From China to Amazon - A LIVE case study and complete guide
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Learn how to import from China and ship directly to Amazon FBA - See how I became the no.1 Bestseller in my category
4.6 (662 ratings)
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4,628 students enrolled
Created by Manuel Becvar
Last updated 10/2016
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Includes:
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn what steps you need to take before contacting suppliers
  • Discover how to research regulations, materials and popular products.
  • Understand how to filter out the clutter on Alibaba and other websites and find the best suppliers quickly.
  • Get insight into how to evaluate what suppliers are worth contacting and how to avoid time wasters
  • Learn to formulate emails and see the scripts I use to get the results you are looking for quickly
  • Learn the best ways to calculate shipping costs and all other customs and duties to get accurate landing prices for delivery to your warehouse/fulfillment center.
  • Take sourcing to the next level and discover how to save time with efficient data management.
  • Learn how to use Manuel’s custom designed shopping list to exactly calculate your costs, profit margins and other metrics that help you to make the right decisions quickly. The shopping list makes the sourcing process more efficient and can be used for sourcing any product.
  • Look over my shoulders on how I communicate with suppliers in China, check samples, list the product on Amazon, create a packaging, inspect the goods in China, ship it to Amazon USA and launch the product
  • Find out how to get exclusivity agreements, sign purchase order contracts and get the best out of your product.
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Requirements
  • for some bonus documents you will need Microsoft Office
  • All you need is an Internet connection & a laptop/computer.
  • Have the right mindset for entrepreneurial adventures!
  • ideally you will have a little experience in sourcing or taken my first course (the beginners guide)
Description

UPDATE 8th of MAY 2016: I have now sold over 340 units within 16 days since my launch on Amazon totalling over 10,000USD in sales.

Update 3rd of October 2016: Sold over 2500 pieces with a monthly profit of 3500$/month. Total sales of over 40,000$ with this product only! 

Update 19th of October 2016: My product has sold over 3500 units and I am the Number 1 Bestseller in this very competitive category!!

See all steps on how I did it within this course!

My name is Manuel and I have been importing from China for over 18 years while actually living in China for over 11 years now. 

This course is unlike any other course that you can find anywhere online. It is THE only course that actually shows you a LIVE example on how to choose a product, contact suppliers in China, verify them, calculate margins and costs, place your order to the factory and private label your item on Amazon. Look over my shoulders on how I communicate with suppliers in China, check samples, list the product on Amazon, create a packaging, inspect the goods in China, ship it to Amazon USA and launch the product. See for yourself that the process works and look at my sales numbers. Find out how to get exclusivity agreements, sign purchase order contracts and get the best out of your product. 

This is a step-by-step guide from the beginning to the end. See how I analyse suppliers feedback, test reports, which tools I use and how I make difficult decisions.

With my experience in working for a retailer for over 18 years and purchasing from China as a Product Manager based in Hong Kong for over 11 years you will learn how to safely procure a product in China and sell it successfully on Amazon.

Again, this is a REAL life study, investing my own money and documenting the entire case study with video, phone calls, pictures, templates and much much more. I reveal my actual product and supplier and show you the sales numbers on Amazon. No one else has ever done that. I am not afraid of competition or copycats revealing this as there are so many opportunities with other products and if I can do it so can you with this course.

I run my own sourcing company in Hong Kong, teach people how to import from China, author several books sold on Amazon and sell my own products on Amazon. Many “gurus” out there will only give you examples and techniques that “might work” but none of them have actually worked and lived in China, importing/exporting over 200Million USD like I have.

Follow me on this journey and become a successful importer and eCommerce Entrepreneur.

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone with an entrepreneurial mind and interested in the Import/Export Industry
  • anyone who wants to import from China & sell your products from anywhere in the World
  • FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) sellers
  • eBay sellers
  • Offline sellers (retail/wholesale) are also the perfect candidates for this course
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
06:27:54
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Finding the product and first steps
50 Lectures 06:05:33

Why I decided to make this case study and course and why it will change the way of private labelling.

Preview 01:24

Where and how did I find this product and other ways to find the right product.

How did I find this product?
03:02

Things you should do before you get started.

What are the first steps?
03:18

Quick intro to my To-Do List and choosing Junglescout as my research tool

To Do List and Junglescout
01:57

Doing my rough research on Amazon and then ask friends what they think of my product
Amazon research and friends feedback
09:47

Checking out reviews and how to improve my future product

Take reviews and additional accessories into consideration
07:32

Summarize the reviews, evaluate them and note them somewhere for later

Evaluate collected reviews and feedback
03:19

Do your research and find out which regulations your product needs to comply with

Research regulations and certification
06:23

How to create a simple but very effective file that helps you on your inquires

The shopping list - your new favourite tool
05:42

Make your inquiry as clear and simple as possible in your first email

Preparing a clear and concise inquiry email to the supplier
05:12

Initial sourcing and pre-verifying online as much as you can. Spot obvious signs that help make a decision

Alibaba & Globalsources Part 1
13:01

Initial sourcing and pre-verifying online as much as you can. Spot obvious signs that help make a decision

Alibaba & Globalsources Part 2
11:01

Remember to include all details you want answered in your first email that influence your decision

Sending out the inquiry to suppliers
02:09

Checking information that the supplier sent and making sure that you get all information

Evaluating offers and check suppliers background
15:21

Calculating my rough profits with Dutycalculator and the Customs Tariff Number

Calculating duties and landing costs
10:01

Find out how to create manuals, gift boxes and where to get photos.

