Each month Docshipper gives you the opportunity to follow and be informed about all the market trends and best-sellers products. Home appliances, consumer electronics, furniture, gifts & crafts, timepieces, jewelry are the top 5 best-selling categories of products in the international B2B platform Alibaba, in June 2021.
How does the transport from China to your company work?
When you decide to import products from China, you think that there are not many expenses on transport costs to be made and instead you have to evaluate many other costs that we will present in this article.
To calculate the transport costs you need to know how the transport from China to your company works and the different expenses you will have to do to make the transport.
What are the transport prices from the warehouse to the port?
When we talk about freight charges, we mean the shipping costs from the port of shipment to the port of destination in the buyer's country and are balanced on the local taxes paid in the destination port, but also on the volume and weight of the containers.
Not all products worth importing and as an importer from China you might be interested to know which products you should avoid importing.
If you go to the different listing of categories on Alibaba or eBay or any other platform, you will find out that most of the products are made in China.
Despite the rising labor costs and trade wars among China and its opponents, China is still the factory of the world and most of the importers choose Chinese suppliers. One of the important reasons is the expertise and experience of Chinese manufacturers. Thanks to the years of producing and working with different companies and their now Chinese manufacturers have the skills which can’t be found elsewhere in Asia.
Despite years of importing from China still, e-commerce importers face many challenges with Chinese suppliers. One of the main concerns regarding importing from China is the persistent misconception about product quality.
Most misunderstandings with Chinese manufacturers rise from poor communication, vague requirements, and not being prepared. In this article, we will talk about the most frequent misunderstanding of importers from China.
When thinking about importing from China the first thing that comes to our mind is Alibaba. However, Alibaba is not the only option for sourcing from China. In this article, we will see 10 other options to source and import from China.
You might read this article because you are thinking of finding another alternative for importing rather than Alibaba. This might be because you and your competitors all use the same sourcing channel and you end up with no competitive advantage against your competitors in the market.
Some think of alternative because of the large number of trading companies or middlemen which exists on Alibaba. And most of the time it’s hard to differentiate them from manufacturers.
Nonetheless, for what so ever reason you are thinking of alternatives to Alibaba, you are in the right place if you are thinking of an alternative to Alibaba.
So what alternatives are there to Alibaba?
In this article, we will tell you about 10 alternatives to Alibaba.
Each company has a different business structure, as well as various business needs. Therefore, finding different suppliers will enable the company to fulfill business differences. Obviously, the way to find suppliers will vary as well.
Over time, we have helped many people to import from China. we admit some cases were not easy. But at the same time, we have also acquired a lot of experience in dealing with suppliers and especially with these cases.
That is why we believe that is necessary to share our personal and practical experience on how to find suppliers in China.
Importing from China and selling them online through e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and eBay can be a profitable business and one can make a good fortune out of it. However, starting a business is stressful and raises lots of questions especially if you don’t have experience previously. For example; when we start e-commerce of importing from china to sell them online, the typical questions that come to our mind are the following.
What product should I choose for sale?
Will it have good selling or not?
How can I find a reliable supplier for my business?
How will I be able to avoid cheating and fraud in terms of product quality and price?
And the most important question.
How to start a business?
It’s understandable to have such questions and everyone can have such kind questions when thinking about starting an importing-e-commerce enterprise.
The goal of this article is to help you find suitable answers to the questions you have about starting your business. It’s a step by step guide on how to build and raise your e-commerce empire from scratches. The strategy for every step will be explained including the reason why we have chosen the strategy.
If you want to get the most out of this A-Z guide I recommend you to follow the guide step by step and avoid jumping and skipping the steps. Building e-commerce based on importing from China is an easy job if you do it in order and the right way. The second recommendation to understand this business model is to avoid over-thinking about it. If you overthink about it then it is going to appear complicated to understand. Ready to start the 20 minutes journey together? 🙂