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What are some best practices for obtaining sample product (whether for keeps or on loan from the brands, etc.)? Trade shows and other events offer some limited opportunities, often require significant travel & related expenses, and provided a bare minimum amount of time with product. This essentially rules out any ability to field test outerwear and accessories and allows for only a cursory/”first impression” sort of take on some hard goods.
What sort of contact and relationship do you form with affiliate program managers? And how do you go about forming the relatinoship? What benefits or advantages are there in working with retailer managers specifically? I suspect there is a different way of handling this if the seller is “Brand X” versus “Retailer Y” — while I’m sure it varies by brand, the brand affiliate manager probably has more sway in flowing product, etc., versus a retailer who may not.