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This is a good way to identify reliable suppliers on AliExpress.com. Click on the Positive feedback rate to read feedback from other people who have bought products from the seller.
AliExpress.com is an online shopping mall owned by China’s top online marketplace, Alibaba.com. On AliExpress, you will find thousands of top Chinese exporters and suppliers selling millions of products at low wholesale prices.
Identify a Good SupplierFinding a product on AliExpress is not a problem, finding a reliable supplier is where to put most of your attention.
Once the supplier ships the product, a tracking number will appear in the transaction area of your AliExpress account.
Before we go into details on how to buy products on AliExpress let us inform you about what you need to shop on the online shopping mall.
Note that products ordered from different suppliers on AliExpress will be shipped separately hence separate shipping cost.
1) Money: Enough Money to pay for the product or products you wish to buy as well as pay for shipping and if required import/custom duty.
According to its balance sheet, Yahoo now owns no more Alibaba Group Preference Shares, meaning that it won’t be able to generate another $800 million in the current quarter from the sort of sale that helped it greatly in the now most recent quarter.
Therefore, assuming the $120 billion valuation for Alibaba, Yahoo will cash out $14.4 billion if it does sell the full half.
The $4.8 billion figure represents a decline of $600 million from the previous quarter in which Yahoo ended with $5.4 billion in cash and securities.
The company, if it burned through its cash, could issue more shares, but that is the opposite of what Yahoo is currently working to do; the company is several billion dollars into a share repurchase program.
The question is now whether Yahoo intends to sell part of its Alibaba equity, unlocking its massive value, once the firm goes public.
Without the incoming $846 million, Yahoo lowered its reserves not by $600 million, but $1.446 billion, or what would have been 27 percent of its former quarter’s final balance.
Thanks to an accounting system called the “equity method,” Yahoo doesn’t value its remaining 24 percent stake in Alibaba according to what its value would be in the market.
For example, in its first 2013 quarterly report, Yahoo stated that the value of its Alibaba stake was $453 million.
One point you made is very important : buy your sample product from AliExpress first to test the quality of what you require, if happy with the product go ahead and order your large quantity from Alibaba.
Aliexpress: The products listed on Aliexpress are already produced and it’s very unlikely that the supplier has made products that are compliant with western product standards.
Aliexpress: Since the products you see on Aliexpress are already manufactured and ready for delivery you don’t need to worry about any time consuming order preparations and production time.
The raw material and component suppliers also impose MOQ requirements on your supplier, since they also need to provide a certain amount of products to your supplier in order to reach profitability.
Alibaba: Far from all suppliers are qualified to take your order, especially if you want to import custom made products or have a certification compliance as a requirement.
I agree that Alibaba has suppliers that offer custom logos on their products, while Aliexpress has mot.
Prices on Aliexpress are higher compared to if you would order a larger quantity from an Alibaba supplier.
Alibaba: Since suppliers “Make to Order” you have the option to ask your supplier to make the products compliant with a certain certificate whereafter the supplier use the materials and components that are required for compliance.
An MOQ requirement is usually valid for a specific product, so if you want to order two different products you need order 2 x MOQ requirement.
It’s not unheard of that Aliexpress suppliers have cheated their buyers by sending the wrong or defective products.
The six banks — Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., Credit Suisse Group AG, DBS Bank Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings PLC and Mizuho Financial Group — are in the process of getting internal credit approval to underwrite the loan, which is said to have a tenor of three years with a yield of around 4%.
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At the minimum price, and assuming the initial repurchase of the full 20% stake, Yahoo would receive $7.1 billion made up of $6.3 billion in cash and up to $800 million in newly issued Alibaba preferred stock.
Yahoo has at last struck a deal to sell up to half its stake in Alibaba Group back to the Chinese ecommerce giant for as much as $7.1 billion in cash and stock.
Later, when Alibaba goes public, it must repurchase a fourth of Yahoo’s remaining stake at the initial public offering price or let Yahoo sell those shares in the IPO.
“Today’s agreement provides clarity for our shareholders on a substantial component of Yahoo’s value and reaffirms the significance of our relationship with Alibaba,” Levinsohn said in a statement Monday.
Yahoo is granting Alibaba a transitional license to continue to operate Yahoo China for up to four years, and Yahoo will be allowed to make other investments in China.
“This transaction opens a new chapter in our relationship with Yahoo,” said Alibaba chairman-CEO Jack Ma.
“The transaction will establish a balanced ownership structure that enables Alibaba to take our business to the next level as a public company in the future,” Ma said.
I have no idea whether or not this is specifically what Jeff Clark is recommending to his subscribers, but if it’s a “no money down” trade then he’s selling options — selling means you take on the obligation of either buying a stock or selling a stock, and if he’s skeptical about the hype surrounding Alibaba, as it seems from the tone of the pitch, then a short call spread/bear call spread makes sense.
Softbank owns even more of Alibaba than Yahoo does (this is why Alibaba is still not public — they got large investments from Yahoo and Softbank many years ago, so they didn’t need capital to grow), but is not selling any Alibaba shares in the IPO (recent speculation has been that the IPO will price at $72 a share, which Barron’s says would mean Yahoo’s stake is worth $37 billion, Softbank’s $57 billion.
I admit to being tempted by Alibaba, which is easy until they tell you the price you’ll have to pay, but I’d be more likely to go with Softbank personally if I wanted to buy into the Alibaba story before the IPO — Softbank’s stake is larger, their core business is more diversified and could easily grow (or provide a substantial catalyst, if they are able to merge T-Mobile with Sprint as is so often rumored), and they’re not going to sell their Alibaba shares right away so it’s more of a play on Alibaba ownership and growth than simply on the possible Alibaba IPO pop that may or may not come this Summer.
So the big numbers are impressive, and it’s easy to be comfortable with a $100-150 billion valuation for Alibaba given that growth rate … even if you take account for the dilution that will come with the IPO sale of shares (some of the shares that are being sold, like part of Yahoo’s stake, already exist… some are being created, presumably to fund investment in growth — I don’t think it has yet been disclosed exactly how many shares will be offered, or what percentage are from selling shareholders vs.
There have been two pretty big promo campaigns about the Alibaba IPO in the last week or so — one from Bill Patalon in an ad for his Private Briefing, and the other from Mike Palmer for Jeff Clark’s S&A Short Report… so I thought we should try to take a look, answer some reader questions, and see if these two folks are touting the same “backdoor” play on Alibaba.
Alibaba Group isn’t a teensy little startup going public with just a sliver of equity for sale, this is a big stake in a huge company — we can guess at what it’s worth, but we shouldn’t take those estimates as being particularly reliable, anyone trading YHOO or SFTBY because of Alibaba will have to accept that the volatility might be quite high.
Alibaba could go public in a hot market and get bid up to a massive valuation, or it could fall on its face if investors stop looking at their growth numbers with starry eyes and get nervous about China… or it could end up pricing roughly where the banks expect it to price, and Yahoo and Softbank might both see a post-IPO “sell on the news” effect.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is offering to pay US$1.1 billion to buy one of the country’s largest mapping providers, as part of its strategy to boost its mobile services.
Alibaba runs two of China’s largest retail sites – Tmall.com and Taobao.com, but the e-commerce giant also has interests in search, cloud services and mobile phone software.
This year, about 47 million Chinese users are expected to use mobile mapping services each day, according to Beijing-based research firm Analysys International.
But the company has also worked with Chinese Internet sites and mobile handset makers Apple and Samsung to power their mapping services.

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