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 have.
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 your shipment.
Inspection certificates will be issued if stipulated in the letter of credit.
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!