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Getting Started With Alibaba Is It Safe | Tips Before Ordering Wholesale

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In this video we discuss if Alibaba is safe to make your products and clothing line. Buying wholesale clothing at a great price helps grow your brand quickly but there are a few things to keep in mind before outsourcing manufacturing to suppliers overseas. Get the inside scoop by joining the official newsletter: http://bit.ly/Apparel-Download Never forget the term too good to be true. Although Alibaba has some very reputable suppliers, in the mix of it all are people looking to make a quick buck. But aside from all of that, in this video we discuss tips and things to look out for and more importantly how to navigate the wholesale buying process online. Resources mentioned in video: Start your website easily with Shopify: http://bit.ly/Get-Shopify Focus on designs and marketing and let Printful make your products: http://bit.ly/Try-Printful If you enjoyed this video and want to make a one time or recurring donation please visit my Patreon Page at: http://bit.ly/Support-The-Channel All funds raised will be used to create additional videos and help reach people who need this content. Start A Brand ASAP- Connecting entrepreneurs with the resources and content they need to start their business ASAP. Download the free manufacturer and supplier guide and also receive the 10 Step Program right to your inbox. http://bit.ly/Apparel-Download John Santos on Social: https://www.instagram.com/johnxsantos/ https://twitter.com/johnxsantos SC: @revivejohnny LINKS TO BUSINESS RESOURCES AND INFO. **** RESOURCE LINKS******** ***Shopify- Website Platform, 14 Day Risk Free Trial http://bit.ly/Get-Shopify ***Bluehost- Web hosting package, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee http://www.bluehost.com/track/bluejay90 *** Design Package- Photoshop, Illustrator & More http://bit.ly/Creative-Cloud1 ***Fiverr- Logo Design and Graphics http://tracking.fiverr.com/SH1rz *AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER: The description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the links, I may receive a small commission (at no added cost to you). This helps me create new videos to support your journey. If you could reference back to this description when you are ready to use a service, I’d greatly appreciate it.
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• Psychø • (6 days ago)
Anyone here, Recommend a supplier? If so, who ... and what he can supply?
iibgf1 (14 days ago)
True people here in the US request $15/hr but unfortunately they only get the minimum wage $7.25/hr or less depending on the state they live in
Dave Tattz (29 days ago)
Do you know if theres a reason why sellers on alibaba ask if i am buying for trading business or personal use?
El Heba (1 month ago)
Stuff is so cheaap i can not believe
coke li (1 month ago)
I am from China, I specialize in wholesale fashion storage clothes.
Feel The Music (8 days ago)
Heelo Coke li,kindly share your email address so we talk some more
John Maiketso (1 month ago)
This could be more helpful if John does a video where he tells us the good manufacturers in china...I WANT TO BUY LOW QUALITY JEANS THERE TO MAKE MORE PROFIT but now I have fear of being schemed, where do I get jeans guys with few dollars?
John Maiketso (1 month ago)
I am in Africa
Lodi Lodi (1 month ago)
Are those cars selling in alibaba are legit?
Angel Z (1 month ago)
Hi there, thanks for all the info. I am sure there are tons of great manufacturer on Alibaba too.. but as I am new to all this, I was just wondering how I can do a research and find the best ones on Alibaba.. or what factors I should have in my mind when choosing one?
george saucedo (1 month ago)
John, Were would I go to buy some product in the USA
Jack Middleton (2 months ago)
Can you explain how it could be so bad if they have a rating system?
Marjorie L (2 months ago)
Thanks for the tips.
Ngamingpro Gamer (2 months ago)
forrealgirl 42 (2 months ago)
Alibaba is good only for buying ready made products only, anything you need to scale or specific you need to got here or get someone to help you.
John Maiketso (1 month ago)
hello WHAt do you mean by ready made products?
Leo Navarrete (3 months ago)
Great content. Do you have your products shipped to your home or a warehouse in the U.S.?
Giordano Bruno (3 months ago)
Hey guys, If anyone is serious about shipping from China , we can help you coordinate with the Chinese by handling all negotiations and product selection. All negotiations are handled by our specialist and are completed in Mandarin Chinese. Hand holding from beginning to end.
