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The difference between Gold Supplier and Verified Supplier*?
To qualify as a Verified Supplier, a supplier's company profile, production capabilities, products and process controls have to be inspected, assessed and verified by independent third party institutions to assure reputable and consistent expertise on Alibaba.com.
Gold Supplier
A&V and on-site Check
Verified Supplier*
In-depth inspection by independent
third part insitution
Basic profile
Business license & Ownership status
Contact information
Company / Factory location
Company overview
Business type and company structure
(e.g. trading company, manufacturer or both)
Inspection videos & 360° VR panoramas
Competitive advantages
(e.g. low MOQ, large contract case etc)
Trading capabilities
Export market and market distribution
Main clients
R&D capabilities
R&D staff
Design process and devices
Production capabilities
Production capacity and flow
Production machinery
Subcontractors
Quality control capabilities
Quality management system and QC processes
Product certification
Testing capabilities
After-sales service capabilities
Present status
Overseas after-sales service
What is Gold Supplier ?
Gold Suppliers are paid members who can enjoy the following advantages:
Onsite Checks

Business type

Commercial and/or industrial capabilities

Supports Trade Assurance

Payment security & protection on your

Alibaba.com orders

What is Verified Supplier*   ?
A Verified Supplier is a supplier for whom certain aspects of its company profile, management system, production capabilities, and product and process controls have been assessed, certified and/or inspected by independent third party institutions via online and offline means.
Enterprise certification

Company profile certification

Business scope certification

Enterprise quailification certification

Capability certification

Product R&D capability

Quality assurance capability

After-sales service capability

Relationship certification

Associated factory

Cooperative factory

Any assessment, certification, inspection and/or related examination related to any sellers on Alibaba.com are provided or conducted by
independent third parties. Alibaba does NOT inspect/guarantee product authenticity of sellers or assume any liability on the authenticity, accuracy
and timeliness of any information in respect of such assessment, certification, inspection and/or related examination.
Independent Third Parties
SGS group is one of the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
Bureau Veritas was established in 1828. Headquartered in Paris, France, Bureau Veritas is one of the world's most widely recognized authorities in the certification industry.
TUV SUD is one of the world's leading technical service corporation focusing on testing, certification, consulting and training.
TÜV Rheinland Group in Germany provides about 2500 services, focusing on 39 areas, covering six service areas: industrial services, transportation services, product services, Life Sciences services, education and consulting services, management system services.
Intertek is one of the industry leaders with more than 44,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries, delivering complete quality assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week supplemented with its industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture.
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