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This article was a collaborative effort among various members of the Asia Quality Focus team.

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3 Tips for Sourcing Products From China To Sell on Amazon

by AQF Team on 30 Dec 2021 | 0 Comments

Sourcing products from China to sell on Amazon is one of the most common and profitable business models for ecommerce sellers. With Chinese manufacturers being more cost-efficient than those in the U.S or EU, this option is a no-brainer for overseas importers.

Topics: Ecommerce, supplier audit, asia sourcing

What Is a Technical Compliance File?

by AQF Team on 22 Dec 2021 | 0 Comments

When you own a small business, it is normal to put in countless hours of hard work to make it thrive. When you finally land your first big client who is reputable and expects the absolute best from their suppliers, they could ask for a Technical Compliance File (TCF). Your possession of the essential file could mean a lot in terms of taking your business to the next level. This post discusses what a TCF is and why it is important. Keep reading to learn more!

Topics: GMP compliance

Quality Control vs. Quality Assurance: What's The Difference?

by AQF Team on 15 Dec 2021 | 0 Comments

The terms quality control and quality assurance are often used interchangeably and this can be confusing. Although there are some similarities and both are important to an effective quality management system, it is important to understand the specifics of quality control vs. quality assurance if you want to build a reliable system.

Topics: Quality Control Checklist, history of quality control

How A Supplier Factory Audit Can Help You Choose The Best Supplier

by AQF Team on 25 Nov 2021 | 0 Comments

A supplier's ability to deliver high-quality products and follow compliance determines your company’s success. It's critical to analyze and audit your suppliers before entrusting them to manufacturing products you need to run your business.

Topics: Auditing Factories, supplier audit

6 Product Sourcing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

by AQF Team on 2 Nov 2021 | 0 Comments
Even with the proliferation of easy-to-use websites like Alibaba.com and LightIntheBox.com, sourcing products from China for your dropshipping or e-commerce business can be a daunting task. Here we summarized six common product sourcing mistakes and the ways to avoid them.

Topics: Sourcing

How to Avoid Quality Fade With Clothing Manufacturers in China

by AQF Team on 27 Oct 2021 | 0 Comments

Imagine you’ve been working with a supplier for several years without issue. Then one day, you start receiving complaints. Then you start noticing minor, but frequent, flaws in your products. At first it’s small things like broken seams or poor stitching, but then the material quality starts to degrade or the coloring is off and suddenly you have a problem.

Topics: Textile Products, garment inspection

5 Things You Need to Know About Bangladesh Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 13 Oct 2021 | 0 Comments

A while back, we wrote a post about the state of manufacturing in Bangladesh. A few things have changed since then - in Bangladesh specifically and around the globe. The worldwide pandemic has also caused Bangladesh’s position in the global supply chain to shift considerably.

Topics: asia sourcing

What To Look For in an Amazon FBA Inspection Company

by AQF Team on 29 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments

Selling on Amazon can be an excellent way to make your products available to a large potential customer base at once, but understanding Amazon's strict seller standards is a must before getting started to prevent costly fines, being banned from the platform, or other penalties. Working with an FBA inspection company is a proactive step you can take to avoid making errors that can hinder your success.  

Topics: third party inspection

Top 5 Sourcing Countries in Asia

by AQF Team on 21 Sep 2021 | 0 Comments

China is one of the most common countries to source from on a global scale, but there are many other Asian countries to choose from that can provide similar or better results. Depending on the nature of your company, switching to importing from a different country may be a better fit for your business. Here are the top five alternatives to sourcing from China!

Topics: Sourcing, asia sourcing, sourcing from malaysia

What Should You Include In Your Amazon FBA Inspection?

by AQF Team on 25 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments

Fulfillment by Amazon means that everything from manufacturing the products to storing inventory, fulfilling orders, packing, and shipping is all off your plate. While this business model makes it possible for third-party brands to compete in Amazon's buzzing marketplace in a fairly hands-off approach, many responsibilities such as ordering quality control inspections still fall on the business owner. 

Topics: third party inspection

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