I have visited China countless times since I started exporting to that country in 1978. Later, in 1987 I began importing from China, and many other countries.
For 22 of those years I owned an importing business that operated in four countries through franchisees that were required by contract to follow my methods. Turnover was in the millions with thousands of orders sourced and shipped every year.
This forum and other business forums contain a lot of helpful information, but unfortunately there are many, many posts that contain misinformation, often posted by warriors who obviously have no real experience in overseas sourcing and importing, or maybe they have been lucky with a few transactions so they want to tell everyone how it is done.
I am here to correct that misinformation and give you the facts instead, because there are many warriors who know little about importing, but they know that there are huge profits being made by successful importers so they want to know the truth.
With 1,000 posts on the forum I have contributed a lot of helpful information, but it is scattered through hundreds of threads. If readers post their questions here, it will all be available in one place.
Do you want the facts from someone who has been there done that - or do you want hopeful guesses from amateurs?
Before I finish this introductory post, I would like to make it clear that I can’t help with choosing a product to sell, or how to market your products. There are plenty of marketing experts on the forum who are much more smarter than I am in those areas.
"If you think education is expensive - consider the cost of ignorance."