Top 5 FOB vs LDP Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Clothing Business
When I first started my clothing brand, I knew nothing about FOB and LDP manufacturing terms. I just found a factory willing to produce my initial samples, assuming all production would be the same. Boy was I wrong! Those early missteps nearly bankrupted my business before it ever launched.
Mistake #1: Not Understanding the Core Difference Between FOB vs LDP
Why It Matters
Mistake #2: Choosing FOB When LDP Would Be More Suitable
Should Have Started With LDP First
Mistake #3: Choosing LDP When FOB Would Save Big Money
LDP Markups Get Cost Prohibitive
Mistake #4: Not Vetting an FOB Factory and Assuming Quality
Visit Your Factory Personally
Mistake #5: Underestimating Logistics Management for Both FOB and LDP
The Shipping Game is Always Changing
Mistakes with FOB and LDP manufacturing can be costly. But now that you know the pitfalls to avoid, you can confidently navigate these choices to power your clothing brand’s growth. Streamline production with the model that fits your business needs. Just please learn from my early failures!