Ordering Samples from a Potential Factory? This Common Mistake will Doom Your Business
The quickest way to ensure your new, exciting product gets poor reviews and suffers a high return rate is by not carefully examining and testing the factory samples that you received prior to production. Guaranteed.
Preparing Your QC NOTES
Quality Control notes, aka ‘QC notes’, are a way for you, the buyer, to define what you would like a quality control inspector to be aware of and inspect during a quality inspection. QC notes usually consist of a list of requirements with explanations next to each section, defining what would be considered a defect or a potential issue you would not accept.
Ordering samples is an integral part of the supplier selection process. It is also a process that can be hit or miss. While you’re reading this, keep something in mind, we are a sourcing company. We are a company whose job is to assist importers in working with factories. The reason our company exists is that factories are not perfect.The idea of not ordering samples is a recipe for disaster....
If this is your first time working with a factory and you production size is small (less than $50,000), then it is safe to assume you don’t hold a lot of negotiation power. Instead, your focus on a successful negotiation should be ensuring all parties understand the major points of the production requirements, and the small or minor points are discussed.
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