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Based on Shenzhen.

Inspection Report

Video Report


Traveling Expense

Travel to cities, like Guangzhou, Dongguan, Huizhou


Sample Evaluation

Test One Sample

Video Report

* All cost will plus a 4.4% PayPal fee.

How I do the inspection?

Collect Inspection Requirementscollect inspection requirement in sourcing agent chicksourcing

Before we start the inspection, we need to understand the basic information, the product and the inspection requirements. We use the form to collect relevant information. Basically, it will cover order information, and how to test the product. Please book the inspection before one week.

Confirm Inspection Samplingexplain inspection sampling plan in sourcing agent chicksourcing

For a default sample standard, it is based on MIL-STD 1050D. The quality standard is Major 2.5, Minor 4.0
You can google the standard. Or I explain to you after you make the order.

Deliver Inspection Report Plus a Videoinspection report format in sourcing agent chicksourcing

An inspection report will have PDF file which contains all necessary information with photos, and a video report to explain the details what happened in the factory.

All you need to know about quality control

Step A: What is an AQL quality standard?

AQL level means Acceptable quality limit. Wikipedia Link.
For example, you may saw some company say their quality standard is AQL 0, 2.5, 4.0
It means it will allow 0 critical defectives, 2.5 major defectives, and 4 minor defectives.
What is a critical, major and minor defective? Original article Link.

  1. A Critical Defect
    is one that is deemed to be hazardous or unsafe.
    For example, a sharp point that may hurt you. Or the product is not manufactured correctly, it will hurt the user or someone.
  2. A Major Defect
    Is a function problem failure. For example, the phone cannot turn on. It will against the function of a phone.  Other examples
    -Holes and scratches

    “They are common issues to deal with. Most suppliers in Asia have the mentality that these defects can be expected and are not serious. However, for the average importer, these defects could impede the products from being sold.”
    -Size/Weight Discrepancies

    Also common is for measurements to be off, sometimes by millimeters, other times even by inches. It is important to ensure that your inspector has knowledge to use proper measurement devices to ensure the most accurate measurement.
  3. A minor defect
    is a discrepancy from the standards, but it will not very likely to affect the function of a product.
    For example, poor sewing

    Untrimmed or long threads are the most common defects on textile inspection. These are basically minor defect, but it will still be a problem with the end user. So your textile products need to check these problems very seriously.

Step B: What is a Sampling Plan

MIL-STD-105 is a common international sampling plan, although different countries will have their own standard. Here is the sampling chart

Step C: How to use AQL and sampling plan?

Frequently Asked Questions

For Inspection

How much the inspection cost?

It costs $95 excluding the traveling expense. I am based in Shenzhen. To inspect a supplier in Shenzhen, there is no traveling expense. To travel to Dongguan or Guangzhou, the traveling expense will be around $25 to $35 depending on the specific locations.

How long should I book it in advance?

It is better you can book it one week in advance. I need time to understand all of your requirements.

When will I receive the report?

Basically, I will send you the report the same day I do the inspection.

Where can I see your sample report?

You can download here. There is also a video report link in the file.

For Sample Evaluation

How you do the evaluation?

I will do the test according to your instructions.

How is the report presented?

I will test the sample with an overhead camera. You will receive a video of how I tested the sample.

How long can I receive the report?

After I receive the sample with instructions, you will receive the report in 3 days.