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

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When To Perform a 100% Quality Control Inspection vs. AQL Sampling

by AQF Team on 29 Jun 2021 | 0 Comments

If you are new to product inspection, you may hesitate how many products you need to inspect to ensure the quality: to check partially or all the goods one by one? In most of the cases, a 100% QC inspection requires a lot of time, labor, and money to perform and AQL random sampling methods are more frequently used.

Topics: defect management, AQL table

Quality Control for Your Brand Image

by AQF Team on 26 Jun 2021 | 0 Comments

When developing promotional items to create brand awareness, quality is everything. In fact, poor quality promotional items can actually do more harm than good - and this is where quality control in manufacturing comes into focus. 

Topics: Quality Control Checklist, china quality control

Ecommerce Packaging vs. Retail: A Different Standard?

by AQF Team on 18 Jun 2021 | 0 Comments

Ecommerce is the fastest growing sector of the consumer goods market. Whether you are an up-and-coming ecommerce brand, or an established brick-and-mortar retailer facing pressure to adapt, you’ll need to understand the unique expectations of the ecommerce space in terms of product packaging.

Topics: Ecommerce, packaging inspection

Important Sampling Methods for Garment Inspection in Ecommerce

by AQF Team on 11 Jun 2021 | 0 Comments

Implementing the best possible eCommerce quality control methods is a must when shipping products directly to consumers. Here are three important garment inspection sampling methods that can help your eCommerce business minimize returns by identifying defective or damaged products before accepting and selling items from a particular lot. 

Topics: softlines quality control

Quality Control of Promotional Goods: Top 10 Quality Concerns

by AQF Team on 5 May 2021 | 0 Comments

Importing promotional goods is a risky activity. Purchasers are often in contact with tens of different suppliers located in developing Asian countries. To make matters worse, they often select suppliers on the basis of price alone. This is a recipe for frequent quality problems.

Topics: Quality Control Checklist

Why The Sudden Increase in Promotional Product Sourcing?

by AQF Team on 30 Apr 2021 | 0 Comments

It is challenging to keep up with promotional product trends. One minute a product is in high demand, and the next, it is out of style. However, since the onset of COVID-19, sourcing for promotional products has continued to go up with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The searches for promotional products were up to 47% over the last quarter averages of 2020. Sourcing for these products went up 149% year-over-year. But what is causing this sudden increase in promotional product sourcing? 

Topics: Commericial Goods, Branding and Marketing

6 Things Your Customers HATE About Your Cosmetics Packaging (And How To Fix Them)

by AQF Team on 28 Apr 2021 | 0 Comments

A product's packaging is a reflection of your brand's identity and is the customer's first impression of what you sell. This is why cosmetics brands need to have effective quality controls in place to ensure their packaging meets the standards of their customers. 

Topics: packaging quality control, cosmetics

5 Crucial Functions of Cosmetics Packaging

by AQF Team on 30 Mar 2021 | 0 Comments

Perhaps more than any other industry, cosmetics packaging needs to do a lot of different things. This is why performing supplier audits and maintaining an effective quality control system are absolutely essential for cosmetics brands. But first, you need to understand what the function of product packaging really is. 

Topics: Packaging, cosmetics

4 Interesting Facts About Chinese Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 23 Mar 2021 | 0 Comments

Chinese manufacturing often gets a bad reputation which prevents many companies from taking advantage of the numerous benefits. In reality, Chinese manufacturers are making huge improvements to processes, capabilities, and overall quality of work. 

Topics: china quality control

How To Create a Quality Control System for Cosmetics Packaging

by AQF Team on 3 Mar 2021 | 0 Comments

Perhaps more than any other industry, cosmetics brands need to protect their image. And considering that product packaging has such a strong tie to your brand’s image and the perception of quality, it is critical to have an effective quality control system in place. 

Topics: Packaging, cosmetics

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging