How to buy from 1688.com with agent help?
Check product & price
1688.com is designed for China local market, ALL in Chinese.
1688.com in Chinese language
However, you can translate by Google:
1688.com site translated in English
You can even translate your product name as keywords. Take "refills" for example:
Then you perform a search by coping " 笔芯" into 1688.com search box:
search on 1688.com with translated Chinese
Not bad. You can find related products. Go further to product page:
Translated product details page on 1688.com
It also works!
But that's all for most of overseas buyers. They can search for information here. But for talking to the supplier or ordering a product, they need an agent.
Agent helps with samples and evaluate
Your agent go further to confirm products details, buy samples, check quality, evaluate supplier, finally locate potential suppliers.
we find nail art brushes on 1688.com, for our Amazon customer
We buy nail brush samples from 1688.com for our Amazon customer
we check samples quality from 1688.com
we verify suppliers on 1688.com
we check trade terms on 1688.com
After going through all above steps and try multiple suppliers, then decide the final supplier to work with.
Agent buy products
After confirming all details and terms, your agent can buy products for you.
we talk with suppliers on 1688.com to confirm brush manufacturing details
we negotiate prices on 1688.com for nail art brushes
we talk brush quality details with supplier on 1688.com
we talk MOQ (minimum order quantity) with suppliers on 1688.com
we buy nail art brushes from 1688.com for our Amazon customer
Agent receive and inspect
Agent receive products after lead time. It usually require some follow up and push when supplier is producing, to avoid delays.
We receives brushes ordered on 1688.com with 3 days after they send
We inspect brushes ordered from 1688.com
We take out defects of products ordered from 1688.com
Defects are either returned or fixed. Get refund money back if any.
Repack / bundle if needed
Agent can usually help with repack, to make different sets, packs, or bundles if needed. This is very important for online sellers on Amazon, eBay, wish...
We repack zippers ordered from 1688.com
We repack zippers ordered from 1688.com by set of 4 zippers * 4 colors *2
Repack zippers set into box
Zippers ordered from 1688.com repacked
Consolidate & Ship
An agent can usually consolidate different products from different suppliers, then ship out together, to save shipping cost.
We consolidated different products from multiple suppliers on 1688.com
Consolidated shipments from multiple suppliers are packed into one container
We load and lock container
We ship container to Ningbo port
Container shipped to destination from Ningbo port
This is typically how an agent can do to help overseas buyers buy from 1688.com
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