How to Pay Suppliers on Alibaba: A Complete Guide

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Alibaba.com provides a wide range of payment solutions for international buyers. The company has also experimented with programs that didn’t make the cut in the end.

In this guide, we explain what importers must know about paying suppliers on Alibaba.com using wire transfers, invoices, Escrow, payment links, and credit cards.

Overview

  • Telegraphic Transfer (Bank Transfer)
  • Alibaba Secure Payment (Escrow)
  • Alibaba Payment Links
  • Alibaba Payment Terms
  • Alibaba Online Transfer

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How to Import Products to the EU Using a Foreign Company

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Import products to the EU

Importing and selling products in the EU, using a non-EU company, is possible. However, doing so requires that you get get a VAT and EORI number, and pay import taxes. You’ll also need to decide in which EU member country to register your non-EU company.

The hardest part is often knowing where and how to get started, but this guide by Munish Gupta, founder of Supply Chain Advisory Group, covers everything you need to know at an early EU market entry stage. Continue reading How to Import Products to the EU Using a Foreign Company

List of LED Light Bulb Manufacturers in China: Our Top 10 Picks

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LED Light Bulb Manufacturers China

China is the base for the majority of the world’s top LED bulb light manufacturers. In this guide, we list some of China’s leading suppliers in the industry, producing both custom-designed (OEM) and private-label (ODM) LED bulb lights.

Each company profile includes information about product scope, company history, product compliance, factory certificates, and factory location.

Listed Companies

  • Zhejiang Shunshu Lighting Company
  • Guangzhou Keou Lighting
  • Shenzhen Innotech Industrial
  • Sunlux Electric (H.K.)
  • Ningbo Siying Optoelectronic Lighting Science & Technology
  • Hangzhou Lin’an Oubo Electronic Lighting
  • Hangzhou Huoshi Lighting
  • Anhui Liangliang Electronic Science and Technology
  • Ningbo Yourlite Imp & Exp
  • TCL Very Lighting Technology (Huizhou)

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List of LED Display Manufacturers in China: Our Top 10 Picks

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LED Display Manufacturers China

Shenzhen in Mainland China is the primary manufacturing center for LED displays used as digital billboards and advertising displays. In this guide, we list some of China’s leading LED display manufacturers covering a wide range of LED display specifications.

Each company profile includes information about product scope, company history, product compliance, factory certificates, and factory location.

Listed Companies

  • Shenzhen BIBI LED
  • Shenzhen Mary Photoelectricity
  • Shenzhen Yuchip Lighting
  • Shenzhen Dakco LED Displays
  • Shenzhen Huaxia Luster
  • Shenzhen AVOE Hi-Tech
  • Hetongjia Display Technology (Shenzhen)
  • Shenzhen Uniview LED
  • Hunan Yestech Optoelectronic
  • Sichuan Xingyuanxin Electronic Technology

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We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this guide. We have selected these companies based on their claimed product scope, history, certification, and capabilities. Continue reading List of LED Display Manufacturers in China: Our Top 10 Picks

List of Home Decoration Manufacturers in China: Our Top 10 Picks

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Home Decor Manufacturers China

Planning to import home decor products from China? In this guide, we list 10 manufacturers producing glassware, ceramic products, paintings, candlesticks, and other types of home decor.

Each company profile includes information about main products, certificates, and manufacturing capability.

Listed Companies

  • Shenzhen Merlin Living Collection
  • Fuzhou Sweet Home Décor
  • Tianjin U-LIKE Intl
  • Binbin Arts & Crafts
  • Fashim & Tarshim Décor
  • Fujian Dehua You-Young Crafts
  • Wah Tung China Arts
  • HFU Glass
  • Ginde Glass
  • Guangdong Garbo Industrial

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We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this guide. We have selected these companies based on their claimed product scope, history, certification, and capabilities. Continue reading List of Home Decoration Manufacturers in China: Our Top 10 Picks

List of Recycled Polyester Manufacturers in China: An Overview

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Recycled Polyester Manufacturers

Planning to import recycled polyester fabrics from China? In this guide, we introduce a list of manufacturers that produce recycled polyester fabrics and yarns. Some manufacturers in the list comply with the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and OEKO TEX Standard 100 standards.

Listed Companies

  • Zhangjiagang Success Textile
  • Fuzhou Texstar Textile
  • ARCH Textiles Manufacture Corp.
  • 3PX (Hangzhou)
  • Acetech Textiles Limited
  • Changshu Sun-Land Textile
  • Shanghai Nextile Fiber Technology
  • Wuxi Kuanyang Textile Technology
  • Wujiang Bonheur Special Textile
  • Shaoxing King Fabric Textile

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Top Products Imported from China: An Overview

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Top Products Imported From China

Planning to import products from China and not sure which products are manufactured in the country? In this article, we list some of the top imported products from China. The product list includes electronics, textiles, furniture, footwear, and other products.

Main Sources

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Top Products Imported from Vietnam: An Overview

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Top Products Imported From Vietnam

Planning to import products from Vietnam but not sure what kind of products are manufactured in the country? In this guide, we list some of the top imports from Vietnam to the United States, Europe, Asia, and many other countries. This includes textiles, electronics, machinery, furniture, and more.

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EORI Numbers for EU Importers: Questions & Answers

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EORI Numbers for EU Importers

An EORI number (abbreviation for Economic Operator Registration and Identification) is assigned to businesses importing products to the EU. In this guide, we explain what an EORI is used for, how to apply for an EORI number, EORI applications for non-EU companies, processing time, and more.

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What is a Purchase Order and Proforma Invoice?

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Importers issue Purchase Orders (PO) as a formal procedure to state their intention to buy certain products, according to the terms specified in the PO. The supplier should then counter by issuing a Proforma Invoice (PI), stating their intention to sell the products to you according to the terms stated in the PI.

While this may sound like an outdated formality, understanding the Purchase Order and Proforma Invoice issuing process can help avoid severe misunderstandings – leading to quality issues, receiving the wrong product, or delays.

Overview

  • What is a Purchase Order?
  • What do I need to include in my Purchase Order?
  • How do I submit the purchase order to the factory?
  • Do I need to submit a Purchase Order before each production run?
  • Why do I need a Proforma Invoice from the factory?
  • What kind of information should the Proforma Invoice include?
  • How do I avoid payment fraud?
  • What is the difference between a Proforma Invoice and a Commercial Invoice?
  • Can I use the Proforma Invoice as proof of importation value?

Sample Documents

In addition, we also provide sample invoice documents:

  • Purchase Order Sample
  • Proforma Invoice Sample
  • Commercial Invoice Sample

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