Quality Inspection Companies in China for Amazon FBA

Product Quality Inspection in China for Amazon FBA

Below you will find my list of 50 pre-shipment quality inspection companies in China. 

But first I wanted to answer some of your questions.

Why do I even need an inspection? Can I ship my products to Amazon without Inspection?

You NEED inspection.

Why? Because:

1. Amazon may suspend your listing

This one is obvious. 

If you send low quality products, people will refund them.

If your refund rate goes over 10% or more - depending on your product category - Amazon will suspend your listing and send you a warning. You may have to pull all the inventory out from Amazon to separate the defects. Then ship them back to Amazon. Doing this will eat all your profit margin, so you will be forced to just dispose the products. And even disposal is not free. 

So just hire a pre-shipment inspector and avoid all this.

2. The nature of manufacturing process always yields some defects

Manufacturing process involves a lot of manual work, and people make mistakes.

It also involves machinery work, and machines do not watch for defects.

It's just a nature of life - not all things come out to be perfect. There is always a small defect rate in any manufacturing process.

Clothing quality inspection china

You will want to hire an inspector, to pick out those defects and send only the highest quality units to Amazon.

3. Supplier may cut corners. 

You probably received a few high quality samples. Looking at them, it seems like you made a great choice selecting a manufacturer, and you're ready to trust them. The real product can't be so different from the sample anyway..

Well.. there are many companies on Alibaba, who are not manufacturers themselves - they are trading companies. They resell from factories via Alibaba, as a third party reseller. Usually they try to hide the fact that they do not have their own factory, to keep you as a customer. Trading companies try to save money every way possible, and it's quite common that they send you a high quality sample for approval, while the actual shipment has low quality

The reason is they use different places to make a sample vs a large order. Sample is made by hand, by someone who is in charge of making design samples. When you make the order, they send this sample to their chosen factory, and it all will then depend on your luck, if you get a good quality product in production or not. 

If you work with a factory directly, the chance of this happening is lower, but it can still happen. Sometimes factory is low on workers, and will hire temporary workers when you place a larger order with them. New workers will not have the same experience as older ones, so the quality of their work will be lower.

To be sure of quality, just hire an inspection company.

p.s. I recommend avoiding trading companies and only working with factories directly.

How to tell if Alibaba supplier is a manufacturer or a trading company?

Basic Method

If this is the first time you're contacting a new supplier, and you're just starting to talk about basic things like price and minimum order quantity - it's enough to check on Alibaba listing, what business type your supplier has listed. 

It will be displayed in their Company Profile section in Alibaba:

Alibaba Trading and Manufacturing company profile

In this case, supplier has a factory where they produce some of their products (is Manufacturer), and for other products this supplier is a reseller (Trading Company). 

You will not know which products they are manufacturing themselves. If you ask them, they are very likely to hide it from you, afraid to loose you as a customer. 

Still, this type of supplier is OK to contact. They own a production line and they want to make the products most economical way for them - so they will try to utilize their factory as much as they can instead of buying elsewhere, to save money. This is good for you. You don't want to deal with resellers.

A reseller would look like this:

Alibaba Reseller Trading Company Company Profile Screenshot

These guys are the honest kind. They plainly declare that they are just a reseller. Makes your task easier - just skip them.

Manufacturers will look like this:

Alibaba Manufacturer Company Profile Screenshot

This means they only sell what they produce in their own factory. This is awesome and what you want.

Advanced Method

Beware, that companies are half time honest, and half time not - when declaring the business type on Alibaba.

To know for sure, you will have to look up their business registration license on the Chinese AIC website (Industrial and Commercial Administration Bureau).

This is a painful method, but you may want to check that if you're planning to make a large order.

You may also want to know this information, to be able to negotiate the price - if you know they lied on their Alibaba listing, you may bring it up to push the price down. But I would just ditch all the liars.

I will now double check one of the suppliers I looked at above. Let's see if they are honest.

Company - Dongguan Cheng Wei Reflective Material Co., Ltd. - they said they are a Manufacturer.

