Sometimes an importer asks me what the “hot products” are at the moment.
Well, one really obvious response is electronic cigarettes. New factories making e-cigarettes pop up every month in Shenzhen.
Several people already asked me how to check this product. So here is a generic checklist that we use:
|General Inspection||Look for scratches, dirt and marks on the item. Look for loose or missing parts, sharp protrusions, cracks, dents. Check basic function.||Count every defect in the defect list|
|Item Weight||Check weight of item.||Conforms to specs|
|Function Test||Use item as normally intended. Check all functions and features in the manual.||Functions as intended|
|Extended Function Check||Run item for 4 hours.||Functions as intended|
|Rub Test||Rub the markings and the logo 20 times, with a soft cloth dipped in alcohol (if no alcohol is available, use oxygen water and mention it in the findings).||The markings should stay the same.|
|Coating Adhesion||Apply and remove 3M tape to paint, coatings and logos. Check for damage.||No damage or discoloration.|
|Assembly Check||Assemble per instructions.||Easy to assemble, no missing pieces|
|Smell Test||Check for unusual odor while item is on and after it is turned off.||No unusual odor|
|Battery Check||Check battery fitness, marking and rating voltage. Check production date and expiration date.||Conforms to specs|
|Battery Charge||Use fully depleted battery and charge. Insert battery into item to test. Run until battery is fully drained. Record time.||Fully charged, item functions.|
|Stop Test||Use item and then stop.||Function stops right away|
|Accessories Check||Connect any accessories that are compatible with item and check their function (PCC, USB charger, etc).||Functions as intended|
|Fatigue Test||Connect and disconnect charger, cartridge and other adjustable parts 50 times.||No loss of function|
|PCC Check||Ensure good fit of cigarettes in case.||Good fit, case operates well|
|Atomizer / Cartomizer Replacement Check||Remove piece and put in replacement. Check function.||Functions as intended|
Do you see any other relevant checkpoints?