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How to Find a Supplier on Alibaba & Find a Chinese Manufacturer

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This video tutorial will teach you how to find a supplier on Alibaba & find a Chinese manufacturer. ►► Free Ebook - Make $10,000/Month Online: http://wholesaleted.com/4-step Here are our step-by-step instructions on how to find a supplier on Alibaba: Step 1: Go to Alibaba and find the search bar. Type in the name of a product that you are interested in selling. In this video I used vitamin pills as an example. Step 2: Because a lot of suppliers have duplicate listings on Alibaba for the same item (because it increases their presence in the Alibaba search engine) you will need to filter the results by clicking on “browse by suppliers.” Step 3: To filter the results down further, search by “Gold Suppliers.” Most suppliers will do this because it has become basically a prerequisite for having new buyers contact them. It doesn’t cost them much money to do this, so the results will only be filtered by a small amount. Step 4 (OPTIONAL): If the list of suppliers is still too long, then click to filter the results by “assessed supplier.” This is only necessary in very popular niches where you have a large number of suppliers that you need to filter down to a manageable amount. Step 5: Contact 10-20 suppliers at least. If you have time, then contact more. The more you contact, the better. Here is the email template referenced in our video tutorial on how to find a supplier on Alibaba: "My name is [INSERT NAME] from [INSERT BUSINESS NAME]. Our company director asked me to contact your company about working together on a lucrative, long-term venture. We are a company that sells products related to [INSERT NICHE HERE] and we do over 2 million dollars in sales each year. We’re looking to expand our product range and create a profitable partnership between your company and ours. We are planning to purchase [INSERT ITEM] to our product line. It would need to meet these specifications: * Specification (e.g size) * Specification (e.g. quantity) * Specification (e.g. colour) We have been researching different companies in China that manufacture [INSERT ITEM] and we think that your company could be a great supplier for it. We would like to get some more information and have a few questions that we would like you to please answer: * Can we please get a sample of the product as soon as possible. Can you please let us know how much you will charge for the sample, including Express shipping to [INSERT COUNTRY], zip code [INSERT ZIP CODE]? We would like to pay with PayPal. * How long will it take to receive the sample? * What types of packaging do you usually use for this product? * How long does it take to manufacture once an order has been placed? * What is the product-per-unit cost including shipping via Air Express to the United States, ZIP code 85043? * Do you accept PayPal for the full-order?" We would be very grateful if you would contact us with answers to the above questions as well as any additional policies that we may need to know. We would also like to discuss with you further about doing a sample order for the product. We are hopeful that we can start a mutually beneficial relationship. Please add me on Skype and talk to me, as this is my ideal form of communication: [INSERT ID] Alternatively you can email me back at this address: [INSERT ADDRESS] Kind regards, [NAME]” Here are some final tips to keep in mind when you are looking to find a supplier on Alibaba to manufacture your Amazon FBA private label products: Tip #1 on how to find a supplier on Alibaba: Don’t judge the supplier/manufacture by their Alibaba response rate. The Alibaba response rate only takes into account how fast they respond within Alibaba’s email system, and it doesn’t take into account how fast they reply to personal emails. This is not a good indicator of how responsive they will be to private communication, which is all you should care about. Tip #2 on how to find a supplier on Alibaba: Avoid manufacturers that try to vet your business. If a manufacturer comes back and starts asking questions about your business, clearly skeptical of the size of your company, it is best to move on. Manufacturers that do this will usually decline to work with you as they are only to work with other large companies, so you don’t want to waste your time. Tip #3 on how to find a supplier on Alibaba: It is OK to work directly with a sales rep - if they offer you a better deal. When you are looking to find a supplier on Alibaba, you’ll discover that sales reps often have inflated prices (due to commission cuts). But occasionally, a sales rep will have a better relationship with a factory and so are able to negotiate lower prices. They will also often have good english, making communication easier. Vet sales reps and treat them as equals during the process of picking and choosing the right supplier.
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Great video Wholesale Ted! We also recommend vetting all suppliers. And don't forget your quality control check!
Chazman (24 days ago)
Is there no chance in buying American?
