Product Sourcing via Alibaba: What You Need to Know for Success

February 16, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

Alibaba is now considered to be the Giant behemoth of B2B portals on the web,and we can safely and accurately assume that over 80% of Importers worldwide use Alibaba for their Importing needs. The huge success behind Alibaba’s dominance among B2B portals is their streamlined process of identifying relevant suppliers for your product importing needs, …

How To: China Export Shipping Documents

February 16, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

International Trading Tips: It’s one of the great ironies of e-commerce. The Internet has connected buyers and sellers from all corners of the globe, creating a virtual marketplace where goods are bought and sold at the speed of right clicks. Yet when it comes to shipping that merchandise things haven’t changed much since the days …

Tracking your Delivery From China

February 16, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

If you have bought, or are to planning to, direct from China at one of the wholesale sourcing websites such as Alibaba, Aliexpress.com or DHgate.com then you’ll probably want to track your delivery. And you should. When the seller has processed the order they should supply you with a tracking number provided by the postal …

DHgate Review V: Understanding the Item Page

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

  On DHgate.com  to view an item in detail, simply click on the item title or the picture on the listing page. Then you can find all the information you evaluate the product and key info on the seller. A.Item Description Sellers give important product information in the Item Description. Check Item Specifics for information …

DHgate Review Part III: The Seller Rank Evaluation System

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

The Seller Rank Evaluation System is used by DHgate for providing the best services and highest quality products. Out of the millions of sellers on DHgate, these sellers were chosen because they have a high annual sale volume and consistently received positive customer reviews. Example: Premium Merchant: Premium merchants are sellers that are selected by …

Dropshipping with DHgate/AliExpress: The Essential Keys to Success

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

In this guest post we are going to discuss the key factors in achieving success in Dropshipping, utilizing China Wholesale platforms such as Alibaba, Aliexpress.com and DHgate.com 1. Make sure you sample the products yourself before you start dropshipping. Next, you need to work out a deal prior to purchasing goods. The wholesale discount for 50 …

DHgate Review Pt II: Evaluating Sellers

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

1. The transaction score is a good place to start. More transaction score means more sales by this seller, so they must be doing something right. Although, don’t write off the new seller just yet. 2. Whilst it is very important to check the seller score and feedback, as it represents the general business and service …

Review: Who is DHGate & How can I Buy at Wholesale Safely?

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

If you sell on eBay, Amazon, Etsy or other online Business to Consumer (B2C) websites then you have probably heard of Alibaba and Aliexpress which is where many online sellers purchase direct from China to then on-sell in their own country. DHGate is like both of those rolled into one, you can buy in single …

China Product Shipments: 4 Reasons for Delays

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

You found a Chinese supplier at a trade show, and the company looks good and professional. You placed an order, sent the payment and now wait to receive the products. However, even after a couple of months when your stock and inventory are running low, the products are not delivered. I often receive emails from …

3 China Product Sourcing Traps to Avoid

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

China industrial sourcing has its many challenges. Most of them are a result of the Chinese business environment and the fast pace of the country. But some problems are self-inflicted by buyers and are not related to suppliers. The three main traps I have seen buyers fall into are: Buyer improvises a project and launches …

China Sourcing: 4 Steps to Success

February 15, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

Sourcing from China is a daunting task, especially for small businesses and first-timers who might not have the means and global resources to establish full-scale overseas operations the way big businesses do. That’s where other sourcing tools come into play. Here is a step-by-step guide that can help businesses like yours get an idea about …

Niche Industry Specific China Trade Shows & Fairs for 2016

February 9, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

A table of the key niche, industry specific China Trade Shows & Fairs for 2016, from March through to December 2016. Featuring venue, dates (TBC) and contact info. Date Show Name Overview March 09 – 11, 2016 10th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition Import and Export Fair Complex Organizer: Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group E-mail …

2016 China Trade Fairs: The Top 10 that You Should Not Miss

February 9, 2016,   has blogged 29  posts

It’s 2016 and soon the Trade Fair season will begin, if you are new to bulk wholesale sourcing from China, or seeking to meet manufacturers in China to produce your products, then this list is for you. CECF – Canton Fair cantonfair.org.cn all types of consumer goods Chinese Export Commodities Fair, also called Canton Fair, is …