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Old 02-11-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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how do you compete with china cheapies?

As a WAHM diaper maker..how do YOU compete with the china cheapies? (such as Alva, Sun baby etc) Seeing as many mothers want to "save" and only spend $5 or less on a diaper...what do you do to keep your business going? I feel these companies really take away from WAHM's and US based companies sometimes, and was wondering what other WAHM's think about them?

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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Re: how do you compete with china cheapies?

I may not have "china cheapies" to compete with but there are certainly cheaper (MUCH cheaper) mama cloth makers out there and I honestly don't worry about it. The cheap pad market is not what I'm after. I want customers who want the best. I believe my pads are worth the price (and there are still higher priced brands then mine), I use much higher quality fabric then many and I have a better selection then all of my competition. I don't feel like the cheaper brands are taking away anything from me as there are many customers out there and some just have a different budget or different needs.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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I wouldn't worry too much in a sense that they are cheaply made for the most part if it's a Chinese based company. Kim's seen a lot of customers having issues with Chinese diapers and guess what, they tend end up buying better quality diapers in the end.
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I am not a WAHM but can I just offer you all a How sad that this is even an issue. It really makes me think.
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Not diapers but I don't worry. I've had people buy my products then ASK me how to make them "before they took it apart" to make some to sell:/ it didn't work lol. I believe you get what you pay for and CS from a china company that just sold you $3 diaper is worlds different from a wahm two states over who custom made the item of your dreams.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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I think the people that buy the cheapie stuff aren't your target market anyway! Don't worry too much!
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I think the people that buy the cheapie stuff aren't your target market anyway! Don't worry too much!
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Re: how do you compete with china cheapies?

I am not a wahm but can answer as a buyer. Yes I have bought China cheapies(not diapers but other things) when I cannot afford to buy better. As soon as I can afford it though I try to get a quality made item to replace the cheap item. I would rather pay more out and have something last than to buy a bunch of cheap items that will soon be in the trash.
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Re: how do you compete with china cheapies?

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I am not a wahm but can answer as a buyer. Yes I have bought China cheapies(not diapers but other things) when I cannot afford to buy better. As soon as I can afford it though I try to get a quality made item to replace the cheap item. I would rather pay more out and have something last than to buy a bunch of cheap items that will soon be in the trash.
You pretty much stole the words from my mouth. I bought some alvas to test the pocket waters and bc I was building a stash on a very limited budget. I can tell you that when some extra money turned up for diapers I went right for my favorite WHAM.
I think that most customers will end up with the nicer, better quality and more expensive product eventually.
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I think the people that buy the cheapie stuff aren't your target market anyway! Don't worry too much!



I makes me and to see how the "China Cheapies" devalue diapers in general, though.
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