The proverbial journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
Meanwhile the sourcing journey, which could find you flying a few thousand miles, has to start with the RIGHT step.
And that right step is GlobalSources.com.
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A simple word search can pull up thousands of products. How do you filter the choices and find the right one?
Samples are a good way to start weeding out the “lemons” as they let you test and compare products, and check quality without having to place a large volume order.
In fact, tons of sourcing best practices articles online highlight the importance of product samples in the sourcing process. To quote Will Mitchell in his Startup Bros article, “Don’t buy in bulk from a factory until you have their samples in your hands and LOVE them.”
To know them is to love them
Sourcing is like courtship and product samples represent the getting-to-know-you stage.
And it is in this stage where buyers to evaluate products. Mitchell advised in his article to check “every last nook and cranny” to ensure every aspect is inspected and verified to be up to par.
InTouch Services Ltd’s John Niggl believes a visual inspection of a physical product sample, “measuring and even quantitatively testing the sample” provides valuable insight not only into quality but also into a supplier’s capability to deliver as promised.
For some importers, buying samples is a daunting task but it need not be with Global Sources Sample Order.
The easy-to-navigate page lists products with instant samples from Global Sources Verified Suppliers. The products , which number in the thousands, are grouped according to industry such as consumer and mobile electronics, smart living, fashion accessories & footwear, gifts & premiums, and home products.
The page also allows searches via product keywords or supplier name. The latter is particularly helpful if you want to check if your regular partner-suppliers offer product samples for instant purchase.
Transactions are done on a secure platform with an easy-to-fill order form. Sample order price includes shipping costs while options for payment, which goes directly to the supplier, include PayPal and credit card.
Join the Festival
If you need further convincing to buy samples, how does a Sample Order Festival sound to you?
From now until December 31, 2019, every US$100 worth of sample orders purchased on GlobalSources.com gets you a US$20 Amazon.com Gift Cards. This is Global Sources’ way of helping you toward your next million-dollar product.
Click to read about the Sample Order Festival terms and conditions.
|This 8X optical zoom telescope for mobile phones from Shenzhen City Italian has a field view of 220m and viewing angle of 9 degrees. Sample price is $34.|
|With a sample price of $21, this mobile phone camera lens set from Shenzhen City Italian includes a fish-eye, macro and wide-angle lens.|
|Shenzhen Jumei’s smart bracelet watch monitors heart rate, blood pressure, calories burned and sleep. Sample price is $60.|
|The smart wristband from Joint tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and active minutes. It can also work as an ECG, providing 24-hour real-time heart rate tracking. Sample price is $60.|
|With a sample price of $35, these TWS earbuds from Shenzhen Sowak adopt Bluetooth 5.0 and come with a 400mAh charging case.|
|Samples of this wireless power pack from Shenzhen Loowoko are priced $24 each. The product includes a wireless charger, power bank and charging cable. The charger and power bank have a tempered glass surface that lights up during charging.|