Daniel F (4 months ago)
Brener Walichowski (4 months ago)
Literally just click the Assessment Verification. It means Alibaba has been to the actual facility and has the paperwork etc. Nearly impossible to be scammed that way. I never have and I have a good relationship with a few suppliers. You just have to do a little research that's it.
Talisa Rabb (3 months ago)
Brener Walichowski would you please be kind and share the names of those companies plz because I'm in need of a reliable supplier. Especially a supplier good with labeling.
Ruben Ramirez (4 months ago)
How do you find a good cheap supplier within the US?
Sami Qawasmeh (5 months ago)
Has anyone bought a gaming laptop from Alibaba?
Zongtao Zhang (5 months ago)
you are ugly
fideliowz (5 months ago)
i ordered from Alibaba once it was a battery for my mi drone. what they sent me was a rag to clean cell phones . i sent pics of item they sent and they totally ignored all my messages
Slice Tube (5 months ago)
underrated video. great work.
Making mistakes allows you to learn.
Michael Cantu (6 months ago)
Okay Alibaba no bueno for sourcing if that's the case can you suggest a company that has good sourcing in your next video?
ibrandi24 (6 months ago)
Hi so I have a question. I started a cosmetic business and I need empty pallets. I found plenty of suppliers on alibaba. I just need the pallets I can do all the labels and stuff to it myself. Would you still not recommend me using them?
Michael Mathen K (7 months ago)
Alibaba is the last thing the us need to fuck up it's echonomy .also I could go back and fourth to China till the order s arrives..
DontTread0nMe (1 month ago)
Learn to spell economy you ignorant fool
Dustin Peris (8 months ago)
What is a good website to out-source for electronics? Such as phone cases, laptop cases, ear buds, ext ext. Thanks!
AVO Trading Company (8 months ago)
Hi John, this video has a great content. I definitely agree with you with vetting suppliers before placing an order and always be wary about the way you use Alibaba. Especially that about reusing pictures (that was very funny, because it is true!) so thanks for the sharing
LOGIC (8 months ago)
Food? I'm in grocery retail...
kazimir 1 (9 months ago)
So it is safe or no i ve found a gaming laptop "msi gt83vr with gtx 1070 sli and i7 cpu" for 400$...should i buy it or no??ty guys
daniel anokam (1 month ago)
Bhautik Khunt did you buy it
daniel anokam (1 month ago)
kazimir 1 did you get the laptop
Bhautik Khunt (8 months ago)
kazimir 1 same laptop I wanna to buy !! I found it tol
j brew (9 months ago)
Nooiicce this really did help.
James Taylor (10 months ago)
OK - so Alibaba isn't that great. But where do you find products? I have yet to see any "guru" share strategies about sourcing in the U.S. Is it really that hard to do?
dennis sedillo (8 months ago)
hello guys if you want a great supplier for clothing business (t-shirt,shorts,pants,streetwear hoddies) all are customized with very cheap price you can search ironbunny clothing in US we provide all there materials i am here to help you..I'm from Philippines Thank you all..
TheBomber eRoTeX (11 months ago)
Perfect video at the perfect time!!!! I've been in contact with a vendor and he seems high quality with videos and everything and partnership companies that they are working with (good companies) but I am not really sure! Their name ist Dongguan City Hui Lin Apparel Co. What do you guys think of them? Please please please help me!
Lisa Awad (3 months ago)
What was your experience with them? Update please
Miguel Vargas (1 year ago)
Has anyone order iPhone from that site ?
Chet Machen (7 months ago)
ALL legitimate iPhones are made SPECIFICALLY and ONLY for Apple.  You CAN'T get original factory manufactured iPhones from ANYONE else than Apple. The only things you can get in China are 1)refurbished legitimate iPhones, 2)knockoff newly manufactured iPhones, or 3)refurbished knockoff iPhones.  Android phones is a completely different topic, but is largely the same issues...
AAA AAA (11 months ago)
Miguel Vargas do not do that. No apple products on Alibaba. They are all fake
700rwhp (1 year ago)
I really hate to spend any money in China because they are increasingly putting out businesses here in the US by undercutting and producing very low quality products that do not last. We need manufactures to get back in the competition even if we pay OK higher in price, we can feel good that we contributed to the economy in our own country and would receive a product that would be better quality and last longer. 👍🏼
patricia A murray (25 days ago)
I feel as if I’m being forced to order from China. I’m well aware of the savings when ordering from China, and I’m willing to pay more by purchasing similar products from the USA. Problem is, I have yet to have a USA company to return my queries. Now I’m stuck having to find a company via Alibaba.
Disconnected Roamer (3 months ago)
people outside of china can buy the products and sell them for double, triple etc the price so everyone benefits
King MM (1 year ago)
We need to stop Making China rich.
e d (14 days ago)
King MM You can start with them then switch to USA product when your money right
Jupiter Skies (7 months ago)
Who is we? If your talking about America then America needs to make it easier to buy wholesale products, otherwise this will never change.
phoenixamaranth (10 months ago)
China is making everyone else rich by their slave labor wages and taking the hit on pollution.
mike brown (11 months ago)
Believe me broda,Biafra can make all these things available in africa.Let biafra go and people will see that there is no different between an european,asian or an african man. God made everybody equal.
Hamish Bean (1 year ago)
King MM why not lol
King MM (1 year ago)
They are very unprofessional.
Simon A (2 months ago)
Lol just because ur supplier is doesn't mean my supplier is too
Hokkaido Wolf (1 year ago)
Is there any websites like Alibaba in America? I don't want to order from China, normally there products are fake. lol
mike brown (11 months ago)
Hokkaido Wolf, don't coment here like someone who is not educated or an uncivilized person.There are always original things in china,depends on your money.If u want original,u will spend money and china will do it for u.If u want fake which is low qualit type ,u will pay just a little money and china will do it for u quantity and not quality.
Michael White (1 year ago)
from what I know, the only companies to sell "fake" stuff are the wholesale priced companies like aliexpress etc. (Trading companies). Alibaba has original design manufacturers (ODM) that can create your product from scratch with your own design and put your logo. Alibaba has listed manufacturers from the united states as well. The most important thing is to make sure you don't get scammed and you like your product. You can do it bro, give it a try!
Rum Runner S2K (1 year ago)
Sourcing takes a long time. I fly to Shenzhen, China 5 times a year and even when you have a meeting set up, fly all the way there, and show up, the factories are not prepared for you. This may have to do with the thousands of flakes that contact them a day for cheap quotes. China is still the wild west, and is VERY relationship driven. I bring bottles of very nice scotch to my favorite factory owners every time I come. Spending $100-200 on a gift for them will pay off in thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars for you. Paying them a bonus for hitting deadlines and reaching AQL levels is important as well. You have to incentivize their commitment to you!
Julian O.falcon (6 days ago)
we should talk!
Sarcastic to be nice (12 days ago)
Just please dont take your pet🐶🐕 it may be an appetizer and not make it back home🤔
BhiphopJones (3 months ago)
How can we contact you?
Joe Diaz (4 months ago)
dennis sedillo, we should talk...
Francis Rice (4 months ago)
Thank you, this is incredibly insightful. I am starting my pre-contact search for manufacturers of health and medical consumer products - do you have any advise for someone that quite literally has not been on alibaba for more than 60 mins? Funny, as I have hopes of building a business out of it! Thank you.
r8rsean71 (1 year ago)
maybe put out some reliable manufacturers?
Sally Ironic (1 year ago)
The only way to manufacturer in China is to BE IN CHINA with a stringent quality control assessment procedures..........they will cut corners and use inferior material EVEN if you GIVE them the materials you want to use.............they sell your good material and use rubbish. They post FAKE product photos and many will down right ROB you and send you nothing. It's a totally different culture folks..........get used to it...........they have no vision of building a business and customer relationships............its all about the here and now...........what I can get out of it......I am talking from experience not only of my own but of many other business people I know.........Produce in your own country!! That is what I have decided to do.
Leemire Goldwire (1 year ago)
Plethora of amazing information! Curious to know... now that I've set up my business and wholesale license... How can I personally fulfill my print to order, orders without having Printful take most of my profit? In other words after creating my design through photoshop, creating my own labels - through Cruz, attaching them to my pre purchased whole sale products, and utilizing the postal services flat rate shipping .... how do I have the t shirts printed at an affordable rate?
