Shiping agent from China ....I need advice to not get scamed

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Hi. I contacted a guy from CN that pretend to can ship from me in Itally any goods and offer door to door shiping. Problem is how I can thrust this company will ship to me and how I can proced to avoid the risk. Is paypal transaction ok? Also if the item arive broken can I open a dispute and request money back.How should I pay all the money for goods directlly to this guy and he will purchase the product for me or I can pay to factory separately? Any advice will be higher apreciate.
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  • Profile picture of the author sam1987
    Hi !
    Where did you found this guy ?
    Did you try to find suppliers on aliexpress, I think you can't be scamed there.
    To avoid to be scamed, buy 2 or 3 items to be sure it's not a scamer, ask for samples to be sure that this person can deliver what he said.
    Start with little quantity to avoid to be scamed.
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I suggest you look up a member (importexport) experienced in importing and read some of his advice...I would advise you to read EVERY thread he has started in the past 6-12 months or so.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/ecommerc...rter-here.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/ecommerc...kes-money.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/ecommerc...liexpress.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/ecommerc...ood-chain.html
  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    "Did you try to find suppliers on aliexpress, I think you can't be scamed there. "

    You are seriously misinformed if you think you cannot be scammed by businesses on AliExpress. There are probably more shady businesses there than there are not.

    I agree with Kay King. Pay attention to what Walter Hay (Importexport) says about this and definitely consider getting his course. Knowing who to do business with in China and who to avoid is worth far more than the very little money his program costs!
    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      "Did you try to find suppliers on aliexpress, I think you can't be scamed there. "

      You are seriously misinformed if you think you cannot be scammed by businesses on AliExpress. There are probably more shady businesses there than there are not.

      I agree with Kay King. Pay attention to what Walter Hay (Importexport) says about this and definitely consider getting his course. Knowing who to do business with in China and who to avoid is worth far more than the very little money his program costs!
      Dave is right. The advice given by sam1987 is definitely wrong. Aliexpress is one of the riskiest sites with thousands of people having been scammed.

      Walter Hay
      Provenchinasourcing
  • Profile picture of the author Double Q
    What product are you selling ?

    I had tried a fault order . it would took very long time to follow up. Although i can have my money back, not expect too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Florin94
    Hi.Thank all for help. I was avoid for now this bussines. Sincerlly the idea was to pay for item and pay separatelly for shiping to a shiping company. Sincerlly in this case I think once I buy the item and factory give to ,,courier,, the package may not be arive at me anymore.So for refund me I can go at courier and request only money for shiping not even the rest of the money for product that was not arive because the rest of money I was pay to factory.How I can get a refund in this case for entire amount ? I think is imposible. Thanl
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    The best thing to do is go there and live for a while, make some trusted contacts and go from there.

    There is no substitute for face to face meetings with people.
    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by brettb View Post

      The best thing to do is go there and live for a while, make some trusted contacts and go from there.

      There is no substitute for face to face meetings with people.
      I agree that face to face meetings can be a great help. particularly in building the all important Gaunxi which is the system of social networks and influential relationships which facilitate business and other dealings.However, visits to China are not essential.

      • Very few of my successful newbie importers ever visit China.
      • Very few of my franchisees who bought franchises of my former importing business from me in 4 countries ever visited China. They followed the same sourcing system that I now teach in my retirement.
      • Huge numbers of manufacturers are direct exporters and I teach how to find them.
      • Those of my book users who do visit China know from what I have taught them that there are tricks used by traders who take you to factories pretending they own the factory. My students know how to detect those tricks.
      • They know how to ignore the huge MOQs quoted by suppliers and instead by using my techniques they negotiate small orders at ex-factory prices.
      • They know it is not necessary to buy container loads to get good prices.
      • They know better than to source on certain platforms like Alibaba and Global Sources.
      • The only trusted eyes in China that I advise my book readers to rely on are several 100 year old European inspection services, and that is only for bigger orders.
      Walter Hay,
      Provenchinasourcing

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