1688.com is designed for China local market, ALL in Chinese.
However, you can translate by Google:
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:
Not bad. You can find related products. Go further to product page:
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.
Your agent go further to confirm products details, buy samples, check quality, evaluate supplier, finally locate potential suppliers.
After going through all above steps and try multiple suppliers, then decide the final supplier to work with.
After confirming all details and terms, your agent can buy products for you.
Agent receive products after lead time. It usually require some follow up and push when supplier is producing, to avoid delays.
Defects are either returned or fixed. Get refund money back if any.
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...
An agent can usually consolidate different products from different suppliers, then ship out together, to save shipping cost.
This is typically how an agent can do to help overseas buyers buy from 1688.com
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