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What Compliance Mistakes Amazon Sellers Can Avoid
February 2024

What Compliance Mistakes Amazon Sellers Can Avoid

Compliance is crucial for Amazon sellers navigating the e-commerce landscape. However, due to the various regulations and standards involved, sellers tend to make some common mistakes when it comes to compliance. Let's explore these errors and their implications.

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The Impact of the New EU Battery Law on Sellers
February 2024

The Impact of the New EU Battery Law on Sellers

The EU's recent new battery law has had a profound impact on sellers. This regulation aims to promote the sustainable production and recycling of batteries. It has a wide range and far-reaching impact on companies selling batteries and products containing batteries in the EU. However, while the new battery law brings its own set of challenges, it also brings business opportunities for sellers.

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Why and How to Prepare Your Business to Chinese New Year 2024
January 2024

Why and How to Prepare Your Business to Chinese New Year 2024

As Western companies continue to leverage China's manufacturing capabilities, the Chinese New Year in 2024 brings with it unique challenges that businesses must proactively address. With the potential disruptions in production, supply chains, and logistics during this festive season, it is important for companies to be well-prepared.

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Quality control and low-carbon manufacturing
February 2024

Quality control and low-carbon manufacturing

The relationship between quality control and low-carbon sustainability is becoming increasingly important in today's world. As global attention to environmental issues continues to increase, companies not only need to provide high-quality products and services, but also pay attention to their impact on the environment and society. In this context, quality control has become one of the important means to achieve low-carbon sustainable development.

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Electric Scooters Hazards and Quality Issues
December 2023

Electric Scooters Hazards and Quality Issues

A recent product recall has been initiated for Electric Scooters due to identified hazards and quality concerns. The recall encompasses all models of the e-scooter from that supplier, with reported issues related to the handlebar grips. The hazards and quality issues associated with the product are as follows:

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A Winning Formula for Amazon Quality Control
December 2023

A Winning Formula for Amazon Quality Control

Running an Amazon business is no walk in the park, and when it comes to working with Chinese suppliers, the complexities can be downright daunting. From communication barriers to trust issues and unexpected delays, the journey of manufacturing products and sourcing suppliers on the other side of the world can be riddled with challenges. That's where we, a German company based in China, step in to be your reliable partner, helping you sidestep problems with your factories and allowing you to focus on the growth of your business.

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Secure Transactions in China: Financial Wisdom for Exporters
December 2023

Secure Transactions in China: Financial Wisdom for Exporters

Companies often turn to overseas manufacturers, especially in regions like Asia, for cost-effective solutions and expanded opportunities. While such collaborations hold immense potential, they also bring challenges, particularly in managing payments and ensuring transparent financial transactions. This article explores considerations and potential pitfalls for overseas companies.Additionally, we'll touch upon various financial scams that businesses should be aware of when sourcing suppliers and manufacturing in China and Vietnam.

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From Prototype Precision to Production Realities
December 2023

From Prototype Precision to Production Realities

The journey from a crafted prototype to the final mass-produced product can sometimes be marked by notable differences. Why is it that the final products may not match the precision of their prototypes? The answer lies in the nuances of mass production, supplier practices, and the importance of clear communication and specifications.

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Preventing $250,000 Pitfalls: The Importance of Inspections
November 2023

Preventing $250,000 Pitfalls: The Importance of Inspections

In a competitive global market, ensuring the quality of your products is essential. DuPro and Pre-shipment inspections are a cost-effective investment that pays off in the long run. For a small expense, you gain the peace of mind that your products meet the required standards and specifications. Moreover, it can save you from the potential financial disaster of accepting subpar products.

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Tech Packs for your E-Commerce Products
October 2023

Tech Packs for your E-Commerce Products

In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, your product's quality can make or break your brand's reputation.One vital tool in ensuring product quality is the product specification sheet.Today, we'll guide you on how to create an effective product specification sheet to help you build successful e-commerce brands.

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Few tips for your visit to Canton Fair!
October 2023

Few tips for your visit to Canton Fair!

Are you a company manufacturing products in China? Or excited about discovering and connecting with new supplier? If so, the upcoming Canton Fair is divided into three phases from October 15 to November 4 and it is a must-attend event on your calendar!

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The Impact of Low-Quality Products in E-commerce
September 2023

The Impact of Low-Quality Products in E-commerce

In today's digital age, the power of social media is unparalleled. It has not only revolutionized the way we connect and communicate but has also become a force to be reckoned within the world of e-commerce. In this article, we will explore how news of both low-quality and high-quality products can spread quickly through social media, significantly impacting e-commerce businesses and e-retailers.

