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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 7th May 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 689
Posted By Importexport
Re: will this hurt Amazon?

If you are referring to bulk raw materials such as iron ore, yes it is cheaper to ship that to China and buy the steel from them, rather than produce the steel.


Despite that, there are still...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th May 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 689
Posted By Importexport
Re: will this hurt Amazon?

The final decisions may have been made in China, but I have not yet seen anything published that would help importers with their planning, other than the fact that on April 28 China Post began...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st May 2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 689
Posted By Importexport
Re: will this hurt Amazon?

For several years there have been Chinese businesses setting up addresses and companies in Western countries and advertising on eBay and Amazon while pretending to be present in those countries.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 45,065
Posted By Importexport
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

The confinement at home also presents a great opportunity to prepare for the time when the lockdown is lifted.



That could be simply learning a new skill, or it could be mapping out your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 26th April 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 689
Posted By Importexport
Re: will this hurt Amazon?

Building Guanxi.
As I wrote in my previous posts, Guanxi is all about relationships. Here are a few things you should do if you want to build a business relationship that will work to your great...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th April 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 689
Posted By Importexport
Re: will this hurt Amazon?

GUANXI. Iwrote that I would post an explanation of Guanxi.

New importers have a tendency to be impatient, wanting quick replies to their emails, or repeatedly sending emails asking for the answers...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th April 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 689
Posted By Importexport
Re: will this hurt Amazon?

Amazon have brought this on themselves and the current pandemic has only served to highlight the problem.

They saw a vast number of businesses in China that were supplying importers who were...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd May 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Importexport
Re: how to sell branded toys on Facebook, or Shopify

Unless you are able to outlay an enormous amount of money for an initial order and can prove that you are well established with a good track record, you will have no hope of getting a license.

...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th April 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,339
Posted By Importexport
Re: is alibaba safe

@lucycarter, did you read the post that is directly above yours? It shows good reasons why buyers have to be extremely careful when buying from suppliers on Alibaba.

Do you know anything about...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th April 2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Importexport
Re: Amazon FBA white labelling question. Is this ok to do?

The first thing you need to check is whether his brand is a registered trademark. You can find most registered trademarks by searching here: https://www.tmdn.org/tmview/welcome#...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th April 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Importexport
Re: how to sell branded toys on Facebook, or Shopify

Talha Ahmed asked: "What is your source of inventory would be the second question. AliExpress ?"

Are you going to buy them from authorized suppliers? If you are going to buy them from suppliers...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th January 2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 29,017
Posted By Importexport
Re: Currently doing 200+ sales a day ($8000ish) with shopify and FB - questions?

I would not abandon Amazon, but I would open my own eCommerce store. Why not get a kick start to your own eCommerce business by taking advantage of the big traffic on Amazon?

There is a way to get...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th October 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Importexport
Re: Selling to the niche of electronics (from Alibaba)

DON'T try importing and reselling well known brands unless they are Chinese well known brands.

If the brand names are owned in a Western country: It is illegal to import them.

They could be...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th September 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 541
Posted By Importexport
Re: Heard You Missed Me...I'm Back!!!

Welcome Back Brent.


I have never been banned, but soon after the new management took over I received a flurry of infractions, and notices of rule violations such as signature going over 2 lines,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 20th September 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Importexport
Beating the New US Tariffs - An Opportunity

There is a lot of doom and gloom about the impact of the ever-increasing tariff conflict between the USA and China. Many online sellers are worried about the increased cost and whether they will...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 29th August 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 26,259
Posted By Importexport
Re: Product Sourcing the Safe Way

This thread is about safely sourcing overseas to buy inventory, not to find suppliers for dropshipping.

If you intend dropshipping my best suggestion is to read posts by dave_hermansen...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd July 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 26,259
Posted By Importexport
Product Sourcing the Safe Way

I repeatedly see posts from "experts" in marketing that include advice on how to source products from China and other countries. It is obvious to me as a person who has spent a lifetime in shipping,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th May 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Importexport
Re: Dealing with price wars on Amazon FBA (arbitrage)

If you are selling generic type products that are big sellers, the outcome will inevitably be what you have experienced.

