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Import Goods From Alibaba Without Stress: LECTURE 4

How to Buy Goods from Alibaba.com:
By Timi Johnson (Dee)

Hello everyone, Today’s Lecture will be on buying from Alibaba.com. Enjoy the lectures.
Alibaba.com is an online marketplace designed specifically as a trading platform for small businesses, allowing businesses to sell products and services to others both internationally and locally. This article will guide you through the process of buying products on Alibaba.com.
Alibaba.com is bigger market compared to Aliexpress.com, Alibaba.com is where manufacturers of various product displayed on Aliexpress.com are found. For example Aunty Funmi hair that is being sold for $200 (N34,000) on Aliexpress.com can be bought at a cheaper rate of $150 (N25,500) using N170 to 1$ so you get to save N8,500 buying from Alibaba.com.

STEPS To Successful Shopping: (No matter what product you are looking for just follow these simple steps)

1. Visit the Alibaba.com sign in page and log in using the email and password associated with your account. (Like i said Alibaba.com is a bigger market of Aliexpress.com so you can use same address you used in registering on Aliexpress.com to login and access Alibaba.com)
2. Search for a product. There are a multiple methods of searching for products, some of which may suit your needs better than others.
You can search for products using keywords by entering words or phrases into the products search bar from the Alibaba.com homepage. Simply select the “Products” tab, enter your search term in the search bar, select your country using the drop-down menu and click the “Search” button • You can also search by products using the categories along the left-hand side of the homepage. Hover a category and click a sub-category to browse products.

3. Find a product from your search results and click the “Contact Supplier” button to continue with the process.
4. Fill
out the message form by entering a subject line, and message to the supplier. This message should include any questions you might have about the products as well as your purchase request. Optionally, you can click the “Optional Details” link to select price & terms, initial order quantity, sample terms and other requests such as specifications, delivery time, and company description.

5. Click the “Send” button when you are finished to complete the process and send your message to the seller and retrieve any responses to your message in your Alibaba.com Message Center Inbox or you can check your email. Note: It will be your responsibility to continue with the deal by negotiating with the supplier/seller.
6. Negotiate with the supplier via email and possibly invite your seller to join whatsapp for better communication, remember to request for price list and catalog of their product.

7. Making payment, simply contact any of the shipping agents listed in lecture 3, they will receive and make payment to your supplier. (Note: most suppliers don’t accept card payment so this is one of the many reasons why shipping agents are good).

8. GOOD LUCK
For the benefit of people that will stumble on this post in the future, please DO NOT drop your email addresses requesting for private lectures, any questions you have, please leave in the comment section, I will be here to answer them all.

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Comments

  1. Thank you. Please can anyone recommend any vendor that sells very good original human hair on Ali express or Ali baba. Also for baby clothes with good quality. Thanks

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    1. Just follow d methods here u will find a lot of them on alibaba... Gud luck

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    2. Hi Dee please am new here, please what if I want it to be ship to my post office and are the shipping company u gave in lecture 3 still active I saw 2014 on the lecture thanks in advance

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  2. Wow nice, thank you

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    1. U welcome

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    2. Anonymous12/02/2014

      Pls mrs dee i will really like to get in contact with you.am new and would appreciate the help of a much wiser person.i knw im asking a lot but i agree to be oliver twist for my success.hillarymabel@gmail.com

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  3. Anonymous8/07/2014

    Thank you Dortiye,i tried it after reading lecture 1, 2 and 3 and got my goods delivered under 3 weeks but my question is how do i tell the different sellers to ship or pack all my goods bought all at once so i dont go to the post office often and pay handling charge for each small items i buy?n.b i bought a set of pants,boxers and t-shirt for my son.thank you

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    1. Wow... Gud to read abt ur successful importation. I'm joyed..

      Since u are receiving the package thru post office that will be very difficult yet possible. It all depends on your skills.

      You can make friends with a any Chinese person u are buying from, get closer to them via email or chat den u. Can use them to ur advantage.

      You can tell them to help u buy all u want and ship to u at once.

      But packing all into one package is better when using a shipping agent. All u need to do is ship all item to their office and inform them that they should send to Nigeria when all item is complete in their office.

      Hope this helps

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  4. Anonymous8/08/2014

    As if u read my mind

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  5. Anonymous8/08/2014

    Please miss dee.can i pay with my gtb naira card.thank u

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    1. Yes you can... But sometimes u will be asked for token pin. (U get d token from the bank for a fee)

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  6. Anonymous8/08/2014

    Please I need a recommendation of a good human hair vendor and baby clothes on ali express or alibaba?

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  7. Anonymous8/08/2014

    Thank u so much. I just made my first purchase off Ali express . how can I check customers reviews on alibaba? Thanks

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    1. Congrats to u.... I believe it wasn't too difficult?

      When u open d item u want to buy, just scroll down a little, after u see add to cart or buy. U will see find reviews. But sometimes a product will have no reviews.

      Hope this helps.

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  8. Anonymous8/09/2014

    Hi,Dee thanks for taking out time to give us newbies tutorials on importation.I will like to communicate more with you on whatsapp.pls send your number to fastutor8@gmail.com or send your email address to my email address so that I can send you my telephone number.I need to contact you often if i gat problem with importation.God bless you

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    1. Brandy8/09/2014

      We Nigerians sha, are you aware no one is paying Dee for this information? The lady is trying to find a little time and help inspite of her busy job and tight schedule and you are here asking for more personal time as in to create extra time for you. She says we ask all questions here and you still want more than that. Na wa for some people sha

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    2. @ Anon 9:22.. Please take out time. And read all lectures it will help u... I already have more than 10 people I'm tutoring for free offline and I'm sorry I can't add more.

