You might have read our previous article – Introduction to 1688.com. In that article, we explained what the platform is all about and what to expect buying from the online platform.
So, here, we are going to explain how you can make 1688.com payment. You will be able to pay suppliers on 1688.com website or their app.
Before that, you would need to understand the following;
- What are the payment methods for 1688.com
- How long does it take for 1688 suppliers to receive payment
The 1688.com Payment Methods
To buy from China using 1688.com, you must register on the platform. We have written how to register an account on 1688.
After registration, you will be shown payment options which include the following
- Bank card.
Alipay – Paying 1688 suppliers with Alipay.
We have demystified the processes involved in creating an Alipay account. Click here to read the article
You have to note that 1688.com is a Chinese B2B e-commerce platform owned by Alibaba Group. Both Alipay and 1688 are owned by Alibaba Group.
The implication is that these two platforms need to be linked together to work.
How do I link 1688.com account to Alipay to pay suppliers?
Firstly, you need to open an Alipay account. If you have first opened 1688 account before reading this, then you need to create an Alipay account. Follow the steps we shared here #############
But if you already Alipay account, then you need to create a 1688.com account.
Note: To link the two accounts together, one phone number must be used to create the accounts. The phone number you used to create 1688 account will be the same phone number you must use to create Alipay account and vise visa.
If you use two different phone numbers, they won’t be linked until you connect them with the same phone number.
Now, once your 1688 and Alipay accounts is created with the same phone number, you are 90% closer to making your first payment on 1688.com.
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