5 Garment Accessory Tests to Include in a Garment Inspection Checklist

by Vicky Yu on 28 Mar 2018 | 1 Comment
Garment accessory defects can often be easily caught during inspection and fixed at the factory before shipment. Why risk your customers finding these issues instead? Include these tests and checks in your garment inspection checklist!

Topics: Product Inspection, Textile Products, Quality Control Checklist

When to Adjust AQL to Better Reflect Quality Expectations

by George Huang on 21 Mar 2018 | 2 Comments
Quality expectations rarely remain unchanged for importers, or their customers. Your AQL standards should change along with your expectations. Find out here when adjusting your AQL can help make your inspection results better reflect your expectations.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

4 Importing Tips to Keep Your Shipments on Schedule

by John Niggl on 14 Mar 2018 | 0 Comments
Keeping shipments on schedule is one of the greatest challenges importers face, but delays can be hard to avoid when you’re dealing with serious quality issues. Check out these tips to meet your deadlines!

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

3 Benefits of AQF Inspection Over Hiring Your Own Staff in China

by Sunny Wong on 28 Feb 2018 | 0 Comments
Are you prepared to take on the massive undertaking that is establishing a local office in China to hire full-time inspectors? Don't count out third-party inspection with InTouch as a viable option.

Topics: Product Inspection

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Importers and Supply Chain Professionals

by John Niggl on 17 Jan 2018 | 0 Comments
It's not too late to set New Year's resolutions for your supply chain and importing business. And we've done some of the work for you already with this list!

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

How AQF Balances Your QC Inspection Needs with Your Budget

by Oliver Knack on 10 Jan 2018 | 0 Comments
You shouldn't have to pay exorbitant QC fees to get a clear pre-shipment report of your product quality. Here's a few ways InTouch can accommodate your budget!

Topics: Product Inspection

5 Critical Quality Defects That’ll Put You On Santa’s Naughty List

by Maegan Burkhart on 20 Dec 2017 | 0 Comments
Critical quality defects that jeopardize your customer’s safety will definitely put you on Santa's naughty list! Learn how to check for these defects in 5 common holiday products!

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)

Packaging Quality Control: What to Do Before Pre-Shipment Inspection

by Sunny Wong on 13 Dec 2017 | 0 Comments
Before you shoot off an email to your supplier with your packaging requirements, make sure you know how to prepare for packaging inspection first!

Topics: Product Inspection, Quality Control Checklist, packaging quality control

4 Product QC Pitfalls That Will Cost You Customers

by Samantha Lim on 6 Dec 2017 | 1 Comment
What's most often to blame for product returns, product recalls and bad product reviews? Product quality issues. Don't fall prey to these 4 product QC mistakes!

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

How AQF Prevents Corruption Issues from Hijacking Your Product QC

by George Huang on 29 Nov 2017 | 0 Comments
Is your inspector accepting a bribe? Some corruption issues in product QC are direct, while others are far subtler. But InTouch protects you from all of them.

Topics: Product Inspection, Working with Factories

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging