How is the US-China Trade War Affecting Supply Chains?

How is the US-China Trade War Affecting Supply Chains?

Back in June, when the first shots were fired in the global trade war, many consumer-product importers didn’t seem to have any major concerns. Although the US had placed significant worldwide tariffs on aluminum and steel, there was no major direct effect on these...
How do You Find the Best Suppliers for Amazon FBA?

How do You Find the Best Suppliers for Amazon FBA?

Are you just getting started selling on products Amazon? Need help choosing a supplier for your product? Recently, we posted an article about how you can manage quality control for your FBA products. We discussed the importance of pre-shipment inspections and went...
How to Do More With Your Product Inspection Report Data

How to Do More With Your Product Inspection Report Data

Image Source: Aqua Mechanical  Use Inspection Report Data to Make Better Sourcing Decisions If you’re serious about quality control, you probably have a third-party inspection company perform inspections at the factory before every shipment. Your inspector fills out...
Can You Really Trust Your Sourcing Agent to do Quality Control?

Can You Really Trust Your Sourcing Agent to do Quality Control?

Working with a good sourcing agent can be advantageous for your company. They can help you locate quality factories and save you money. They can also play the middleman between you and your chosen factories. But should you rely on them for quality control? In most...
What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

What are Factory Audits and Why are They Important?

You’ve done your due diligence and found a good factory to work with. Congratulations. On paper, it looks like they’re everything you could look for in a manufacturer. They’re perfect for your product. And it seems like this might just be a match made in heaven. Time...
Is Your Factory Lying to You? How to Avoid Quality Problems

Is Your Factory Lying to You? How to Avoid Quality Problems

Everyone wants consistent quality. But, It’s a sad fact. In China and other Asian countries, there is no shortage of factories that will lie directly to your face. They may exaggerate their capabilities when they first talk to you. Or they might intentionally make...

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