A common trend seen by embroiderer’s over the last decade is to outsource their embroidery digitizing work to overseas. Digitizing business actually flourished due to the availability of internet services in the developing countries during recent years. As the communication is almost instant due to the use of email and other internet based mediums, transfer of embroidery files is possible abruptly. I would like to quickly discuss some major advantages of outsourcing embroidery digitizing work instead of doing it in-house.
Savings: Cost-cutting is one of the major reasons to outsource for digitizing services. Outsourcing converts fixed costs into variable and releases capital which can be used to buy embroidery machines and invest in business promotion and advertising. It also helps avoid large expenditures in the early stages of your embroidery business.
Efficiency: A good outsourced firm has the resources to start a project right away. Handling the same digitizing in-house will firstly involve buying a good software that will cost you big bucks. Then taking weeks and even months to hire the right people, train them, and provide the support they need.
Focus: Embroidery businesses are usually small ones and have limited resources. The manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing digitizing work can help your embroidery business to focus mainly on the work that serves the customer, and can help managers set their priorities more clearly.
Growth and Survival: Most small embroidery firms simply can’t afford to match the in-house embroidery digitizing facilities that larger companies maintain. Outsourcing can help small embroidery firms act big by giving them access to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that large companies enjoy.
Risk reduction: Every business and investment carries a certain amount of risk. Markets, competition, government regulations, financial conditions, and technologies all change very quickly. Outsourcing embroidery digitizing work will manage this risk for you.