According to commercial practice, the implementation of an OEM or ODM order generally requires the supplier to prepare at least two samples, one for the pre-production sample and one for the confirmation sample. Usually when the order is completed or in the middle of production, it is necessary to prepare a large sample for the customer. These samples are separately illustrated here.
A Pre-production sample: It can be a sample confirmed to the customer before production, it can be a sample made after the confirmation, or it can be a similar product for the customer to confirm the quality.
B Confirmation sample: After the sample confirmed by the customer, the mass production should be done in full accordance with the confirmation.Generally when doing confirmation, you must do at least two or more samples. One sample is sent to the customer for confirmation and the other one is reserved in the company for reference. Once the customer confirms, the company will make a large shipment according to the sample in his hand.
C Mass production samples. Samples sent to customers after the production of large quantities. Suppliers also need to keep some samples in the company when the clients place repeat order,the company can follow the samples.
D Hand making sample: It is a confirmation sample that is made according to customer requirements without a mold. Once confirmed, the bulk product will be used to make a formal mold and complete the production.
Considering that the samples are tailor-made for the customer, the factory needs to invest a lot of manpower and resources to develop new products, so the sample and courier costs and the corresponding mold costs are paid by the customer, and the Mold cost can be gradually returned when the order reaches the negotiated quantity.