Fast & secure 1688 supplier payments

Source products from China's leading online B2B marketplace. Then, pay suppliers quickly and securely with WorldFirst's exclusive payment solution.

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Lower your supplier costs

Get a competitive exchange rate with competitive margins and transparent fees



Enjoy a fully compliant flow of funds to make supplier payments


No limits on payment size

Make payments of all sizes, with no minimum or maximum transaction size


Fast payments

Keep your supply chain moving with fast payments, often within 1-2 business days


What is

1688 is China's leading online B2B marketplace for businesses dealing with wholesale, sourcing and dropshipping.

Facts about 1688:

  • 120 million registered users
  • 10 million suppliers
  • 1,700 sub-categories

What is Cross-border Pay (跨境宝)?

Cross-border Pay (跨境宝/KJB) is a service provided by and Ant Group. It is an exclusive one-stop cross-border solution for international 1688 buyers outside of mainland China.

How to use Cross-border Pay (跨境宝/KJB):

  1. Register for a account
  2. Register for a World Account by WorldFirst
  3. Top up or convert to CNH funds into your World Account
  4. Authorise World Account to link your payments to via Cross-border Pay (跨境宝 /KJB)

*This payment solution is available to users in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, British Virgin Islands only. 

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Why source from


Competitive pricing

  • 1688 can have a greater variety of products at prices that are cheaper than other wholesale marketplaces
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Marketplace support

  • Support global selling on Amazon, Wish, AliExpress, Lazada, Shopee 
  • Orders can be delivered directly to multiple major marketplaces' warehouses in China
  • Alternatively, work with logistic companies that support international delivery 
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Wide selection of products

  • Comprehensive coverage of the suppliers on
  • Allow direct outreach to factories to discuss product requirements 
  • Widely support OEM model


Trusted by our customers


"Love the Kuajingbao (KJB) feature, saved all my hassles looking for a payment agent every time. Enjoyed correspondence with WorldFirst team as well with queries always well clarified."

Jimmy Tan

Amazon seller


"Ever since my company used WorldFirst and KJB, our procurement process has improved in terms of efficiency and cost. Stable platform, transparent pricing. Highly recommended!"


Founder of Masoglobal

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