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Vietnam's Unique Export Trends
September 2023

Vietnam's Unique Export Trends

As we roll through 2023, global trade is hitting a bit of a slowdown due to weaker consumer spending, the ongoing ripple effects of Covid, War and trade tensions between countries.But amidst this lull, some interesting corners of the global economy are still bustling with trade activity.

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Exciting News from GQC.io
September 2023

Exciting News from GQC.io

Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the quality that underpins your tech gadgets! See you at Global Markets IFA Hall 9 - 201 at IFA Berlin 2023.

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A story of An Amazon FBA Seller
August 2023

A story of An Amazon FBA Seller

In the dynamic world of online selling, one Amazon seller's journey showcases the positive impact of teamwork and collaboration. The seller faced challenges related to high product return rates and customer dissatisfaction. The story highlights how addressing quality issues and leveraging data insights can significantly improve their Amazon FBA performance.

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How Amazon FBA Sellers Thrive
July 2023

How Amazon FBA Sellers Thrive

In the bustling world of e-commerce, standing out in the highly competitive Amazon FBA marketplace is not easy. With thousands of sellers vying for customer attention, delivering exceptional products and service is paramount to success. In this article, we explore how quality control can be a powerful differentiator for Amazon FBA sellers, propelling their businesses to new heights of growth and success. We will delve into success stories of sellers who attribute their achievements to a steadfast commitment to product quality and rigorous quality control processes.

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China VS Vietnam - Pros & Cons
July 2023

China VS Vietnam - Pros & Cons

When considering manufacturing options in Asia, Vietnam is often compared favorably to China in terms of labor costs. However, it is essential to carefully evaluate the downsides before making a decision. This article will highlight key points demonstrating why China continues to hold the position as the number one manufacturing hub in Asia, despite Vietnam's advantages.

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Unleashing the Power of Supply Chain Optimization with Quality Control
June 2023

Unleashing the Power of Supply Chain Optimization with Quality Control

In today's dynamic and interconnected business landscape, organizations are constantly seeking ways to enhance their competitiveness and maximize operational efficiency. One crucial aspect that holds immense potential for optimization is the supply chain. The seamless flow of goods and services, from raw material procurement to final product delivery, is paramount for achieving customer satisfaction and sustainable growth. To unlock this potential, businesses are increasingly turning to supply chain optimization strategies, with a keen focus on quality control. In this article, we will delve into the significance of quality control in supply chain optimization and explore how it can streamline operations, boost customer satisfaction, and contribute to overall business success.

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Maximizing Cost Reduction in Manufacturing through Quality Control
June 2023

Maximizing Cost Reduction in Manufacturing through Quality Control

In the dynamic world of manufacturing, cost reduction is a critical goal for businesses seeking to improve profitability and competitiveness. While cost-cutting measures often focus on operational efficiencies and supply chain optimization, one area that should not be overlooked is quality control. This article explores how implementing effective quality control practices can lead to significant cost reductions in manufacturing operations.

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Quality Control Problems – What happens when it goes wrong
June 2023

Quality Control Problems – What happens when it goes wrong

In today's highly competitive business landscape, maintaining quality standards is paramount to success. Quality control processes play a crucial role in ensuring that products and services meet the desired specifications and customer expectations. However, despite best efforts, QC problems can occasionally occur, leading to disastrous consequences for organizations. In this article, we will explore some common quality control nightmares and their potential ramifications. Additionally, we will discuss how German Quality Control, a leading company offering quality control services, can provide valuable assistance in preventing quality problems.

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The Secret to Consistently Delivering High-Quality Products
June 2023

The Secret to Consistently Delivering High-Quality Products

In today's competitive business landscape, delivering high-quality products consistently is crucial for building a strong brand reputation, gaining customer loyalty, and driving sustainable growth. However, achieving and maintaining quality excellence requires a strategic approach and a commitment to continuous improvement. In this article, we will explore the secret to consistently delivering high-quality products.

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How to Choose the Right Supplier Development Process
June 2023

How to Choose the Right Supplier Development Process

As a business owner or procurement manager, one of the critical decisions you will make is choosing the right suppliers for your products. The success of your company heavily relies on the quality of your suppliers and their ability to deliver products on time, at the right price, and with consistent quality. However, choosing the right suppliers is only half the battle won; you also need to develop them to ensure they meet your company's specific needs and requirements. In this article, we will explore the supplier development process and how you can choose the right one for your company.

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Quality Control Trends in Manufacturing: Made in China 2025
April 2023

Quality Control Trends in Manufacturing: Made in China 2025

Quality control is a vital aspect of manufacturing, ensuring that products meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements. Chinese manufacturing has faced increased scrutiny and pressure to improve quality control practices in recent years. Looking ahead to2023, several trends are emerging that will impact the quality control landscape in China.

