Ready to Buy From China?

Buying direct from China is not for everybody. This Q&A helps manage expectations.   If you fit the description of this buyer, you shouldn’t buy in China now! Portia in South Africa writes in with the following question: Hi Mike, I am new in to buying goods/importing from China. I would like to visit China…

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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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