Crystal Ge

Crystal Ge

Crystal Ge comes from Gansu Province in China’s north-west. Having joined InTouch in May 2012, Crystal is the longest standing Client Manager at InTouch and loves traveling the world and eating amazing food.
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5 Reasons Garment Importers Turn to Third-Party QC Inspection

by Crystal Ge on 9 Aug 2017 | 1 Comment
How can you meet tight shipping deadlines and still deliver quality garments? Many experienced garment importers turn to third-party QC to manage quality.

Topics: Product Inspection, Textile Products

How Importers Minimize Product Defects by Establishing a Golden Sample

by Crystal Ge on 7 Jun 2017 | 2 Comments
Requesting a golden sample from your supplier helps you verify product requirements up front and minimize product defects from arising in mass production.

Topics: Product Inspection

Why QC Inspectors Rarely Work with Chinese Factory Staff to Fix Issues

by Crystal Ge on 22 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments
Contrary to popular belief, QC inspectors and Chinese factories don't directly work together to solve quality issues. But learn in this blog how QC inspection can still help you improve quality!

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories, Quality Control Checklist

5 On-Site Product Tests for Garment Inspection

by Crystal Ge on 21 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments
Incorporating product tests in your garment inspection benefits importers and suppliers alike. These simple on-site tests can help you make sure your clothing orders are up to your standards before they're shipped to your customers.

Topics: Product Inspection, Textile Products

3 Tips for Getting the Best Price from Suppliers

by Crystal Ge on 5 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments
Accepting the first quote you receive is never a good idea. When looking for the best price from suppliers, it's important to perform due diligence and get a comprehensive understanding of pricing so that you can make the most informed decision about buying from one supplier or another.

Topics: Sourcing, supplier audit

5 Common Defects in Metal Cutlery

by Crystal Ge on 22 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

Cutlery—sometimes called silverware—rarely receives much attention these days. What was once considered a luxury item, cutlery is often overlooked because of how common it is today in everyday life. Indeed, the use of cutlery dates back to ancient times. As an example, forks for dining first appeared in noble courts of the Middle East and Byzantine Empire in the 7th century.

Topics: Product Inspection

3 Reasons a Supplier Might Refuse Your Business

by Crystal Ge on 18 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments
Depending on the circumstances, a supplier might refuse your business. Find out why that can happen and how you can avoid this problem in the first place.

Topics: Sourcing, supplier audit

What’s the Cost to Ship a Product Sample?

by Crystal Ge on 24 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments
A reliable courier is important in order to deliver the samples on time so that you can approve or decline the sample and let the supplier know if production can begin. What’s a reasonable cost to ship a product sample from Asia? There are a few factors that affect the shipping cost for product samples, such as origin, destination, number of parcels, weight and dimensions. You’ll probably want to choose the courier that offers you a combination of the most reliable shipping and the lowest price.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

5 Essential Traits of a Quality Control Inspector

by Crystal Ge on 24 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments
Quality control inspectors do everything from weigh and measure products to check production samples and conduct on-site testing. They act as your eyes and ears, and their mission is a reflection of your expectations. There are certain characteristics to inspecting products that are inherent to effective QC inspectors.

Topics: Product Inspection

Top 5 Common Fake Products in China

by Crystal Ge on 9 Nov 2015 | 4 Comments
It’s no secret that China has become the world’s workshop. An article in The Economist reported that as of early 2015, China was producing about 80 percent of the world’s air-conditioners, 70 percent of its mobile phones and 60 percent of its shoes. At the same time, China also produces a massive amount of fake products. Here's a look at the 5 most common fake products you'll find.

Topics: Travel Tips & Advice, lab testing in china

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging