By Joao Barbosa Mar 02, 2021 0 comments
By Alexandra Feb 26, 2021 0 comments
If you are doing business with Asian countries, you might notice that Asia is suffering a great dearth of shipping containers due to a big imbalance in global trade.
Exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to containers full of goods leaving China and then not returning, a severe shortage is now starting to pinch export flows. Recently, for every three containers exported, only one returns, leaving few containers available for additional shipments.
By Tatiana Trukhina Feb 04, 2021 0 comments
Are you sourcing new products? Be sure to confirm the product reference sample with your supplier before starting mass production of your order!
The V-Trust Team (www.v-trust.com) conducts product inspections and factory audits in Asia and we, like no one else, know how important it is to approve the reference sample of products before production, because neglecting this point can lead to serious quality problems in the order.
When the careful task of sourcing for a product is finally over, you will then be ready for the next step of your journey: requesting product samples.
Requesting samples also assists you ensure a supplier’s expertise. You can also get a better idea of how they might work with in aspects as to how they collaborate, how quickly they are processing and shipping out orders, and how well they are packaging their products and plenty of other things.
By Mathieu Jul 24, 2020 0 comments
Everyone wants to cut costs and maximize profits, especially recently, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To some, hiring an inspection company may not seem like a necessary expense at the moment. However, neglecting QC can lead to preventable defects or variations in your production quality, which can then snowball into much more serious issues, including customer complaints, returns, and possibly even safety concerns.
Did you ever imagine that your business partner who you have contacted for a long time can turn out to be an email hacker that wants to steal your payment?
We would like to share a story about exposing a hacker, which happened recently to one of our clients (overseas buyer), his Chinese supplier and us, V-Trust. This story has a happy ending, since we helped the customer to reveal the hacker before the customer transferred a large-sum payment to him, and thus would like to keep you alert when settling payments for your overseas purchases.
Be alert of the moulds if your products are produced in coastal cities of China!
From April to October is the monsoon, especially July!
Not only wooden products, but also cardboard, paper box, genuine suede, imitation suede microfiber, PU/Starch/Wax coating with organic material backing and synthetic or textile items are all easily get mold.
You were emailing with your overseas suppliers about the new orders. The supplier was replying with their bank information. You were arranging the payment via wire transfer…
Sometimes clients ask how we actually work at the factory.
Our slogan says: “Helping buyers sleep better”, and we have been bearing it in mind as a guideline when performing our job. We regard it not only as our slogan, but as a goal we are trying our best to achieve each inspection we conduct...
It is said there are hundreds of inspection service providers in China nowadays. Some of them, as big as SGS, Intertek or Bureau Veritas, are multi-national giants with more than 100 years history. Some of them, as small as self-employed inspectors, that have only 2 or 3 staff all together.
How to find your ideal quality control partner in China?