Beginners Guide to Importing Products From Alibaba
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Beginners Guide to Importing Products From Alibaba

Learn how to import products from Alibaba and sell them on Amazon, eBay, Facebook and other marketplaces like a pro!
4.6 (64 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Danny Guerin
Last updated 7/2015
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know and understand the process of importing products sourced on Alibaba
  • Pick products that are selling like crazy in Amazon and eBay.
  • Know how to start and continue to cominicate with factories that are making their chosen product.
  • Have basic understanding of ordering sample products and why its done.
  • Have a basic understanding of shipping regulations
  • Be able to make an order with a factory.
  • Recieve the order and what to do next.
  • Basic private labelling
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  • For people who are savvy with the internet and can communicate clearly.
  • The ability to be able to sell on Amazon or eBay or the willing to learn.

Learn How to Source Ship and Sell Products From Anywhere in the World to Anywhere in the World From Comfort of Your Own Home

The eCommerce revolution is happening! Amazon and other massive marketplaces are coming! Retail will soon be dead and everyone will be buying the majority of their products online.

That may seem like a drastic statement to make, but the evidence is all around us. With huge international sales days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and online market places almost exploding at Christmas you would be crazy not see the potential as more and more people turn to internet for their commerce needs.

This course will introduce you to the world of importing products from, primarily from China, to sell on these market places for huge profits. You will be taught what to sell, where to sell and how to sell to maximize your profits.

You are also going to learn in detail how to use one of the worlds biggest marketplaces known as Alibaba. We will Cover:-

  • What sort of products to look for.
  • How to know that you are going to be able to sell your products.
  • Choose only the factories that are trusted and are not going to con you.
  • Learn the shipping techniques that will get your products safely to their destination.

Once you have received your products we will also be covering how to easily sell them to those all important initial sales. We will also look into how to take your importing to the next level with private labelling and bonus products.

So if you are ready to get started in the fast growing, very exciting world of importing then Join Now!


Who is the target audience?
  • This is for people looking to start importing products to sell
  • For anyone looking to make extra money or a full time living
  • For anyone wanting to find out more information on Alibaba, importing or private labelling without paying huge course prices.
  • This course is not a get rich quick scheme.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Course Introduction & Important Infomation
4 Lectures 13:40

In this lecture I will introduce myself and the course. Hello! ;)

Preview 03:52

This course is part of a collective and is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to importing and selling your products.

In this lecture I will give you details in how to join the fast growing private Source Ship Sell importer community on Facebook and also other spots to soak up as much information as possible.

Preview 01:39

When you have reviewed a good amount of this course I would greatly appreciate it if you could please leave a review as this really helps with credibility on Udemy and lets me know that I am on the right track. :)

Preview 01:19

Here will look over what is going to be covered in this course and what the general process is for importing your own products.

Preview 06:50
Introduction to Importing, Alibaba and Product Selection
4 Lectures 21:37

Alibaba is ENORMOUS! It is where all the big factoies list their products inparticlarly the Chinese. We will cover how Alibaba was started, whats on it and what it can do for us.

Introduction To Alibaba

Amazon is the biggest eCommerce marketplace in the world. We will be using Amazon with Alibaba to pick out products that we know will sell well.

Importing With Amazon

When choosing a product that you would like to import there are certain aspects the can reduce risk, maximize profits and keep things simple.

Product Selection

In this lecture we will cover a few tools that can help you make winning decisions when selecting products to work with. Product research is very important when starting out because you dont want to have a load of products you cant sell.

Tools of the Trade
Ordering and Testing Samples
4 Lectures 17:30

When you have decided on a couple of products to order your samples for, you need to be just as diligent with the factory you choose to order from.

In this lecture we will cover which factories to make the best candidates.

The Product Selection Checklist

Getting your samples over from China can be quite expensive. In this lecture we are going to cover some of the shipping terminology and your shipping options.

We always encourage you to order 5 samples so you can sell them on eBay to test the market and recoup some expenses.

Shipping for Samples

The samples you receive are the best representation of that particular factory. This is what they have sent you to try and get your business.

In this lecture we are going to cover assesing and testing samples and what you should be on the look out for.

Assesing and Testing Samples

Over time you will find that you aquire quite a large amount of samples from variouse factoies so it is good to keep oragnized.

In this lecture we will cover how to organze and log your samples and also how and where to sell some of them to test the market.

Logging and Selling Your Samples
Making Your First Order
3 Lectures 20:50

Factories are into the numbers game and those numbers are usually more than you want for your first order.

Keeping your first order small and taking baby steps is very important to minimize risk and to gain confidence with your chose factory.

Start Out Small

This will vary due to the size and amount of product you have ordered but we will cover all of your shipping options and what to expect.

Shipping Options

Many people when they make their first order forget one very important thing....... Where are we going to put it!?

We will cover what you need to get ready and what equipment you might need to hit the ground running.

Getting prepared for the arrival of your shipment.
Your Selling Options
4 Lectures 22:17

Before you run off to eBay and Amazon, take into consideration all of the opportunities much closer to home.

In this lecture we will cover some of places you can go to get quick and easy sales that are right under your nose and are mostly FREE! :)

The Low Hanging Fruit

Facebook is one of the best places to get a lot of easy quick sales that are free and are minimal effort.

Facebook Sales

In this lecture we will cover some of the main do's and do nots for successfully selling on eBay.

Selling on eBay

Amazon is the biggest eCommerce marketplace in the world and its AWESOME!

In this lecture we will cover some of Amazons any features that can help you sell not just in your native country but all over he world.

Selling on Amazon
Private Labeling and Bonuses
4 Lectures 15:34

In this lecture we will cover what private labeling is and how it can inrease your sales and be built into a brand.

Introduction to Private Labeling

Getting a catchy looking logo and slapping it on your product is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to private labeling and branding but it is a start and will separate you from the crowd a little. Getting this step right is very crucial as you dont really want to be changing your logo once the ball is rolling.

Brand recognition and consistency are very important.

Logo Creation and Setting Up Your Private Label

In this lecture we will cover how to select colours for your project and how to ensure the factory uses the exact some colour too.

Colours and The Pantone Chart

As well as private labeling your product to differentiate yourself from the croud you can also offer bonus products that are realted to your main product and add extra value too. This will also give you chance to create a unique listing as what you are offering is unique.

Bonus Products
The Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:04

I hope that you have enjoyed the course and feel more comfortable with importing and what is involved. If you feel like you would like to know more then check out my other Udemy course The Online Seller Blueprint which gives fully comprehensive training in everything you need to know.

Thank you for taking this course and I look forward to seeing you in the student area or in the Facebook Group.

About the Instructor
Danny Guerin
4.3 Average rating
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7,641 Students
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eCommerce Expert, Entrepreneur, Online Marketer

Hello my name is Danny Guerin, I am a importer and online entrepreneur. I have been sourcing products from Alibaba for resale for nearly 10 years. I am also an eCommerce web developer and am very experienced with Magento, Shopify and Wordpress.

The eCommerce revolution is happening right now and I am excited to be a part of it and to help others to succeed too. With eCommerce still in its infancy there is more than enough to go around and by sharing what I know with others this only helps and strengthens our industry.

I try to be as visual as possible with my style of teaching whilst telling you exactly what you need to know. I also enjoy a giggle along the way too as if you are not having fun then learning is a lot harder.

I am constantly changing and updating my courses and hope that they meet and exceed all your expectations.