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Sourcing

86Deal sourcing purchasing service mainly focus on Taobao, 1688 as well as other Chinese online shopping websites.

How to source goods on 1688 Taobao?

It is a little difficult for small business overseas to source goods from China due to the sourcing cost and efficiency. Along with the rapid development of the China eCommerce as well as logistics, more and more people, companies, manufacturers get used to embrace the online business, 1688 and taobao as the two biggest B2B and B2C online platforms are more and more popular not only for Chinese people but also for small business overseas. How to source goods on 1688 Taobao is important for people who newly start their dropshipping business. It includes search, filter and communicate 3 main steps.

How to search goods on 1688 Taobao?

Search goods on 1688 Taobao is the first step for dropshipping. Both 1688 and Taobao support keywords and photo search, which means you can search goods via goods core keywords as well as long tail keywords in Chinese words, You can also upload goods photos to the search bar on 1688 Taobao to search exactly the same goods. To search more accurate goods meet your requirements you may know a little more search skills to soure goods on 1688 Taobao.

How to filter goods on 1688 Taobao?

As 1688 Taobao offers hundreds of thousands search results how to filter goods becomes very important. Basically you can filter goods brands, design, price, popularity, sales, seller credits as well as other attributes of the goods. The more ways you know how to filter goods on 1688 Taobao, the higher chance you got to meet your idea goods for dropshipping.

How to comminicate with sellers on 1688 Taobao?

It might be the most difficult part for small business overseas to communicate with Chinese suppliers due to the language issue, after filter goods you should confirm the goods price, material, size, feature, quality, quantity, payment terms, shipping terms etc. with the supplier, during this process you can make your decision.

How to source goods on 1688 Taobao is key to your success on the dropshipping business. It not only includes the searching, filter skills but also require you to communicate with supplier to negotiate and bargain for better price and quality. 86Deal offers sourcing service on 1688 Taobao in the following ways:

Communicate goods dropshipping requirements in details via email or Wechat and confirm the sourcing requirements as well as payment shipping terms.

Search and filter goods on 1688 Taobao to meet the goods quality and budget.

Negotiate and bargain with supplier for better price, then confirm the goods price, quantity, stock condition with clients.

Once the payment confirmed, 86Deal will place order on 1688 Taobao and update order status.

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