Research on the instruction manual, gift box, photos & final appearance
05:36

Pay attention when ordering your samples!

Ordering the sample
02:10

Final check on all available suppliers

Deciding for a supplier
05:03

Few things that you can collect before placing the order.

Collecting missing information before placing the order
04:02

see what makes me feel comfortable working with a supplier

Essential background check on the supplier
10:04

what you need to pay attention to when paying for a sample

Paying for your sample
05:38

First steps setting up your Amazon Seller Central account.

Creating your Amazon Seller Central account
05:06

Measurements you need for Seller Central
Measurement update
01:24

What information you need to give to your freight forwarder/courier and who will be the importer of record and ultimate consignee

Contacting a forwarder to get a freight quote
10:51

Making sure I will make money on this product!

Calculating all profits and costs
09:04

Receiving and testing the sample!

Testing the sample
03:56

what info you need and how to prepare a gift box

Preparing the packaging / giftbox
03:28

Essential steps for your listing on Seller Central

Creating the listing on Amazon Seller Central
12:37

Steps you need to take when creating labels on Amazon

Creating labels and shipments on Amazon
08:49

Get labels and shipment plans ready on Amazon

Working on your Amazon shipment
05:37

Send all the info you need to your photographer

Preparing your giftbox
05:11

The essential steps when placing the order to the supplier!

Preview 17:02

Getting things final with the supplier

Finalising the order
09:46

Creating your insert card and finalising your gift box

Finalising the gift-box and insert card
05:06

see how you can set up simple landing pages without spending too much money!

Setting up your website/landing page
09:55

Making sure all data is correct and update with last details from the supplier.

Creating the final shipment on Amazon Part 1
04:47

Making sure all data is correct and update with last details from the supplier.

Creating the final shipment on Amazon Part 2
02:47

Who needs to be contacted and what instructions you need to give

Arranging the shipment Part 1
05:59

Arranging the shipment Part 2
12:42

Determine when it makes sense to ship by Air or Sea.

Deciding between Sea or Air shipment
07:45

How to book an inspection and why it is important

Booking the Inspection Part 1
08:32

Booking the Inspection Part 2
12:01

Make sure your listing looks good and attractive

Finalizing the Amazon listing
11:38

How you can add the product on your own site or shop

Adding the product to your site
05:24

What strategy I use and what you can do as well

Chapter 45 - Preparing the launch Part 1
11:46

What strategy I use and what you can do as well
Chapter 46 - Preparing the launch Part 2
09:41

How to effectively create coupon codes on Seller Central

Creating coupon codes
08:54

Chapter 48 - Inspection and releasing the shipment
07:39

What caused the shipment costs to increase

Chapter 49 - Final shipment costs
06:21

Recap and conclusion of Sourcing and Production part
10:03
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Product Arrival and Launch
4 Lectures 22:21

How I went to make 7000$ in 10 days 

Launch Part 1
10:06

How I went to make 7000$ in 10 days 

Launch Part 2
04:05

This is an update on the product, the sales and an important update on Amazon's policy on reviews.  

6 months in and important update on Amazon policies
06:58

About the Instructor
Manuel Becvar
4.6 Average rating
948 Reviews
6,738 Students
5 Courses
China Expert with over 17 years of experience

My name is Manuel and I was born in Austria in a little town called Melk. For me Asia and its perks always fascinated me since I can remember. I remember watching Bruce Lee & Chinese movies as a kid and was hooked right away. My professional career started in 1998 when I worked for Austria's biggest DIY retailer (bauMax). I moved to Hong Kong in 2005 when I was offered a position as an intern to work for one of the biggest Sourcing Offices in Hong Kong with a staff over 200 people.

For more than 10 years I worked with the biggest retailers in the world on developing, sourcing and finding new products for them.

These retailers included: Metro, Rewe, OBI, Carrefour, Tesco, WalMart, Amazon, Auchan, Lowes, Sears, Homedepot and many others.

As you can imagine the big retailers expect their products to be more than just conform to standards and regulations when they purchase them in Asia. They need to be at the highest standard and quality. These retailers cannot afford to have a product re-call due to quality problems or defective components. These products need to be top-notch.

In those 10 years I got to know all the standards and product requirements there are and additionally gained a lot of experience and insight working with factories in China.

Not just that. I learned a lot about China, its culture & manufacturing. Where & how to find the best suppliers, how to negotiate and communicate with them, how to arrange business travel for my Customers and a lot more.

In the busiest seasons (April & October), I was accompanying up to 30 Buyers within a month to exhibitions, factories and showrooms to help negotiate, develop products and follow up the Buyer's requests after they were gone. I got to know all the tips & tricks you need to return home from your trip successfully.

I now have an Import/Export company based in Hong Kong that you can find under my links.

I also speak publicly at large events within Asia, Europe and North America. You can also find my content on podcasts, e-interviews and magazines. I run a blog that discusses everyday business, eCommerce and importing from China. Feel free to head over to my educational site mentioned in my profile. 

I also have several courses here on Udemy discussing import from China, selling on Amazon and other eCommerce channels as well as certification and compliance to national standards and laws. 

Feel free to message me if you have any questions. 

All the best,

Manuel Becvar