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The Risks of Skipping Quality Control
April 2023

The Risks of Skipping Quality Control

Quality control is a crucial step in ensuring that products meet the requisite standards of quality and safety. In the context of Chinese manufacturing, bypassing quality control can lead to the creation of substandard products that not only harm a company's image but can also result in expensive product recalls and legal repercussions. As a result, manufacturers must recognize the importance of maintaining high-quality production standards to preserve their brand image and protect themselves from financial loss.

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Navigating Quality Control Challenges in China
April 2023

Navigating Quality Control Challenges in China

China has been a manufacturing powerhouse over the years, producing a wide range of products that are exported to different parts of the world. As a result, it has become increasingly important for companies to ensure that the quality of their Chinese-made products meets international standards. However, navigating quality control challenges in China can be a daunting task. In this article, we will explore some tips and best practices that can help companies to overcome these challenges.

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The Importance of Quality Control in Chinese Manufacturing
April 2023

The Importance of Quality Control in Chinese Manufacturing

China is one of the world's largest manufacturing bases, producing goods ranging from electronics to textiles. Despite the low cost of manufacturing in China, many companies face quality control issues. Poor quality products not only harm the reputation of the company but also result in loss of customers and financial damages. Therefore, it is essential to implement a comprehensive quality control system in Chinese manufacturing to ensure consistent product quality.

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Navigating the Chinese Manufacturing Business Models: Which One is Best for Your Business?
March 2023

Navigating the Chinese Manufacturing Business Models: Which One is Best for Your Business?

China is known for its large-scale manufacturing industry that offers a wide range of products at affordable prices. However, with so many manufacturing business models available, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your business. In this article, we will discuss the three most popular Chinese manufacturing business models and help you choose the best one for your business.

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Diversifying Manufacturing Sources: A Strategy to Reduce Risk and Secure Supply Chains
March 2023

Diversifying Manufacturing Sources: A Strategy to Reduce Risk and Secure Supply Chains

How to identify and evaluate potential suppliers, develop risk mitigation strategies, and implement quality control measures to ensure that products meet the highest standards of quality and reliability.

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Controlling Supplier Costs: The Key to Business Success
March 2023

Controlling Supplier Costs: The Key to Business Success

In today's highly competitive business world, controlling supplier costs has become more important than ever before. With shrinking profit margins and an increased focus on efficiency, organizations need to be proactive in managing their supplier relationships to ensure that they are getting the best value for their money. In this article, we will explore why and how to control your supplier costs, and provide some practical tips to help you get started.

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Finding Your Perfect Match Between a 'Hands-On' or 'Hands-Off' approach to Purchasing
March 2023

Finding Your Perfect Match Between a 'Hands-On' or 'Hands-Off' approach to Purchasing

As an importer, you have the option of being a "hands-on" or "hands-off" buyer. A hands-on buyer is heavily involved in the sourcing and production process, while a hands-off buyer delegates most of the work to their suppliers. In this blog post, we'll explore the pros and cons of both approaches and help you determine which type of buyer you are.

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Ensure your Chinese factory purchases right components for your product
September 2022

Ensure your Chinese factory purchases right components for your product

There are thousands of factories in China that can manufacture your product. It's a huge market and there is always someone willing to meet your needs; but how do you know who is reliable? How do you avoid suppliers using cheaper components while they manufacture your goods? Is it possible that they'll use substandard or counterfeit parts on your products? And how will you be able to tell if they've done so? In this article, we'll be discussing these issues and providing suggestions on how you can ensure a safe process whenever your factory purchases components for your products.

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100% Manufacturing supervision
September 2022

100% Manufacturing supervision

Manufacturing supervision can help you improve efficiency by keeping things under control and making sure everything is done right. Having a team of professional quality inspectors overseeing everything from start to end will ensure that you are getting the best quality possible and be able to ship your goods off on schedule.Let’s learn more about manufacturing supervisors and how they can benefit your business.

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Risk Assessment
September 2022

Risk Assessment

The world is changing rapidly, which means that the supply chain is undergoing some major adjustments.Shortages of labor, materials, supply chain delays, high container prices, and lock-downs in China are just some of the challenges that inevitably lead to adjustments within your business and processes.How to identify potential risks before they become problems?

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How to deal with rising prices for manufacturing in China
August 2022

How to deal with rising prices for manufacturing in China

Prices for manufacturing in China areconstantly increasing. Many businesses feel under pressure to keep up with it all,but don't fear. This article will give you a clear understanding of how to dealwith rising prices for manufacturing overseas. 

