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

Package Returns: Next Challenge for Retail Industry

by Polly Chen on 4 May 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the package returns, the smart home device market, and why should we eliminate plastic waste.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics

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

Mobile Apps: Unexpected Keys to Open Ecommerce Businesses

by Polly Chen on 27 Apr 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the mobile apps that are dominating the ecommerce market, retailers' move to recycle plastic material, and Gap Inc.'s customized supply chain.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Supply chain, Ecommerce

Guess Who's the Largest Garment Sellers in The U.S.? Amazon.

by Polly Chen on 6 Apr 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about how Amazon became the largest garment seller in the U.S., the future of the ecommerce market size, and India's aim to become a favorable manufacturing hub.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Ecommerce, garment importers

How to Make Your Custom Components And How to Ensure Their Quality

by Haizol Team on 31 Mar 2021 | 0 Comments
Custom components are made to your exact specifications and special requirements. The manufacturing processes can vary, but quality control of these components is vital. Let’s explore the various manufacturing options for these custom components and the most effective ways to ensure quality.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

From Plastic to Fabric: How Are Industries Fighting Plastic Waste

by Polly Chen on 30 Mar 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the new technology that turns plastic into fabric, how is wearable technology is protecting PepsiCo workers, and the automation trend in the packaging industry.

Topics: Packaging, Supply chain

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

The World Is Under Strong Demand A Year After Lockdown

by Polly Chen on 23 Mar 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn about the world's demand for manufactured goods, FedEx's electric vehicles, and bottles made from recycled plastic.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Manufacturing Tips & Advice, Supply chain

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging