Recently I was asked by Global Sources to share best practices about buying product samples from Chinese suppliers.
I never skip this step in the process because this is like auditioning an actor before you hire them for a role.
Imagine if you are Steven Spielberg casting a new lead actor for your next blockbuster movie. If you’re considering some new unknown actors would you blindly hire him without first interviewing him? Of course not!
You would want to bring them in for an audition so they can recite some lines so you can get a flavor for their skills, character, and ultimately decide if they’re a good fit for the role before you commit to signing a hundreds of thousands of dollars to them!
Well the same logic applies to evaluating a new potential supplier for your private label product.
Watch this short 8 min video to get a crash course on ordering product samples from your suppliers.
In this action packed video you will learn:
- Why you should never skip ordering product samples
- How you can protect your designs and “IP” when requesting samples so they don’t get stolen
- The ROOKIE MISTAKE I made when I first started and what you can learn from it
- How should you select a supplier if all the samples seem the same?
- Why Gary DOESN’T recommend 1688.com for most private label sellers
- What you can do to build relationships or “Guanxi” with Chinese suppliers
PS: What’s the #1 takeaway you learned from this video? Comment below and let me know!