In the world of cosmetics, every skin type is different. There are numerous products available for all type of skin ranges and other cosmetic needs. Various companies provide OEM and ODM made skin care products.
However, it is often the case that consumers as well as manufactures get confused between these products. Here is a summary on the difference between these products.
Definition of Cosmetic Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM)
OEM products are made as per the preference of buyers. Products that are customized in terms of design, dimensions, colors, material and functions.
For many OEM products are designed on the specification of buyers. Whereas some feel that any modifications done in present ODM product is known as OEM.
The primary definition is products that need tooling like injection molds in the production process.
Definition of Cosmetic Original Design Manufacturing (ODM)
ODM products are on the basis of current design which is under development by various manufacturers. ODM product are due to the results achieved by various research and development conducted by suppliers.
The ODM product will be based on already present design, which will be manufactured by the company. This can be a genuine product innovation or a copy of already existing product. These products are often known as private label products and branding is required.
What is OEM services?
OEM service is the seller’s ability to make custom products. So, if a product captures your attention and you want some customization, the seller is ready to do it. Here the need for searching of suppliers to get the appropriate OEM product is taken for granted.
Alternatively, identifying the appropriate supplier that are giving original ODM products. Often people get confused about listings across different supplier directories. It is likely that suppliers will have most of the products. Customizing of products is possible even for ODM products.
These products are further categorized as customer, demonstration (fake) products and supplier developed products. The customer products are likely to show past products and the supplier comes at a fixed sheet of specifications. Demonstration products or the fake products are images uploaded by suppliers that are not manufactured by them. Since the purchase of tooling is required, it can’t be categorized as an ODM product. The supplier developed products are created by investment in various research and development. This basically is a small portion that contains various products over the main supply directories.
Benefits of Cosmetics OEM and ODM
Benefits of OEM
- With OEM products suppliers are at their basic hence causing negligible hassle while buying these products.
- Customization of these products is possible at negligible cost, if it is technically feasible.
Benefits of ODM
- The product development life-cycle is lesser
- Some of the ODM products can be customized to a certain degree.
- The tooling cost is free for these devices.