How to Import From Alibaba – Making Your Business Plan Easier

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How to Import from Alibaba – Making Your Business Plan Easier

Alibaba is the world’s largest online wholesale marketplace as far as global trade is concerned. It is a professional B2B e-commerce platform that enables small and medium-sized businesses to find their suppliers directly on Alibaba.


How to Import from Alibaba –  filling in the shipping address

If your address is in Chinese, you need to translate it into English to fill in the overseas version of Alibaba. You can choose the following ways to get the English address:

1. Manual translation: Translate the Chinese address into English by online translation tools such as Google Translate, and then fill in the address field manually.

2. Ask local friends to help: If you have friends abroad, you can ask them to help you translate the Chinese address into English to make sure the address is formatted correctly and meets local standards.


How to Import from Alibaba

How to Import from Alibaba


3. Consult with international courier companies: Contact major international courier companies, such as DHL, UPS, etc., and consult with them on how to fill in the English address to ensure that your parcel can be accurately delivered to the place.

Whichever way you choose, you need to make sure that the translated address is accurate to avoid your package being undelivered or returned due to wrong address.

When you’ve completed your Alibaba purchases, then your next step is to transport those goods to your warehouse. If you are shipping to an Amazon FBA warehouse, then this article below can help you:

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How to import from Alibaba for Amazon sellers

Use keyword search

For example, search “blackout curtains”, related products will be presented one by one. Supplier type, product type, price, supplier country and certification will appear.

It is recommended that major sellers in the “supplier category” in the “trade guarantee” and “certified suppliers” two options to ensure that sellers only with professional, legitimate suppliers to deal with.


How to Import from Alibaba

How to Import from Alibaba


Supplier analysis

Through the product listing, you can find more information about the product and supplier. Below the listing, sellers will also see the “Company Profile”. Sellers can click here to learn more about the supplier’s company, as well as details about their sales, employees, quality control, and manufacturing processes.

Contact suppliers

It is recommended that major sellers contact several different suppliers for the product in order to choose the most suitable supplier. Special attention should be paid to the quality and price when contacting suppliers, the supplier’s communication attitude and industry experience.

Tips for contacting suppliers:

  • Contact a minimum of 5-10 suppliers and exclude some of the less desirable ones;
  • Have a clear first exchange with the supplier and emphasize the specifications of the product you are looking for;
  • Being courteous, respectful and acting in a professional manner;
  • Talking to suppliers about details such as product pricing, minimum order quantities, delivery times, sample costs, etc;
  • Being proficient in English, with many suppliers communicating in English;
  • Each supplier is vetted based on response time and communication style;
  • Requesting estimates from suppliers for courier charges to the place of receipt.


How to Import from Alibaba

How to Import from Alibaba


The final step: placing the order

Selling on Amazon and finding a reliable Amazon FBA freight forwarder is a big step towards success.

We specialize in shipping from China to USA.We can provide ocean freight from China to USA, air freight from China to USA.

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