Businessmen around the world are focusing towards China and importing lots of materials and products at much cheaper rate than other parts of the world. Among other products one of the most sought after products is tempered glass screen protector, which has lots of variety and option for customization. But, it is not always possible for every businessman to visit China and negotiate the price after product selection. There are also number of different hurdles and hassles from choosing the supplier by differentiating between ‘trading companies and manufacturers.
One can of course dig different search engines such as Google to get a huge list of different sites and invest time to read them. We have charted a list of Five best Chinese websites which are selling products on a wholesale rate and hosting loads of suppliers.
Our entire discussion is based on FIVE different stages, with the help of which we will differentiate all 5 Chinese Wholesale websites.
Platform communication method
Payment methods (online or offline)
The leader in this arena and no one can deny the impact of Alibaba around the world while promoting Chinese companies and suppliers.
This platform hosts a number of products and suppliers. Opportunities are galore but for a person who has no prior knowledge or experience it would be a difficult task to find a right kind of supplier.
If you are starting afresh then focus more on the type of product you are going to deal with instead of what finding what type of supplier you are going to deal. Once you get the experience you will get to know all the tricks.
Minimum Order Quality in Alibaba varies as there are big suppliers who can deal with huge volumes of products and others are trading companies who are looking to make some quick money easily. Generally, MOQ varies from $500 to $5000 and it is advisable not to go for cheapest rate always. Large factories though do not need any MOQ.
Alibaba has its own online chat support system in the name of Trade Manager where you as a buyer can communicate with your supplier any time. Apart from that you can always contact them with the help of E-mail, phone etc.
One of the best things about Alibaba is its commitment towards buyers and vendors through its “Trader Assurance’ service. This has a flexible payment mode and one can use different types of payment gateways such as, Western Union, PayPal, credit cards, bank transfers, e-checking and other payment options.
Alibaba makes shipping experience hassle-free with its international logistics services and easy online communication. Every consignment will reach you safely.
Types of suppliers:
Aliexpress is another platform branched out of Alibaba where you can get two types of sellers or suppliers – Big and Small. It’s understandable that big sellers are those who are coming from manufacturing companies and big trading companies who have the capacity to meet large volume of product demand. Big trading companies buy huge volume of products from small manufacturers to meet the demand and sell them at really affordable price at Aliexpress.
There are small sellers who have opened their shops to accumulate some quick funds to expand their businesses by selling their products cheaply so that they can attract as many buyers as possible.
Interestingly, you do not need any MOQ on Aliexpress. Buyers can buy even one item to thousand of products of your choice. Moreover, instead of adding your item directly to shopping cart you can negotiate with suppliers for better and cheaper price
Communication here in Aliexpress is fast and easy. Online method is the best here as you can get reply within 24 hrs.
AliExpress’s payment method is flexible that comes with different options such as -Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Western Union, bank transfer, etc.
Shipping methods will vary as per the volume of your order. If your order volume is high then you will get the express delivery from the supplier else it will be an expensive affair with higher courier fee.
There are times when delivery of items can get delayed as it may come via ChinaPost or ePacket. During peak season your product may get stuck in customs for a longer period of time
Types of suppliers：
DHgate is a platform for factories as well as mid-level trading companies. Chinese wholesale suppliers find it easy to operate from this platform. You can get many tempered glass screen protector suppliers from this platform.
In general, mid-level trading companies purchase different products either from small factories or other wholesale markets and sell them online. But they do not stock huge volume for any product.
If you want to buy from this platform from the same seller then confirm about the quality including colours and shapes else you may end up with same item with difference in colours or thickness. This may well lead you to lose of your customers.
MOQ is not needed here. Just remember, the price of the product varies with the volume of purchase. If you buy one product then you may have to pay higher than the thousand.
Online chat is the best medium here as supplier can respond to your message faster. In any case, where the Supplier is offline, then you can send him a message through chat box and you will get the answer within 24hrs.
DHgate has a variety of payment methods depending on buyers’ region. You can use Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Moneybookers, Apple Pay, and online bank transfer.
If the value of the goods you ordered is not high and you are not in a hurry to receive the goods, China Post or ePacket may be an appropriate choice. However, the disadvantage is that shipping time takes a while, and because there is no real-time tracking info, your package can easily get lost.
Shipping depends on the value of the product; Products with lesser value in terms of price and usability are generally shipped through China Post or ePacket. But you won’t get any real-time
If you buy any product of higher value then it’s better to opt for traditional air or sea cargo method.
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Types of suppliers:
If you are looking for big business then this is the place for you. In this platform, suppliers are either big factories or large trading companies. You will find it difficult to locate small trading companies as they need more funds to enter here. Here, products are sold in huge volumes with lesser profit margins. As a buyer you can get customization here.
This is an O2O platform where negotiations are done online whereas production and delivery are done offline. MOQ starts from hundred and goes up high in the order. If your budget permits and you need to be sure on quality then you can ask for sample product which is generally priced much higher than bulk order.
Suppliers are very active on online chat and reply really fast. Even if you look for more information they can come back with answers usually within 24 hrs.
Before making any payment or opt for any payment platform you must negotiate with the supplier for the final price. Generally, PayPal is used for small orders and for large volumes of orders; L/C, T/T, Western Union, etc. are used.
We would recommend you to opt for air or ship cargo for your consignment. Overall shipping time is longer and takes little bit more than a month, if you are ordering from USA or UK. There are of course other faster options, provided you are ready to pay more and opt for DHL, UPS, or TNT.
Types of suppliers:
On Yiwu go, small commodities are being sold and you’ll find a complete list of different categories. Many of the suppliers come from Yiwu International Trade City which means that they have a real factory. This is an online wholesale market for small products and categories are well-listed.
There is no fixed MOQ in this online wholesale platform as you can order one piece ( for some products) to 10 for some. Price varies as per the order volume.
Formal method of sending inquiry to your seller is much more appropriate here thorough site’s ‘Send Inquiry’ form. Otherwise, you can look for supplier’s phone number, email, and address and contact accordingly.
Depending on your supplier you can opt for PayPal for small orders and for other big volume of order negotiate with the supplier about the preferred payment form.
Shipping is fairly easy here and you can get your product easily. You just need to coordinate well with your supplier.
We hope this article helps you with valuable information regarding your search on Chinese Factories in different search Engines and portals. We at MPG are producing high-quality tempered glass screen protector in our own factory and sourcing team for phone accessories products in China and exporting it all over the world. Our aim is to provide the best product to our customers as we can create customized tempered glass screen protector and other phone accessories as per the specs given by our customers. If you want to ask any question, please do not hesitate. Send us your questions or product related queries and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.