What is a Golden Sample and Why Do Importers Need One?

What is a Golden Sample and Why Do Importers Need One?

What is a Golden Sample and Why Do Importers Need One? Imagine you are importing ceramic mugs from a supplier in a low-cost country like China or Vietnam. You receive your shipment and begin to examine one of the mugs. As you hold the mug in your hand, you immediately...
Final Random Inspection: What Do Importers Need to Know?

Final Random Inspection: What Do Importers Need to Know?

Final Random Inspection: What Do Importers Need to Know? When you are importing consumer goods from Asia, managing quality control can seem like a daunting proposition. With your supplier an ocean away, how can you ensure that the goods you receive match your...
AQL Special Inspection Levels: How Do They Work?

AQL Special Inspection Levels: How Do They Work?

AQL is an important standard used in the quality control industry for conducting product inspections. In a previous article, we answered the question, “What is AQL?” and explained how it works. But, in essence, the AQL (Acceptable Quality Limit) standard helps you...
5 Types of Quality Inspections All Importers Should Know

5 Types of Quality Inspections All Importers Should Know

For many importers sourcing products in low-cost countries, third-party inspections are an important part of their quality control efforts.  Inspections allow you to get an eye on what’s happening at the factory when you can’t be there in person. They are also...
5 Things You Need to Know About the HOLD Inspection Result

5 Things You Need to Know About the HOLD Inspection Result

5 Things You Need to Know About the HOLD Inspection Result Recently, we ran into a sticky situation with one of our customers. They hired us for a product inspection and we returned their inspection report with a HOLD result, rather than a PASS or FAIL. They ended up...
Carton Drop Test: 7 Things You Need to Know

Carton Drop Test: 7 Things You Need to Know

When you are manufacturing products overseas, it is important to take all possible steps to ensure product quality.More than that, you have to ensure that your products survive the journey from the factory to the port and then across the ocean to you.Have you ever...

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