Like sister company Aliexpress, Alibaba is like a jungle with mix of Scammers and genuine sellers. Don't be fooled by the advertised extremely low prices. First, the Seller quotes a ridiculously high shipping cost to discourage you from asking them to ship item. Thus you have to find your own freight agent. If you arrange shipping yourself then you run into another group of Psychopath fraudsters- Freight agents!.
Don't be fooled with their enticing words, "Honey", "My love" or low prices "$1 per kilo" "$2 per cbm". As soon as you fall for the trap n give them your item, their story changes. They will either hike the shipping prices by say 1000% and blame it on changing shipping cost OR they tell you they can no longer ship so you have to pay the storage cost and cost of picking your item before they can release your item. Otherwise, they threaten to destroy or sell your item. You cannot raise a dispute because they are offering a "shipping" service and not selling an item per se.
These delays so that your order will already hit "completed" on Alibaba by the time you receive it. This is so that you cannot raise a dispute incase your item arrives damaged or you get the wrong item which is the case most times.
It is not worth the risk, waste of money and headache buying from Alibaba. Not mentioning the poor English of most sellers that could cost you money or risk of receiving the wrong item