Re: Anyone using Alibaba or other Chinese clouds?
I have used Alibaba in the past and while I have found it to be useful for shipping lists and hard-to-source items and other contacts, I have one real grumble which arises from purchasing something from a random supplier.
It seems Nobody notices that I have bought what I wanted and exited the arena.
From then on, I am pursued relentlessly by countless vendors who are intent on selling me the item I have already purchased, which continues until I change my mail address - again.
There seems to be no system that works, to advise the wider field of vendors that I am done buying.
The repeated experiences have led to an aversion to the site because I don't need the hassle, in my experience, support amounts to an endless stream of assurances that it is fixed, when it isn't.
I liken the experience to walking through a market in Shanghai and having everyone yelling at me and pulling on my sleeves all the time. I survived it, but emerge weakened by the experience.
The worst part is I don't wish to be rude to those merchants because there is a chance that at some future point I may wish to work with them. All I need is a universal transaction completed flag that works on my profile across the whole sphere of Alibaba.