Importing From China - A Practical Guide For Beginners
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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.
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|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
|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|
|Lecture 13||2 pages|
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