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How can I Source Cheap Products from China and India?

by inFlow Inventory | Last Updated: July 30th, 2021 | Uncategorised | 12 comments

Made in China ProductEveryone knows about globalization nowadays.  Developing countries like China and India are known for their cheap exports.  If you go to Wal-Mart and pick a random item off the shelf, chances are it’s made in a developing country.

Big enterprises have a vast network of foreign suppliers and professional purchasers to take advantage of the cheap importing opportunities.  As a small business owner, it might be difficult for you to find good and reliable foreign suppliers.  The good news is that the internet helps level the playing field.

Alibaba is an online business-to-business platform connecting buyers and suppliers, with an emphasis on suppliers from developing countries.  You can search by products, prices, countries, or even special deals.  If eBay is the trading place between consumers, then Alibaba is the trading place between businesses.

If you are curious as to whether you can raise your profit margins by finding cheaper suppliers, Alibaba might be a good starting point.

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12 Comments

  1. Babar

    Alibaba is a good platform for online b2b trade. You should also try TradeKey.com, ec21 & ecplaza as other online marketing channels.

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  2. Marnica

    Hi, this is about Finding the right business to franchise requires a lot of research and consulting with experts. But it does not need to be expensive. You do not want to be spending all your money when you do not have a business to run yet.

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  3. inFlow Inventory

    Thanks Barbar for letting us know about TradeKey.com, ec21 & ecplaza!

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  4. R Brilus

    You could try Global Sourcing in the UK. They have a Chinese and London based office and source products from China and ship globally. http://www.gsource.co.uk is their web address.

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  5. nikhil

    hello
    i m a mba graduate and noe a days going on with a thought of starting my own business in india …
    its all about sourcing products from other country and selling here in india ..
    can u please name a few product lines which can be sold here in india and procured from other other countries easily ??

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  6. Aditya

    Hi,

    I am sourcing specialist in India. Our company EDS is having sourcing offices in China , India , Thailad , Srilanka , US , Europe and others countries.

    I think you have to hire a sourcing company like EDS who knows fro where we can get the low price product with good quality.

    If you have any question , feel free to contact at 0091 9810283594

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  7. china sourcing service

    Hello:

    souring product from Chin acan have many hassles:

    We advice to use global sources ( ALIBABA has too many crooks, as the name alibaba imnplies) Also Alibaba doesnot really check a company, so there are many sellers of fake goods, which is a shame!

    better is : go to china by yourselves or hire a sourcing service company like ours

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  8. evelict

    i agree to the above what “china sourcing service” said.

    i’ve tried some times to do business with china through internet and email, and in several cases i found out that the companies i were dealing with, were fake companies.

    once, one of them took from me 4K usd, and i had no way to receive my money back… no way at all!

    be very careful.. !!
    .eu

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  9. inFlow Inventory

    It unfortunate but true that careful must be the watchword. These tips from eHow.com may help http://www.ehow.com/how_15314_check-companys-legitimacy.html but often you can verify by asking for official documentation from the company and checking it out with the local government office.

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  10. Tom

    Here is the link to good sourcing company: http://pa-international.com.au/
    There are many around, few are good. Best option is to hire person and send him to China as your agent for purchasing and quality assurance…

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  11. Mahala

    Very true! Makes a chnage to see someone spell it out like that. 🙂

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  12. Lliana

    Good news for Chinese ctmeosurs. How about Indian Customers? Previously PayPal used to be fine, but with Indian Government making rules strict, it is now very tough to use PayPal. Is there a way for Indian ctmeosurs to pay easily without credit card? May be via debit card (especially Maestro)Thanks,Samuel. (An unhappy ex-hawkhost customer )

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