You need to think outside the box and sell products that others are not...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th May 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By Importexport
Re: How much money do i need for amazon FBA

There is a myth still around, that you have to place very large orders to buy from suppliers on B2B sites like Alibaba. In reality, I have taught hundreds of people how to ignore the huge Minimum...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 10th April 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Importexport
Re: Manufacturer just asked for the delivery port

He is thinking further down the track to the time when you place a full size order, and wants to give you a quote. If he is asking you to state which port, he no doubt expects that the size of your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th March 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 26,259
Posted By Importexport
Re: Ask Me Anything About Product Sourcing And Importing For Profit. ― Veteran Importer Here.

Welcome to the high profit world of direct importing. You definitely should have the goods inspected before they are packed into a container or shipped.

You should also arrange shipment through a...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th January 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By Importexport
Re: How much money do i need for amazon FBA

@dave_hermansen has once again given sound advice. There's no need to risk $5000 to see if you can sell a product profitably.

I teach people how to place much smaller orders than the huge MOQs...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th January 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,339
Posted By Importexport
Re: is alibaba safe

I wish people would only post when they know the facts, or at least have read some previous posts, where the question of safe or not has been properly dealt with. Are they too lazy to do a little bit...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th December 2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,339
Posted By Importexport
Re: is alibaba safe

If Alibaba is really so safe, why are there so many bad reviews published? You most definitely can't be sure your money will be refunded and that applies to Trade Assurance. See my post #11 above.
...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 12th December 2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,339
Posted By Importexport
Re: is alibaba safe

BEWARE of Alibaba's Trade Assurance.

If you want to use it to obtain some protection, make sure you understand all the rules. There are 16 A4 pages of them, and those16 pages don't show all the...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th November 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Importexport
Re: Selling coffee...

I agree with the idea of getting your brand sorted before you start test marketing. Your brand name, logo, label, packaging, can all make or break a start up and the coffee business is very...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th September 2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By Importexport
Re: Standing out from the crowd

A vital part of the selling process that is widely overlooked is branding and labeling.

With so much competition how can you make your product stand out from the crowd? Many businesses that have...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th September 2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Importexport
Re: Is Amazon FBA a good business model?

I have posted many times about the fact that profit begins with buying. I see countless newbies buying products at prices they they call "wholesale" but they are totally unaware how much lower they...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th August 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Importexport
Re: Sales from China to the USA on the basis of dropshipping

The shocking delays in shipping time and consequent chargebacks and refunds are ignored by those who are selling courses on how to make a fortune by dropshipping from Aliexpress.

The dollar signs...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 3rd August 2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 63,040
Posted By Importexport
Re: Who Is Making Money Dropshipping From Aliexpress?

How strange! The "this guy" your link goes to has posted on your site exactly word for word what you have posted here.

What a coincidence. Is he Yaros' twin?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 2nd August 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 63,040
Posted By Importexport
Re: Who Is Making Money Dropshipping From Aliexpress?

I don't "hate" dropshipping. It works very well for some people. It is just a pity that so many have been convinced that dropshipping from Aliexpress suppliers is the way to go.

Up to today there...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 1st August 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Importexport
Re: Sales from China to the USA on the basis of dropshipping

You will find it near impossible to make a decent profit if you buy inventory from suppliers on Aliexpress.

I have taught hundreds of people how to buy small quantities direct from genuine...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 30th July 2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Importexport
Re: Re-packaging AliExpress products?

In fairyland, Aliexpress sellers will do exactly what you ask.

In real life, some are too lazy, some don't understand, some don't care, and others want direct contact with your customers. Oh yes -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,582
Posted By Importexport
Re: Money to invest in Internet Marketing, advice? Do not inbox me offers. Give me valuable advice o

I agree that your idea to start small to test any online marketing concept is a sound plan.

I was not criticizing you, just wanting to alert you to other possibilities that you didn't appear to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,582
Posted By Importexport
Re: Money to invest in Internet Marketing, advice? Do not inbox me offers. Give me valuable advice o

I have read your original post and your responses to replies given. What I see is tunnel vision. You appear to have made your decision before you really got started on your research, and like most...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th June 2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Importexport
Re: How To: Build a full automatic Online Market that import product from Alibaba

You are probably confusing Aliexpress with Alibaba. You will find very few advertisers on Alibaba who would be willing to dropship for you.

Those on Aliexpress will do that for you, but you should...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st May 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Importexport
Re: Traceback a manufacturer?

