Looking for cheap wholesale supplies? 1688 the largest wholesale platform in China is one of your ideal choices. Follow the tutorial below to register an account on the 1688 website for free in less than 5 minutes. As the Alibaba Group has merged accounts across multiple platforms, you can skip registration and log in directly to the 1688 website if you already have a Taobao account(refer to this guide How To Register Taobao Account).
01. Register on 1688 Website
Visit 1688 website. Follow the yellow highlighted areas or yellow arrow mark to click on "Register" button. Click "Login" if you already have Taobao account (see purple arrow mark).
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02. Select Personal Account Registration
Select "Personal Account Registration" tab, this will simplify the account registration process and is also suitable for foreigners. Click "Agree" button to agree with the registration agreements and proceed to next step.
03. Fill In Personal Info
Fill in your personal details according to the numerical order in the screenshot:
- Confirm Password
- Phone Numbers
- Verification Code
Slide the white bar from left to right to prove you are not a robot. Click the "Agree and Register" button and then click the "Request" button in the prompt dialog box to obtain a verification code via SMS. Fill in the verification code read from the SMS. Click the "Submit" button to complete the process.
04. Complete Contact Details
Complete all the necessary contact details that request by Alibaba.
- Phone Numbers
- Company Name(If an individual please fill in full name)
- Your Product/Service, The product category you are interested in
- Business Model
Click "Confirm" button to submit your contact details. 1688 will send you a confirmation email when your account has been successfully created.
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