- Oct 14, 2018
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How to Buy Cheap Mobile Phones Directly from China.
You can now buy mobile phones at wholesale prices directly from suppliers and manufacturers in China. It does not really matter whether you want to buy just a smartphone for personal use or in bulk for sale in Nigeria. On China’s top online market place, Alibaba, you can get unbelievably low wholesale prices on mobile phones and other products.
On Alibaba, you will find suppliers of mobile phones and smart phones from leading Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, HTC, and ZTE. You can also buy accessories or even new or refurbished phones from Samsung, BlackBerry, Sony, Nokia, Apple, and more.
Everyone knows that Mobile phones are cheaper in China. Some retailers in Nigeria travel to China to import mobile phones into Nigeria. With AliExpress, you do not need to travel all the way to China to find suppliers that sell at the cheapest prices. You find them online just a click away. You can order and have the mobile phones shipped into Nigeria.
Before we proceed, let’s differentiate between Alibaba, AliExpress and Alibaba Wholesale.
- ALIBABA: this is the mother store where you can purchase items at incredibly lowest price you can ever imagine. BUT, Alibaba is not meant for the purchase of personal items. You can only get items for resell at ridiculously lowest price but you will be required to buy in large quantity.
- ALIEXPRESS: is a daughter store of AliBaba where you can purchase items for personal use at cheaper price also but as cheap as Alibaba. You can buy just an item on AliExpress unlike on AliBaba whereyou are expected to buy hundreds or thousands quantities of a particular item.
- ALIBABA WHOLESALE: This is the wholesale version of AliBaba. It is not as cheap as Alibaba while it is cheaper than AliExpress. You can items at cheap rate here if you can’t afford the minimum quantity of the same item on Alibaba.
Alibaba and its two daughter stores offer a secure and risk-free shopping for mobile phones and other products from China. Just find a mobile phone, communicate with the seller to ensure the phone is exactly what you need or make any enquires you need from the seller, then make payment and in 7 to 30 days your mobile phone would be delivered to Nigeria, depending on your chosen/agreed shipping method. Using courier service like DHL is safer and faster (7 to 12 days).
As a matter of security, your payment goes directly to AliExpress (Escrow) and not the seller. The seller gets your payment only when you confirm that you have received the mobile phones you ordered. You can also get refund for any product not delivered by a supplier on AliExpress, if you complain about it. However, if you neither confirm nor complain after a given time, AliExpress will have no other option than to pay the supplier. Buyers from Nigeria can make payments on AliExpress with MasterCard and Visa debit/credit cards issued by Nigerian banks. Other payment methods available on AliExpress include Western Union, Web Money, Maestro Debit card and Wire Transfer.
If you are a fan of Android based smart phones from more established Chinese brands like Xiaomi, HTC, Lenovo, ZTE, and Huawei, you can often get them cheaper on AliExpress. Even when you add the shipping cost, it will still be cheaper. You can tryout AliExpress next time you are buying a smart phone from these Chinese brands.
If you are planning to start a mobile phone retail business in Nigeria, you should visit Alibaba or its two daughter stores (AliExpress & AliBaba Wholesale) and connect with some of the best suppliers in China.
If you have used the platform before to buy mobile phones or any products or currently use it for supplies for your business, feel free to share your experience with us so other readers can learn from your testimony.