within 15 days, you will lose your factory match and the listing will go back in matching status.
Step 3. Ship your sample and pattern (optional)
Your sample and pattern is the instruction manual for the factory. In addition to uploading photos of your sample in your new project, you’ll may also need to ship your physical sample to us in Italy if you'd like. If you have a paper pattern, you will also need to ship it to us in Italy. You can use any commercial shipper you'd like, and we recommend USPS. Your Account Manager will be in touch with shipping instructions if this applies to you.
Step 4. Receive your sample & give feedback
Once you've approved your factory bid and paid your sample invoice, your manufacturer will start making your first sample based on the photos and pattern you uploaded in your project. Your Account Manager will send you a shipping invoice once the sample is ready to ship to you.
Once you receive your first sample, give us feedback on the platform and let us know if you'd like to 1) Make it in different sizes, 2) Start production, or 3) Re-do your sample.
If you love the sample the way it is, let us know and we’ll send you the production invoice and estimated shipping & customs invoice for approval.
If you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll send you a new invoice for the 2nd sample with the modifications you requested.
Step 5. Go into production
Once you've approved your sample and paid your production invoice, your production order is ready to ship to you in six weeks from when the factory. We'll handle all the logistics to get your production order from the factory door to your doorstep.
Then, receive your production order & start selling! :)
You can then log back into your MakersValley account anytime and tell us when you’d like to reorder.