Furniture products are held to the highest structural and aesthetic standards due to daily and prolonged use. It’s important to evaluate these products prior to shipment to ensure that all furniture items are durable enough to stand up to normal use, while also adhering to the end consumer’s design and materials standards.
Whether you’re a manufacturer of lower-end, wicker patio furniture or upholstered lounge chairs for a luxurious 5-star hotel, pre-shipment inspection is vital to ensuring your product meets your standards when you receive it. And as furniture production moves to lower-cost manufacturing countries, like Vietnam, the need for reliable and professional furniture inspection has never been greater.
InTouch inspectors are experienced in the varied standards and quality expectations for wooden, metal, plastic, upholstered, indoor, outdoor, flat-packed and fully assembled items. For wood products, you’ll receive results of relevant checks for moisture content, wood warping and presence of mold, mildew or insect infestation. And for children’s furniture, we’ll ensure your product complies to safety requirements related to structural integrity, contaminants, sharp points and edges, small parts and mandatory tracking and warning labels.
InTouch can also inspect your raw materials to identify quality concerns in wood, stone, metal and glass materials before they affect mass production. Regardless of at which production stage you need your furniture inspected, you’ll receive a detailed report, typically within 2-6 hours of completion.
As much of furniture retail moves online, it’s more important than ever that your business delivers on your promises and the products your customers receive meet their standards. Contact InTouch today to conduct your furniture inspections and to be your eyes and ears in your suppliers’ factories in Asia.
“We highly recommend InTouch to any person or company in need of these services and are confident that working with this firm will resolve quality issues with your imports and save you money.”
Henry Lodge, President, Lodge Manufacturing
Mike Michelini, CEO, Electrapour
“We have been particularly pleased with your ability to work directly with our factories in China, putting in place key quality standards and inspection criteria since that first order. Andrew, thanks to you and your team at InTouch for allowing us to focus on what we do best. We’re looking forward to working with you again.”
Brenton Harris, Managing Director, Pacific Tiger International
“The level of service we received from the InTouch team was first-rate, and I look forward to working with them again.”
Simon Golledge, Procurement Director, The Continuity Company
“Your consistent attention to detail and expert recommendations have allowed us to proactively ensure that our manufacturing partners are reputable, reliable and (above all) socially responsible.”
Seth Lapine, VP of Retail Sales, Lapine Inc.
“By ensuring that our suppliers are Target-compliant, InTouch has allowed EDG to maintain and expand our business.”
Kenny Law, Director Operations (Asia), Expressive Design Group
“InTouch has greatly improved the quality of our garments by working hand in hand with our factory to raise quality and communication standards. InTouch is a very valuable partner in our business.“
Mandy Eaton, President, Vintage Couture Inc.
“We definitely find that this partnership and the general quality and ‘China’ expertise that InTouch provides to our organization give us an edge against our competitors.”
Fred Durham, Director of Operations, Commercial Pro