The Official Alibaba.com Success Guide: Insider Tips and Strategies for Sourcing Products from the World’s Largest B2B Marketplace . PDF
A book that is highly recommended. A book overview of the site alibaba.com, what to look for and what questions to ask when looking for products and suppliers and it includes feedback and interviews with business owners who have been successful and maybe not successful on the site. It does warn the risk of international business and also give a tip to minimize the risk. This book has a lot of basic information about Alibaba.com and if you are new to the website, it will help you gain some good insight. You can learn these by practically using the site, but the book is not a bad investment if you are looking to start using alibaba
From the Back Cover
“This is the first time I’ve seen such a detailed road map for importing goods from Asia. The authors mention most of the traps first-time importers tend to fall into, and even seasoned importers can learn new tips about the Alibaba Web site. A great book, both rigorous and easy to read!”
―Renaud Anjoran, founder, Sofeast Quality Control
“A much-needed guide to product sourcing written by two e-commerce ex-perts. Brad and Debra Schepp take the daunting job of sourcing products and break it down into easy-to-understand and manageable tasks. Recommended for entrepreneurs, retailers, and online sellers who want to take it to the next level.”
―Ina Steiner, editor, AuctionBytes.com and EveryPlaceISell.com
“Alibaba’s B2B search engine is the most powerful business tool for SMEs ever developed. This book is a winning combination of training manual in how to use Alibaba.com and cutting-edge business information. It all adds up to a proven system for creating more business!”
―Gene Rumley, BellPerformance.net, Alibaba e-Business of the Year, 2008
“Want to learn how to profit from Alibaba.com, the world’s largest international trading platform? This book’s practical guidance and inspiring success stories can help you take advantage of Alibaba.com’s powerful online product sourc-ing and partnership tools. Read it to learn how to grow your business and profit from the globalization of the Internet economy.”
―Scott Fox, author, e-Riches 2.0: Next-Generation Marketing Strategies for Making Millions Online
From the Inside Flap
If you operate a small or medium-size business, finding a reliable source of quality products can be tough—until you dis-cover Alibaba.com. The world’s largest B2B e-commerce marketplace, Alibaba.com helps people around the world import and export products for big profits.Whether you need a new supplier for your current business or want to start a new import/export business from scratch, Alibaba.com connects you with a nearly endless stream of products and suppliers from every corner of the globe. In fact, many people are overwhelmed by the huge amount of products, suppliers, and information they find when they first log on. With so many choices and money-making opportunities, you might not know where to start.
The Official Alibaba.com Success Guide shows you how to take full advantage of the world’s biggest global bazaar—explaining how to navigate the site, find products at the right price, and much more. From the simplest to most complex questions, this book covers it all. Plus, it includes best practices for safe trading, including how to vet suppliers and protect yourself from online fraudsters.
This is the first and only official guide to using Alibaba.com safely and profitably. Licensed and supported by the company—with a Foreword by founder Jack Ma—this is the
one guide you know you can rely on.
But don’t just take our word for it. Inside, you’ll find dozens of true stories from experienced Alibaba.com users who share their inspiring journeys to wealth and success using the site. Alibaba.com was founded to spread the dream of business ownership to people around the world. Say the magic words and walk through the door to wealth and independence.
About the Author
DEBRA SCHEPP and BRAD SCHEPP are widely respected e- commerce experts who have also written moneymaking books for users of Amazon and eBay. They conduct seminars on eBay selling and have been featured in such media outlets as Life, Good Housekeeping, and Entrepreneur magazines.