To search on Chinese business directory, I need two things:

1. Name of province in China, where they are located

2. Company name in Chinese

To find the province name is very easy, just look up on Alibaba company profile:

Alibaba Supplier Screenshot Contact Info

Now, to find company name in Chinese is harder, but doable.

This company was easy because they listed their website under Contacts in Alibaba profile:

Alibaba Supplier Contact Website Info Screenshot

Most often, you will find their Chinese Company name in the footer of their website, and it often ends with symbol 司, meaning Ltd. 

On this website I found:

Dongguan Website footer company name in Chinese

Just to make sure, i translated it on Google Translate:

Google translate for Chinese Company NamesDongguan City into Granville reflective Material Co., Ltd. 

- pretty close to -

Dongguan Cheng Wei Reflective Material Co., Ltd.

That's the company name then, 东莞市成威反光材料有限公司.

Sometimes they will only have english website, or no website at all. In that case, try googling for their english company name plus a symbol 司. You would search like this:

Google search for Chinese company name

And then hopefully something useful will be in results, where they mention chinese company name as well. For example:

Google search Results looking for chinese supplier company name

OK. Now you have Company name and Province.

All that is left, is to look up their business license on Chinese AIC site. Here's a list of all AIC sites - each province has its own website.

In my quest, the supplier is from Guangdong, so I will use this:

China Checkup AIC List Screenshot

When I open it, it shows me a search bar:

Guangdong Chinese AIC Site Screenshot

I search for 东莞市成威反光材料有限公司, and get this:

Dongguan Chinese AIC Site License Search

When you click the red link which is the company name, you will see the business license information. 

On Business License page, you will be looking for this line, which starts with 经营范围 (meaning Business Scope):

Dongguan AIC Business License Chinese

Then, magic right click, choose Translate to English:

Right Click Translate to English from Chinese Google Translate Chrome

And you have the info you need:

AIC Business License Business Scope in English

So. 

My quest was to find out if this company is really a Manufacturer, like they say on Alibaba.

It looks like their Business scope is: "sales: reflective materials, clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, fabrics, leather, hot melt film, plastic products; import and export goods and technology import and export. " 

If there is no mention of 'manufacturing', 'processing' or 'producing' - it means they are just a trading company. 

This company only has a license for sales, import and export. No manufacturing.

Baah. 

So they lied on their Alibaba page. 

Some red flags were:

  • Large number of very different products listed on Alibaba - usually manufacturers stick to similar items of the same kind.
  • Most manufacturers have license for trading, so on Alibaba they will often put 'Manufacturer, Trading Company'. This supplier put only 'Manufacturer', to fool buyers, who do not do their research.
  • No factory images, made by Alibaba On-site Verification Inspection. No production flow images. No Production Capacity. No Certificates.

It's usually hard to tell from their Alibaba page if they are lying or not. For example, this supplier had a verification service come to their facility, sent by Alibaba, and they confirmed all their info:

Alibaba Third Party Verification Screenshot

I am assuming they either bribed the inspector (common in China), or Alibaba verification data on the website is not presented well for inspectors, so they just Approve or Disapprove all info at once. But it makes you doubt everything, when Alibaba says it was verified. Don't be fooled. Trust only the business license. 

"a startling 35 percent of companies in China pay bribes or give gifts in order to operate. One CFO went to so far as to describe the practice as an unspoken rule." (Forbes)

If I had started dealing with this supplier, and later found out about this situation, I would ask them straight - why your business license does not include manufacturing. If they would have no good reason, I would stop working with them.

Another company which I discussed above, was a trading company, and honestly admitted it. Their license says: 

AIC Trading company business scope Chinese

No mention of manufacturing here. Sales, import and export = Trading Company.

Real manufacturer would have something like this: 

AIC Business License Scope Manufacturer Screenshot

'Production, processing' = Manufacturer.

Aaaaalriight. 

This was a long diversion, all to help you save money working directly with factories and avoid third parties.

Working directly with factories will yield better results in quality inspection, just because:

  • you will have one less intermediary to communicate through - less mistakes will be made;
  • trading companies like to buy from cheapest or untested suppliers, so quality is often an issue;
  • sample will be made by the same factory producing the bulk order (which is not the case with trading companies) - factory will know your requirements better, to produce a higher quality product.

Should I do inspection in USA or in China? 

You have two choices:

1. Inspect all products yourself (so you will ship everything to your house, open every box and every sealed package, test each product unit, pack it back, seal the boxes, ship to Amazon) - way TOO MUCH WORK.

Or

2. Pay for inspector to go to your factory in China, and inspect each unit before they put them in packaging and seal the boxes. Very nice option.

When you have large shipments, don't bother shipping to your house - it will be waaay too much work for you. I am assuming you chose to use Amazon FBA service, because you're lazy to manually manage all shipments and returns for your product. Same thing with inspecting your units - why waste your time inspecting hundreds of items, when you can pay 0.20$ per unit to get it done by someone else, while you focus on more important things.

For a new product, if it's a small shipment of under 200 units - I would recommend to ship to your house first. You will want to see the products yourself, make sure everything is like you expected, inspect each unit, maybe keep a few at home for taking photos, keep a few more for giveaways, measure the packaging and enter to Amazon, test the products, etc. 

What if I don't live in USA?

Sellers in USA have an advantage to receive their shipments to their own house and personally inspect products for defects and quality.

If you don't live in USA, but you're selling on Amazon.com using FBA option, you're in the same boat with me.

Being in Canada, I don’t have a luxury of receiving the shipment to my house. Importing to Canada first, and then sending to USA would incur double import taxes and high total costs in shipping.

The best strategy is this. 

Get a full shipment inspection in China.

Then, ask your manufacturer to send you a post-inspection mini-shipment to your house, maybe 10-20 units. You can use those units for photos, giveaways, testing, selling locally etc. The rest of the shipment - send to Amazon FBA directly from China.

My manufacturer always produces extra units to replace defects found during inspection, and there is often some extras left. I have an agreement with them that this small leftover goes to my house in Canada. You could arrange something similar with your supplier.

How much does it cost to do product inspection in China?

For my products, it usually comes out to be around 0.20 USD per unit. Inspectors charge by the hour, so it will depend how much time it takes for them to check all your units. 

My inspection company usually sends two inspectors to check 2000 units of my product, and they spend all day working on it. So I pay 400$ for full pre-shipment inspection to them. 

When I enter inspection costs to my AMZPing app, it does not affect my profit margin too much:

AMZPing Inspection Costs Affect Profit

With some sales, inspection costs are almost unnoticeable:

AMZPing Inspection Costs Sales Overview Amazon FBA Profit Calculator

Totally worth it.

You could choose to do a partial inspection, where they only check 10% of the whole shipment. Then you would only pay about 100$ for this. 

Should I get Full Inspection or Partial?

Imagine you have 1000 units ready for shipping.

Partial inspection will cost you around $100, and full inspection around $300 (actual prices will vary greatly, this is just for you to see the difference).

In my experience, partial inspection (checking 10% of all units ) does not work well.

Partial Inspection - Many Defects Found

1. You hire inspector to do partial inspection.

2. They check a sample size of 100 units, and find 15 with major defects.

Now what?

Does it mean out of 1000 there will be 150 defects? There could be. Or could be more. You will not know until you check.

You would have to order a full inspection now - to check the rest of the shipment and separate bad products.

..so you will be paying for inspection twice.

Partial Inspection - Few Defects Found

What if they do a partial inspection and find only very few bad ones? (almost never happens, but let's say it does)

That means you will be accepting that your shipment has a certain % of defective products, and you will be paying for everything to the factory anyway. You will also be knowingly sending some defective units to Amazon.

When customers receive bad units.. they will write bad reviews, and your rankings will drop. 

My advice: Don't do it, just get the full inspection.

p.s. It's very rare to have few defects only, most of the time the defect rate will be above 5%. Keep this in mind, when deciding which type of inspection to choose.

Full Inspection

In full inspection, inspector will separate all defects from quality units.

China Factory Inspection

Make an agreement with your supplier to either replace/fix defective products, or simply pay only for good ones to them. My manufacturer always makes some extra units, because they know during inspection some will surely be defective (that's the nature of manufacturing process), so they want to have some units ready for replacement. 

Don't try to save money by doing only partial inspection - in the end, you will just waste your money this way. Cheap man pays twice.

How does it all work? 

It will go pretty much like this:

  1. You will order your product from manufacturer.
  2. Factory will produce your units in around 30 days.
  3. You will order an inspection from a third party inspection company.
  4. Inspector will contact the factory to work out the details of where and when.
  5. On the day of inspection, inspector will go to factory, and inspect the units for you.
  6. He will separate all defects from good quality units.
  7. Next day, he will send you a detailed report with images and stats on how many defects were major and minor
  8. You will decide if you want the defective units replaced, reworked or simply excluded from shipment - you will communicate with your manufacturer about this.
  9. After all defective units are replaced, you will prepare the shipping labels for FBA and ask manufacturer to ship them to your freight forwarder.

How does an Inspection report look like?

Here is a sample for you. 

This inspection Failed.

It was a partial inspection. You see, when a partial inspection fails, you have to order a full inspection. Wasted money. I would never do a partial inspection.

The most interesting for me here are the pictures of the factory itself, it's curious to see where things happen.

 

You get 42 pages for a partial inspection from this inspector. Awesome. They do so much work for $100! Inspectors probably sleep afterwards.

China Factory Inspection Toys Sleeping Workers

For more samples, see my list of inspection companies below - each company will have their sample report attached.

Payment Terms - best arrangement if there is an inspection

When I do my orders with factories, I always negotiate 30% upfront payment, with 70% after the inspection. 

I think this is the best way to work - factory has enough cash to buy the materials, and you have a smaller risk if anything goes wrong with the quality. 

There was one time I ordered an inspection, and out of 1000 units 600 were defective. Factory took another two weeks to produce replacement units for those 600 and they also covered my cost for a second inspection. If I would have paid them 100% in advance, they would not have been so motivated to fix it quickly and even cover my 2nd inspection costs. They were keen to receive the rest of their money.

30% upfront and 70% later is the way to go. It's pretty standard practice as well. If there is a big problem with the quality - you can decide not to proceed with the order, and keep your 70%. Well, you will have to discuss this with your factory.

Be nice - they are working hard for you. And they need to eat.

Chinese Factory Workers Eat Lunch

One exception to 30/70.

If the order is less than $1500 total, I think it does not make sense to split it into two payments - the wire transfer fees are too high for small amounts like this. I usually just pay everything upfront, if it's a small amount.

How do I choose a product inspection company?

First, check where your factory is located, and find an inspection company based in the same province in China.

Otherwise, you will pay extra fees to cover travel costs and hotel for the inspector. 

This can be very costly! 

Look at this example:

Beijing to Xiamen Road Map

Your inspector will have to travel a long road to get to your factory... He will most likely take a train, and later stay at a cheap hotel in Xiamen. You will be charged maybe $300 for inspection and extra $300 for travel costs. And the funny thing is, they will not try to explain this situation to you, or tell you how far your factory is from their office. They will just assume this is exactly what you want. So don't fall into this trap.

I divided my list of inspection companies by the region that they have office in. 

Here we go.

Quality Inspection Companies in Beijing & Hebei Province

Beijing Province China Map

Beijing Electronics Industry FactoryBeijing is most famous for electronics factories, manufacturing mobile phones and computers. 

It is surrounded by Hebei province (capital Shijiazhuang), where they have a lot of heavy industries, especially metallurgy - manufacturing steel products, wire mesh, casting etc.Hebei Metallurgy Industry Factory

If your factory is in the area of Hebei province, you can use these quality inspection agents:

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
CIS Inspection Services logo China Beijing CIS Inspection Services Beijing $180 View
Veritell Inspection China Beijing Logo Veritell Beijing $198 View
SGS Group Logo Inspection China Beijing SGS Group Beijing $300 View
Portman Quality Company Inspection China Logo Portman Quality Company Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou $268 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Guangdong Province - Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan or Shenzhen

Guangzhou Province China Map

Guangdong Textile Clothes Factory ChinaGuangdong province has a lot of garment and textile factories. They're also known for manufacturing toys and electronics, furniture, household items, and much more - basically they are one of the largest manufacturing provinces in China.

If your factory is based in Guangdong province, it will be most convenient for you to choose an inspection agency from one of these four cities: Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan or Shenzhen:

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
Chine Inspection logo Chine Inspection Guangzhou $249 View
V-Trust Inspection logo V-Trust Guangzhou $268 View
Annex Asia Sourcing logo Annex Asia Sourcing Guangzhou $295 View
KRT Audit Corporation Inspection logo KRT Audit Corporation Guangzhou $265 View
Asiaction Inspection logo Asiaction Guangzhou $400 View
IMEX Sourcing Inspection China Logo IMEX Sourcing Guangzhou $275 View
WeCheck CTS Inspection China Logo WeCheck CST Co Guangzhou $198 View
Luxiberg Inspection Inspection China Logo Luxiberg Inspection Guangzhou, Nanjing $189 View
Portman Quality Company Inspection China Logo Portman Quality Company Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai $268 View
Asia Pacific Inspection Inspection China Logo Asia Pacific Inspection Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Ningbo, Taichung $270 View
Effition Inspection Inspection China Logo Effition Inspection Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Zhongshan, Yiwu, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Wuyi, Hejian, Hengshui, Shijiazhuang, Dezhou, Zibo, Qingdao $105 View
STIN Services Inspection China Logo STIN Services Dongguan, Tianjin, Qingdao, Huzhou, Putian, Changzhou, Changsha $250 View
AQI Service Inspection China Logo AQI Service Dongguan $178 View
Trans Pacific Facilitators Inspection China Logo Trans Pacific Facilitators Shenzhen, Hong Kong $230 View
One World Sourcing Inspection China Logo One World Sourcing Shenzhen, Dongguan, HongKong $350 View
Eurofins Inspection China Logo Eurofins Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong $220 View
Pro QC International Inspection China Logo Pro QC International Shenzen, Shanghai, Ningbo $298 View
JSD Inspection Inspection China Logo JSD Inspection Shenzhen, Dongguan, HongKong $228 View
AsiaInspection Inspection China Logo AsiaInspection Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Chengdu, Hong Kong $309 View
Testcoo Inspection China Logo Testcoo Shenzhen, Ningbo $119 View
TOPWIN Inspection China Logo TOPWIN Shenzhen $197 View
Guided Imports Inspection China Logo Guided Imports Shenzhen $199 View
The Inspection Company Inspection China Logo The Inspection Company Shenzhen $210 View
China Inspection Service Inspection China Logo China Inspection Service Shenzhen $258 View
QC in Asia Inspection China Logo QC in Asia Shenzhen $280 View
Guangdong Inspection Inspection China Logo Guangdong Inspection Shenzhen $285 View
InTouch Manufacturing Services Inspection China Logo InTouch Manufacturing Services Shenzhen $289 View
Asia Quality Focus Inspection China Logo Asia Quality Focus Shenzhen $298 View
BoNiSin Inspection Service Inspection China Logo BoNiSin Inspection Service Shenzhen $295 View
TCO China Inspection China Logo TCO China Shenzhen $199 View
CQS Company Inspection China Logo CQS Company Shenzhen $220 View
Shenzhen Maixiang Testing Co., Ltd Inspection China Logo Shenzhen Maixiang Testing Co., Ltd Shenzhen $169 View
Insight Quality Inspection China Logo Insight Quality Shenzhen $275

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QCADVISOR Logo QCADVISOR Shenzhen $280

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Quality Inspection Companies in Hong Kong

Hong Kong China Map

Hong Kong is most famous for manufacturing Electronics and Textile products.

It is an autonomous region, with its own administrative rules. On its border with China, Hong Kong has a big fence and customs checkpoints - just like a separate country would. 

Hong Kong Border Busy Crossing

So if your factory is located in Hong Kong, you will be looking for an inspection company located in Hong Kong, to avoid the border crossing.

Of course, if you choose an inspector from neighbor region Shenzhen, he can cross the border easily (total distance from Shenzhen to Hong Kong is one hour drive), but it takes a long time to wait in line at the border and you will have to cover the costs. Better not to bother. Just find an inspection company in Hong Kong itself.

