Buy2Sell/Vang Online Vietnam - Anyone done business?

One of the wineries I work with was recently approached by Vang Online which looks aligned with Buy2Sell Vietnam about exporting into the Asian market. Just seeing if anyone here has done business with them before and if so, curious to learn about experienced. Thank you in advance for any feedback!

Hey there, they reached out to me. They are asking for money upfront for marketing before they place an order. Sounds strange. Have you continued to work with them?

We rejected the proposal based on that. $25k up front was not happening.

Yeah agree, they had tiers in my proposal the starting option was $6k. Seems pretty shady. Also on their site they have a shopping option, there’s even a cart icon, but you can’t actually add any products to your cart. There’s no button on any product. Lots of red flags.

Sounds scammy, I wouldn’t expect to have to front the cash, good odds they’d just walk and that’s it.