If you want to buy bread or other edible. what do you do? You simply walk to a relatively near store and buy the bread of your choice. Similary, if you want to buy online, what do you do?
In my other series of Master Mini Importation business, I have explained convincingly why you should start this business this year and the tools/equipment you would need to start. I will continue with revealing the websites where you can buy directly from supplier.
Ask a Nigerian, which online market is the the best in terms of favorable pricing, he/she would definitely answer Jumia or Konga, anyone can come first, depending on his patronage or environment. But tdo sellers in Jumia or Konga produce those items they list on the website? The answer could be yes, but more of “no” than “yes”. Those sellers also buy, resell and make profit. Where do they buy from, if it be that they do not produce it?
I would not leave the question in the above paragraph unanswered,the same time I would not keep you thinking. Ready? Here we go, the 5 websites you can buy from at very cheap wholesale price:
Alibaba is the first in our list and among the most popular international online store known worldwide. As long as African is consigned, Alibaba is the number one online store to shop at. What of Amazon or Ebay? Remember I wrotes “as far as African is cosigned”, the number of Africans that have made a purchase in Alibaba is more than that on Africans that have purchased in Amazon
Some of the advantages of Alibaba is the fact that you can pay using your Master card and also most suppliers in the platform can understand English. The later advantage is no big goal to be, since Google translate can help overcome the barrier of writing/reading in different language
You can visit Alibaba online store HERE
Africans and Nigerians in particular tend to get stucked in Alibaba, but an online store like Yiwugo has thousands of producers and suppliers who are willing to sell at a very cheap wholesale price. From Yiwugo, you can easily chat up suppliers and the good thing is that you can open an account for free. Shopping in Yiwugo is similar to shopping in Alibaba
Yiwugo is based in Chinese language, however, you can use Google translate extension to translate to English. Suppliers in Yiwugo mostly communicate in China, though, that does not mean some cannot communicate with English. Whatever case, Google translate can help you
You can shop in Yiwugo online store HERE. Please bear in mind that payment currency is Chinese Yuan(CNY). This means you would definitely need a verified Alipay account or use a payment agent.
Still on 5 websites you can buy from at very cheap wholesale price, the third in our list is 1688. 1688 is an online store hosting over a thousand manufacturers and over ten thousand suppliers. 1688 is the Chinese version of Alibaba made for Chinese locales, that means it is an online store meant exclusively for Chinese resident to shop in large quantity, hence built with Chinese language. BUT i cannot understand Chinese language? What should I do? you might consider Alibaba. wtf…lol, there is still hope as you read further
Thanks to Google translate Chrome extension to translate in your preferred language; However 1688 is strictly a wholesale online store, meaning that there is a set minimum order quantity(MOQ) you can order, atimes you have to buy quantity as much as 100 from a supplier and anything less than the MOQ might not work.
Another challenge with 1688 is that the payment currency is Chinese yuan(CNY), this means you would need an Alipay account or the help of a procurement/payment agent to help you pay suppliers in 1688. You can shop in 1688 HERE. Remember to check MOQ before ordering
Yet, another Chinese origin website, Made-in-China is an online store you can buy from at a jaw-dropping price. Items are so cheap that you would ask yourself “does this suppliers really make profit?”.
An advantage of this website over 1688 is that you can pay in dollar using your Master Card. Aditionally, the supplier/producers can commucicate in English, which is not a very big goal since Google translate Chrome extension can help your language inadequacy.
Want to shop in Made-in-China? Click HERE and shop asap
The last in my list but never the least in the 5 websites you can buy at very cheap wholesale price is Dhgate. Shopping in this online store is better experience than explained. But brieflly, shopping in this store is very easy and suppliers are already waiting for you to come shopping.
One of the things I like about Dhgate store is that the payment curreny can be changed,, you have an option of over twenty different currencies of the world_You have the option to change to NGN, USD, CNY, GBP EUR among others. That also is iced with the many payments option, you can choose to pay with VISA, Master Card, Discover, Maestro and lots more.
Dhgate is the online store with most payment options and with those options you can pay by yourself even from the comfort of your home. You would not need a payment agent, just get your Master card internet enabled and you are good to go
You can shop from Dhgate store HERE
There are many Chinese online stores you can shop from outside the five listed here, but just like Jumia and Konga stand out in Nigeria, the ones listed here are the top five standing out in China. As you shop, always be conscious of the MOQ, you forgot what that means? Scroll up and help yourself.