Hong Kong Shenzhen border map

Here is a list of Hong Kong inspection companies:

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
Trans Pacific Facilitators Inspection China Logo Trans Pacific Facilitators Hong Kong, Shenzhen $230 View
One World Sourcing Inspection China Logo One World Sourcing Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguan $350 View
Eurofins Inspection China Logo Eurofins Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou $220 View
AsiaInspection Inspection China Logo AsiaInspection Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Chengdu $309 View
JSD Inspection Inspection China Logo JSD Inspection Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguan $228 View
Top International Inspection Service (TIS Service) Inspection China Logo Top International Inspection Service (TIS Service)  Hong Kong, Jiaxing $200 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Fujian Province - Fuzhou, Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou or Putian

Fujian Province Map

Fujian province has a lot of textile factories, as well as artware & stationery factories. 

Most of my factories are located in Fujian province, as I sell apparel products. So I use Xiamen port when I am shipping by sea.

Xiamen Seaport Port Cargo Shipping Map

My story of how I shipped by sea to Amazon FBA is here - if you're interested in sea shipping.

If your factory is in Fujian province, it makes most sense for you to choose an inspection company based in Fuzhou, Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou or Putian:

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
General Inspection Services Inspection China Logo General Inspection Services Fuzhou $150 View
HQTS Inspection China Logo HQTS Fuzhou $200 View
Veriquality Inspection China Logo Veriquality Inspection Service Fuzhou $160 View
Inspection Service / Richforth Limited Inspection China Logo Inspection Service / Richforth Limited Fuzhou $103 View
Effition Inspection Inspection China Logo Effition Inspection Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, Zhongshan, Yiwu, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Wuyi, Hejian, Hengshui, Shijiazhuang, Dezhou, Zibo, Qingdao $105 View
Inspect China Inspection China Logo Inspect China Xiamen $198 View
Abel Inspection & Testing Technology Services (AiT) Inspection China Logo Abel Inspection & Testing Technology Services (AiT) Xiamen $198 View
Eagle Eyes Inspection Inspection China Logo Eagle Eyes Inspection Zhangzhou $188 View
STIN Services Inspection China Logo STIN Services Putian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Huzhou, Dongguan, Changzhou and Changsha $250 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Zhejiang Province - Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Yiwu, Huzhou, Jiaxing or Jinhua

Zhejiang Province Map China

Zhejiang Furniture Industry FactoryZhejiang province manufactures a lot of textile & furniture products. They also produce household appliances. Zhejiang Appliances Factory China

If your factory is in Zhejiang province, I recommend using one of these inspection agencies:

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
Eurofins Inspection China Logo Eurofins Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong $220 View
AsiaInspection Inspection China Logo AsiaInspection Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hong Kong $309 View
Wenzhou Fangyuan Testing & Certification & Inspection Co., Ltd (TTC) Inspection China Logo Wenzhou Fangyuan Testing & Certification & Inspection Co., Ltd (TTC) Wenzhou $250 View
Effition Inspection Inspection China Logo Effition Inspection Wenzhou, Ningbo, Yiwu, Jinhua, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Zhongshan, Wuyi, Hejian, Hengshui, Shijiazhuang, Dezhou, Zibo, Qingdao $105 View
Honor Inspection Inspection China Logo Honor Inspection Ningbo $168 View
Ningbo Norm Inspection Service Inspection China Logo Ningbo Norm Inspection Service Ningbo $199 View
GIG Lab Inspection China Logo GIG Lab Ningbo $200 View
HENGLI inspection Inspection China Logo HENGLI inspection Ningbo $158 View
Testcoo Inspection China Logo Testcoo Ningbo, Shenzhen $119 View
Pro QC International Inspection China Logo Pro QC International Ningbo, Shenzen, Shanghai $298 View
Asia Pacific Inspection Inspection China Logo Asia Pacific Inspection Ningbo, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Taichung $270 View
BVIS Testing & Inspection Service Inspection China Logo BVIS Testing & Inspection Service Huzhou $258 View
STIN Services Inspection China Logo STIN Services Huzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, Putian, Dongguan, Changzhou, Changsha $250 View
Top International Inspection Service (TIS Service) Inspection China Logo Top International Inspection Service (TIS Service)  Jiaxing, Hong Kong $200 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Shanghai and Jiangsu Province - Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi or Changzhou

Jiangsu and Shanghai Map

Aaahh, Shanghai...

