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Introduction

When you place an order with your supplier, you want to be assured that the goods meet your quality standards before they are shipped.

Selecting the right shipping method for your needs and budget can also be challenging.

                   

Here is how Alibaba.com's Inspection & Logistics service makes selecting the right inspector & shipping method easy for you!

Inspecting Your Goods
1 Inspection Service & Inspectors

Inspection service

Inspection is independently conducted by professional third-party service providers, who will visit the manufacturing facilities to randomly check products against order specifications and issue detailed industry standard reports with pictures and their findings. Ideally suited for higher value orders, with a focus on greater certainty on product quality.

          

Inspectors

1. Bureau Veritas 
A global leader in the inspection field.
BV offers specific inspection packages to check the areas of quantity, conformity, workmanship (Standard ANSI/ASQ Z1.4, ISO2859, level S-3), and other contract requirements, which can help you minimize your order risks.
 
2. China Certification & Inspection Group
The largest inspection & certification company in China.
CCIC is dedicated to providing professional inspection services to check the areas of quantity, conformity, workmanship (Standard ANSI/ASQ Z1.4, ISO2859, level G-II), and other contract requirements, which can help you better protect your orders.
 
3. Go to inspection.alibaba.com for more information.
  
2 Place an Inspection Order
Currently the inspection service on Alibaba.com must be used together with Trade Assurance order. 
There are several methods to add inspection service for your Trade Assurance order.
 
1. Ask supplier to Add Service when they draft the Trade Assurance order.
 
2.If supplier didn't add inspection service for the order, buyer could  add the service 
before making initial payment.
 
 
3. Buyer can add inspection service when Draft Trade Assurance Order on order management page.
 
4.Before shipment, buyer can also add the service on order detail page and pay for inspection fee separatly.
 

 
Notes:

1.After inspection order be placed, you could check the inspector's contact information, 
follow the inspection status on your order detail page.
 
 
2.If you need more information about the inspection service, please email to 
 
Go to inspection.alibaba.com for more information.
 
Shipping Your Goods
1 Search for Logistics Solutions

Alibaba's Logistics service (known as "Warehouse-to-Door Service") partners major freight forwarders to provide sea, air & land shipping solutions from China to global destinations.

Currently, this service delivers from China to eleven countries:

- North America: United States of America, Canada.

- Europe: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom.

Note: If you cannot find your country on the list, please contact your supplier to ask for a logistics solution.

 

Here's how it works:

1. Visit Alibaba Logistics. Input the place of departure & destination, and click 'search'. The system will generate a list of solutions for you based on your requirements.

 

Sea FCL ("Full Container Load"): When the exporter or importer has exclusive use of a sea freight container (normally a 20ft or 40ft container), you can choose this international sea freight service to ship your cargo. Sea freight containers are usually loaded and sealed at origin and then shipped by a combination of sea, rail and/or road to the final destination.

Sea LCL ("Less than Container Load"): When you don’t have enough cargo for a full container (FCL), you can choose the less than full container load (LCL) service, which is a sea freight service that groups multiple customers’ shipments together to fill a container and get your shipment moving without delay.

Air: You can choose this service to get your cargo shipped by air. You will need to go to the airport to retrieve your cargo.

Express: Choose this shipment method if you want the goods to be delivered at your doorstep. For transportation details, please check with your supplier.

Railway: You can choose this service to get the cargo shipped by train. You will need to retrieve your cargo at the railway station.

 

2. Once you have found a shipping company, please click and fill in the following form to recommend this solution to your supplier.

 

 

2 Place a Logistics Order & Make Payment
1. Have your supplier sign into Alibaba Logistics to place an order, or take a screenshot of your selected shipping method and show it to your supplier to place an order for you.
 
2. The supplier will settle the payment with Alibaba.com Logistics directly.