How Big is Alibaba?

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If you asked most people on the street which giant e-commerce company has the most transactions per year between, Amazon, eBay and Alibaba, most would say either eBay or Amazon. But they would be wrong, very wrong. According to a report by the Economist magazine the Chinese wholesaling, b2b and retail giant Alibaba dwarfed its more famous American peers, handling more than 500 orders per second. [Read more...]

AliExpress Complaints

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I’m in two minds about AliExpress: I like it because you can connect with suppliers to buy cheap products in small amounts but I dislike it because they just don’t have the dispute system worked out properly. Dealing with a wide range of manufacturers and suppliers in China can be a nightmare! I have used them quite a few times now and most suppliers I have bought from have been honest and fair but I have also dealt with thieves. [Read more...]