How Do I Post My Product on Alibaba?

If you sell almost any kind of product that people all over the world might want, you may want to get your product listed for sale on Alibaba. Once you create an Alibaba account, adding a product for sale is simply a matter of filling out the short product forms on your Alibaba workbench.

With millions of users in hundreds of countries, Alibaba is a great place to sell all kinds of products. If you want to learn how to use this platform to sell your products then you've come to the right place. Just keep reading.

Step 1: Join Alibaba

To sell on Alibaba, you first have to join Alibaba. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Go to the Alibaba home page.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to How to Sell.
  4. Click the Join Now button.
  5. Enter your email address, contact information, password, and other information in the fields provided.
  6. Click on the Create My Account button.

Step 2: Add a Product

Go to your Alibaba workbench and choose to add a new product. Enter a name for the product and a keyword or key phrase for it. Take some time trying to come up with a good word or phrase, because that's how customers are going to find you. Or not, depending on how good your keyword is. You also need to select a product category.

Step 3: Write a Brief Product Description

Take your time with this step. This is what potential customers will see when browsing your product, so your description needs to do everything it can to help sell them on it. If you don't think you can write a good product description, there are plenty of tutorials online. Hire someone to write it if you have to.

Step 4: Add Product Details

Click on the Next button. Check the checkboxes next to Type, Application, and Status. This will let you enter details like the product's model number and brand name.

Step 5: Add a Photo

A photo is a must-have for selling on Alibaba. Click on the Browse button to upload one you have on your computer. Click on the Select from Photo Bank to use a photo you have uploaded into your Alibaba photo bank. Like the product description, you need to have a good photo. Hire a professional to take it if you can't take a good one yourself.

Step 6: Write a Detailed Product Description

You also need a longer product description for potential customers who are seriously looking into buying your product. Like the brief description, this needs to be good, so take the time to do it right. However, whereas your brief product description should be more salesy, this one should focus more on providing useful information.

Step 7: Enter the Payment and Shipping Information

Besides choosing which forms of payment you will accept, you also need to enter your inventory size, packing details, and estimation of order processing and shipping times. Then click on the Submit button. Your product should now be listed on Alibaba.

Contacting Alibaba

If you need any help, you can contact an Alibaba representative on the Alibaba help forum. There are no other contact options.

How Do I Post My Product on Alibaba?

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