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Using Alibaba.com - finding suppliers

Published: 16 Apr 2015 01:19:02 PST

Getting started in global sourcing has never been easier. Alibaba.com provides the services and support you need for every step of the journey. With tools to identify business partners you can trust, you can relax and get on with doing business.

But how does one begin using Alibaba.com?

You have 2 ways to get what you want on Alibaba.com – find what you’re looking for yourself by simply searching for the product.

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Or let the suppliers listed on the site find you through AliSourcePro.

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Even with hundreds of millions of products, it’s simple to get started. And when you see something that interests you, it’s time to start the conversation.

Now comes choosing the right supplier –

Look for badges that identify verified suppliers. These indicate different levels of verification that either Alibaba.com or independent companies have performed as part of inspection of these companies.

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 11.58.34 AM Trade Assurance Suppliers are Gold Suppliers that are participating in the program. These suppliers have a unique Trade Assurance Coverage amount, which ensures pre-shipment product quality and on-time shipments up to that amount. To learn more about Trade Assurance, visit: http://tradeassurance.alibaba.com/
Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 11.59.56 AM Gold Suppliers are paid suppliers who have had additional verification completed. Gold Suppliers will also have a badge reflecting the number of years they have been trading on Alibaba.com.
Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 12.00.12 PM Reflects that supplier’s onsite operations have been checked by Alibaba.com and a third party has verified the legal existence of the company.
Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 12.00.45 PM Reflects that the company has had a basic verification and is listed as a verified legal entity
Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 12.00.01 PM Reflects that a third party verification company has assessed the supplier and an assessment report is available for download.
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