Papameow Moreno (1 year ago)
Hi, can you help me find a manufacturer of gel nail polish in america? Or can you atleast give me some idea how can i find them? Please. Thanks in advance for tour help.
you don't know alibaba i was member with alibaba in 2005 , i use to buy from them but not any more because ; 1- shipment it take 2 month 2-i use to pay with western union ,and they rip me off twice $ 600 3- and they have very low quality 4 -buying 10 items 6 works and 4 don't 5 now go to china to get your money back 6- dont believe me google it alibaba scam
Gabriel Mondragon (3 months ago)
What is the best way to pay on alibaba?
Maria Diaz (1 year ago)
i have a question when you buy from alibaba do you need a tax id number
MSW Interview (6 months ago)
Maria Diaz Hey, do you have anymore info about custom fees and tariffs for importing products? That's the only thing I'm not really sure about. I've researched it but I can only find explanations of people who buy is very large quantities but not small ones.
Maria Diaz (1 year ago)
Killian Duarte now i know the answer . no i donot need tax id number. and you do not pay custom fee if you buy less thatn 800 us . i was talking whit one supplier from alibaba
Killian Duarte (1 year ago)
Maria Diaz i got the same question
Marco Castro (1 year ago)
Where can I find a good manufacturing company to start with?
Giordano Bruno (3 months ago)
Hey man, If you're serious about getting started in sourcing we can help you locate some factories to reach out to and negotiate on your behalf. All negotiations are completed in Mandarin Chinese.
Myles Bishop (1 year ago)
Nice to hear some personal experience. I've been watching videos about alibaba and it's all this grandiose trash. If this trend continues people won't popularize it. I'm considering investing in their stock....
ಸುನೀತ M C (5 months ago)
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Mike Gomez (1 year ago)
You couldn't have posted a video at a better time. I've been communicating with a vendor on Alibaba just this week and it's good to know that I should research into their history a bit more before giving my money away. Thanks for posting all this content. Always A-1.
Vvs Diamondz (1 year ago)
Mike Gomez how did it turn out
John Santos (1 year ago)
+Mike Gomez 🙏🏽
John Santos (1 year ago)
Thank you.
Evan Wise (1 year ago)
im just starting out to drop ship products on shopify and my niche is mens street wear. can anyone tell me how much profit i should make per product? Thanks
Simz raG (1 year ago)
so ,why dont u recommend some company who do delivery for worldwide?
Giordano Bruno (3 months ago)
Hey man, If you're serious about shipping from China , we can help you coordinate with the Chinese by handling all negotiations and product selection. All business conducted in Mandarin Chinese.
Simz raG (1 year ago)
John Santos i had same doubt too brov, thats y im looking for some good whole sale suppliers . that's y i asked u😊
John Santos (1 year ago)
+Simz raG I'm not saying you can't find them on there, I am saying you'll need to look and vet before placing a significant sized order.
Rosalind Hamilton (1 year ago)
Thank you for that info. Very helpful.
Michael White (1 year ago)
dude, there may not be any Mexican manufacturers listed on Alibaba, only a few in South America, just go on google and type on Mexican manufacturers. after you find one get in contact with them to see if you like them. if not dont let it stop you chose the next best option which may be china. buy a sample before making a whole sale purchase.
Andreia DaCosta (1 year ago)
I'm so confused. I need guidance. I've done so much, but now I'm stuck with how/what to do next. I have a website, opened social media, opened an Amazon store, but I don't have the most important thing... products. I have my designs, but no product. I was looking for manufactured in Mexico because it's close buy and I can have a closer relationship than in Asia. I could travel there and see...... Do you happen to know of a good manufacture in Mexico. please help!!!!
John Santos (1 year ago)
+Rosalind Hamilton you're welcome. :)
Susy G (1 year ago)
I totally agree!! I have gone through multiple vendors in Alibaba and after so many prototype fails, I decided to find my own vendor the old school way... research, research, research before investing large amounts of money!
Coin Stacks (1 month ago)
Susy G you should do videos on your experiences.
Jesus Paz (2 months ago)
Susy G do u have a vendor
Italy Allen (3 months ago)
dennis sedillo do u have a email

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