Scams in China – This Online Supplier is Just Too Friendly…

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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Essential Sourcing Skills: Supplier Verification

“I found a supplier online. They look good. But how can I be sure the supplier is legit and will meet my needs?” That is by far the most common type of question sent in to the CSIC from the buying community.  In this article I will give our readers simple, effective and affordable strategies…

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Tools to Confirm Legitimacy of Supplier

I  kindly  request  your assistance   to check on the following  Chinese Company to confirm if they  are  Serious  Manufacturers  / Suppliers / or  a Fake.  I want to know this  before I  establish an L/C and place an order. Qingdao  XXXXChemical Inc. Address :  XXXX Kindly advise sources that I can use to confirm my supplier is legit.…

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