Should I pay using Alibaba or PayPal?

Need to pay a supplier in China £3000. I’ve worked with them before for a similar order and last time paid via PayPal. I’m much more familiar with it and love that, if necessary, there are real people in the UK on the end of the phone.

The supplier is urging me to pay via Alibaba as the fees are lower. Is it worth it in order to save around $70 or should I just pay slightly more commission to go with PayPal? Has anyone here had issues paying through Alibaba or is it just as safe?

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