May 16, 2022

Pre shipment inspection check service

When customers want quality assurance, pre shipment inspection check service is very important.

Manufacturers, buyers, suppliers and importers of consumer goods such as softlines, hardlines, electronic goods, luxury goods.

Pre shipment inspection check service comprises the following checks:

Quality of the products checked against acceptable quality limits and specifications
Check whether joins and seams connect properly
Check for cracks, chips, scratches, dents and other defects

Check whether the batch comprises the correct number of items
Check whether the correct quantity of sorted products are packaged in shipping cartons

Style / Construction

Verify the general quality and design of the product against samples approved by the client.

Product Dimensions
Physical measurement of individual products to verify whether they match the dimensions specified by the client. The client should also specify acceptable limits for imperfect dimensions in the pre inspection checklist.

Product Colors
Compare the colors of finished product with pantone color codes provided by the buyer as outlined in the product specifications given to the manufacturer.

Product Artwork & Labels
Verify whether logos and labels are attached to the product and/or the packaging
Check the font and dimensions of labeling
Check spelling and legibility Weight

Products are weighed on scales to verify conformance. An underweight or overweight sample could reveal that the manufacturer has used alternative or inferior materials or textiles to those specified by the client.

Packing & Packaging
Inspection of the primary packing that is in direct contact with the individual product units to check whether air holes are present. Holes in packaging help prevent damage to the product from moisture and mold. They also reduce the risk of children suffocating.Inspection of inner or secondary packaging to check whether it conforms with buyer’s packaging requirements. This is usually a second layer packaging for extra protection of the products, or to securely hold several units together as a small batch or set.
Verify dimensions of outer or tertiary packaging against client’s specifications.
Verify weight per carton against client’s specifications

Shipping marks
Handling instructions and other information may be required to conform with the client’s specifications on one or more of the sides of the outer packaging
Scan barcodes to ensure they are legible and contain the correct information
Check the language and spelling on packaging labels

Tests and special requirements
Pre shipment inspection check service can include basic on-site tests to check whether the products function properly and will withstand the wear and tear of the everyday use they are designed for.

Examples of tests for garments and apparel (softlines)
Pull tests on zips, buttons and other attachments to check whether they’ll withstand normal wear and tear once in the hands of the consumer
Tensile tests on stitching to check whether the stitching holds together
Fabric density to determine material strength and thickness

Examples of tests on kitchenware (Hardlines)
Cooking test to check whether the product functions at high temperatures
Dishwashing test to check for moisture retention and surface coating adhesion
Scratch test to determine the force required to scratch or damage the product under normal use

Examples of tests on packaging
Drop tests can be done on packaging to determine whether the shipping cartons can withstand rough treatment and protect the products during transit.

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