It takes the mind to see the future, but takes the hand to bring the future. Your mind is already seeing your business empire where you are a business magnet? Only your hands can bring the future you envisage and make you become.
Just like YouTube is among the products of Google group of products, so also is 1688 among the product of Alibaba group. To know that 1688 is an online store is one thing(a thing of the mind), to know how to shop or order from 1688 is the still a thing of the mind. But ordering the items and maneuvering the process of getting it to your doorstep is a thing of the hand. Your hand must work, but worry not, am your guide here and would teach you on how to buy from 1688 without an account
Don’t wanna open a 1688 account? worry not, you can still shop from your
In this guide, I would guide you on how to shop/buy from 1688 without even knowing how to open/create a 1688 account or the proc
ess of translating your name to Chinese so account could work. The steps might not be easy, but I would break it down into steps and with analogies that would make you follow and understand.
1.Visit the store
Thanks to internet, which can make any user ubiquitios, you can be here and virtually be there. Yea, you can be in Nigeria and visit China without leaving your room in Ikorodu. If you have not started utilizing the power of internet to bridge the gap of distance, it is not late now.
!!! Fasten your seat belt, we are about to take off to the higher altitude!!!
Now, launch your browser(Chrome preferrabley) and type in 1688.com. I listed Chrome, among the 4 softwares/applications you would need for importation business. After successful page loading, translate to English or your preferred laguage.
Next what do you have in mind to buy? Some already know what they want to buy why some does not. Any category you found yourself, I got you covered
You that already know what you want to buy, you can type it into the search bar and click on search. There is a little problem, you would get minimum result if you use English language but maximum result if you use Chinese language to search(image later). I would use Rechargeable juicer as an example.
Now on 1688 search bar, type in “Rechargeable juicer” and click search. you would get a about 15 search results. Let’s see how many results we would get if the same rechargeable juice is translated to Chinese language using Google translate, copy and paste to the search bar in 1688.
After the searching(in chinese language), you see an item pleasing to you or that meets your demand? The next thing to do is to copy the link and paste it in your Evernote(an app for saving link), name the link to what you can remember and continue shopping in 16688. Repeat the same process, till you are satisfied with the different goods you want to purchase. Alternatively, you can bookmark the page if you do not have enough space to manage Evernote app in your phone, the app size is just 28mb. Do not forget to check out the Minimum order quantity of any item you want to purchase
4. Send a List
This is the last step but never the least. After you are done copying all the links apparopraitely in evernote or book marking the page, which ever suites you; you now send the list of items with the accurate details to your purchasing agent. If it is something like Shoe, you got to be specific with size, colour and qunatity, If it is the rechargeable juicer, you have to specify the quantity, number of blades, color and battery capacity.
Please do not order less than the MOQ. After some days, the agent would reply with the total amount of goods/items you enquired for with his/her charges. Different agents has different charging system, some charge buy percentage, some per link and even some otherwise, I have meet a female agent who you must first pay a commitment fee of aroung 85RMB, then still pay some percentage of the total amount of goods being purchased.
The agent would send you an account depending on the country you are in; Ghana account, Kenya account, Nigeria account etc/ Make payments and wait for your item to arrive to your country in the specified time, depending on shipping method.
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