Monday 20 Nov 2017

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Aliexpress

AliExpress is the “lite” version of Alibaba.com that was designed to handle small orders.  AliExpress offers the same kinds of products and suppliers as Alibaba.com – and operates in almost the same way – except on AliExpress: Suppliers are from …

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Alibaba Forums

Alibaba.com hosts online forums where users can post questions and share their experiences.  The forums are listed under the “Community” tab at the top of the home page. The

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An Independent Introduction to Alibaba.com

If you use a foreign supplier in your business, or if you do business in China, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Alibaba.com.  Based in China, Alibaba.com

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Budgeting on Alibaba.com

It’s a good idea to set your budget before using Alibaba.com.  Knowing how much money you can spend (and risk) will help you focus as you search for

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Negotiation Strategies and Cautions on Alibaba.com

Listed prices on Alibaba.com are like sticker prices in a car dealership. They’re negotiable. Most suppliers expect you to negotiate price – and set them in

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Alibaba.com Gold Supplier Fraud

In 2011, Alibaba.com publically admitted that some of its employees colluded with scammers by selling Gold Supplier memberships to these scammers for the express purpose of defrauding buyers. 

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How Much Fraud Is On Alibaba.com?

Alibaba.com estimates that 0.5% of the transactions on the site are fraudulent, with most fraud cases involving small orders under $1200. That’s one in every 200 transactions. While

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Posting Buying Requests

When you post a “Buying Request” on Alibaba.com, you are inviting suppliers to contact you with offers to manufacture your product. To post a request, find the “Post Buying

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Fake Profiles on Alibaba.com

An Alibaba.com supplier who takes the time and effort to create a thorough Profile Page is probably more trustworthy than one who hasn’t. But a motivated scammer

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Alibaba.com Profile Pages

An Alibaba.com supplier’s Profile Page is like a mini-website that provides information about the supplier. Some suppliers only provide basic information, such as contact information. The

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