Low Prices vs. High Quality Products

by | May 19, 2015 | Quality Control

What is the relationship between the way a product is priced and its quality? When it comes down to it, there is none. Price doesn’t determine quality. If an item has a high price, this doesn’t necessarily mean it is a high quality product, just as a low price point does not indicate an item is of low quality. This is important information for the end consumer, of course, but it’s also vital for the vendor or importer sourcing products from factories to keep this in mind. 

Another key thing to note is what the price actually includes. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. One factory’s low prices may not include the “whole package,” including things like packaging, suitable master cartons, etc. When an importer is solely focused on low prices, they may not get adequate English support, timely follow-up, proper compliance, etc. So, while the price is low and product condition is suitable, the overall product should be considered to be more than just the widget; it is everything the factory provides – and in this case, it is lacking.

Think about the overall deal you’re getting in terms of the level of service, efficiency, and everything that’s being provided. If you’re paying a low price but missing key elements, it’s not worth it. If you pay a little more for an all-inclusive package that makes more sense for your business, those are quality products. Don’t tie value directly to a product’s price. There’s much more to the story.

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Price vs. Quality: What You Need to Know

When you’re making products to sell in the marketplace, you have to consider the tradeoffs between price and quality. Sometimes, producing better quality products can lead to paying a higher price for manufacturing.

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Thanks for reading! Do you have any questions about the article? Is there something else you’d like to add? Leave a comment below and we will get back to you.

Andy Church

Founder & CEO, Insight Quality Services


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