18 Aug 11 1:48 am
Sending an email to request for sample products is I think a good practice so that you can write an honest review about it. But sometimes, it's hard for them to send review products because, if you think about it, it's an extra cost on their end and for sure, it's not just you who's requesting one.
But what i noticed is that if your site already has the reputation of selling and have reviewed a number of other products already, most owners would be more than happy to provide you with some samples. It's all about reassurance on their end that you're really interested in reviewing and endorsing their product. They want to make sure that there's a really big chance for them to sell their products on your site.
If you can't get any sample products, just try to do some research about the product you want to review so that you would have an idea. When they see that you're actually converting sales, they might give you samples for their other products.
Just establish your site's competency and integrity, those samples will follow. I've heard of people getting sample products they didn't even requested because sellers trust them that much.
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