China Trip for Bebox Samples!

Sept 18th 2016- Shanghai, China

Patience, patience, and more patience….  for me and for you :p Today is October 5th 2016, 4 days since I\’ve been back in Los Angeles from my Asia trip and still adjusting to jetlag. Going to China to see the product I visioned and could only explain to people with words and animations was unreal. The first meeting was in a small, not so clean, a little smelly office above the silicone factory. I stepped into the office, and this was the first thing I saw… Bebox\’s everywhere!

The mixed emotions I felt were surreal as I saw all these Bebox\’s everywhere. I\’ve never given birth before, but it felt like I just saw my babies everywhere on the table (without the crying). Right away, we got into action; checking out the samples, seeing any flaws in the product, etc… and as expected there were some flaws. Let me tell you, the week with the Bebox Chinese team was the most productive and plan to action business meetings I\’ve ever had. The way in which they worked and quickly solved problems that came up filled my tastebuds. This is how I like to do business.

This is what my three days looked like

DAY 1- Examine the product, point out flaws, decide I want logo painted on the lid

DAY 2- Check out tooling factory, plastic injection factory and think on how we can paint the logo

Bebox lid mold
Pano shot of the tooling factory

DAY 3- Come to a solution for the painting (we had to take out the BEBOX text under the logo), take out the mold from plastic injection factory to fix threading problem, and finish off with the whole team for lunch.

Taking out the mold from the plastic injection machine
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Thinking hard on how to cost effectively have the logo colored
Will (engineer) and I in front of the plastic injection machine!
Will (engineer) and I in front of the plastic injection machine!

Yes, this was all done in three days! The Chinese were also GREAT hosts. They picked us up from the hotel, spoiled us with amazing lunches, and really made sure we were taken care of while we were there. Here\’s a photo of the team on our last lunch there

From left to right: silicone guy, plastic injection guy, screen printing guy for coloring logo, mold tooling guy, my engineer, me, our translator)
From left to right: silicone guy, plastic injection guy, screen printing guy for coloring logo, mold tooling guy, my engineer, me, our translator)

After China, I got to visit Thailand to visit my father who\’s been one of my biggest supporter in this. Thank you dad for telling me to never give up and just do it! Although I feel like getting here was a huge accomplishment, I know I\’m only halfway there (now it\’s time to sell)!

Thank you Dad!
Thank you Dad!

So… if you\’ve read this far, you may be asking “what\’s next?”.  Nothing happens with a action plan, so here it is:

  1. While I wait for the golden sample, start building a list for distributors
  2. Continue to build the Bebox brand (hint- MORE meal prep work shops, recipes and health advice coming!)
  3. Get ready to rock and roll once I get inventory (date TBA)

This website will be in maintenance soon as we are going to expand it for meal prep recipes, workshops, and other tips and tricks to help you make meal prep easier and to control your health. In the meantime, if you are a content writer in health/fitness please reach out to us: info@mybebox.com for possible work. Thank you Bebox #fitfam for staying on this ride with me! Once the site is expanded, I will be sending you all a notification on the update!

 

Note: Bebox sample photos COMING SOON! 

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