Alibaba is one of the world's biggest e-commerce websites. You can find literally anything here. Almost all of the goods manufacturers in the world love to list their products on this website. It is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world. Alibaba is China’s popular destination for online shopping and it is also becoming popular nowadays in the rest of the world. Today we are talking about the Alibaba supply chain to Nepal and how you can successfully import goods from Alibaba into Nepal.
Shipping goods from China to Nepal involves many factors such as factory location, destination, cargo size, shipping mode (air, land – standard or express), and many more. Importing goods from China to Nepal is not a straightforward process as many tend to believe. The process involves a lot of documentation and inspection in both countries and is also time-consuming. This is why the expert services of freight forwarders are very important. Freight forwarders like Cargo Nepal exist to aid the quick transportation of items from one country to the other. It makes no sense to travel to China to ship your cargo when you can hire a forwarding agent like us to handle the procedure on your behalf.
Let’s go with the step by step process to buy goods from Alibaba
Find the right product in Alibaba
Inorder to run a successful business you need to have a proper plan. You must research the products first. Things you need to consider are if the goods are available in the local market or not. You need to ensure that the nepalese government has laws and regulations that allow you to import such goods without any hassle. The seller is genuine and if it is safe to order. Do you have trust between buyers and suppliers, trade assurance is must. What if all of the trade talks are just a scam.
Negotiation / terms and conditions
While buying the product you should know the quality of the product. Make a habit of seeing reviews and stars given by customers after purchasing the goods. We should Always remember that negotiation must be done at the right time. It is the art of buyers to negotiate the price with suppliers. To make a supplier happy you must have to prove to be a good client. If we are buying a huge product, you can bargain.
Once you are final with the product now, it's time to place an order. Place an order lower than the requested MOQ, lower the price of the goods, or make any kind of customizations to the order, you’ll need to “Contact Supplier” and use the “Chat Now!” instant messaging tool to negotiate with the seller. Order your product on alibaba.com and you can pay through a custom secure payment portal. The accepted payment methods include:Credit cards, Debit cards, Online bank payment (eChecking), Wire transfer (T/T),Western Union. If you do not have the appropriate payment methods then you can contact Cargo Nepal who can help you with your payment along with all of the other necessary procedures.
Transportation to Nepal Via Ocean Freight
As we all know that most of the alibaba suppliers will ship either by air to Kathmandu or by sea to Kolkata. For the purpose of understanding today we will talk about bringing in goods through ocean freight from alibaba to Nepal. Once you finalize your orders and goods are being prepared now you need to think about the next phase of the operation, Transportation.
Goods that are very small could be sent via regular mail by the seller but goods that are of container size need to be transported differently. There are several ways you can transport goods from the factory to you. Either you can hire an agent like us who will help you with all of your transportation and custom procedures or you can do it yourself if you know the procedures. If you are reading this blog I am assuming that you do not know the shipping process. Here are the brief introduction
Manufacturers can sometimes do land transportation and get your goods delivered to the designated port, however you have to do all the necessary paperwork's for custom clearance by yourself which is tedious and has to go through lots of process. So genuinely if you are planning to import larger goods better to talk to the agent like us.
After completing all the documentation, the goods are moved from the supplier's factory. The goods are then transferred to the custom warehouse. Chinese custom will check the goods and documents. After verification you are free to ship the container to your destination port. Now, you have to book the shipping container. Ship will pick up the container from the chinese port. The goods are now transferred to the sea. If the goods are transported via sea, they are received at either the Kolkata or Vizag port. Now, the goods are received at port. It is directly transported by land to Nepal’s custom transit point, then you have to do the customs clearance at the entry point of Nepal, now you're free to transport your goods anywhere into nepal. You can contact local transportation companies to move your goods which is the easiest part of the whole process. Once goods enter into Nepal you literally have successfully imported the goods from Alibaba to Nepal.
Out of all of the process mentioned above finding the product, making an order and local transportation are the easiest for ordinary people like you and me. Rest of the procedures are complicated and time consuming and are hard to manage if you are operating on your own. Cargo Nepal Pvt. Ltd. has been providing cargo services in Nepal for small to large corporations. With the experiences of 8+ years we always try to move one step ahead of the rest of our competition. For Details information regarding transportation you can contact us at any time here is our contact details.
Cargo Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: P. O. Box No: 26182
+977 15320150, 15320160
Cell : +977 9851114666, 9802073809