Eli5: How knockoff or off brand toys/items are manufactured and actually end up in stores in the west

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Eli5: How knockoff or off brand toys/items are manufactured and actually end up in stores in the west

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Most items are made in China. Usually the factory that makes them have all the tools to make more and sometimes after the brands order has been filled they’re left with raw resources so they’ll make their own batch and sell it to make more money then the brand paid.

Stores are all about making money so if a similar product that consumers want is cheaper cause China was able to spend less making them then the brand did then the store might decide to pick up that product so they can sell it at similar price to the brand name product or even cheaper and make more profit off it than they do for the branded item.

Most products come from the east. China doesn’t honor trademarks or copyrights. They can produce similar items cheaper and sell them to stores cheaper who end up making more money.