Advantages of Finding a Sourcing Agent than buying on Alibaba from China
Alibaba is a famous online marketplace from China. It attracts many buyers to source factories, suppliers and products on it. However, there is still a large number of buyers choose to find one-stop sourcing agent to help. Here will introduce the advantages of sourcing agent have compared with Alibaba.
Buyers always hope to source products efficiently. Picking out satisfying suppliers from thousands of suppliers in Alibaba is time-consuming and inefficient. Even though the platform claim that suppliers on it are 100% of authenticity. Buyers cannot verify the qualifications of these suppliers one by one. Some suppliers in Alibaba have no experience in international trade. It’s difficult for them to guarantee on-time delivery. Compared with sourcing in Alibaba, finding a reliable sourcing agent can offer you sound sourcing suggestions according to your requirement. Sourcing agents are familiar with local markets. They can pick out more than 20 suppliers with a good reputation from hundreds of thousands of suppliers to ensure you a good sourcing experience from China. Thus you can save most of the time on sourcing and be more efficient.
Pick Up the Best Suppliers for You
There are thousands of different suppliers in Alibaba. The barrier in the communication between buyers and suppliers is quite difficult to bridge. Besides, some online suppliers are not familiar with the international shipment, so shipping can take a very long time to reach you. In this circumstance, finding a sourcing agent from China will be helpful. They can verify the qualification of suppliers and pick out a reliable one. Besides, some suppliers online are middleman instead of manufactures. Products from them are at a higher price. Sourcing agents have close contact with factory outlets. They can help you get a competitive price. All these service sourcing agents provide can also help you reduce the risk of supplier fraud.
Offer Product Inspection Service
Suppliers from Alibaba have no service for products inspection. If you need, they will invite a quality inspector who is not familiar with your requirement to support. Qualifications of these inspectors are hard to verify. If you find a sourcing agent, you need not worry about the sourcing progress. Sourcing agents can not only make sound sourcing plan according to your need but also can offer independent quality inspection service. They can help you control the quality of products and reduce the risk of losing cost.
Provide Product Gathering Service
It’s difficult for buyers to ask for gathering goods from different suppliers, which means buyers will cost too much on international shipment. From this point, a sourcing agent that can do product collection, warehousing, international freight and shipping for buyers is helpful. If the product quantity you need is small, sourcing agents can ship your good in less than container loads to save time and your cost.
Offer One Station Service
Many suppliers from Alibaba only provide service of production collection and shipment. Compared with the service suppliers in Alibaba can provide, sourcing agents can offer a more professional one-station service to overseas buyers. These services include market visiting, placing orders, product inspection, collection and customs clearance an so on. The one-station service can reduce the worries from buyers by helping them save time and sourcing cost.
Alibaba is very continent for overseas buyers to source on the internet. However, the one-stop service sourcing agent offer will be your good helper to save time and cost. Wish you find the way suit to your sourcing requirement and have a satisfying experience in sourcing from China.
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