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

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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

Setting AQL Standards for Cosmetics Packaging

by AQF Team on 26 Feb 2021 | 0 Comments

Setting AQL standards for cosmetics packaging is the trick to making sure you have the right cosmetic packaging quality control. Take a look at how to best make sure you are performing the right quality control checks on your products. 

Topics: Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Packaging, cosmetics

Assessing Supplier Risk When Sourcing From China

by AQF Team on 29 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

There is always a level of risk when selecting a supplier to work with and that risk does not differ when sourcing from China. Fortunately, there are a few steps your organization can take to vet suppliers and make sure you are using suppliers with as low a risk as possible. Take a look at the different ways you can assess the risk level of selecting a particular supplier. 

Topics: china quality control

3 Considerations When Sourcing Cosmetics Packaging

by AQF Team on 26 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

Cosmetics and skincare packaging must go through rigorous testing before being approved for distribution, but testing the products alone is not enough. The quality and safety of the packaging of these items must also adhere to a variety of standards in order to ensure product quality and consumer safety. 

Topics: Packaging

AQF 2020 Recap: Challenges, Trends, and Solutions in Manufacturing Quality Control

by AQF Team on 5 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

2020 has unearthed new challenges that many industries' owners were not prepared to solve. From 2020, we can learn important lessons to ensure that our businesses do not suffer from inadequate preparation in the future. The manufacturing industry was also a part of the industries affected by the 2020 events, and in the future, we are expecting radical changes in the manufacturing industry, such as the employment of useful tools such as AQF online in different businesses.

Topics: Quality Control News

When Do You Need a Factory Audit? 5 Tips To Help Guide You

by AQF Team on 29 Dec 2020 | 0 Comments

Conducting factory audits is both expensive and time-consuming. And importers conscious of their QC budget often wonder what's the best way to get their money's worth out of audits. You know that with the proper balance, factory quality control inspections can help you proactively get a first overview of a factory's set up, performances, and it's principal points of compliance with international standards.

Topics: Auditing Factories

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging