The Complete Guide to Sourcing Products on Alibaba | Part 1- Fundamentals

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6 yıl önce

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Learn how to start your own business by importing products from China through

In this mini series, you'll learn everything you need to know about sourcing products from China through

Part 1 - The fundamentals of Alibaba
Part 2 - How to search for products and find suppliers
Part 3 - Private Labelling
Part 4- Negotiating with Suppliers
Part 5- How to pay suppliers
Part 6- Troubleshooting

In this video:

The fundamentals of Alibaba. Sourcing products from China is a great way to start your own business. is a website that facilitates transactions between buyers and sellers. Suppliers post their products on Alibaba and buyers can purchase these products from anywhere in the world.

For the most parts these suppliers are located in China and other Asian countries though there are a few sellers in United States as well.

The goal of sourcing products through Alibaba is to either
(1) Sell the products on your own website or on eBay, Amazon.
(2) Create a private label and sell products under your own brand
(3) Get manufacturing for a unique products in China.

Whatever the reason, Alibaba is the best way to start your own business. This mini-series will give you a step by step guide on how to do it.

yergurl pepuere
yergurl pepuere 5 yıl önce
I just want to thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I know Alibaba is worth looking into for what I want to do but had no clue where to start so I am very thankful to you and looking forward to watching your videos 😇
Chris Marrin
Chris Marrin 3 yıl önce
This is a very good explanation, thank you very much for making this!
Lamont Mitchell
Lamont Mitchell 6 yıl önce
I'm thankful for your videos. Can't wait for your next upload. Keep up the great work
bleedingketchup 5 yıl önce
Good information, presented well. Thanks!
Rico Grano
Rico Grano 5 yıl önce
hi, I like your videos. Thanks for sharing. About your curse, I can't find enough information on your "Alibaba Online Course" to make me to decide right away. So far I like your videos, BUT, is there a refund offer if I don't like it? Can I watch the videos using my favorite software? (which ones are very common for many years), or I will be forced to use the ones I don't like/want to use? Thanks
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
The course is 100% refundable if you're not satisfied. You can watch on any device so long as you can stream videos.
Artistically By Iram Abid
Artistically By Iram Abid 5 yıl önce
Thanks so much for sharing very important information in detail. ..i followed ur guidelines and now am dealing with manufacturer on watsapp. ..but there's a supplier is avoiding to make a contact on alibaba security payment system instead he wants to do direct buyer to seller contract using email to send contract. he says alibaba will need clearance from them. each n every thing is done ..what to do plz advise? ?? thanks.
Eswara Prasad
Eswara Prasad 5 yıl önce
iram abid
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
responded to your question on the Facebook Page
Nagla Shoukry
Nagla Shoukry 3 yıl önce
You are so professional!! So organised! Greetings from Australia
Miguel Salinas
Miguel Salinas 5 yıl önce
Great info! Will you upload the next parts of the videos?
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
I've turned this into a full online course. You can check it out at
James Simons
James Simons 5 yıl önce
Exactly the kind of info im looking for ,thank you very much. Now i just need to decide if i want to sale different types of product or hone in on only one kind. Does anyone have any suggestions on which product sales out front and can get the most percent?
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
focus on 1 product to start. Use Google trends to see which products are on the rise
forrealgirl 42
forrealgirl 42 5 yıl önce
Thank you so much for your videos they are helping me a lot.
Maambo j Hangoma
Maambo j Hangoma 2 yıl önce
I live and work in China manufacturing and supplying auto products for more than 8 years now. The video is accurate, check the company information first before investing your money.
Marcial Heredia
Marcial Heredia 5 yıl önce
Great info here! I juts have a question... Where you are working with Private Labelling, you dont have to register that Brand some how before get the supplier work on your product?
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
if you want to protect your brand then you can register it but you don't HAVE to do it. As far as the supplier is concerned they don't care.. they just want to be paid
Warfield Alexandre
Warfield Alexandre 5 yıl önce
Thanks a lot for the video. It was very informative. I have a question. How can I be the middle man without ever seeing the product. Where someone orders a product of my website and it goes to me then I make the official order then the product gets shipped to customer without me seeing the product.
Vasco Raul
Vasco Raul 5 yıl önce
Hi Warfield. What you are looking for is drop shipping
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
There are tons. Just need to find them. Doba is popular but I wouldn't recommend them. has a list they sell, check that
Warfield Alexandre
Warfield Alexandre 5 yıl önce
eCommerce MVP Do you know any company in the US that does the same thing as Alibaba?
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
What you're looking for is dropshipping. Customer comes to your site, orders, you collect payment, pay your supplier and they ship it to your customer. It can be done and many people do it, BUT you need to trust your supplier. I would recommend avoiding drop shipping until you've worked with your supplier for a few months and can trust their quality