Such an awesome city.

Shanghai City Streets

Shanghai Furniture Factory ChinaShanghai and Jiangsu mostly manufacture furniture and textile products. They also have some glass, metal and construction material factories. 

If your factory is in Jiangsu Province or Shanghai, I recommend these local inspection agencies:

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
PTS-QC Inspection China Logo PTS-QC Shanghai $220 View
Keen Sourcing Inspection China Logo Keen Sourcing Shanghai $180 View
Shanghai JS Sourcing & Consulting Co., Ltd Inspection China Logo Shanghai JS Sourcing & Consulting Co. Ltd Shanghai $250 View
Eurofins Inspection China Logo Eurofins Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Hong Kong $220 View
Pro QC International Inspection China Logo Pro QC International Shanghai, Shenzen, Ningbo $298 View
Asia Pacific Inspection Inspection China Logo Asia Pacific Inspection Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Ningbo $270 View
Portman Quality Company Inspection China Logo Portman Quality Company Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou $268 View
Luxiberg Inspection Inspection China Logo Luxiberg Inspection Nanjing, Guangzhou $189 View
STIN Services Inspection China Logo STIN Services Changzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, Huzhou, Putian, Dongguan, Changsha $250 View
Sunchine Inspection China Logo Sunchine Inspection Nanjing $258 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Shandong Province - Qingdao

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
Goodada Inspection Inspection China Logo Goodada Inspection Qingdao $349 View
STIN Services Inspection China Logo STIN Services Qingdao, Tianjin, Huzhou, Putian, Dongguan, Changzhou, Changsha $250 View
Effition Inspection Inspection China Logo Effition Inspection Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Zhongshan, Yiwu, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Wuyi, Hejian, Hengshui, Shijiazhuang, Dezhou, Zibo $105 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Sichuan Province - Chengdu

Company Located in Price for one full day Sample Report
AsiaInspection Inspection China Logo AsiaInspection Chengdu, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Hong Kong $309 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Hunan Province - Changsha

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STIN Services Inspection China Logo STIN Services Changsha, Tianjin, Qingdao, Huzhou, Putian, Dongguan, Changzhou $250 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Shaanxi Province - Xi'an

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CSN Inspection Inspection China Logo CSN Inspection Xi'an $200 View

Quality Inspection Companies in Shandong Province - Dezhou or Zibo

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Effition Inspection Inspection China Logo Effition Inspection Dezhou, Zibo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, Zhongshan, Yiwu, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Wuyi, Hejian, Hengshui, Shijiazhuang, Qingdao $105 View

What suppliers do with defects? Do they take them home?

This podcast episode will answer this question. 

I like listening to podcasts when I am doing something brainless, like washing dishes or waiting in line at the bank. They have a lot of good info.

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InTouch Quality - Many Episodes. This is a great podcast about quality inspections in China. They cover topics like 'What do suppliers do with rejected products', 'Why most importers don't rely on factory QC staff for inspection', '4 Telltale signs of a bad supplier'. I love this podcast.

Global From Asia Podcast Cover LogoGlobal From Asia - Episode 58. Chinese Factory Inspections, Tips, Tricks and Insights. This is a nice podcast covering many things on importing from China, and this episode focuses on product inspection.

Amazing FBA Podcast Cover LogoAmazing FBA - Episode 54.  Incoterms for Amazon Sellers, Amazon Inventory Forecasting and China Inspection. This is a Q&A episode.

Paulina
Paulina

I am the founder of Shopkeeper and an Amazon seller myself. When I started selling on nine different Amazon marketplaces, including Amazon Japan, I realized there were no software tools on the market which would sum up my sales from all countries. I also did not like the cluttered, spreadsheet look of most apps. So Shopkeeper was born. My articles are primarily about software tools for Amazon sellers and case studies where I explore all things Amazon.