How far in advance do I need to book my inspection?

It could be as little as 2-3 days, or as much as 2.5 weeks depending on your inspection.

First Inspections of New Products

The first time you inspect a product with Movley, you'll need to go back and forth with our bookings team for about 3 days. This will require you to be reasonably responsive. We'll need to get your booking form, make sure we understand your product and give you recommendations/suggestions. Once you've chosen your inspection configuration, it takes us around 2-3 days to get an inspector on-site.

The whole process can take around a week.

Inspections w/ Reference Samples

If you are shipping us a reference sample or we have one in-storage, we will need more time to book your inspection to ensure the sample arrives safely at the factory before the inspection date.

When shipping a reference sample

If you are shipping us a reference sample, please take into account the shipping time from your express carrier + 1 week for processing at our warehouse and shipping to the factory. Add an additional 3 days for the first inspections of new products. 

For example, if you ship via DHL from the USA, it may take 3-5 business days for delivery, and a week for us to process the sample. You would need to ship your samples and start booking at least 2-2.5 weeks prior depending on whether it's your first inspection of that product with us.

When reference samples are stored with Movley

If your reference sample is already at the Movley warehouse, please take into account a week for processing and shipping to the factory. You will need to start booking 1-1.5 weeks prior to the inspection date. 

Storing Samples w/ Movley: We highly recommend storing your reference samples with Movley at our warehouse. This speeds up scheduling for future inspections and reduces your back & forth shipping costs.

Re-inspections & Repeat Products

If you've already done an inspection of the product with us, please factor in 1 day for booking and 2-3 days to get an inspector on-site. You will not need to go through the full booking process since the team is already familiar with your product.