4 Challenges of QC for Complicated Products

by Stacy Bruce on 1 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments
With a little knowledge of challenges to QC for complicated products, you can you can maintain adequate QC oversight without delays.

Topics: Product Inspection, quality control in china

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

5 Reasons for High Product Inspection Costs

by George Huang on 1 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments
There’s no reason why you can’t avoid high product inspection costs and still get the quality assurance you need before shipping. Knowing these five common reasons for high costs will help make sure your products get inspected like they should while keeping to a reasonable budget.

Topics: Product Inspection, pre shipment inspection

5 Common Tablet PC Defects and How to Address Them

by Oliver Knack on 31 May 2016 | 0 Comments
All of these tablet PC defects are preventable with proper due diligence and testing during and after production. As with other consumer electronics and appliances, tablet PCs have the potential to pose a hazard to end users, such as overheating. So it’s especially important that the product is inspected before it leaves the factory.

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6 Common Quality Defects in Shoes and How to Address Them

by Oliver Knack on 10 May 2016 | 6 Comments
With awareness of these quality defects in shoes, you can avoid footwear that doesn't meet your standards. Remaining vigilant against these defects can also protect you, your loved ones, and your customers from any accidents that might result from shoes falling apart unexpectedly.

Topics: Footwear, Product Inspection

4 Steps to Success with Third-Party Inspection

by Chao Wang on 29 Jan 2016 | 1 Comment
Have you struggled with product quality but been reluctant to invest in pre-shipment inspection? Have you been inspecting orders before shipping but not been getting the results you wanted? Third-party inspection is not a “cure-all” solution or a “silver bullet” as some importers might be mistakenly led to believe. But if used correctly, it can be a powerful tool for shedding light on the status and quality of the goods you’re importing abroad.

Topics: Product Inspection, third party inspection

What to Do When Factories Resist Third-Party Inspection

by Oliver Knack on 26 Jan 2016 | 4 Comments
Sometimes factories resist third-party inspection. The consequences range from shipping delays to undiscovered quality issues due to forgoing inspection. And if you’ve experienced this as an importer, you’re not alone. Resistance to third-party inspection can be taken as a red flag and a sign that you should pay more attention to the products and the relationship you have with your supplier. But some hesitation on the part of the factory is fairly common.

Topics: Product Inspection

3 Tips for Better Quality without Product Inspection

by Chao Wang on 19 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments
You might realize that inspection of your goods prior to shipping is one of the only ways you can rest easy, knowing the quality of your products meets specifications. But what if you could get better quality without product inspection? You might be surprised to learn there are other steps you can take to ensure you’re getting what you pay for.

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Choosing a Product Inspector: 5 Vital Questions to Ask

by Chao Wang on 8 Jan 2016 | 0 Comments
Importing from abroad can be stressful. But choosing a product inspector doesn't have to be. Here are five of the most important questions you should consider asking when selecting a product inspector.

Topics: Product Inspection

Top 6 Most Common Garment Defects

by Oliver Knack on 6 Jan 2016 | 3 Comments
Knowing these six common garment defects will help you be aware of issues that have plagued the garment industry for decades. While quality issues like untrimmed threads may seem commonplace and acceptable for lower-end retailers, open seams and dimension issues could result in unsellable product, product returns and damage to your brand.

Topics: Product Inspection

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging