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Trade Only and QCA Affiliation Enables Distributors to Put Quality First

February 17, 2012

Trade Only Inc. has announced a new affiliation with the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) which makes it easier for distributors to use QCA Accreditation as their primary criteria for supplier and product selection.

Trade Only VISION is a fully integrated business management system through which distributors can manage all of their key business processes. When researching products, distributors can now check the "QCA Compliant Vendors Only" option to quickly and easily narrow down their selection to those products and suppliers which have been granted QCA Accreditation.

The Quality Certification Alliance is an independent, not-for-profit organization which provides a solution to the growing requirement for consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise. To be QCA Accredited, manufacturers and importers must complete a rigorous and ongoing assessment of their compliance programs.

In our team's extensive experience of the promotional products industry we've seen over and over again the importance of working with quality suppliers, and QCA Accreditation is the next logical step," said Martin Varley, president and CEO of Trade Only Inc. "As a distributor it ensures that you're protecting your clients' brands by providing the best possible product for their campaign."

Distributors that are using Trade Only VISION for their product research now have a simple and effective means of sourcing from QCA Accredited suppliers, protecting their reputation and their ability to service a long term relationship with their clients," he continued.

Brent Stone, executive director of the Quality Certification Alliance, added: "We are extremely pleased that Trade Only shares our commitment to improving the industry's ability to deliver safe and compliant products. Fortune 1000 companies continue to raise the bar on product safety and compliance expectations, along with their ability to vet their supplier chains to ensure they exist."

'Trust but verify' is an accurate description of the position these companies and the distributors who serve them take, and the ability to quickly determine which suppliers can be trusted to deliver on this promise and protect your brand equity is critical in our fast paced industry," Stone said.


 

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