OUR PROCESS

Stout Stuff applies a time-tested process to design, manufacture, and deliver innovative, quality products at extremely competitive prices – providing retailers and their customers with truly exceptional value!

Our process begins with identifying retailer opportunities:

 

  • Traditional bid process

  • National brand quality level development

  • Private label or new brand launch to market

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DEFINING PROJECT SCOPE

COLLABORATIVE DESIGN

Our account management and design teams work together to develop innovative concepts:

 

  • Improving product design and functionality

  • Maintaining target cost

  • Respectful of intellectual property through creative solutions

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PROTOTYPING

Our design team provides a hands-on, interactive preliminary review process:

  • ​3D renderings and 3D printer prototypes

  • Primary and secondary packaging

  • Temporary mold construction

  • Custom fabrication and mockups

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PRICING

Our prototypes are used to establish and confirm pricing with a variety of manufacturing partners around the world:

 

  • USA, China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and South America

  • US Warehoused or Direct Import

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REVIEW & REVISE

Our review process is focused on collaboration with the retailer to find the best product-market fit:

 

  • Retailer product review and revisions

  • Preliminary independent test lab results/reviews

  • Consumer reviews

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PRE- PRODUCTION

Our thorough process ensures the product is ready for final production:

 

  • Custom mold development

  • Finalize packaging

  • Production timeline confirmation

  • Independent test lab submission

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PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Our team oversees all manufacturing activities to ensure production goals and quality standards are met:

 

  • Maintaining adequate supply levels

  • Managing upstream costs

  • Finding efficiencies and driving further innovation

  • Building meaningful partnerships

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RECENT CASE STUDIES

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QUICK CLEAN VICTORY

The team was approached by a long-term partner retailer intending to expand their private brand in the Quick Clean category. Over two years we developed a first to market, national brand equivalent this is compatible with the national brand program. Consumers now have an alternative when none existed before.