Global Sources
SmartChinaSourcing.com
Ready to import from China? Find verified suppliers on Global Sources.
Share / Recommend:

Managing China Product Quality

5 defects for Bluetooth speakers

By Stacy Bruce

defects for Bluetooth speakers

Speakers are the source of much of the music we enjoy. And thanks to Bluetooth technology, we’re now able to receive phone calls, listen to podcasts and much more wirelessly. But it’s important to know what kind of quality defects for Bluetooth speakers can ruin a user’s experience.

Read more...

The magic triangle: Product specifications, sample reviews, and QC inspections

By Renaud Anjoran

Recently I was asked what the “20% of efforts that give 80% of results” are when it comes to quality control in China. Interesting question.

Read more...

Product inspection in Hangzhou during the G20 summit

By Asia Quality Focus team

Product inspection in Hangzhou during the G20 summit

Are you sourcing products in Hangzhou? If so, this article is for you. From August 24th until September 6th, China is holding the G20 summit in Hangzhou. During this period, a lot of factory production will stop. As a buyer, you are likely to face quality issues and production delays. To reduce risks, you’ll need to adapt your quality control strategy and perform any product inspection in Hangzhou at different stages of production.

Read more...

Wood warping and how to prevent it

By John Niggl

wood warping

Imagine ordering wooden furniture from a factory overseas, waiting three months for production to finish and then finding that one fourth of the goods you receive are misshapen due to warping. Where did the problem happen? And how can warped wood be prevented?

Read more...

Choosing a quality control company in China

By Asia Quality Focus team

Making the right choice is crucial to guarantee the quality of your imports.

There are lots of quality control companies in Asia – and this is understandable. China, in particular, is home to a great number of manufacturers supplying products to the world which fuels the demand for inspection services. Choosing the right quality control provider may be quite overwhelming at first. That’s why we believe it’s useful to have a few key factors in mind when making the decision.

Read more...

Everything about the pre-shipment inspection

By Asia Quality Focus team

AQF_Everything about the Pre-Shipment Inspection

Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) is a quality control procedure carried out at a supplier’s premises by either your QC department or an independent quality control agency contracted to you. It’s a commonplace check within the consumer goods industry in particular and helps importers, traders, wholesalers, and retailers guarantee the quality of goods before they are shipped. It guards against any nasty surprises, and means you know your goods are in working order long before you take delivery — pretty useful if your supplier is halfway around the world.

Read more...

6 common quality defects in shoes and how to address them

By Oliver Knack

quality defects in shoes

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that didn’t last as long as you thought it would? Maybe the sole of one shoe separated from the upper part. Or maybe one shoe just didn’t fit quite right, but you didn’t notice until two or three weeks after you started wearing them.

Read more...

Aligning and calibrating in-line and final inspections

By Renaud Anjoran

Many companies employ a few inspectors in China and, in parallel, pay third-party quality assurance agencies. It makes a lot of sense but is not always done right.

Read more...

5 common tablet PC defects and how to address them

By Oliver Knack

tablet pc defects

The tablet PC market is highly competitive. And while some brands have struggled to differentiate themselves, a few companies like Apple have managed to stay competitive by focusing on one thing: product quality.

Read more...

How to check 100% of a small production batch before shipment

By Renaud Anjoran

As more and more companies purchase goods in China and sell them under the “Fulfilment By Amazon” model, we get more request for checking 100% of a production batch. And, to a certain extent, it does make sense.

Read more...

5 common fabric defects and how to prevent them

By George Huang

As you walk through a garment factory, you’ve got one thing on your mind: the satisfaction it’ll bring your customers when they buy an item from your line of shirts. With designs finalized and shipping arrangements in motion, all you’re waiting for is quality fabric from your supplier.

Read more...

How to attend a trade show like a pro

By Gary Huang

AWE_CSF-EC_Ocr2011 -0720-

We are officially in the middle of trade show season. Whether you are attending the Canton Fair or smaller regional trade shows, here is how to attend a trade show like a pro to find the right suppliers, ask the right questions, and find the right product at the right price.

Read more...

What regulatory standards apply to garments?

By Renaud Anjoran

If you import products from another country, you should be aware of the regulations that apply to those products. Chances are, your country’s authorities will consider you as the manufacturer (since you have put that batch on the market) and will go after your company if they find some irregularities.

Read more...

Top 5 on-site tests for watches

By Stacy Bruce

Top 5 On-site Tests for watches

Have you ever needed to get a wrist watch repaired after condensation fogged up the watch face? Did you ever give a watch to someone as a gift only to have the leather wristband fall apart just weeks later?

Read more...

3 ways to handle defective products

by Stacy Bruce

Handle Defective Products Feature-small

Unfortunately, no factory is perfect with their production. Product defects are common in manufacturing. They can come in all shapes and sizes. And they’re a problem that can significantly affect you, as an importer, and your bottom line.

Read more...

Top 5 on-site tests for porcelain dinnerware

by George Huang

Porcelain dinnerware is a common household item for many. But the risks to consumers when dinnerware is not tested during inspection before use are lesser known. A porcelain bowl can crack and break if heated too quickly. A casserole dish can shatter in your dishwasher during cleaning. And your favorite porcelain coffee mug advertised as “microwave-safe” can blow up in your microwave. 

Read more...

Page 1 of 12

Stay Connected

Get Import from China Headlines by E-mail

Attend the Global Sources Summit


  • For online & Amazon sellers
  • Interactive training led by sourcing & Amazon experts
  • Learn how to source profitably, avoid pitfalls
  • October 17 - 19, 2016 in Hong Kong
  • Co-located with Mobile Electronics and
    Gifts & Home shows


Learn More

Join the Smart China Sourcing Facebook Group
  • Connect with other buyers
  • Ask questions
  • Get advice from experts


Join Group

Join Global Sources on Facebook

Be our fan now for the latest sourcing news, practical sourcing guides and expert advice.

Follow Global Sources on Twitter

We'll keep you updated with tweets on sourcing news, trade resources & more.

Connector Manufacturers From Global Sources

Global Sources - New Products from DVI Connector Manufacturers