1. The sky is not the limit.
You can only sell a certain amount of products due to the competition. Factories are able to sell the same product to as many customers as they can find. This means that you have very little priority in the eyes of suppliers and buyers.
2. Non-product manufacturers face low margins.
When anyone can sell the same product, the buyers will make it a race to the bottom with prices.
3. Entrepreneurs lack control over the supply chain.
When you don’t own the product you are buying, you have very little control of what can be added to the product. You receive what the supplier has made rather than something made for you and your customers.
4. Entrepreneurs’ businesses have almost no brand awareness.
What makes you unique when you’re selling something that anyone else can? Your brand will be forgotten because you’re unable to provide a unique product. The reason why developing a product is great is because is gives you an opportunity to take those limitations and turn them into huge opportunities.
Everyone knows the headaches and pain that come with developing a product. However, if you understand your customers and your competitors, taking the time to develop and launch your own product holds huge potential. You want to take those limitations and turn them into opportunities.