Yasminida Product Development & Sampling
As a creative team we’re often asked to help companies and individuals develop their first samples for custom orders on products from bamboo, coconut wood or fabrics. We’re always happy to create something new and exercise this passion, but it does come with some difficulties as we weave this into our daily business.
Creating a sample takes much more time and resources than producing items already in our repertoire. As such we’ve made an outline for product sampling and appropriate costs as follows:
Modification Sample = $30 + Materials
Adjustments to a product we already have or know. For example, using a different kind of fabric we’re not familiar with, adjusting shape or measurements, etc.
Simple Sample = $50 + Materials
Client sends to us a detailed design brief with all measurements and clear photo or mockup of the product, or otherwise provides a physical sample for us to recreate.
Complex Sample from Scratch = $75 + Materials
Full Research and Development from concept to creation. Our team will help realize your concept from an initial idea, through design considerations until we have something that meets the goal.
Schedules for Sampling
Our current orders always have to come first before any future potential orders. As such, expect times of up to 2-3 weeks for us to produce samples depending on our current status and the complexity of the sample or difficulty to source materials. Longer times are always preferable, and nobody wants to rush anything that could be the next big hit.
We can only tell you what price we can sell the item for once we have completed the sample. We calculate the cost of materials and labor, then reduce the labor time by an appropriate percentage, given that it will be quicker to reproduce than produce the first time.
We welcome making revisions until the product sample meets the customers wishes, or up to a maximum of 3 sample revisions, whichever comes first. We must however ensure that communications are clear and specific to ensure we meet this goal as efficiently as possible. All materials costs for revisions are to be covered by the client.
Clients are under no obligation to produce the items with us after we have completed the sample. The sampling fee ensures we don’t need to worry about this. If you do choose to keep production of your items with us, we will deduct 50% of the sampling fee from the first order of $250 or more.
Privacy, Copyright, Non-Disclosure
Should a client come to us with an exclusive design, unique idea, holds copyright, patents, trademarks, etc. We respect all of these and can sign non-disclosure agreements provided by the client where considered necessary.
Investing in a product sample is a small up-front cost. An item as seemingly simple as our bamboo cutlery sets have gone through several design updates and tweaks as we improved upon them and work with the characteristics of the material. The result of careful development with even a simple item is something that looks and functions better than the competition.
We are pleased to share and bring our knowledge and experience to your future product. Just click the email icon in the footer below to Contact Us and begin.