Importing From China - A Practical Guide For Beginners

Leverage the benefits of importing from China, by learning core concepts and acquiring practical tools and skills
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

If you are looking to import from China but don't know where to start - you are in the right place! China is the biggest exporter of goods in the world - a huge business opportunity both for individuals and for small or medium businesses. Importing directly from China allows to cutout the middle-man, achieve huge cost savings, get access to a vast products marketplace and create a business advantage.

Like all business ventures, in order for an import to be successful you need to know what you are doing. This course will teach the basic and most important concepts and skills you need in order to execute your first import from China successfully.

This course is meant for entrepreneurs who want to start an importing oriented business or for business owners looking to expand their existing offering. The course is built to help beginners without prior knowledge, enter the world of importing in a simple and structured way.

You will learn the basic business consideration for importing. You will learn how to track down a good supplier and negotiate the best deal while taking into account cultural differences. You will also learn how to manage the quality control process and what the preferred payment methods are. At the end of the course you will have a complete understanding of the importing process. I will also provide many useful tips and actionable advice regarding each step of your import.

What are the requirements?

  • No pre-requirements are needed for taking this course
  • The course is designed to deliver an introduction to the world of importing from China

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Execute a successful import while minimizing importing risk
  • Acquire practical tools and skills that every importer must control
  • Understand the different phases of the importing process (Before, During, After)
  • Define the business need for the import
  • Choose the best supplier that meets you needs
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers effectively
  • Put in place quality control measures
  • Control the payment process
  • Clear the import from customs

Who is the target audience?

  • Person or businesses who want to learn how the importing process works from start to finish
  • Small and medium business owners who are looking to expand their business or cut costs and achieve efficiencies
  • Entrepreneurs who are looking to create a new product
  • Business consultants who are looking learn a new tool to help the clients
  • Individuals who want to open an importing oriented business

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Overview

This will be a quick overview of the course structure and agenda

Section 2: Introduction To Importing

You will learn the basic concepts of importing

Section 3: Essential skills

You will learn relevant business considerations for importing, as well as important cost considerations that every importer should be aware of


You will develop the skills you need in order to find the right supplier, while avoiding the wrong ones


You will learn the basics of Chinese business culture and guidelines for communicating and negotiating with chinese suppliers


You will learn how manage the quality control process


Get to know common payment practices and methods


You will learn how to handle the goods once they've reached their destination and be familiar with regulations, procedures, taxation and custom brokers

Section 4: The Importing Process

A comprehensive step-by-step guide of the entire importing process including actionable steps and tips for each phase

End Notes
Section 5: Bonus Materials

You will learn important consideration for developing a new product in China


A well known and popular marketplace for importing small quantities tailored to the needs of small businesses

Section 6: Supplemental Materials
2 pages

A dictionary to help you manage your communications

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Instructor Biography

Itai Bloom, Business Strategy

I currently work at NICE systems as a corporate strategy analyst. Here, I get to practice some of the things I am most passionate about which are analytic and strategic thinking and driving change in a fast pace environment that requires fast learning capabilities and outside-the-box problem solving. A great deal of the work I do at NICE requires team-work and collaboration skills.

I am passionate about innovation, new ideas and pushing the envelope. This is why, together with a great friend, I co-founded and managed an online retail company. This was a great learning experience for me, where I had a chance to apply myself through hard work and a high motivational attitude, which are affluent in everything I do.

In the army, one of the first things I knew was that I wanted to command and become and officer. It was very important to me to serve where I can make a difference and get an intellectual challenge. Eventually, I served in unit 8200 (technology and intelligence) as a division commander (rank of captain in reserve) with over 30 soldiers and 6 officers under my command. I acquired diverse managerial experience working on technological projects as well as intelligence gathering assignments.

I love reading, traveling and hiking, being with my friends and learning new and exciting things.

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