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Quality Inspection of home appliances
August 2022

Quality Inspection of home appliances

The safety and security of hazardous household appliances is the responsibility of everyone involved in this business. Whether you are making, importing, renting or selling electric appliances you must know the rules in your country and around the world. Which tests do quality inspectors conduct to make sure your product is safe?

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The Six Sigma Philosophy
August 2022

The Six Sigma Philosophy

Six sigma methodology, when effectively implemented, can go a long way in improving quality control and development processes. Its framework lowers costs and streamlines operations which can give any organization a competitive advantage.

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Prevent your supplier from subcontracting
August 2022

Prevent your supplier from subcontracting

While subcontracting is common in many industries, it can be a serious problem for businesses that order a big quantity of goods from their suppliers in China. Here are some methods that can help to avoid subcontractors.

Container Loading Supervision
July 2022

Container Loading Supervision

A perfect shipping operation can't be achieved without proper container loading supervision and quality control. For brand owners and importers who are concerned about product damage during shipping or handling, GQC Container Loading Supervision is a right solution.

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Incoterms 2022
July 2022

Incoterms 2022

International trade terms are widely used in global commerce and form the backbone of international shipping laws. Understanding and knowing these rules is essential for anyone that sells traded goods across national borders. This article will serve as an overview of these eleven terms and how they should be implemented to ensure that the transaction runs smoothly.

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How to develop your product and start manufacturing in China
July 2022

How to develop your product and start manufacturing in China

This article aims to present how to develop a new product and start manufacturing in China.

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Sample testing and FFU test
July 2022

Sample testing and FFU test

Sample testing and fit-for-use tests include visual and dimensional inspections, functionality tests, and chemical or material analysis. This article will give you a better understanding of what sample testing and a fit-for-use test are and how these processes are valuable in manufacturing.

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How to prevent shipment delays ?
June 2022

How to prevent shipment delays ?

No one wants their products stuck in a factory for months, or spending too much time at the port due to a series of mistakes made by the supplier. Here are some tips to help you stay one step ahead of production delays with your overseas partners.

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How to create a product checklist?
June 2022

How to create a product checklist?

Product checklists are necessary because they ensure the quality of manufactured products and can be used to prevent any defects. A good checklist is comprehensive, covering relevant items and applicable to specific industries like those in manufacturing, construction, and others.

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The 5W1H Method in Quality Control
June 2022

The 5W1H Method in Quality Control

The 5W1H method is a living example of the importance of asking questions. According to the ISO 9000 quality management standards, this tool is so important that it has been “designed for use as an audit or investigation tool”.

A Guide to Ethical Sourcing in China
June 2022

A Guide to Ethical Sourcing in China

What does Ethical Sourcing mean for your business? Should you take the leap, or be content with sticking with traditional methods? There’s never been a better time to look into ethical sourcing when manufacturing in China - which is why we’ve rounded up our top four reasons for doing so.

How to avoid fake suppliers?
June 2022

How to avoid fake suppliers?

It is not uncommon to find a fake supplier when sourcing products. They can be found anywhere and you will never know that they are fake until it is too late. You may even have been deceived by a fake supplier before and ended up losing money or time. Here are some tips on how to recognize fake suppliers.

Root Cause Analysis in Manufacturing
May 2022

Root Cause Analysis in Manufacturing

Root cause analysis helps manufacturers identify and resolve problems affecting production, quality, safety, or the environment in a timely fashion. With the help of an accurate root cause analysis system, manufacturers gain the ability to stop and prevent problems from escalating into bigger, more expensive challenges.

3 Tips on How to Re-Inspect
May 2022

3 Tips on How to Re-Inspect

If your first inspection is "FAIL", it is necessary to perform a re-inspection of the rejected lot or batch of goods, following corrective measures to ensure that the goods meet quality requirements. There are several important steps to consider when performing this quality control process. This article will provide you with the essentials of how to re-inspect.

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A corrective action plan for failed inspections
May 2022

A corrective action plan for failed inspections

Quality issues, when serious enough, can lead to a failed inspection which could eventually mean the end of your business relationship with that supplier. A corrective action plan or CAP is part of the Quality Assurance (QA) that you must implement after your goods didn’t pass quality inspection.

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8D Method. The 8 Disciplines Of Problem Solving
May 2022

8D Method. The 8 Disciplines Of Problem Solving

The Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving (8D) is an extremely powerful tool developed to solve quality challenges in the manufacturing industry. Although the 8D methodology was initially developed for manufacturing and process industries, it can be applied to any field to help identify and solve a wide array of problems, such as customer complaints or leadership challenges. In this article, we’ll take a look at what the 8D problem-solving method is and how it can be used.

