Find Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Inspection Bird:

1. How quick are you able to initiate an inspection or an audit?
2. Should the goods be packed prior to an inspection?
3. Do you follow internationally recognized standards when performing your services?
4. What happens after an inspection has been carried out?
5. What happens if my shipment fails an inspction?
6. Do I need your service at all if I pay my supplier through PayPal?
7. How should I pay my supplier to mitigate risk?
8. What are the benefits of using a third party to control the quality of my products?
9. Can InspectionBird help in sourcing and choosing new suppliers?

10. Can InspectionBird help in shipping?
11. What is ISO9001/ANSI/ASCQ.Z1.4?
12. Do you have any sample reports?
13. How many days of inspection do I need?


1. How Quick are you able to initiate an inspection or an audit?

We guarantee that we will have our inspection team in place within 48 hours. If not, you'll receive a 100% refund with no questions asked. The term is valid as long as your supplier is accepting inspections and audits. Weekends are outside fo this guarantee.

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2. Should the goods be packed prior to an inspection?

Our inspectors should have access to the packaging material for testing purposes. However, if the packaging does not allow the inspector to correctly identify the products,  we'll still need to review and repack the products under our inspection control. This is of course all included in our service price.

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3. Do you follow any internationally recognized standard when providing your services?

We inspect the shipment according to AQL international standards ISO9001/ANSI/Z1.4 and according to your instructions and specifications.

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4. What happens after an inspection or an audit has been carried out?

We will summarize the measurements, test results and images in a comprehensive report alongside with our comments and explanations.

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5. What happens if my shipment fails your inspection?

If your shipment fails an inspection there are 5 scenarios:

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6. How should I pay my supplier to mitigate risk?

We recommend two things.

  1. Tell your supplier you would like to pay 30% per-production and 70% after the inspection.
  2. Pay your supplier through Paypal(Or any other escrow Payment solution).

This practice is our recommendation at least until you have become acquainted with their practices.

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7. Do I need your service at all if I pay my supplier through Paypal?

Paypal will require that your products get returned to the supplier before reimbursing you for the purchased products. This means that in the best case scenario you'll get reimbursed your product cost but not the shipment cost for returning the products to your supplier. If you are shipping internationally the cost of returning the shipment can become very high. We therefore recommend our inspection services for internationals or locals with larger shipments.

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8. What are the benefits of using a third party to control the quality of my products?

Professionalism: working procedures developed for each product category.
Reliability: Objective results based on International Inspection standards.
Integrity: No conflict of interest
Cost: Less costly

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9. Can Inspection Bird help in sourcing and choosing a supplier?

As a 3rd party inspection company it would be a conflict of interest to recommend a factory on one side, and then inspect that same factory in which we have interest. This would be equivalent to your supplier acting as the inspector of their own facilities. Although we know many companies follow this practice, it is important for us to remain a neutral party and maintain our business integrity.

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10. Can Inspection Bird help in shipping?

Unfortunately, we do not provide any shipment services. However, we have provided a list of shipping companies whoch we believe offer great rates to certain destinations.

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11. What is ISO9001/ANSI Z1.4?

Return any of our products--no questions asked--within 30 days of purchase. We even pay return shipping.

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12. Do you have any sample report?

Yes, we do have several sample reports. Please click here to download our sample report.

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13. How many days of inspection do I need?

How many days required depends on the size of the shipment, the product's complexity and the size of the product. That being said more than 93% of all shipments only require 1 day of inspection(That is one man-day). You can read more about man-days and required inspection time by clicking here.

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