Chazman (24 days ago)
Who is Ted?
Trips On Yoga (26 days ago)
gosh, too many words when it could be said in couple. Thanks for your effort, but try make it more efficient. Some things are common sense
James Montigny (1 month ago)
Great advice, thank you
Miriana Troobnikoff (1 month ago)
HI...Thankyou for your fabulous videos when I search ALIBABA all products seem to be generic so can I sell generic (no apparent brand) without worrying about Trademark or Patent infringement I an hesitant to order due to the supplier not disclosing if a particular product is okay to sell "as is" Thanking You Mez
WRooM Auto (1 month ago)
You are too close to the camera
Angel Pair (1 month ago)
Would it make sense to negotiate your price to the supplier after or before you get your sample?
xiaoqian Zhang (1 month ago)
Find a good supplier is really important for dropshipping
happy2be (3 months ago)
Your videos are absolutely brilliant, thank you. I would like to add thought that I am brand new to buying anything from China to import to the UK. I've contacted several suppliers there being completely honest with them, telling them I am new, have a small budget and cannot afford to buy huge quantities. All of them replied to me and offered me the best pricing they offer. I can buy 20 small items at the prices they list for 1000 qty orders. So, in my experience honesty is definitely the best policy. If you are honest with the supplier form the start you are much more likely to find a truly honest supplier willing to help you out.
Armelita Fillis (3 months ago)
I am confused.. Why do I need to bargain to get discount for lets say number and number of units when dropshipping? The supplies dont come to me right? If the customer only orders one item..
nazila nisha (3 months ago)
Good video. Can you give me your contact or email address 👍
D P (3 months ago)
Hi Sarah, I’m ordering from Alibaba supplier the first time, and noted she has added “Alibaba Commisio” fee on the quotation. Is this normal? I have read that it is the supplier who bear the cost of Alibaba. Is this correct? Help... Thnaks
Jay59KT (3 months ago)
bad, why lie?
Suresh Mdev (3 months ago)
US $1.10 - $3.10 / Piece What does these two rates mean?
Md. Hasib Uddin (4 months ago)
Please give me fry master filter paper supplier.
John Howe (4 months ago)
You be in a Stephan King movie, you would make more money in movies and you're freakishly scary. Not trying to be mean, but you're scary.
Real Favorites (4 months ago)
A little confused. Is this for the Shopify or Amazon business model?
mohamud abdulkadir abdul (5 months ago)
Waaw this girl is awesome. Thanks for ur info
dean howard (5 months ago)
You scare me
De Wolf (5 months ago)
Hey I'm barely starting to try clothing brand and as me as the founder of my own clothing brand is it a good idea to say that my director asked me to contact you even though if I'm like the founder of the company
Igor Zaharchuk (5 months ago)
what a pretty chanterelle !
Mohammad Sultan (5 months ago)
Hello! I love the video. Quick question though: I want to start my own branded ecommerce website but I don't want to register it legally yet. That means I can't have inventory of stock because i would need a local commercial registeration here in BH (and i cant do that because i have a full time job already). How would you suggest I go about it? Fullfilement centers? Dropshipping? Or what exactly?
mohammed Taha (5 months ago)
Hi Sarah thank you for this video ,, but you said it better to pay with paypal but you now alibaba they don't have paypal on the method of payment ,, so if I pay with paypal it wil be without trade insurance
Micah Smith (5 months ago)
What about shipping? When browsing a list of 100+ suppliers, how can you filter for ones that are compatible with your preferred shipping strategy? Some of them just say LCL as the shipping method.
Al Nasir Group Of India (5 months ago)
Al Nasir Group Of India All type of food products processing manufacturing and selling in all over the world. We are looking Investors and distributors you can directly contact me on my email [email protected]
Abdellatif Amchtkou (6 months ago)
Thank you
Amanda Achampong (6 months ago)
Hi Sarah! can the templates be used for when approaching the aliexpress suppliers too?
MyDreamside (6 months ago)
do you know any other dropshing company except of ali express?
Suawek Ka (6 months ago)
Great stuff! Something I was curiuos about :) p.s. I love how you say "Alibaba" :D
Isira Pramodith (6 months ago)
i use python to scrap data from the Alibaba website and save it on a excel file and find the best supplier...takes about 4 mins......
Matthew Lund (1 month ago)
Hi I am wondering if you can help me source clothing suppliers on Alibaba I am from Toronto Canada trying to choose suppliers for my clothing idea! You seem like you know what your doing [email protected] How would you charge for this ?
Christopher Richardson (2 months ago)
Got a video on it or is your script on git hub?
MMT Journey (6 months ago)
Hi, enjoy your videos as always, you talk about 'diamond' supplier but i noticed in aliexpress the option to filter them DO NOT exist. I also notice in the above video you are using alibaba, is this because it was a year back ? Thank you
I don't feel safe buying at alibaba because They said u won't get your money back is chat true? unlikeAliexpress and ebay,money back guaranteed
唐瑜 (6 months ago)
if you received the items you ordered ,nothing incorrect you have no right to ask for return ,cause all the cost happened ,if nothing quality or any other problems ,you are not supposed to ask for a return,
Jay Johnson (6 months ago)
Is this for dropshipping products ?
FashionistaDesigner (6 months ago)
Well done and professional. You really need to get to the subject of manufacturing in the USA, because the cost is many times the same with a ton more guarantees and less headaches. The days of everything being a huge deal coming from China are gone in several industries. Items need to be costed out from both sources.
Kenneth Soto (6 months ago)
I dont know what to make of it I just tried to get your The Drop Shipping Club for 67 amonth well it was a disaster I didnt get the login info and when I reached for support well lets sasy there was no support in less then 15 mins I joined and cancelled ?.. buyers beware clikcbank is difficult and rude supprt did nothing but piss me off and get me to cancel when a person purchases anything they want immediate access if not sooner this is a plug n play world get your act together I could have done anything with anyone but I choose you shabby beware buyers seem scammish to me all this took place today a few minutes ago I was gunho the email were wrong no login info how would you feel time is priceless
Wholesale Ted (6 months ago)
Hi Kenneth. You did get your details sent to you, but you didn't finish making your account (the link to do so is in the ClickBank receipt). If you ever do want to join again just let us know at [email protected] and we will help you complete your account - thanks!
steve Bosden (6 months ago)
"A lot Gooder" You haven't a clue have you Ted.. Wash your hair....
Wholesale Ted (6 months ago)
Well Steve, I do wash my hair, and just because you pronounce words in a different way, doesn't mean that in New Zealand we pronounce them wrong. I think most people would agree that saying that your form of pronunciation is the correct form of pronunciation is quite rude!
lenn s (7 months ago)
Hi Sarah, how does Alibaba compare to other sites i.e worldwidebrands.com?
Wholesale Ted (7 months ago)
Sites like worldwide brands & SaleHoo are great if you need USA suppliers. If you need Chinese suppliers, stick to Alibaba.
Pixelles (7 months ago)
WOW great advice Ted, thanks!
Gideon n gamer (7 months ago)
your talking in a weird way and its frieking me out
Viktor Reznov (2 months ago)
Gideon n gamer you have guttural feelings, a rare talent.
Ben P (7 months ago)
Do you have a video on passing goods thru customs and duty taxes etc? How to and what to expect and what is required? DHL express does all this for you but is it worth it?
Muhammad Farid (7 months ago)
Can you please promote my youtube channel. Cocky Monster. With yellow avatar. I'm trying to collect capital through youtube revenue and part time job to start fba.thanks!! 🙋
Liliana Lopes (7 months ago)
I love you
Adelle (7 months ago)
This was super helpful. I am thinking about starting on my private labeling journey and was really needed a starting off process. Love your content.
G (7 months ago)
This bitch is so fucking ugly!!!!!!
Suraiya Jabeen (8 months ago)
Hi I wanted to import hijab from China to Bangladesh but scarf cost 30 dollar and shipping cost is 36$ if this is so when it will come to Bangladesh with duty and everything I won't be able to sell those products on such high price how can be the shipping cost reduced can anyone help
唐瑜 (6 months ago)
Hi Suraiya ,please contact me Linda whatsapp+8615813866730,[email protected] we have shipment agent and I am in garment industry for more than 5 years .
