There are tons of risk involved in importing goods from China when you are buying them virtually, so it’s always good to make sure that you know all the possibilities that may happen while you import from China.
This article will list the entire NOT TO DOs. Let’s start;
1- Do not buy in bulk at first; whenever buying for a supplier for the first time, it’s always suggested to order a sample. Once you are sure about the quality, pricing and everything, only then go for the bulk order.
2- Do not believe that a single item cannot be purchased as a sample; some of the suppliers will definitely try to fool you with a strong story that they cannot ship a single piece.
3- Don’t pay with anything other than Paypal; if you are buying from Alibaba.com or DHgate.com, credit card purchases are safe. But if you are buying from a website other than these two, better use Paypal only.
4- Avoid websites that do not accept Paypal; most of them have their Paypal shut down due to complaints, so better is to take a safe route.
5- Avoid Replica Products; honestly those are brand conscious would buy them straight away, and those who are not won’t actually care!
Considering these simple points will save you lot of money, time and of course you will avoid the headache. And yes, while buying online and during your conversations with the suppliers, avoid giving them your personal email, you might receive a lot of spam later.
Happy importing from China!