Defective hardware is a common defect found on imported footwear. If you’re a high-volume importer, retailer or distributor that receives a shipment of shoes with substandard hardware, you don’t want to put the items on the market in their current condition. Even if consumers don’t notice the issue immediately, it’s bound to become a problem at some point. It’s imperative to the long-term success of your business to correct the problem before the goods reach the sales floor.
The need for hardware replacements and repairs on shoes may arise for a variety of reasons. Production equipment that was not properly set up at the factory could have had an impact on the goods. The factory’s hardware supplier may have provided a poor-quality product. In some cases, the CPSC may have identified a hardware safety or hazard issue (eg. too much lead content in snaps) or product may have arrived with damaged hardware as a result of poor packaging or moisture impacts.
In other cases, hardware replacements are necessary when shoes arrive and do not meet technical requirements of the retailer. These replacements could be as simple as replacement of thousands of laces that meet the color design standards that were originally set by the retailer.
At QCI, we’ve been fixing the mistakes of others for more than 30 years. As the number one footwear rework company in the USA, we specialize in solving problems for high-volume operations like yours. Our team has the experience and equipment needed to handle your hardware replacement projects. We can work with our domestic hardware suppliers or your factory to source eyelets, buckles, zippers, laces and hooks to rework your footwear line to first-quality condition.
We take pride in our high level of craftsmanship, which sets us apart from the other rework companies. Whether your job involves a basic eyelet repair, a buckle replacement or any other fix for a hardware issue, we’ll do the job quickly and efficiently. We also implement stringent quality control procedures to ensure that the work meets your specifications and high expectations.
You could send the shoes back to the manufacturer to make the necessary repairs or replacements, but if you have to ship them to China, India or another distant location, you might have to wait several weeks or even months, which could have a devastating impact on your company’s sales. With rework facilities on the East and West Coast of the U.S., QCI can provide a faster alternative to sending the goods overseas. You’ll also avoid the exceedingly high shipping expenses.
QCI can also keep the price of shoe eyelet repairs, shoelace replacements and other hardware projects under control. Because we regularly handle high-volume projects, we can offer a lower unit cost than most single location rework companies. By driving your costs down, we can contribute to the increased value of your products and boost your company’s bottom line. To learn more, view a case study that attests to the quality of our services!
QCI will also handle your hardware replacement or repair project discreetly and confidentially. We take your company’s image seriously, and we’ll use every precaution to prevent negative publicity regarding your issue, which could harm your brand.
If you have a shoe hardware replacement or repair issue, contact the experts at Quality Corrections and Inspections for a free project analysis. Send us a few samples of your goods, and provide us with some details about your problem. We’ll respond quickly with a comprehensive assessment and a no-obligation project estimate.
If you’ve just opened a shipment of shoes to find ten thousand broken buckles, frayed eyelets, damaged zippers or laces, you should give Quality Corrections & Inspections a call. We handle the highest volume of damaged or poor quality imported shoes anywhere in the United States. We return millions of damaged and substandard goods to first quality condition every year.
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Defective hardware are a common defect found on imported footwear. Our team has the experience and equipment needed to handle your hardware replacement projects. We can work with our domestic hardware suppliers or your factory to source eyelets, buckles, zippers, laces and hooks to rework your footwear line to first quality condition.