Trygve Lillefosse (8 months ago)
Thank you for leaning me to lie to potential suppliers. The best way to start off a business relation is by lying. The more you lie, the better it will be in the long run.
Yuhan He (8 months ago)
you can try the German sourcing company called matchory. you just have to tell them what you want and they will send you a list of the most qualified manufactures with contact info. they even show you the client names of those manufactures. i used them to find supplier for me yoga pants. you will have to pay 250 euro for the list if i remember right.
Frank Ziener (8 months ago)
Whoever believe to find a manufacturer through Alibaba may be disappointed... the entire platform is a big Movie theatre making buyers believe they get straight from the factory the goods... Double check company names, addresses, certifications, you will be disappointed ... Whoever do business through Alibaba, choose products that have less risk on warranty or quality... there is no way you get your money back from any supplier in case something went wrong....
G (8 months ago)
wheres her upper lip tho
julius nyanga (8 months ago)
so how can i actually find a manufacturer on alibaba? i keep on finding middle men suppliers
唐瑜 (6 months ago)
from the catalog and company address information ect, A original manufacture don't produce different catalog items ,and address of the factory should be 1,3,4 floor ,industry park instead of room 4301 ,A building .this is just few for reference by details .the more is to feel ,you can tell when you communicate with the sales
Anthony Nguyen (8 months ago)
Are you a Kiwi?
Wholesale Ted (8 months ago)
Yes I am :)
Purify Rivers (8 months ago)
Hey I'm from the Caribbean and trying to learn the right way of getting suppiles from a suppiler the right way but my business won't be a big business now eventually it will be
唐瑜 (6 months ago)
I am in manufacture more than 10 years, you can ask me anything ,I can help you find a best price .
Ashik Rahman (8 months ago)
This lady look like a horse,what do u think
Lisa Averill (8 months ago)
Great information! Thank you!
sydney malose (8 months ago)
How are you sure weather the products are original or not??
唐瑜 (6 months ago)
the way how do the supplier respond, if they quote very slow they may third company ,they need to confirm all details from the original ,
Anand Kumar Vemagiri (9 months ago)
thanks for your information
Donna (9 months ago)
what about American suppliers, does Alibaba list US Suppliers as well?
abro amg (9 months ago)
So basically buy cheap bullshit and slap ur logo on to it? Brilliant xD
Senpai Ninj (9 months ago)
This isnt always true that china suppliers will only contact u if ur selling so much in money etc. I messaged a few dofferent companies on jewelry I wanted and talked about wantong to know about the quality before I go in to buying loads. One woman who was way more professional imo and quick with responcws answered all my questions and when I get my debt card I'll be testing the products out.
Victor Sullivan (9 months ago)
Thank you.
Mihai Iulian Virlan (9 months ago)
You are so cute! :)
Jason Perretta (9 months ago)
We started experimenting with Alibaba and have had some pretty good experiences with it. What she is telling you in this video is pretty accurate. If a manufacturer/supplier comes back at you and is concerned about the business rather than the order...just thank them for their time and find another supplier. :)
MiCar Info (9 months ago)
Wholesale Ted is only providing one way of establishing a relationship w/ these Co. while providing a snapshot of what may be required to secure a contract. Use the info if you feel its useful negative comments are counterproductive and wont help any of us make one dollar!
Tamara Johnson (9 months ago)
What if there’s no review on the products you’re interested... should I order or keep looking??? Help needed please
Senpai Ninj (9 months ago)
Tamara Johnson IMO if u really wanna know test it and buy 1. If its what u thought it would be. Continue.
Rocio Steele (9 months ago)
Thanks for all the info!! How many items would you consider fair to start fba?
I am a Jar (9 months ago)
This is taken from alibaba, "Your Trade Assurance order may be at risk if you communicate and order outside of Alibaba.com's platform. To help protect yourself: Keep a transcript of your communications Complete your order payment on Alibaba.com" Keep a transcript.
