Why do I need to order product samples?
Buying product samples is a critical part of the importing process and must be done before you commit to placing your first ‘real’ order with a new supplier, or whenever you intend to launch a new product.
There are three key reasons why you must buy product samples:
Test your product design: You need to see, feel and test your product before you go into mass production. Design, functionality and overall quality must be ‘verified’ before you enter mass production.
Injection molds and tooling: When buying certain products, you cannot even start production. As such, you must get your product samples manufactured before you can move to the next step.
You must test your supplier: This is the number one reason why you need product samples. Your supplier must prove that they can deliver acceptable product samples before you should commit to placing an order. A suppliers ability to produce good samples should never be taken for granted