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Trade Assurance is a free service by Alibaba.com that facilitates trade and fosters trust between businesses across borders.
Alibaba.com Insights
Apr 13
3 min read
Source Now - Alibaba.com's new tool to help you source faster - and from anywhere. This Google Chrome extension allows you to image search any picture against Alibaba.com's massive product directory.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 18
1 min read
The room is full of men. They sit cross-legged on the floor around the edges of a sprawling carpet, tired from a day toiling in the desert sun. In the middle of the room, her head covered in a black-and-white kufiyah, Scarlett Chen is doing business. She sits at a squat and rough wooden table, talking to the village leader about a well.
Alibaba.com Insights
Mar 25
2 min read
Angel Zhong finds inspiration in funny places. A long-time designer and manufacturer of mobile phone cases, she needs constant ideas to keep on top of the industry.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 3
2 min read
CBP encourages trademark owners to not only register their trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but also to record their trademark with CBP. The cost of recordation is only $190 and provides trademark holders substantial benefits like CBP acting as your own personal trademark infringement policeman at the border. Deckers was able to assist CBP in comparing Zheng’s merchandise bearing the UGG logo with the recorded UGG word mark and determine that Zheng’s merchandise was counterfeit.
Alibaba.com Insights
Apr 2
2 min read
Many companies mistakenly believe that registering a trademark or copyright with the U.S. Government provides sufficient protection and remedies, and, therefore, do not take the extra step to record those trademarks or copyrights with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S. Customs). The processes achieve two completely different goals.
Alibaba.com Insights
Mar 22
3 min read
As with so many business transactions these days, overseas sourcing is typified by geographic, cultural and communication barriers. So it’s no wonder most importers sourcing from Asia utilize some form of pre-shipment inspection.
Alibaba.com Insights
Mar 1
2 min read
The world’s largest online B2B marketplace has announced the launch of its largest event yet this year – March Expo. Alibaba.com’s exhibition-themed online sourcing event aims to facilitate trade between thousands of buyers and sellers during a peak sourcing month.
Alibaba.com Insights
Feb 27
2 min read
Less than Container Load (LCL) service is a new logistics service available on Alibaba.com tailored for smaller and frequent trading orders typically placed by SMEs and newcomers to import/export. Alibaba.com is currently rolling this service for US-based buyers only, for shipping routes between China Mainland and the United States.
Alibaba.com Insights
Feb 26
2 min read
Some importers see a sample, approve it, and ask the supplier to launch production. This might be appropriate for some standardized items such as computer wires, but for most consumer products it is a dangerous process.
Alibaba.com Insights
Feb 13
2 min read
If you purchase customized or made-to-order products, you need to look for the right source. Switching suppliers down the road can be difficult—getting the development and the production right can take more than six months for a new factory—so it’s important to find a good supplier to begin with.
Alibaba.com Insights
Feb 13
2 min read
Kingree is a good case study of how a small Chinese manufactory grows from fulfilling OEM and ODM orders to launching its own brand to an overseas audience.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 4
2 min read
There’s a good chance that if you grew up in North America in the last 25 years, you’ve used something made in Champion’s factories on the outskirts of Shenzhen.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 3
2 min read
You only need to spend a few minutes with Ellen and Michael Cai to see how happy they are.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 3
2 min read
Tablets are a tough market to remain competitive in, and the hottest time is now in the past. For 2009 to 2014, when tablets were hot commodities, Yanbochaung has more orders than it did production, and everyone worked hard—and worked late, often until 2 or 3 in the morning.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 3
2 min read
In their first two years, nearly all of B2Go’s customers found them on Alibaba.com, but their success on the platform has allowed them to spawn off a B2C business which they’re ready to show off to a bigger audience at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 2
3 min read
In just four years, it boomed from four employees to over 1,000, with the US market making up between 60-70% of its sales.
Alibaba.com Insights
Jan 2
2 min read
When President Obama announced, after the Ferguson, Missouri, riots in 2014, that all police forces in the US should wear body cameras, one Shenzhen-based manufacturer was already ready to respond.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 21
2 min read
This whitepaper by Alibaba aims to deliver meaningful answers to questions surrounding foreign trade for SMEs. We hope it gives context to leaders and entrepreneurs about how Alibaba empowers global businesses through our trade ecosystem.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 12
1 min read
Ken Wu was a curious kid. Growing up in the 1980s in Nanchang, the capital of China’s Jiangxi province—an agricultural region in the country’s southeast—Wu heard voices and wanted to understand where they came from.
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 11
2 min read
It’s an understatement to say Simon Wang had a hard landing
Alibaba.com Insights
Dec 10
4 min read
For business owners in India, finding affordable, high-quality supplies to keep inventory competitive can be a challenge
Alibaba.com Insights
Nov 26
3 min read