3 Reasons To Avoid Alibaba (Forever).
Alibaba dominates Chinese trade with foreigners. It’s a costly service that’s hard to bypass due to its enormous size and influence. Here’s how it works:
Most Alibaba ‘manufacturers’ are a 3 person operation (middlemen) charging 10-50% markup on goods they source from 1688.com (China’s version of Alibaba). Yes, most Alibaba suppliers are dropshipping to you.
Alibaba companies use several tactics to raise prices and this directly affects lead time. Here’s one example:
Suppliers often underquote you. When you ask to customize a product or order quantity, the quote rises in price causing you to renegotiate every other week. Every time you renegotiate either the price grows or the quantity drops. Sound familiar?
Chinese suppliers using Alibaba are focused on moving stock. Your customer’s satisfaction is your problem, not theirs:
Bulk orders arrive in your middleman’s warehouse ready for shipment. It undergoes a brief and biased inspection process (it costs them too much in time to replace broken products) as they want to keep you happy up to the point of payment. This results in higher rates of defective parts.
How Sino Works
Select A Product
Tell us what you want to sell. We’ll find the product in 1-2 working days via our Safe Supplier Database and send you transparent pricing as seen on 1688.com
Need something special?
We only work with safe suppliers and will negotiate on your behalf. It’s easier for us to reach a deal as suppliers don’t try to trick locals like they would foreigners.
Inspection & Storage
Your products will be inspected during the manufacturing process and on arrival at our warehouse. We’ll send you pictures for your website.
After your products have been custom packaged, we can ship items to your desired location with your chosen delivery option.
|Order Value||Service Fee|
|Less than $2,000||10%|
I had been trying to search for good suppliers for over 2 months until I found SinoInspection who helped me get my desired products delivered to their warehouse in 6 days!
If you don’t need to customize your products, just go with SinoInspection’s 1688 agent buying service. Simple and elegant. I’ve never used Alibaba again since I found SinoInspection.
Because of SinoInspection, I was able to bypass middlemen and saved nearly 20%. This meant a lot since my order quantity was very large.
Free Product Sourcing Quote
Answers to Your Questions
Can I trust you?
No. You can’t trust anyone. That’s why our prices are transparent, our inspection reports are recorded on video and inspectors must sign anti-corruption blockchain agreements (so we can sue them if they conspire with suppliers). Our company details are public and our customers return.
How does free warehouse storage work?
Sometimes our clients need more than one type of products with different delivery time. We can store your goods temporarily in our warehouses for free until all your goods arrive. In this case, we can repack all products to have them shipped out in one compact box so as to save international shipping fees.
How long does a quote take to process?
Ready made products can be quoted in 1-2 working days, however manufactured items can take longer. We need to hear back from suppliers and negotiate terms. We’ll keep you updated on the process thoughout.
Are your markups the same as Alibaba?
No. Firstly, our prices are transparent. We’ll send you links on 1688.com so that you can place the order and pay us a commission. Secondly, we’ll show you comparisons on Alibaba. Thirdly, our maximum commission on small orders is 10%. Alibaba starts at 10%.
Can I sample products?
Yes. We’ll send you product samples to try before you buy. We want you to be happy with the arrangement so that you can make bigger profits and we can grow too. It’s a win/win.