Pre-shipment Inspection for products from China
Now the trend is more and more people, regardless of the origin of countries, are sourcing their products from China to sell on Amazon. And we think most of these Amazon sellers already knew how important to do a pre-shipment inspection for their products.
Why Quality is Top Important in Selling on Amazon?
Amazon set up the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) procedure, which all the sellers on Amazon need to follow strictly, such as weight per box limit, special FBA label, and FNSKU barcode label. And the poor quality products will result in poor rating by Amazon A10 rating system, Sellers may be kicked out Amazon if the poor quality products rate is over 1%. That’s why quality is top important in selling on Amazon, bad reviews will let you close the listing, and bad feedback will close your account.
Another critical point is, Online platform does not check the quality of the products to be sold on, including Amazon, eBay, Wish, etc., Sellers need to control the quality on their own.
But how Sellers should control the quality by far away from their supplier and can’t see their products because the goods will ship from the supplier directly to Amazon.
How to Control the quality of FBA shipment?
One more thing is if your chosen supplier poor in quality control, and they manufactured many of the products are defective, there are no Sellers to stop that batch from being shipped to customers.
In the short term, customer complaints and returns are costly. As we said above, bad reviews and feedback, etc. dissatisfied thing will kill a business in no time. You even don’t know if there is a risk if the factory really knew the packing to meet Amazon warehouse requirements.
And most Amazon sellers are small operations and can’t give a big order to a Chinese manufacturer. Is there any quality control services that can help with all of these?
Pre-shipment Inspection or FBA Inspection
(Download an Amazon inspection report sample for your reference.)
Benefits of a Pre-shipment Inspection for Amazon Sellers:
Stop quality issues at the source in China manufacturers.
Arranging a Pre-shipment Inspection may take more several days to ship your goods, but detecting quality issues before your products leave the manufacturer that gives you the option to ask the factory to fix them at their expense. And you will have the ability to make sure that products meet your quality requirements before leaving China.
Avoid lower returns, Get positive review and feedback, no suspension
As we explained above, if you arranged a PSI before your products ship to Amazon warehouse, you’ll avoid dealing with numerous returns, save yourself from negative customer feedback, protect your brand reputation and delete the risk of an account suspension by Amazon. Every seller just hopes positive review and feedback during the selling business.
Choose a better supplier and get better quality products.
When you plan to place an order, let your manufacturer knew that a PSI inspection will be arranged before shipment, the factory knows you are serious about quality, and so they will pay more attention to your order to avoid the risk of having to rework your products at their expense. And if you would like to have a long -term business with the supplier, from the PSI service, you can also know how your products manufactured in supplier, how the manufacturer looks like, how they control the quality? How they develop new products? etc. a simple Factory Audit you can choose to help you find a better supplier for your growing up business.
Prepare an accurate Amazon product listing, adjust the selling price.
You knew the product description on Amazon should accurately match your actual product quality. That’s very important, You can send all your requirements prior to inspecting the shipment, and once the pre-shipment inspection has been completed, you get an overall review of your product’s quality. Then you are ready to list your product on Amazon with the most accurate details. And set the best price for selling.
Lower your risks by verifying Amazon’s packaging and labeling requirements
Packaging and labeling expectations are very specific to every single buyer/importer/Amazon Seller. You may choose to gloss over these details, but doing so will put your Amazon account at risk. Instead, pay careful attention to Amazon’s requirements and include them as part of your specifications to both your manufacturer in China and your third party inspector. When selling on Amazon, especially for Amazon sellers using Amazon FBA service, this is a critical point that must be carefully verified before shipping any goods to the Amazon warehouse. The pre-shipment inspection is the best timing to confirm that your China supplier has implemented all of your specific requirements. However, all Amazon Sellers must make sure your third-party inspection company knows about Fulfill By Amazon requirements as it will affect the inspection scope.
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Knowledge of Pre-shipment inspection or Final Random Inspection