One of the first things we look for in a vendor is their integrity. There are many vendors with manufacturing capacity, but we depend on vendors who are trustworthy and who can produce the results we require and deliver on their commitments. Alignment in these qualities is critical to a successful partnership and being able to reliably deliver great products.
It is important that we set these standards for those we choose to work with because they become an extension of the company we are. We need to partner with people who have strong engineering capabilities, so that they are able to produce the products and features that our customers want and expect. These partners need to be passionate about keeping ahead of the rest of the industry.
We want to do business with people who have quality control procedures in place when producing their products. Over the last year, we have enjoyed working with some new vendors, learning to work together and building good relationships. We have had solid results and look forward to more high quality products with exciting new features.