If you are looking to start your own business by importing products from China, it’s certainly a very good move, but buying from China is not as easy as it seems. Yes, buying online from China is fast and easy, but you never know about the quality that you will receive, because the photoshopped pictures posted on various websites though they show very high-end products, the reality is completely opposite when you receive them.
Earlier, we discussed what to import from China and what not as well as things to consider while buying samples from China. So, we are very much convinced that Alibaba.com and DHGate.com are two most authentic online stores to consider when importing from China. However, you need to be careful on these platforms even!
Now suppose, you are on Alibaba.com, still, you need to be careful while buying from various suppliers. This article will guide you on how to find if the supplier is legitimate or not. Let’s start;
1- Consider Gold suppliers only; no matter how perfect deal a non-gold member is offering.
2- Considering point 1 alone will help you avoid 98% of the scams, additionally, you may consider the factory certifications and so on. But that is really not that important.
3- Filter suppliers based on point one and find one who offers cheap samples.
4- Consider supplier who is willing to provide small samples only. Never ever go for a seller that doesn’t offer small samples. Yes, once you find an authentic dealer, later you can order in bulk.
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5- Although with a Gold supplier, you are already safe, since this is your first time with him and you are also looking for a small sample, prefer suppliers who offer PayPal payments.
The Bottom Line:
Alibaba.com and DHGate, without any doubt, are your one-stop solution for all the purchases from China. You may be seeing tons of other platforms in search engine advertising and elsewhere, but believe me, they are not as trusted as Alibaba.com.Keep the above points in mind while selecting suppliers and you will certainly not have any problem.