When looking at the factories, you might notice that some are listed as ODM or OEM. Both terms ODM and OEM provide spare parts or final parts. But what does that mean and what's the difference?
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
Come up with your own specifications, your requirements, your own detailed view of your product and leave them in an OEM factory. The OEM supplier will start manufacturing your product from scratch, paying attention to your needs and willingness. This is the kind of supplier you should be looking for if you want a product unique to your brand. Then you can ask a company to distribute your products
ODM: Original Designed Manufacturer
ODM factory will give you product ideas. Provide the factory with expected functions and performance and expected design ideas; she will then manage and suggest some products to you. Don't know how to make a product? An ODM factory could turn your dreams into reality.
Whichever you choose, both are risky in a number of ways. First of all, allowing your factory to take credit for the design of your finished products is dangerous, because your factory will feel some ownership and may sell your products to other buyers. Second, when manufacturing a product with a special / unique design quality issues are common.
So make sure before ordering that you are working with the right supplier either by requesting an audit report or by personally visiting your factory before and during production.