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The Complete Guide to Sourcing Products on Alibaba and shipping down to Nigeria| Part 2 – How to Buy Products + The 6 Golden Rules

This is the part 2 of the sourcing products on Alibaba series. In part 1, I ran through the fundamentals of Alibaba. I explained what it is and how to use it. In this part, I will explain how to actually find products from Alibaba. What you will learn in Part 2: The 6 golden unwritten rules of using Alibaba How to use Alibaba.com to search for products How to Speak Chinese. Hey wait! I’m not actually teaching you how to speak Chinese but how to use certain lingo in communicating with Chinese sup...Read More

The Complete Guide to Sourcing Products on Alibaba and ship down to Nigeria| Part 1 – The Fundamentals

This is a complete guide to sourcing products on Alibaba, the world most popular e-commerce site and shipping down to Nigeria without any issue. This post is a mini-series, created to give you a very deep understanding of how Alibaba works and how you as an importer can source products directly from the manufacturers in countries like China, Vietnam, Turkey etc. The general belief is, Alibaba is only meant for Chinese suppliers, but this is wrong because Alibaba also cater for suppliers from oth...Read More

Buying from Wholesalers in China: 5 Important Things Importers Must Know

Today, we are going to learn 5 important things importers must know when buying goods from wholesalers in China. When doing importation business on a small or medium scale, you relate more with wholesalers than manufacturers. There is one single major reason for this, manufacturers usually require a large Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) which definitely would be out of reach for small or medium importers. However, there are certain things you must know about buying goods from wholesalers in China. ...Read More

5 Simple But Powerful Ways to Identify Fake Chinese Suppliers

Fake Chinese Suppliers The typical fake supplier in China registers a company, draws up documents under some peasant’s name, sign up with Alibaba, creates a profile page with a professional look and hires a few English speaking sales people (unaware their employer is a scam). When all is set, as soon as he receives around 30-50% deposit from a few clients he disappears. Here are five quick ways to check the genuineness of that supplier you are about sending money: 1. SUPPLIER’S BUSINESS LI...Read More

Buying Product Samples from Alibaba – The Ultimate Guide

Product Samples from Alibaba This post is basically for people that orders from Alibaba. As you are aware, Alibaba is quite different not as straight and direct as Aliexpress and other retail sites.There are so many criteria involved in buying goods from Alibaba, one of which is to understand how to go about product sampling. Getting product samples is essential to your success, If you want to have a stress and scam free transaction on Alibaba, You need to learn the art of Product sampling. What...Read More

3 Common Types of ALIBABA Scams and How to Avoid Them

Alibaba Scams While Alibaba has cleaned up its act in recent years, there are still plenty of stories about buyers being scammed by Alibaba suppliers. Alibaba does not turn a blind eye to these scams, but there are limitations to what they can do in order to help victims of fraud. In this article we look into 3 common types of Alibaba scams and explain how you can prevent the scammer from evading your compensation claim. Scam #1: Payment Frauds This type of scam has been on the rise in the last ...Read More

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