Dylan West
Dylan West 5 yıl önce
When the products get sent to you, how do you ship out the orders? UPS,FedEx? Do I have to bring to a post office?
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
USPS is cheap but slow. Fedex and UPS are expensive but fast. If you ship a lot, you can negotiate prices with all 3
Jennifer Gyamfi
Jennifer Gyamfi 2 yıl önce
Evelyn. Thank you for your educative videos.
Jessica Fletcher
Jessica Fletcher 4 yıl önce
Hi! Your videos are great! I've tried to order your free alibaba free ebook but I haven't received an email?
Shaan Yusuf
Shaan Yusuf 4 yıl önce
Jessica Fletcher have you checked your spam folder? Sometimes it gets sent there. You can Fb msg me and I'll send it
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Well done!
Khadene Wilson
Khadene Wilson 5 yıl önce
very informative.i don't intend to use this site but was interested simply for the purpose of knowledge. great video if you don't have the slightest clue what it's all about. thanks, all the way from Jamaica
Andrew Lalhmachhuana
Andrew Lalhmachhuana 3 yıl önce
How can i become a alibaba dealer
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
thanks for watching.
Nick Manning
Nick Manning 6 yıl önce
Thanks! Great video!
saddam alkhaldi
saddam alkhaldi 5 yıl önce
thank u video very useful
Rac Hid
Rac Hid 2 yıl önce
let me explain better when you compare Alibaba with Amazon. Amazone is an American B2C e-commerce transaction but, Alibaba is a Chinese B2B.
Mona Milotte
Mona Milotte 5 yıl önce
I tried it but they want you to have an already legally registered business name, just to sign up. 🙁
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
Yeti Betty make one up.
chandra kanta Majhi
chandra kanta Majhi 5 yıl önce
Great video...
Sanjaya Rathnayaka
Sanjaya Rathnayaka 3 yıl önce
can't wait for how to pay the suppliers
Bazz COCO 4 yıl önce
Thanks for the great vedio
Hani Fakhouri
Hani Fakhouri 4 yıl önce
Hi, I cannot find parts 4, 5 and 6. Can anyone help?
Yalagada Gowrisankararao
Yalagada Gowrisankararao 3 yıl önce
Nice video
Fatima Tanzeela
Fatima Tanzeela 5 yıl önce
Is it safe to deal with paypal while paying suppliers
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 4 yıl önce
generally speaking yes. Nothing is 100% safe
Drake S
Drake S 6 yıl önce
I need a lot of information on how to safely send money!!! I don't wana get ripped off
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
best to use escrow.
Marcial Heredia
Marcial Heredia 5 yıl önce
Also i was wondering if I have to deal with the customs????... let's say that I order 200 pcs of whatever from any suppliers in China using Alibaba to any place in USA (Amazon Warehouse).... Who have to deal with the customs process??
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
Duty is dependent on several factors including (1) type or product (2) origin (3)destination (4) $ value (5)materials etc etc. There's no way to generalize tariff costs. You can use for an estimate.
HgRoller 5 yıl önce
Depends on the country and how corrupt the customs official is. Some countries, even the UK can charge 100% duty and tax.
Albert Blanco
Albert Blanco 5 yıl önce
How much (approximately) would the duties cost?
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
My pleasure
Marcial Heredia
Marcial Heredia 5 yıl önce
Thanks! I really appreciate... ;)
Vilte vilte
Vilte vilte 4 yıl önce
So is it safe?
VideoDeadGaming 5 yıl önce
Tried making an alibaba account, says i need to enter my company name (must be a legally registered company) so...there's that
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
just make up a name.
Abbey Parts Plus
Abbey Parts Plus 5 yıl önce
When I contact suppliers to chat, I don't get a response. Why is that?
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
Maybe you're chatting when they're sleeping. Best to email
siti nuraini
siti nuraini 6 yıl önce
Thank you so much
paoool 5 yıl önce
hello saya org indo berdomisil di New York berminat jualan online.... dlm waktu dekat ini ,, gamma cara contacta ??
HappyTV 6 yıl önce
uh... alibaba lumayan rawan juga katanya.. makanya harus banyak reset mendalam hehe
siti nuraini
siti nuraini 6 yıl önce
+HappyTV (K-Night) iyaaa
HappyTV 6 yıl önce
lagi belajar juga yah :D
chandra kanta Majhi
chandra kanta Majhi 5 yıl önce
How to pay supplyers
Jo M
Jo M 5 yıl önce
Where is part 4 5 and 6 pls
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce the rest is part of my course
Broker Stas
Broker Stas 4 yıl önce
How, was wondering where was the last 3 videos? I only see part 1 thru 3
Derek 4 yıl önce
I'm looking to source a product I can't find on Alibaba. What can I do???
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 4 yıl önce
I can't think of any product that's not available on AB
This is Taiwan
This is Taiwan 5 yıl önce
Good to see you put the Taiwanese flag on Taiwan :)
Long Pheap
Long Pheap 5 yıl önce
Anyway can i order at cambodia?? i live in cambodia
Ecommerce MVP
Ecommerce MVP 5 yıl önce
I don't see why not
Gavin Yu
Gavin Yu 4 yıl önce
we are running a sourcing agent company in China. can give you some local advice, for free of course.
Arrietty 3 yıl önce
jon snow he probably meant, “for a FEE, of course”
jon snow
jon snow 3 yıl önce
craig kirk
craig kirk 4 yıl önce
hum great vid gears turning..
Mohammad Parvez
Mohammad Parvez 5 yıl önce
i am parvez. interested business in alibaba. how to business start ?
MÕĤÃBÃŤ PÃŤÉŁ 4 yıl önce
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MÕĤÃBÃŤ PÃŤÉŁ 4 yıl önce
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