Saturday 16 Feb 2019


Negotiation Strategies and Cautions on

Listed prices on are like sticker prices in a car dealership. They’re negotiable. Most suppliers expect you to negotiate price – and set them in anticipation of this. Using TradeManager chat, it’s easy to toss numbers back and forth. …

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Negotiating with Suppliers on

After you’ve selected your supplier, it’s time to negotiate the terms of your deal. Price is obviously one item you should discuss. But it’s just


Interviewing Suppliers

After you’ve identified a few potential suppliers on, it’s time to narrow your choices down. You can interview the candidates one-by-one and then make your selection.


Posting Buying Requests: Responses

Suppliers can respond to your Buying Request post through e-mail or through TradeManager chat. Gold Suppliers see your request seven days before free members – and


10 Ways to Avoid Scams on

Generally, the best way to avoid a scam on is to be skeptical about everything – and take the necessary precautions. The Alibaba Fraud Report discuss in

gold-supplier-fraud Gold Supplier Fraud

In 2011, 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. 


How Much Fraud Is On 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


Posting Buying Requests

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


Fake Profiles on

An 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

alibaba_profile_pages Profile Pages

An 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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