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Before start using our service, please fill in the following form to tell us what products you want to buy from 1688.

Premium FAQs

What products can you help us to source ?

Our advantage lies in electronic products, because we are in the industrial cluster of electronic products in Shenzhen, this is our advantage. And our purchasing experts have 15 years of experience in purchasing electronic products, which is another advantage of us. However, some customers we have worked with also ask us to help them purchase other products out of trust, such as clothes, storage boxes, lamps and so on.
Just email us your request details: such as product photos, quantities, colors, size, product data, delivery time ….etc. We will give sourcing details within 24 hours . This is money.

Do you purchase the price cheaper than me ?

Yes this is our advantage . beacause we are local and have more advantage to get lower prices than you, such as lower 15% -35% by your price. We arm at to help foreign small and medium companies discover valued suppliers in China.

How do you search suppliers for our orders?

Normally we will give preference to those suppliers who cooperate well before cause they are tested to offer good quality and price. For those products we don’t purchase before, we do as below.
Firstly, we find out the industrial clusters of your products, like toys in Shantou,electronic products in Shenzhen, Christmas products in Yiwu.
Secondly, we search the right factories online or go around the local wholesale market depending on your requirement and quantity.
Thirdly, we ask quotation and samples for checking. Samples can be delivered to you request(sample fee and express charge is paid by your side).

If I already buy from China, can you help me to export?

Yes! After your purchasing by yourself, if you worry about the supplier can’t do as you require, we can be your assistant to push production, check quality, arrange loading, exportation, customs declaration and after-sales service. The service fee is negotiable.

How can I pay and what payment methods do you accept ?

We accept bank transfer, PayPal, Western Union, Money Gram. 30% advance payment and balance before shipment.

Our 1688 Buying Procedure

SourcingArts helps you buy from 1688 and ship to your home



Step 1: Check the products you want to buy

Tell us what you want to buy by sending the ticket above. Once we get your product link, our sourcing experts will check its price, contact the supplier, and calculate the shipping cost from the factory to our warehouse.
If your product link is from an English website such as AliExpress, Amazon, etc., we will search for a supplier with a better price for your product in China.

Step 2: Calculate project cost
Our sourcing experts will calculate all the cost of purchasing the product according to your requirements on quantity, specification, shipping address, etc., including product cost, domestic freight in China, international freight and any other possible costs.

Step 3: Charge for the product
After you confirm the order, we will charge you the first payment – product cost and domestic freight in China by drafting a Proforma Invoice.

Step 4: Sourcing products from suppliers
After receiving your payment, we will contact the supplier to purchase the product and request to ship it to our Shenzhen warehouse. This usually takes 3-5 days.

Step 5: Conduct quality inspection
After receiving the product, we will conduct quality inspection and take photos for you to confirm. And optimize product packing to save shipping costs, we can also provide packaging, labeling and other services according to your requirements.
After ensuring that the products are qualified, we will choose the most favorable shipping plan or whatever you need according to the product weight, and then contact the shipping company to pick up the goods. This usually takes 1-2 days.

Step 6: Arrange for door-to-door shipping
The shipping company will issue a freight bill after receiving the goods, and we will draft a Proforma Invoice for this fee and the 1688 sourcing service fee to you. After paying the freight, the goods will start to be shipped and delivered to your door within the agreed time.

1688 Sourcing Service Rate

Order ValueService Fee
Less than $200$20
$3,000-$5,000 8%

Your Sincere 1688 Sourcing Agent

With SourcingArts, you can easily buy any product you want from 1688, Aliexpress, Alibaba, Amazon......


No Hidden Fees

The price of 1688 is fully disclosed and we will inform you of all possible fees before the transaction. You don't need to worry about any hidden fees.


Quality Assurance

We will only arrange shipping if the product is in good condition and meets specifications. We make sure you get the right product.


Flexible & Cheap Shipping

Combine items from different sellers into one shipment to save 70% on shipping costs! Flexible shipping methods for your choice.


Flexible Payment Options

You cannot buy from 1688 without a Chinese bank card. With us, you can choose to pay by international bank transfer, PayPal or Western Union.

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