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Any tips on sourcing from Alibaba?

Discussion in 'China Sourcing' started by Mike Waz, May 26, 2017.

  1. Mike Waz

    Mike Waz

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    Hey,

    Any tips on sourcing from Alibaba?
  2. Frankcheung

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  3. JS2017

    JS2017

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    Check Frank's resource. But it's always hard when you not meeting them in person but here are some tips.

    Check Supplier’s Profile.Alibaba supports a verification service which ensures sellers are legally registered companies. This is accomplished by Alibaba and/or by independent verification companies. Be sure to visit suppliers profile information to check verification status, e.g. A&V Check, Onsite Check, Assessed Supplier.

    A&V Check

    A&V Checked suppliers are Gold Suppliers who have passed authentication and verification inspection. If supplier is A&V Checked, all legal business licenses and contact persons are verified.

    Onsite Check

    This is a verification process for China Gold Suppliers. The supplier’s company premises are checked by Alibaba.com’s staff to ensure that onsite operations exist in the location. Meanwhile, the suppliers’ legal status and other related information are confirmed by a third-party verification agency.

    Assessed Supplier

    There is independent and impartial third-party verification of your prospective suppliers. This means Alibaba commissions several agencies based on their international reputation and proven credibility to test the claims made by suppliers. Assessed Supplier includes Assessment Reports, Verified Videos and Verified Main Products.

    Request Product Samples.If you have doubts about the quality of the product, it is best if you could contact the seller and ask if they can send you a product sample. It may cost you some money but it’s less risky than buying outright.

    Be sure to communicate with the supplier, ask questions, check verified information. Being extra careful in sourcing your product may cost you time and money,but can turn risks to rewards.
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  4. JS2017

    JS2017

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    Something useful:
    Alibaba verification
    Weibo verification
    Wechat verification
  5. JS2017

    JS2017

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  6. JS2017

    JS2017

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    This is annoying
    Alibaba verification: service.alibaba.com/buyer/ab/safety_security/products/verification_services.php
    Weibo verification: verified.weibo.com/verify/oversea
    Wechat verification: grizzlypandamarketing.com/register-wechat-official-accounts-2017
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