Alibaba built up several sections within its website, like sourcing, inspection, shipping etc, and all of them are cluttered with many companies. It brights a lot of competition. And alibaba sets up certain rules to rank the suppliers to make more profit. I personally don't quite like to use it.
I use alibaba over 9 years ago when I was working in a samll trading company. The work I needed to do every day is to post some new products, and refresh the webpages every afternoon for so call ranking improvement. It is actually a waste of time.
We should focus more about the service/products quality we sell, and the customer sales service if we want to get more orders.
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