1688 has over two hundred thousand(200,000) sellers and over ten million products. Imagine going to the website to look for a product without a clue, you might find it, but certainly not in a six months time. Imagine searching for one particular balloon on a field of 10 million balloons_that’s a whole lot of work without certainty of result.
Fortunately, their is a design system that helps buyers search or source for products in 1688 successfully in the least possible time_word search and image search. In two subheadings, I would elaborate
Word searching is one of the ways buyers can search or source for products in 1688 in a jiffy. Let us assume you want to buy a rechargeable juicer or blender from 1688 store or Alibaba store, what do you do? You would simply visit the marketplace, then in the search bar, type in rechargeable juicer or blender, then click enter or search in your phone’s keyboard. That is it, you would get the results with the cost price. You must know the name of the product you want before using this method.
For word searching in 1688, yoiu would need to translate the product into Chinese language, this is so because 1688 is bult on Chinese language. You can do that using Google translate. Then copy and paste the Chinese translate of rechargable juicer, the number of search result would be more. For Alibaba, you can search using English language.
Let us say you see something a friend is selling or online or even in the traditional market and liked it. But, unfortunately, you do not know the name of that particular item, what do you do?
Well, 1688, Alibaba, Aliexpress to mention a few, got you covered, the only thing you have to do is to download the image if it is an item you stumble upon online or call your phone camera to duty if it is an item you walk across in the traditional market.
1.Login to your Alibaba, Aliexpress or 1688 Account. You might need to read how to create 1688 Account if you have not yet done so.
2. After logging in, now tap on the photo icon on the 1688, Alibaba or Aliexpress website and upload the product image from your computer storage. This would work for you if you are using the desktop version of any of the enlisted websites. If you are using smart phone please move to step 3
3. Download 1688 App or Alibaba app or Aliexpress app. We have noticed that image search only work on the mobile app if you are using a mobile phone. If you don’t know how to go about the app, check How to Download install and login to 1688 App
4. Now click on the photo icon on the app, it would redirect you to your phone’s gallery or photos, upload the product image and allow to scan. After you would see the successful search result
If all these looks ambiguous to you, consider watching the embedded YouTube video below