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Expedited Retail Compliance Services

Helping ensure that your products meet regulatory requirements in the fastest time possible. With customizable testing services and three-day turnaround times, we’ll help you beat your competitors to market.

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Overview

Getting your products on store shelves before your competitors is vital to your success. But with supply chains moving faster and consumers having access to more products and buying channels than ever before, being first to market can be a huge challenge. The last thing you want is to be slowed down by routine testing. Not only can it be detrimental to your business, it can hurt your bottom line. Fortunately, we have developed a unique program to address this problem. Our expedited compliance services for softlines are customized to your brand, your unique needs and most importantly, your specific regulatory requirements. 

We offer our Expedited Compliance Services (ECS) for the apparel, footwear and accessories industries in tiers.

Tier 1 tests
  • Flammability testing
  • Label review
  • Fiber content analysis
Tier 2 tests
  • Thread counting
  • Colorfastness evaluation
  • Steam, tensile, tear and burst strength analysis 
Children’s product tests
  • Small parts evaluation
  • Total phthalates testing
  • Lead analysis 

Our ECS for the jewelry industry are also offered in tiers.

Tier 1 tests
  • Lead testing
  • Cadmium testing
  • Surface coating analysis 
Tier 2 tests
  • Tarnish protection
  • Workmanship evaluation
  • Practical use evaluation
Children’s product tests
  • Small parts evaluations
  • Magnet testing
  • Lead testing  

Benefits

Our compliance service is focused on speed so that we can get the job done quickly and get your products to market faster. We make budgeting easy, because our service ensures that your products are tested at a fixed cost — no more guesswork. You can count on us to make sure that your brand products are tested in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible. Softline service features include:

  • Fixed pricing to minimize confusion on costs
  • Three-day turnaround times • Online submission forms
  • Tiered system for different levels of conformity

Why UL

UL has been a trusted testing resource since 1894, so we can help guide you through the compliance process and get your products in line more quickly. Our deep expertise in this area enables our regulatory team to deliver exceptional, knowledge-based customer service that is unparalleled in the industry. You can trust that we’ll work closely with you and your team to ensure a smooth and efficient compliance process, and we’ll do it at a fixed cost. That’s how we continue to drive confidence and trust.

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