Saturday 16 Feb 2019

Help Button

Help Center’s “Help Center” provides a lot of information about how to use the site.  You can find it under the “Help” tab on top of the home page. Here, you’ll find several how-to articles and video tutorials, along with many …

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Selling Through Alibaba

While this site primarily focuses on the buyer’s side of, you should know that any company could also use the site to sell its products and services. But


Chain of Ownership (Incoterms)

As some point during the shipping process, legal ownership of the products passes from your supplier to you.  When this actually occurs is a highly technical matter that


Bill of Lading

A bill of lading is a document that your supplier drafts and attaches to your products, providing evidence of ownership. There are several kinds of bill of lading, depending


Shipping: Insurance

You’ll probably want to buy some insurance to cover your products during shipping.  Usually, the shipping company or freight forwarder will offer insurance coverage as part of the


Shipping: Packaging

To protect your products from damage during shipping, you should discuss how to safely package your products with your supplier. Are your products fragile objects that require lots of


Shipping: Freight Forwarding

Freight forwarding companies deliver your products to your doorstep. Some freight forwarders, such as FedEx or UPS, can handle all aspects of the import-export process, from picking up your


Shipping: Air

Air shipping is almost always the quickest but most expensive way to ship products, especially for international shipping.  It’s often the best option for small orders – and


Shipping: Supplier Responsibilities

Your supplier is usually responsible delivering your products to the shipper and providing the necessary paperwork to export the products out of his country.  He’ll probably work


Shipping Options

All shipping methods essentially boil down to three options: air shipping, marine shipping (boats), and ground shipping (trains, trucks, and cars). Overseas shipping typically involves a combination of these

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