Ordering Product Samples from a potential supplier should be standard operating procedure for every business. This is especially true for anyone importing from China. Chinese manufacturers are notorious for promising they can make anything, and then figuring it out later. This all has to do with the cultural differences of China vs. most of the Western world. It’s something that importers need to be keenly aware of, and why ordering, testing, and inspecting the factory samples of your potential product are vital to the success of that product.
You also need to be aware of the different types of samples that suppliers may offer since there can be major differences between the various types. For reference, head to our recent post that details the samples types, differences, and which type would best suit your needs.
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You Have the Power
Getting samples from a potential supplier represents the last chance a buyer has to make changes. Since this is your product, you have the final say on whether or not to proceed with production, or make changes! Make it count!