Karlis Gributs (10 months ago)
Merkaķa seja ::D
yigal lupo (10 months ago)
Private Label is only a name. Alibaba factories are making the same design to everybody. Having your own design should be the magic step. The problem is that China do not respect patents or intellectual rights. To sale in Amazon the same product as many other dreamers is a dangerous game.
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Ihor Olkhovetskyy (10 months ago)
Hi Sarah, I have a question about the manufacturer and if you would give me a quick answer I'll be really thankful. I am a complete beginner on amazon. I have an idea about a simple plastic product. And I am looking for a manufacturer. All of the companies I contacted on Alibaba are going to charge me a mold cost to set up their tools which is $1k-$3k. 1) How to be sure they will produce the product after I will send money. 2) What is the best way to send money 3) Any other suggestion Thank you so much for the info you share with us
FashionistaDesigner (6 months ago)
Look for this in the USA..there are many manufacturers there that can do it. Not everything has to be imported from China, and the savings for importing from them is highly debatable. It really depends on the product. The US manufacturers just as much and more than China does and the huge savings with China is really questionable. You have to cost it out from start to finish. Look up molding manufacturers in the USA. And there are also Trade magazines that will help you, and websites. If you are talking about manufacturing something heavy, you will lose your ass in shipping from there, plus insurance and loss. Go American!!
Zac Crow (10 months ago)
I love the bluffing factor. Because obviously many of these suppliers wouldn't hesitate to bone you...by speaking their language, money, they're waay less likely to try anything that could jeapordize their business
Collin Baptiste (10 months ago)
Thanks Sara,
Anthony Naish (10 months ago)
How to buy of the company who is asking for the name of my business and I have not got one?
Anthony Naish (10 months ago)
Hi. I have a question. How to buy of the company who is asking for a business email and I have not got one?
Gale Jævla (10 months ago)
Hey i really wanna buy a elecrtic scooter from alibaba but not for resell. I want to buy one for myself is that posible or do i need to have a Company
Eduardo Tarusov (11 months ago)
Very good video. Does anyone know any manufacturer places where I can take my design into production?
Viktor Reznov (2 months ago)
唐瑜 Weird way to communicate, but I just found your comment and would like to get in touch. Email me at [email protected] I’d like to order hoodies with custom designs and if all goes well, I will be a returning customer.
Hi
唐瑜 (6 months ago)
hi,what item are you plan to produce ? we are manufacture and focus on developing new novelty .
KristalEspanola (11 months ago)
Thank you for this Sarah. What I hate about finding suppliers in China is when you ask for the sample they ask too much for the shipping.
Christopher Stensrud (2 months ago)
NinjaMonkey245 The Gaming Nerd free plus shipping XD
RepostRay (3 months ago)
How to you find your own freight agent?
John Heath (4 months ago)
When you know the cost of courier will be about 35USD and they ask for 75, it's not a free sample. I hate this, too. Small people looking to claw small profits. But it's a good filter. They know you're serious when you laugh and say, no, send the sample to my freight agent. PS have your own freight agent based in China with a DHL account. Much cheaper from China than from the West.
Ryanoceros (5 months ago)
James Chua,Thanks Trump for putting America first, we are tired of being ripped off by everyone especially China, thanks to Obama
Rahul Pal (5 months ago)
KristalEspanola haii
Amantin Mehilli - Panos (11 months ago)
Thank you. It was very informative!!
The Vos Gaming (11 months ago)
hi, I have been trying to look for products but all of the one's I have found and have patents on it
唐瑜 (6 months ago)
what products are you looking for ?
Candice Whipple (11 months ago)
Great content!
Uygar Ramos Oztas (11 months ago)
her front teeth are fake or real ?
Kenny (5 months ago)
you are an arsehole
teecchnoboy (7 months ago)
they are airways gum
Eric Goswami (11 months ago)
So, any experience getting a way out of the range price from suppliers? Did you negotiate? I found a product that's selling for $18 and the supplier wanted $33 before shipping costs; not to mention they priced a lot for shipping. I did my estimations and I figured that the seller on Amazon is purchasing for around $5-8 per item and making around 30-40% net. Got any advise? Thank you wholesale Ted I love the videos.
