Offer: Freelance inspection service provider in Shenzhen/Dongguan
Here is an actual unsolicited email I received from a Chinese person that wants to help me inspect my products before they ship. If the offer sounds reasonable to you, you haven’t been doing business in China very long! Read the email first, then check out the short list of red flags we raise about the offer.
Dear Sir or madam,
How are you? This is XXXX from Shenzhen city who provide inspection service as individual.
I got 10 years working experience which include 4 years in factory(electronic assembly factory who make wireless network product), and then join third party inspection company and foreign trading company till now. I am familiar with quality control inspection, with European standard or general adopted standard. After working with customers overseas for years, I know the main concern of my customers.
Inspection product range: injection goods, die-casting product, spray/pad printing goods, printing/paper goods, toys, low-voltage electronic products, stationery and other hardline and softline goods….
All inclusive price: Shenzhen 550RMB/Manday, Dongguan 650RMB/Manday
English report will be sent to you at the same day of inspection. Payment should be arranged after received the report.
Looking forward to cooperation.
3 Big Reasons Why Hiring A Freelance Inspector Can Be A Very Bad Idea:
- Unlike a real sourcing or inspection agency that operates under a contract with the buyer and has written guarantee for the work to be performed, if this inspector does a bad job, you have no recourse against him.
- Do you really expect this guy to turn down a bribe from the supplier?
- Who else does it work for? You are crazy to let a stranger know the details of your supply chain.