Alibaba Online Shopping Guide in Kenya, Agents, and Contacts
Alibaba provides a platform for online purchase transactions. It was formed in 1999 to increase the productivity of small businesses through technology.
Through its head, Jack Ma, Alibaba prides itself in meeting customer needs whether these customers are the final consumers or not. From wherever you are in the world, you can shop for your favorite items online through Alibaba. You don’t have to wait till you can travel abroad to meet your purchase needs.
Alibaba online shopping guide in Kenya
You can shop in bulk or buy individual items from Alibaba. Below is a guide on how to shop for bulky items:
- Click www.alibaba.com and create an account.
- Search for the products you want to buy by using appropriate keywords.
- Identify various suppliers, depending on your product of choice.
- Select the best supplier based on the cost, online reviews, and experience, among other factors. Please don’t be quick to choose a vendor that you forget to perform your due diligence, as this may result in financial losses.
- Place your order and give specifications in terms of quantity, price, and other features.
- Pay for your order and decide on how shipping will be done.
For single items, follow the process below:
- Visit www.aliexpress.com to create an account. With individual purchases, you’ll not place your order on www.alibaba.com.
- Search for the item you want to buy, and choose the seller offering the best deal.
- Navigate to ‘My Aliexpress’ and specify your shipping address.
- Place your order after specifying color, size, and model, among other characteristics.
- Pay for your order through Visa, MasterCard, Bank transfer, or Western Union.
- You’ll receive a tracking number to view the status of your shipment to Kenya.
Shipping items to Kenya on AliBaba
When buying items from overseas, you must be specific about your shipping address before finalizing the transaction. On choosing the best seller, add details about where the items should be delivered. These details include:
- Your name.
- P.O. Box Address
- Postal code.
- Mobile number.
After saving these details, you can transfer payment and wait for delivery. As stated above, you can track your order using a tracking number.
Alibaba online shopping Agents
Kindly note that there are no freelancer agents, as each of them must be part of a trading company registered on Alibaba. These companies should have been gold suppliers for not less than three years, meaning they have been paying for their Alibaba account for this period. To get the list of verified shipping agents, use the website’s search bar.
Alibaba Kenya contacts
Website: www.alibaba.com – click on ‘contact us’ after visiting the website.