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Requesting Samples

Requesting Samples

This section is short.

Do not expect your supplier to pay for the cost of freight for you to receive samples. They may provide samples for free (occasionally not), but as so many foreigners in the past have abused the practice of requesting samples, with freight paid for by the supplier, with little or no intention of actually buying, most Chinese suppliers will not agree to these terms (and understandably so).

Buyer Pays for Freight

A fair compromise is for you to pay for the freight costs on the samples and for this amount paid to be subtracted from any future orders.

Get yourself a UPS or DHL account so your supplier can simply use your account information and ship your sample to you rather than having to wire transfer (and pay the fees associated with international wires) your supplier the freight costs.

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