      Please read all post and make a move feel free to come back when u are stuck.

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    3. Thank you so much Brenda.

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  9. Anonymous8/10/2014

    Pls must I order the minimum order? Can't I order for little quantity say like 3pieces from different products?

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  10. No u must not.... It depends on ur bargaining skills... Just tell d seller u need 3pieces sample of whatever u re buying and promise to buy more when u confirm the product is of Gud quality.

    Hope dis helps

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  11. Anonymous8/11/2014

    Yes tnx a lot for ur time.

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  12. Anonymous8/12/2014

    Thnks Dee for taking out time to give us ds lectures. God bless you. I ordered for hair on aug 1 and I got delivered to my estate on Aug 8.....thnks to u. I now understand how everything works now. Kisses

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    1. Clapping & dancing... Congrats and thx for taking out to thank me. Happy importation.

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    2. Anonymous8/12/2014

      Hi Dee, pls is the site only for wholesale buyers as evry item I need to buy (baby stuff mostly)has a min purchase on it. How do I buy 1 item each? Also, I can't seem to contact and chat with d sellers, dnt see whr to do that, cud it be becos I'm using a tab n not a laptop? Tnx in advance

      Chimmy

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  13. Hello Chimmy... Alibaba is usually for wholesale buyers... If u want to buy single item i 'll advise u shop on aliexpress. Just go thru my other lectures esp the first and second.

    Happy importation

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  14. Anonymous8/14/2014

    Hi Dee... do you know about shipping to South Africa? Thanks.

    Oye

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    1. No I don't....

      Just US, UK and most especially Dubai & China..

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    2. Anonymous8/16/2014

      Good morning dee.please they are always closing my order,what can i do

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  15. When u have placed an order u will receive a mail showing d number of days ur order will be open for payment. If u don't pay within the time frame it will be closed.

    After it closes if u re ready to buy d item just follow d same buying process.

    Hope dis helps

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  16. Anonymous8/18/2014

    Dee i paid and d money was even deducted from my account.only 4 me to see dat its been closed for security reasons the next day and my account is well funded.GTB

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  17. Hmmmmm that's new.... I really do know know why dat happened. But at least ur money was refunded.

    Why not they again

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  18. @Dee: everytime I tried to pay it says transaction declined.....I recently heard that d money must be in a current acct for it to be approved...pls is ds true cos d money is always in my savings acct. Thx for ur help.

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    1. Haybee that's false.
      I've been importing and selling from Aliexpress since the first lecture by Dortiye aka Dee and I've been using my GTB savings account MasterCard ATM card.
      I didn't go to bank to do or register anything.
      Make sure its not Verve coz am not sure Aliexpress accepts Verve cards. Am sure of Master cards and Visa

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  19. Dee there's this phone I've read tons of reviews on and compared greatly. It's the right phone for me. Intact am tired of and wan to trade my tablet for it.
    However the scare is that I've seen a Verified seller on Alibaba who is selling it $150-200 against $270 on Aliexpress and some other sellers too on Alibaba. How do I deal if the seller sends a fake or refurbished phone?

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    1. Hi Debbie thx 4 replying Haybee

      You can register on PayPal, link ur account to ur PayPal account and pay d seller via PayPal escrow. With escrow u are safe if the seller gets u fake product. U will open dispute and state ur complain and ur cash be refunded.

      But personally I won't advice u buy a China phone. Talking from experience.

      I bought a much rated Tab from China at $170 and I regret buying, it was rated so Gud DAT I rushed to get one I ended up sowing in someone's life.

      Please oh Debbie with that money u can buy Samsung gallaxy or sony xperia from Dubai.

      Gud luck

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  20. Anonymous9/29/2014

    Can someone in Germany also buy from Alibaba.com? And also must I buy in big quantity or just as I want.

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  21. Anonymous10/04/2014

    Thnks Dee may God bless u and grant u ur heart desires,for help a house wife like me to be financially independent,hv started buy frm aliexpress and a enjoyin it though I started last month,I wrote down all d lecture in a note book,pls I will like to shop frm dubai too buh dnt knw any reliable online shopping site in dubai,will be very grateful if u can help wit one and a shippin agent too so I cud buy and ship to lagos nigeria, ls d site dat der things are affordable ooo lol, await ur favourable reply. Mummy Dee

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  22. Anonymous11/05/2014

    Am a total newbie and got a whole lot of questions.
    1. You mentioned token in Lecture 1 bt u didn't elaborate. What is it used for?
    2. I live in a remote area, do you think the shipping cost and clearance will be higher?
    3. Talking of postal codes and zip codes, am having problem getting that.
    4. This last one might be useful to others also. You know d address system in Nigeria is in a bad shape, like in Ibadan where I live. Can I just walk in to d courier service operator am using to avoid item loss. Thanks so much dear.

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  23. Anonymous9/24/2015

    Hi dee,pls I need your assistance.i tried ordering from aliexpress but when I try to check out including the address of my China agent,it will say items cannot be shipped to this region. Have tried with other items as well,still the same.Pls what can I do to rectify this problem.

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  24. Hi. Thanks for this post. I have bought stuff o aliexpress successfully in the past. Now i want to buy something in bulk on Alibaba. My question is, will i also receive the items through the nearest post office as applies on aliexpress transactions?

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  25. Hi thanks for the post. If i order o Alibaba, can i receive them at the nearest post office as applies on aliexpress?

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  26. Anonymous1/12/2018

    pls dee, God will rewards u for ur patience and time.my question is how do i pay with escrow successfully.i need jst the procedures please

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