When I began, I had 50 bags manufactured in the US and was able to get smaller lots reproduced. If you go overseas, the minimum order quantity (MOQ) is much higher. I have seen new entrepreneurs order thousands at a time and the inventory doesn’t move. Unfortunately, they are out a great deal of money up front. I know it’s exciting and you want to begin selling but take it slow. This is also a great time to speak to your customers and ask what they think of the product. They can offer some valuable advice.
We began with a black, vinyl bag and have since changed the material as well as the color. Our new color will be out in April and each change just seems to get better.