What is the Pre-Shipment Inspection?
The Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI), also called Final Random Inspection (FRI) or Finished Quality Control, will take place when at least 80% of the products are ready and
packed into export cartons. You can of course specify when booking
with us if you want 100% of the products to be ready for this
inspection. The pre shipment inspection will take place at the
factory, or in some cases, it could even take place at the
forwarder's premises or at the pier.
What do we check during a Pre-Shipment Inspection?
During the PSI, we cover all possible on site checks of your
products: Product appearance (AQL), workmanship, safety and functionality, quantity, assortment,
colors/measurements/ weight, accessories, labeling & logos,
packing & packaging, and any other special requirements you may
Our team of experienced Chinese or Western inspectors randomly
selects a specific quantity of completed products, according to AQL tables, and inspects them according to your specifications, requirements
and according to our protocols and expertise. After completion of
the inspection, a fully detailed inspection report with pictures
and comments is sent to you. Then you are able to Accept or Reject
Inspection certificates will be issued if stipulated in the letter
The added value of a Pre-Shipment Inspection?
We are here to help you make the best decision. If the goods are
not acceptable, you can, with our help, cease the shipping process
and confront your vendor directly without getting any surprises
when you have received the goods.
Highlights of this quality control inspection service
· The type of defect, and what % of defects
· The quality of the products, you can refuse shipment if necessary
· Are shipping marks, packing and labeling correct
· The usual functionality of the product, is it working correctly
Why should I book this quality control inspection?
Because it is simply essential to check your products before the
shipment! And this even if you work with a trading company or with
an agent... Indeed, your vendor, whether he is with a factory,
trading company or is an agent, will have no interest in informing
you of any potential or current quality issues. Trust is good- But
control is better!