Online Supplier Directories China

Why Canadian buyer is so mad at Alibaba and made-in-China.com Debora in Canada writes: Please help to refer me and my associate to legitimate suppliers for USB flash drives. We have used other suppliers before but they closed down and the last each of our company used (2 different suppliers) both scammed us. And we…

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Scams In China

Is the online supplier being “too friendly”? Importer from Ireland writes: This may seem like a trivial/silly question but I’m trying to source a supplier in China via Alibaba and I’m often surprised by the number of vendors addressing me as ‘friend’. I’m not sure if this is common practice in China and harmless or…

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Faked In China

Alibaba is in the news again for the wrong reasons. According to this China Daily article, an inspection by the Chinese government carried out between August and October showed the following: less than 40 percent of goods from Taobao (owned by Alibaba) that were tested were authentic. This compared with 90 percent for JD.com and…

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Alibaba

Sorry for the long blog post, but I am passionate about helping buyers understand their options in China. While walking a trade show in China, I was handed a brochure about the inspection services offered by Alibaba.com. To the uninitiated, the marketing message on the brochure is very appealing, especially to a new-to-China buyer who…

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I am looking for reliable manufacturers for Hot Rolled coils. I have detailed specifications but all contacts from Alibaba claimed to be manufacturers. I cannot possibly verify all of them. How do I find the real and reliable manufacturers? And china is huge, where do I start? ANSWER: I think the following blog post will…

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