Scenario: Currently we are starting to sell merchandising products to our cold call clients by meeting them personally. Our vision is to build a company that has a site portal where people can opt for customized products on demand in bulk. But before that we are looking to serve bulk order customers by approaching them via cold call. We are looking to stabalize B2B operations before entering B2C operations.
Problem: We need to showcase some samples to the potential clients. We can make the samples via two options:
Ask the local manufacturer to provide samples. However, he's busy with more profitable tasks than providing samples to our startup.
Provide the necessary materials to workers who know how to make these products. The downside is that we'll need to invest money to purchase materials and pay the workers. So money get stuck if samples won't get approved.
How do we tackle this problem of getting samples manufactured to showcase in front of clients?