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Product samples are essential when importing products from China, and elsewhere in Asia. Obviously, you want to see and feel the product before you start production. However, ordering product samples is also a way to test if your supplier is truly up to the task.
In this guide, you will learn everything importers must know about product samples, including costs, types and lead times.
Product sample types
- Factory samples
- Custom made product samples
- Production samples
- Virtual samples
- 3D printed samples
- Product sample costs
- How to pay for product samples
- Injection molds and tooling costs
- Sample production time
- Import duties and taxes