Importing From China - A Practical Guide For Beginners
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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
2.5 (1 rating)
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.
19 students enrolled
Created by Itai Bloom
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • No pre-requirements are needed for taking this course
  • The course is designed to deliver an introduction to the world of importing from China

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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
Course Overview
1 Lecture 06:19

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

Preview 06:19
Introduction To Importing
1 Lecture 03:50

You will learn the basic concepts of importing

Preview 03:50
Essential skills
6 Lectures 29:35

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

Preview 05:24

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

Choosing The Right Supplier

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

Communicating & Negotiating With Chinese Suppliers

You will learn how manage the quality control process

Quality Assurance

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

Customs Clearance
The Importing Process
2 Lectures 07:25

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

The Importing Process

End Notes
Bonus Materials
2 Lectures 05:14

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

Product Development

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

Importing From YIWU
Supplemental Materials
1 Lecture 00:00

A dictionary to help you manage your communications

Importing Terminology
2 pages
About the Instructor
Itai Bloom
2.5 Average rating
1 Review
19 Students
1 Course
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.