Tips for using Chinese suppliers safely

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  • Karma:
30 Apr 10 02:51:34 am
Everyone knows that the products offered by China manufacturers are very very cheap in the world because of the abundant and low-paid labour force,and a lot of foreign buyers like to purchase goods from China.

But I find that there are a lot scammers list websites on the internet, they almost include most of the suppliers in China, So it is really a very important thing to distinguish scammers before doing business with them. Here are some steps to distinguish China scammers or not.

Check if the Livechat on the website is online at working time, the formal working time in China is from 8:00am-18:00pm, if you find that the Livechat is offline or often away, it usually tells us that it is not a formal company.

Chat with online workers to check if they are professional at foreign trade, especially products and delivery details, because most of the scammers have no goods and delivery nothing to you after your payment.

Check the website if there are a lot of mistakes, such as words, grammar and so on. Formal companies are always pay more attention to the details.

4.Contact Email
Check the contact email, the scammers often use free emails, they don't want to invest much capital in scamming.

Ask if the company will accept Paypal, credit card or TT; if they only take Western Union, Money Gram, and the likes, then they’re more than likely a scammer.

After past so many test if you want to place a order, you can try a small trial order. Most scammers require you to place a big order, and after you pay it with Western Union then they disappear.

Ask them to give you a their delivery tracking number to check if they delivery goods.

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  • Karma:
30 Apr 10 03:00:53 am
On behalf of our community, THANKS for the tips ShoesSupplier :)

I'm sure everyone will find your post quite useful in their search for suppliers!



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  • Karma:
30 Apr 10 03:02:32 am
Some very helpful tips there SS, in fact we recently put together a webinar on importing from China ourselves for SaleHoo members, so anyone interested should keep an eye out for that when it's online.

Plenty of detail in that about what to do, and what not to do when dealing in China.


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