I have been teaching product sourcing after many years of experience and I can tell you that it is very difficult to do what you want.

You can sometimes be lucky searching product images on...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st May 2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By Importexport
Re: Amazon FBA / FBM - Can you make a reasonably good income from it?

Sorry, but asking a supplier if they are a manufacturer is no way to determine if they are. There are many thousands of traders listed on Alibaba and other B2B sites who will tell you they are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 21st May 2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By Importexport
Re: Amazon FBA / FBM - Can you make a reasonably good income from it?

If you are doing business exclusively in the USA or Canada, I would choose UPC barcodes. If in Europe, would choose EAN.

If you want to learn the difference between the two, you could read this...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 19th May 2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By Importexport
Re: Amazon FBA / FBM - Can you make a reasonably good income from it?

My specialty is safe and profitable product sourcing. I know that having a unique product can avoid competition for a while, sometimes for years, but I also know that having a private label product...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 26th April 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By Importexport
Re: Wich to choose dropshiping or FBA

I have had numerous newbies start off with very small amounts and succeed. Some have written to me direct and some have posted on the forum.

As I teach, if they have done their market research...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

Not unusual. In my numerous visits to China beginning as an exporter in 1978, and later as an importer beginning in 1987, I have visited countless factories.

In many of those factories I saw one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

I'm pleased to see so many warriors adding to the warnings. Thanks to @Chris Chicas, @agmccall, @heaththompson, and @whatzit.

I hope to see a reply soon from the OP telling us what response he...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,373
Posted By Importexport
Re: Went from knowing nothing to $10k/month in sales

I regard as a student anyone who buys my book, because the learning doesn't stop there.

I have a paid support team that I have trained, and they are able to answer almost all of the questions that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By Importexport
Re: "Gullible" removed from dictionaries, but not from the forum

The post you are referring to, linking to my thread Yiwu Markets Explained (http://www.warriorforum.com/ecommerce-sites-wholesaling-drop-shipping/1262366-yiwu-markets-explained.html), is not in any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

I am presuming that you are asking me to answer this question, but because it appears way down the page from my post and you didn't quote my post, I am just guessing.

ANSWER: Fakes can, and often...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

My new thread Yiwu Markets Explained (http://www.warriorforum.com/ecommerce-sites-wholesaling-drop-shipping/1262366-yiwu-markets-explained.html?highlight=Yiwu+Market)
has now been moved to the Main...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

It was a huge gamble. If the goods are counterfeit as I suspect, the OP stands to lose his shirt.

Walter Hay
Provenchinasourcing
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,373
Posted By Importexport
Re: Went from knowing nothing to $10k/month in sales

May I suggest that mods delete all the unhelpful thank you posts, not only on this thread, but the practice is now widespread through the forum.

With few people bothering to read more than the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

I have not said they are fakes, just that it appears that you might be selling counterfeits. My long experience in importing and my knowledge of the Yiwu markets make me seriously doubt that you can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

Is everyone reading this thread happy to follow the leader and risk everything by selling counterfeits?

See post #21

I would like to see the OP's response.

Walter Hay
Provenchinasourcing
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By Importexport
"Gullible" removed from dictionaries, but not from the forum

Sorry but it's still there in the dictionary, but many Warriors don't think it can ever apply to them.

Every day I see threads such as "I knew nothing and now I make $10,000 a week" or "How I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,610
Posted By Importexport
Re: Made $106,000 in 2 weeks

REALITY CHECK !!!!!

The OP says his guide is a personal friend of Hasbros CEO, but it appears that he has been illegally selling knockoffs of a Hasbro product.

If that's the case, I suggest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,373
Posted By Importexport
Re: Went from knowing nothing to $10k/month in sales

The OP hasn't been around for a few weeks. so I decided to comment on a few of the posts:


It's a good idea to buy more than one single sample. Buying more will reduce the per unit cost of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th March 2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Importexport
Re: Any suggestions on selling physical products - is there money in it?

Selling physical products online is a massive business, and if you do your marketing research first you will be off to a good start. What products will sell? What price can you realistically expect?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th March 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,373
Posted By Importexport
Re: Went from knowing nothing to $10k/month in sales

The OP wrote: "I had to compile a TON of information to figure out everything I needed to do. It seems so easy on paper, but there is really a lot to consider when doing FBA.

My product...
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