The first step in manufacturing a production ready sample of your product is to gather samples from you. This is a crucial step as it sets the benchmark against which we measure what your Chinese supplier’s produce. It’s important, even if the sample does not fully
represent the result you are looking for. When manufacturing consumer smart technology, these samples become even more important, because of the complicated nature of their design.
Typically, we will send out a few samples to each supplier we are considering. We will also keep one in Australia and another in our office in China. These samples make it much easier when we are communicating with suppliers, and provide reference points when we are discussing specific aspects of your products such as colour, texture, and finishing.
Look out for our next post ‘Step 2 – Searching for a New Supplier’.