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How can I verify that a company is real and that it can meet my requirements?

Posted: 2012-08-14

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Hi, I am an entrepreneur who is new to this business and has a lot of doubts and fears. I need your help to deal with it. Here are some questions which I wish to clarify: How should I verify that a company is genuine and not a scammer? If It is genuine, then how can I make sure that it can meet my quality and quantity requirements with its low price quotations? How can I make legal contracts with it while I am sitting abroad?

Answer

Your concerns are valid and I am happy to let you know that we have detailed answers and video tutorials, which address each of them in great detail. Here is a directory for your reference:

How should I verify that the company is genuine and not a scammer?

Genuine products from China?

I think I’ve been scammed for several thousand dollars. What do I do?

How do I know if the pricing and import-export information I've received from a China supplier is legitimate?

If It is genuine then how can I make sure that it can meet my quality and quantity requirements with its low price quotations?

China Sourcing Success/Failure Factors

Who does the project management after the PO has been placed?

How can I make legal contracts with it while sitting abroad?

A small buyer placing orders with Chinese Suppliers: contracts, travel, and other issues

I would also encourage you to watch the following short videos designed to cover the basics for new buyers like yourself.

Video1: Finding suppliers
Video2: Evaluating suppliers
Video3: Negotiations
Video4: Project management and quality control
Video5: Protecting your intellectual property
Video6: Learn how Global Sources can help you source with more confidence
Video7: How to find and manage partners for logistics services
Video8: Be careful of this scam if you think you are buying famous brands direct from China
Video9: Returning defective merchandise to China
Video10: Resolving a dispute: Demand letters and legal options with Chinese suppliers

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