If you import products from overseas, then you want to get some assurances about the supplier that you are planning on using. You want to get assurances that the supplier knows what they are doing. You want assurances that they are properly licensed. You want assurances that they are not doing anything illegal. You want assurances that they are not using toxic ingredients. And you want assurances that they are actually able to create whatever it is you ask up to your specifications. The only surefire way of getting these assurances is by investing in a good inspection service. But there are a lot of these services to choose from and it can be difficult to know which one you should pick. So, in this post, we are going to go over 3 things that signal that a particular inspection firm is worth using.
Do they give you a report of all their findings?
This one is extremely important. See typically, after a firm has completed their audit, they will give you all their findings in a typed report. This is done so that you can easily make an informed decision about whether to go with a supplier or not. Any good inspection firm will give you a typed report. Stay far away from any firm that does not promise to give you a typed report upfront as this is a sign that they are unprofessional and/or that they are not doing their proper due diligence when researching a supplier. You can also judge the quality of a firm by how high quality their final report is. Do they guarantee a certain number of pages? Do they guarantee that they will add photos? A good inspection service will give you a long report with lots of high-quality photos.
Do they have a lot of experience working in a particular country?
When it comes to choosing a firm, you want to make sure that a particular firm has experience operating in the country that your potential supplier operates in. Avoid a company that is advertising that it just expanded into a particular area. You want to make sure that the inspection service that you end up going with knows how to operate in a particular country, and the only way to be sure of that is if you confirm that they have a lot of experience working in that country.
Do they offer a wide range of services?
Finally, you want to ensure that the particular firm you are using offers a wide array of services. Do they offer to inspect multiple kinds of goods? Do they offer multiple levels of inspections? If a company is able to offer multiple kinds of inspections, then it shows that they have a lot of knowledgeable staff on hand and they know what they are doing.