Senpai Ninj (9 months ago)
Eric Goswami shipping from some of the alibaba suppliers are insane. 20$ for a few pieces of jewelry. 20 just for shipping!
Shaz Gh (11 months ago)
Hi, is it necessary to have fumigation certificate from china to the UK regarding canvas
German (1 year ago)
Do you need like certain license or permit "paper work" to bring the shipment from China to U.S ?
Alva XENO (1 year ago)
Sex pils
Albert Buruato (1 year ago)
Love your videos. they have been extremely helpful. How do you know if you're working with a middle man/woman? I was vetting a few companies for a product but I found it weird that when it came to sending money thru PayPal for the samples the account names for 2 different companies and what I thought were 2 different people, were nearly identical. Example...cathy1.com and Cathy2.com. It all worked out in the end but if you give some tips on how to weed out the middle person that would great! Thank you for your time.
Chris Hana (1 year ago)
Again awesome info... a well-needed boost, so hard on my own but yet it feels so close, all I think about is creating a residual income through multi-level marketing (not a pyramid) using social networking providing essential products only. KEYWORDS: culture, an ongoing successful future business near and far, quality of response, manner and product.... Do you have a workshop in NZ??? id love to share and network.
BlunderCity (1 year ago)
"multi-level marketing (not a pyramid)" LOL. The very definition of a pyramid scheme.
Abdul KADER (1 year ago)
light price ali baba comon
Lori DeAnna (1 year ago)
You're awesome Sara!!! Thanks for taking the time out to do all of this. VERY - VERY helpful!!!
Alan Dee (1 year ago)
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Choice, just what I was looking for. Thank you.
Robert Wentz (1 year ago)
I'd like to start a drop ship business with Amazon and Or Shopify but I'd like to private label my products. Is this possible or is that something that is only done with FBA with Amazon and or Shopify? Any help? Thanks in advance
Busine Noones (9 months ago)
so private labelling means we have to stock and send.
BlunderCity (1 year ago)
2 different models. Dropshipping, you sell someone else's product and ask the seller to send the item straight to the customer. Private labeling, you create your own product, have it shipped to Amazon for them to fulfill the customer.
Mario L (1 year ago)
Hi nice video but funny at the same time cause my job zip code is 85043 I work in Phoenix, do you have some sort of email I have some question. Thanks
Vittorino Pasqlino (1 year ago)
Those eyes are googly!
Devi Ishana (1 year ago)
If you know please make a video!
Devi Ishana (1 year ago)
Hi Sara! Thank you for these wonderful videos. Do you know how to sell through Amazon Handmade?
Dory Peters (1 year ago)
Do you have suggestions for fulfillment companies in the US, where I can ship private labeled items to?
Gianmarco Meli (10 months ago)
I have a company in China, doing several services for ecommerce/amazon, maybe we can help, please contact me at: [email protected]
BlunderCity (1 year ago)
Most people send it to Amazon FBA.
Daniel Soriano (1 year ago)
Marry me!
Annemarie Campbell (1 year ago)
A big massive THANK YOU
rentefald (1 year ago)
Without knowing anything about Alibaba... If I were to receive such a text I would just mark it as spam. No body communicates that way. Terrible advice!
BlunderCity (1 year ago)
Yeah but the manufacturers receive that in their inbox on Alibaba, not in some random email account. They know they are going to receive emails of this type.
Yang Xiao (1 year ago)
WhatsApp :+86-13560778050 My name is Yang. Anybody interested in selling keyboard? My brother runs factory here in China. We can put your brand name on it. If you come to China please contact me
shahnawaz Ahmad (10 months ago)
Hello good day i am indian and am also sale some electronc product on marketing portal . If u have product u can send some sample in my whats app. +91 9415 666 333
Elaine Shen (10 months ago)
Hello, this is Elaine. we are Chinese drop shipping expert, we can drop ship any items for you, and I believe we can give you the best service with fast shipping and good product. If you have any interests, pls add my skype: +8613867151067 Elaine Shen and my email is : [email protected] Thanks
Lady Diamond Kate (11 months ago)
Yang Xiao what about hair extensions!?

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