My intentions are to broker deals for the baby powder with my markup in the price and pay the supplier for the product and shipping. I tried brokering excess inventories internationally, but I found that getting targeted, serious buyers was my biggest problem. I had suppliers, but to get people to move from interested to serious buyers was where I struggled. Spending too much time with tire kickers isn't fun.
I was considering buying into a B2B site to connect with buyers, but am not sure if that is my best course of action.
There are people that are arbitraging web design services for $1000+ and I figured that why not go sell container loads since it takes just as much energy to sell $10,000+ container loads versus web design services.
Instead of doing the B2B site, I was thinking of utilizing the same principles behind the web services by using FB and/or Adwords to target Chinese importers to lead to a landing page to capture their information. and then take them to a free quotation or catalogue for interested buyers. So instead of putting $150 USD into a B2B site, take that same money and set up hosting, an email responder, and site and put the money in adsense/FB ads.
I guess it wouldn't be any different than any other list building, but I would be focused on bulk buyers versus individual buyers. I am relatively new to IM and direct response and still don't know the right strategy to go by.