API Tools & DIY Products Performance Evaluation

API Tools & DIY Products Performance Evaluation

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User Testing

“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

It goes without saying that those products that deliver the best end user service for its category will always enjoy the most market success. Assessing product performance in a realistic and professional manner is a role that API can play in your overall quality control approach. In our various labs, located near to your production line, we can review product performance based on your internal criteria:

  • Overall functionality
  • Handling tests
  • Durability
  • Energy consumption
  • Product performance

These tests can be either performed by experienced technician, or else involved inexperienced or mixed group of users for a superior product evaluation.

A customized protocol will be developed in conjunction with your Quality Assurance department and our teams of electrical or mechanical engineers.

Comparing apples to apples? Our Comparative Testing Approach

To build your brand loyalty, your product needs to deliver the performance for which it was designed and marketed. Selling at a fair price for fair service reinforces customer trust and helps your brand to build its reputation. Comparing your various product lines against the leader’s best performing products will help you to:
  • Build trust with your customers
  • Reduce warranty costs
  • Ensure quality while controlling costs simultaneously
  • Fine-tune your product’s price/performance ratio.
API Tools & DIY Products Performance Evaluation Comparative Testing Approach
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Comparing your various product lines against the market leader’s best performing product will help you to
  • Build trust with your customers.
  • Reduce warranty costs.
  • Evaluate your quality against its peers.
  • Fine tune your products’ price/performance ratio.
  • Example of Comparative Testing: Scoring Base 10.
Product performance needs to be benchmarked against the products of peer companies. API has developed this scoring approach based on objectives criteria to help the sourcing team to better evaluate the product and to enhance the quality on specific aspects.

DIY Products Testing in our labs


Because metal hardness and corrosion are both critical factors for the overall quality and performance, API can help you check these parameters against your production guidelines and/or against the products of competitors under the same conditions

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Here is an example of comparative testing between a competing brand’s saw (the yellow one) and one of the customer saw (the blue one). API provided the opportunity to compare the following check points:
  • Screws strengths and performances
  • Saw teeth sharpness and quality
  • Sawing performance
  • Overall user friendliness and handling
The performance of the two saws were tested. The yellow saw out performed the blue one and its sawing efficiency was far better. API was able to help its customer understand the main reason for the performance gap.