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Amazon FBA Inspection Services
April 2022

Amazon FBA Inspection Services

FBA suppliers have the obligation to send products that meet Amazon’s FBA requirements. But how do you know that those requirements are being adhered to? After all, you won’t be there when the product is loaded aboard the freighter and sent off from China. You’ll only get it when it reaches the port of entry, and this doesn’t always guarantee that the product complies with Amazon’s rules. You can avoid these problems by entrusting a third-party inspection service with this task.

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Vendor relationship management
April 2022

Vendor relationship management

Vendor relationship management builds a solid foundation between manufacturers and buyers. There are many strategies and ways to implement such a process, yet the methods have one point in common, which is to establish trust between the organizations and work as a single entity towards a mutually beneficial goal.

Factory Audit- Can you trust your supplier?
May 2022

Factory Audit- Can you trust your supplier?

By conducting a factory audit, you improve the reliability of your supply chain, reduce potential risks and increase confidence in your manufacturers or suppliers. What else are factory audits good for?

How to get a refund from a factory?
April 2022

How to get a refund from a factory?

What do you do when you receive poor-quality goods from China? It's not an uncommon problem, but it can be a difficult one to resolve. For a foreign trade company that is working with Chinese suppliers, it's important to know how to cancel a contract with a supplier and get a refund. Whether you're getting ripped off or there's some other reason you want your money back, it's critical to know the options you have.

Famous companies and their factories
April 2022

Famous companies and their factories

We all heard the phrase that everything is made in China. But where exactly in China? If you ever wondered where the most famous factories are, this article is for you.

5 Tips for Rating and Evaluating Your Suppliers and Manufacturers
April 2022

5 Tips for Rating and Evaluating Your Suppliers and Manufacturers

If you're a procurement officer, purchasing agent, or manufacturing and sourcing your product from another country, you know that the quality of your suppliers is directly connected to the quality of your goods. Learn more about rating and evaluating your supplier and manufacturers in this article.

A manufacturing map of China
April 2022

A manufacturing map of China

In today’s global economy, no country represents a bigger opportunity than China. It has the biggest manufacturing output among all the other counties. China has a vast territory with an endless amount of product development opportunities. Each region has its own manufacturing hubs that specialize in a certain type of manufacturing. If you are looking for a factory in China, it’s a good idea to become familiar with its regional manufacturing landscape.

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Trade shows in China
April 2022

Trade shows in China

One of the most effective ways to find a reliable manufacturer is to attend one of the Chinese trade fairs and exhibitions. Hundreds of them are happening around the country all year round. Exhibitions receive a lot of government support. Most of them are organized and sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce or the China Chamber of International Commerce. If you are having a difficult time choosing the right exhibition to attend, this article is for you.

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Where to search for the right supplier?
April 2022

Where to search for the right supplier?

It is all up to your manufacturer if you’re going to receive your goods on time, if it will be up to your specification and proper quality, if labels and packaging will be correct, etc. In short, it depends on your supplier if your product will be profitable or not. So, where should you search for the right supplier?

Sourcing from China – A Guide for beginners
April 2022

Sourcing from China – A Guide for beginners

How can businesses that cannot establish overseas offices or manufacturing operations effectively and efficiently find suppliers in China? Here we will focus on how these companies discover suitable manufacturers and provide all useful information about sourcing.

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Supplier development and improvement
April 2022

Supplier development and improvement

Quality issues happen a lot in manufacturing, even if you are an experienced buyer and have a reliable factory. What to do with the defective goods and how to improve the quality of your next order are important questions to ask yourself if you want to have a good quality product.

Why do manufacturers in China fail quality inspection?
April 2022

Why do manufacturers in China fail quality inspection?

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What is AQL?
May 2022

What is AQL?

‘AQL‘ stands for ‘Acceptance Quality Limit‘, and is defined as the “quality level that is the worst tolerable”. It represents the maximum number and type of defects that can be accepted in an inspected example, beyond which the entire batch must be rejected.

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Third Party Inspection Companies
April 2022

Third Party Inspection Companies

Anyone who ever orders goods from a manufacturer should be familiar with the Quality Control and Quality Assurance. Quality control requires constant attention, whether you source from down the road or as far as Asia. Learn more about quality control in this article.

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What type of defects do we find the most?
April 2022

What type of defects do we find the most?

In our previous article, we talked about the Acceptance Quality Limit and three different types of defects which can be found in your products: critical, major, and minor. But how to classify these defects and which of them occur the most in different types of products?

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