Sunday, 2 June 2019

Free Complete Guide on How to Buy Products from 1688.com 2020

A simple step to step approach on how you can buy products from 1688 and ship it down to Nigeria without stress.


In one of our post, we explain  to you how you can start mini importation business in Nigeria, in it we explained to you, types of goods that are allowed in Nigeria and various sites these items can be imported cheaply. Read the full guide HERE if you miss the post. One of the site made mentioned in the post is 1688.com

1688.com is simply the largest go-to wholesale and sourcing website in China. China is one of the largest manufacturers in the world because of its low labour and production costs. As the result of many big brand that you know(Apple, HP, Louis Vuitton etc) make their products through their factories and contractors based in china. This website is legit and the sellers are real, so these sellers are real and not scammers.

1688 is mainly for wholesales and manufacturing. All suppliers need to get Government business licenses for them to be able to sell their products at 1688.com. All suppliers will also need to pay an annual membership fee of 6888 CNY to express their level of commitment and seriousness for partnership.

FACTS THAT PROOF THE AUTHENTICITY 1688.COM

A. What is 1688.com?
I’m sure every businessman knows about Alibaba – a very famous company in the world. 1688.com is a subsidiary of Alibaba in China.

1688. com is only for China’s domestic market (Only Chinese language now) and mainly in B2B, B2C, wholesale and manufacturing of products. Many Chinese businessmen use 1688.com to find products and other businesses are also catching up to the relatively fair prices for good products.  Have a look around, you will definitely find something that interests you on 1688

B. Difference between 1688.com and Alibaba.com
The difference between the two is that 1688 is mainly for the domestic market and Alibaba is mainly for international business trade. 1688.com only has Chinese language, only for the Chinese market.

Alibaba.com is an international platform and can be read in many different languages worldwide. There are Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Thailand, Turkish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Dutch, and Hebrew languages.

C. How do I communicate with the suppliers of 1688.com?
Most of the suppliers speak Chinese as it is more of a Chinese business and most of the customers are Chinese. You will need to have an agent with you who can act as your translator or take some quick Chinese lessons for you to order from the business directly. It’s better to find an agent to help you to buy the products, and then send the goods to your address. These are list of some procurement agents in Nigeria: nbcskyeshipping, chrisvicmall, royal gate logistics, anyi nature logistics, choice XP, Joseph logistics, Divine Mercy Logistics, Tugrow. All these agents buy on your behalf and send your products whereever you in any part of Nigeria.

D. Why do Chinese people like to buy products on 1688.com?
1688.com is a well-known website and at the moment, is the largest wholesale website in China. The Chinese people purchase products from us due to our relatively low prices. Many trading companies also to buy products through 1688.com and sell them worldwide. There are currently over 50,000 legitimate sellers on 1688.com. You will always find something you need on our website.

E. Do 1688.com suppliers speaker English?
Most suppliers don’t speak English. But you can use Google Translator to translate English to Chinese and then send your translates to your suppliers.

F. How do I pay suppliers on 1688.com?
There are various payment methods that you can use. Whichever suits you so that you can get the products you wish to buy. Here is a list of the payment methods.

1st method: Pay through AliPay.
2nd method: Pay through Wechat.
3rd method: Pay through your personal bank account.
4th method: Pay through company bank account.

Tips: The suppliers accept RenMinBi (RMB or CNY) only.

The buyers must have import and export licenses if the supplier’s bank account takes US dollars. You need to have an agent to help you with the payment if you want to pay the dollars.

G. How can I find a 1688.com Agent for my products?
There are several procurement agents that can help you in buying your items, some charge 5% service fee while some charge lesser, you can enroll for our mentorship to know their charge and how they render their services.

H. How can I translate 1688 website to English?
The best browser to use to access this website is Google Chrome browser as it can directly translate webpage content into your preferred language.

Click on this download link: https://www.google.com/chrome/ to download the Google Chrome browser.

The browser is simple to use. You just right click on click on the webpage and you will find the option to translate the website language. You can follow the steps below for more clarity.

1. Open 1688.com

2. Click the right mouse button and select “Translate to English”

3. All Chinese translate to English (except pictures).

I Are 1688.com of suppliers real or scammers?
All suppliers of the products on the website must get Government business licenses if to become 1688 sellers. Meaning that all the business and product sellers at 1688.com are real and genuine.

You can check the company’s registration information on the seller’s store. Details like date of incorporation, registered capital, company address, and company’s business scope have been clearly displayed on the website.

How to check the supplier’s information?
To check the supplier’s information, you can follow my steps as follows:

1. Open the vendor’s home page

2. Click on “Company”


3. Click on “View Business Registration Information”


4. Check the information of seller’s business registration.



J. Can I pay US dollars to suppliers on 1688.com?
1688.com is mainly for Chinese people now and only accept the renminbi (CNY) through Union-pay and Alipay. But you can buy through procurement agent. You can request for our Services on how you can do this.

1688.com is a very good e-commerce website to source for products because their products are relatively cheap but the only challenging thing is that of language barrier because the site is solely design for chinese people to boost their economy. we in Nigeria can still buy from this cheapest website by using procurement agent. Although their is a trick i do use to buy directly from the manufacturer thereby making my importation cost to be more lesser, but the tricks are only meant for those that enroll for our mentorship.

With these analysed points above, i believe you can start Importing products from 1688.com to Nigeria. In addition, your importation knowledge is yet to complete if you dont know the types of items, that is products people are demanding for, i hope the post Best Fast Selling Items You can Import for Sale into Nigeria will help you to know all these hot products.

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