I'm selling home decor items from Morocco to the US. Shipping is the main cost concert as sometimes it costs more than the item itself. Is it more cost effective to start manufacturing the items myself, warehousing them in the US and selling from here?
It largely depends on the cost to manufacture and the number of items you are selling. The more items you are selling every month the more profitable it would be to have production in the US. If you are only selling a few items, it may be worthwhile to keep producing them overseas, but look for a cheaper way to ship them.