China Import by Harold Lee


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China Import by Harold Lee

  1. 1. How to source Product trough online Sourcing?
  2. 2. Product Sourcing -Offline sourcing -Online sourcing
  3. 3. Offline sourcing - Trade shows / expo/ events
  4. 4. ADVANTAGES • Meet reliable suppliers • See actual product • On the spot negotiation
  5. 5. DISADVANTAGES • Expensive (Hotels, Flight ticket etc) • Large Minimum order Quantity • Language Barrier
  6. 6. Online sourcing -Sourcing website ex. Alibaba & Aliexpress
  7. 7. ( is a business to business website provides a business trading platform for buyers and suppliers to exchange business information. Most of the members on are manufacturers or trading companies or resellers who trade in large quantity order.
  8. 8. Supplier Account Website
  9. 9. Supplier show room
  10. 10. AliExpress ( is a wholesale marketplace from offering quality products at factory prices. You can order as low as 1 item and pay safely using their secure escrow service. Payment is only released to the supplier after you confirm delivery.
  11. 11. Sending them a message Chat them trough trademanager How to connect with the suppliers
  12. 12. What is TradeManager? TradeManager is's Instant Messenger tool. With TradeManager you can: Chat with buyers and suppliers in real time
  13. 13. When buying or paying trough alibaba or aliexpress.
  14. 14. Escrow Escrow Service protects both buyers and suppliers in international trade. It works by placing payment in the control of Escrow, powered by When both buyer and supplier verify that the transaction has been completed, then the money is release
  15. 15. Draft order
  16. 16. Other payment methods -Bank transfer or T/T Telegraphic transfer -Paypal -Western union
  17. 17. TIPS: Have your own/personal courier agent Alibaba. / Aliexpress -Supplier Pricing Product + AirfreightS hipment = Total price of the product “They always use airfreight” “If you have your own courier agent they only give you the price of the product”
  18. 18. Ask the supplier to deduct the shipping cost to the price
  19. 19. 1) Air freight Airfreight cost per weight or measurement (Total Weight or measurement of your orders)+custom taxes = Total shipment cost 2) Sea freight Sea freight cost per weight/measurement ( Total weight or measurement of your orders) +custom taxes = Total shipment cost
  20. 20. Other options 3) -Loose cargo ( All in package) Cbm cost per measurement / weight of the product (total weight orMesurement) = Total shipping cost
  21. 21. How to Source Products from Overseas 1) Choose a product. 2) Find a supplier. 3) Choose the Right Supplier - Do a research - request product samples