Our Vision: A world without poverty.
Our mission: To increase access to wealth to ordinary people. We accomplish this by making it easy for anyone with as low as N10,000 (about $30USD) to take part in international trade by importing products from China and reselling in Nigeria.
So, when you see what you want to buy and you are not sure whether It will sell or not, you can order a small quantity with which to test the market. For many who are still skeptical about whether we will deliver or not, it’s easier for them to start with N10,000.
While our major focus is Nigeria, we have had the good pleasure of helping people in Kenya and Ghana buy stuff from China and ship to them. Our website accommodates people from every nation as we are able to accept payments from both local and international cards.
Our hope is that you are able to achieve, at least, a 100% ROI (Return on Investment) on your first and subsequent transactions. For this reason, we recommend that you go for products that are low priced but which you believe you can sell at 4 or 5 times the cost. You should do your due diligence first so you don’t make a wrong buy.
For example, there are good wristwatches that are sold for as low as 5CNY and which can be sold for N2,000 at the minimum. 5CNY is N300 at today’s exchange rate and let’s assume that these wrist watches get here at N500 each. If you buy and sell 100 wristwatches, which we know you can accomplish within one month, you would have an ROI of 300%.
Families can change their wardrobes by simply ordering clothes, shoes, bags, wristwatches, etc. from 1688.com through SpreadIt.
Why import through SpreadIt:
We communicate with Chinese sellers and manufacturers on your behalf. It can really be hard trying to communicate with the Chinese in English. Because our China office is staffed with Chinese, it’s easier for our staff to communicate with the sellers. We consider this very crucial in doing business with Chinese business people.
We help place orders and have sellers ship directly to the office in China. Many sellers in China NEITHER ship abroad NOR receive orders from overseas buyers; especially sellers on 1688, which is the major website we recommend. We are present in China and so help you place orders on 1688.com or other websites like Taobao and TMall.
We help make payments to sellers. Sellers on 1688 only accept RMB/CNY. They will not accept payments in any other currency.
We consolidate all items from different sellers and ship together so you can save shipping cost.
We inspect the products we order on your behalf to ensure they are exactly what we have ordered. Note that we do not inspect the functionality of what we order on your behalf as all inspections are superficial. There are times when the products you have ordered are not available at the time you placed the order; in such cases, we will promptly inform you and suggest that you either change your order or that we buy from another seller. In the event that no other seller has the particular product you want, we will inform you and refund you within 48 hours less administrative charge of N100 plus Paystack charge of 1.5% of the amount being refunded.
We accept payments in Naira from any ATM card - Verve, MasterCard, Visa card, and bear the burden of sourcing forex and remitting money overseas. So, while products are sold in CNY on 1688.com and US Dollars on Alibaba.com and AliExpress.com, you pay in Naira and we handle the rest.
We also take care of all customs issues on your behalf; you simply pick up your products at our Lagos office or we can help send it to you anywhere in Nigeria at extra cost.
We save you the cost of getting Visa, paying flight ticket and accommodation in China.
As at today, these are the services we render and we promise to always deliver on our promise.
Our Core Values
We live and operate in an environment filled with people and organizations who claim to render similar services and they make all kinds of promises which they are never able to keep. We guarantee that we will always tell you the truth and never promise what we cannot fulfill. If at any time your shipment is delayed, we promise to always tell you the true situation of things and never lie.
Related to the above is our commitment to keep all our communication channels open and to respond to you as quickly as possible. We will always communicate, whether it is convenient or not. We have found that many people who import through us are doing so for the first time and are usually skeptical; so, we will keep communicating with you.
At the heart of what we do is the ability to deliver your products or make them available for pick up as quickly as possible. While there may be circumstances beyond our control, like how fast a supplier sends us the goods we order; we are committed to delivering on time.
Because we are committed to not just satisfying you, but in wowing you, we will continue to innovate and improve our processes so as to serve you better. We will keep simplifying the process of placing orders so that even a newbie to the internet and computers, will find it easy to use our platform.