Alibaba - The Complete Guide to the Import Business

Create a low Investment import buisness - Importing products from China Great low Investment Home Business Idea.
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  • Lectures 80
  • Length 4.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Course Updated 21 November 2016! 

Do you want to learn how to use Alibaba and import directly from China?  

Are you sick of seeing so many products with the markings 'Made in China' and want a piece of the pie? 

Are you an Amazon or eBay seller and wish to cut out the middlemen?

Do you want a business plan that is tried and tested and real actionable advice? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions this is the course for you!

Welcome to one of the most detailed and comprehensive Alibaba course on Udemy! With over 4 hours of HD video! 

Are you stuck with getting your Alibaba based import business off the ground and need a little help?  Or,
Have you tried to buy on Alibaba before and failed, found yourself a victim of a nasty scam? Or,
Are you just an intrigued, knowledge seeking and personal development orientated type of person and just want to learn something new!

No matter how you answered the questions above this course will help you achieve your importation business goal.

The first time I encountered Alibaba, I looked and thought it was a scam! I could not believe my eyes. I quickly realized how ripped off I had been locally sourcing my products.

This course has been designed to take you as a novice or intermediate and boost you to a personal mini expert in the field! First, you will learn some tricks to the trade that will set you apart as a pro these tips will give you the best chance of success so please do not take them lightly. After you are set up and ready to go we will then roll on to the actual interface it and I will show you around Alibaba and give you some insight into how we as importers can use it to look for suppliers, find a good supplier with the capability to make the product and how we avoid the scammers.

You will also receive 7 product suggestions with a few that are great for someone getting started and some more for the intermediates in the class. Once you have these product ideas I will then show you how you can use Amazon to find all of the best selling product. I will then speak to how to keep up with current trends and run a sustainable buisness. 

After this, we will look into the ways that you can sell your products to recover your money and make your nice ‘little’ profit margin sometimes up to 1000% (Very few products with great business planning. This is not a get rich quick scheme. Most products run around 250% or less)  I will also talk about import tax and business structures. Sadly I am not an Accountant so I cannot give you specific advice but I can give a general rule and show you some industry hacks to save time.    

Updates – On top of this if you still do not feel satisfied that this course will cover everything you are after. Have a look at the Updates Section! I personally know the importance of having a highly relevant course that is up to date, full of useful information and teaches what the students want to learn. This is why I regularly post updates to the course covering a range of different topics in quick and to the point lectures! I have made it very easy to request these updates as well and all are based on what the students in this course want to learn!

Do not worry if you are not a business minded person! I also include a tonne of business tips such as my brand new cost-benefit analysis section! I look forward to seeing you in the course!

If I still have not answered your question please let me know and I will happily explain anything about the course to you. 

What are the requirements?

  • This is a complete course apart from basic language and internet skills all is included.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • An Instructor Who is Here to Help You Every Step of the Way
  • Understand how Alibaba Works
  • Be able to make your product stand out with your Own OEM style Brand
  • Be able to complete an order on Alibaba
  • Be able to verify suppliers
  • Be able to get a professional email address to contact suppliers
  • Be able to avoid scams on Alibaba
  • Understand some basic knowledge about Chinese culture and why it is important to importers
  • Be able to determine what makes a good product to import
  • Understand what import duties are
  • Be able to use an online calculator to work out how much needs to paid on duties
  • Understand what goes into a professional email
  • Understand the basics of negotiation
  • Be able to 'create' your own brand
  • Understand why you should always get a sample product
  • Be able to determine the best shipping method
  • Understand and use different methods of selling the products when they arrive
  • Be able to say no before a situation escalates
  • Have the knowledge to handle the situation if a scam does occur

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for anyone who can afford to invest at least $50
  • Although this course would be appropriate for under 18's (Parent Approval Required) 18 is the minimum age to complete all components.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Intro and About My Alibaba Experience
  • Please note that the section number does vary slightly from platform to platform. The number may be slightly out when a platform does not allow courses to contain sub-sections.

    This is just a technical error and all the content is the same! 
About my Earnings
Humble Beginnings
My First Three Import
Disclaimer - Legal Notice
Section 2: Getting Ready to Start

On Alibaba a lot of jargon is used. In this lecture I will give you the basic 'toolkit' of Alibaba jargon to get you ready to Import. I have attached list of over 50 terms you may come across in case you come across a less frequently used term.


I will give you hints and tricks of how you can easily register your buisness in the United States (Regardless of where you live) This will get your import buisness up and running in 'no time'.


I will let you know why an Limited Liability Corporation is worthwhile for your Alibaba import Business. This is extemely important if you own a house or have a lot of assits.

Important Notes on LLC, S- Corp and C-Corp

Don't live in the US and need an address there for your Alibaba Import Business. I have a low cost solution for you and no you don't need relatives or friends.


Gmail doesn't cut it on Alibaba- Find out how to get a professional email address for Alibaba


Bank fraud can be a problem. This will fix the problem for you and provide you comfort at a low cost when you buy products to import on Alibaba


Scammers thrive on inexperience in general and Alibaba is no exception. Learn the pro tips here!


Separate the bad suppliers on Alibaba from the good ones in under 5 minutes.


Alibaba connects you with suppliers in China learn a bit of information about thier culture and stay ahead of the game.

Signing up To Alibaba
Section 3: Deciding what to Sell

Learn what makes an execellent product to buy and import from Alibaba.

Traits of a Good Product Extra Info

Use Amazon to track what is in demand. This is so simple yet not really well known.

Section 4: Good Product to Look Into Importing

Find out the top 7 product I personally have had success importing from Alibaba this year


Find out the top 7 product I personally have had success importing from Alibaba this year


Find out the top 7 product I personally have had success importing from Alibaba this year


Find out the top 7 product I personally have had success importing from Alibaba this year


Find out the top 7 product I personally have had success importing from Alibaba this year


Find out the top 7 product I personally have had success importing from Alibaba this year


Find out the top 7 product I personally have had success importing from Alibaba this year

Section 5: Duties and Taxes
Important Note about Taxes!

Find out what Import Tax is and how you pay it when you import from Alibaba.


Find out an Online trick used by the pros to calculate how much tax will be payable when there Alibaba order arrives.

Section 6: Contacting Suppliers

I have attached my personal templates I have had drafted for myself fell free to use them when you order from Alibaba.


Don't want to look like an amuture take this lecture and find out how to look like a seasoned Alibaba master.

Section 7: Negotiation Skills
How to Try for a Better Price

Learn how I negotiate on Alibaba. Students have told me this course pays for itself with these tips.

Section 8: Let's Talk OEM (Get Your Own Brand)

Find out why you should create your own brand and order it on Alibaba


Learn how I have someone design a brand for me to order on Alibaba for under $100.

Section 9: Sample Product

Find out why you should always get a sample from your Alibaba supplier before you import a bulk order.


Find out how I test my Alibaba samples!


Are you importing chemicals. You must take this precaution to save yourself potential liability issues.

Section 10: Ordering a Shipment

How to place an order on Alibaba (This is up to date and accurate)


Lets look at some payment methods that you can use on Alibaba.

Where To Ship it to
Section 11: When the Product Arrives
Inspecting The Products

Dont Worry There is a Proces That Can be used to solve the Issue

Section 12: How To Sell The Products on When They Arrive
Offline Sources
Section 13: Other Relevant Information (This Section is Where I put All My Tangents)
What If I want to Buy Less Items
How Can I Almost Guarantee a Better Deal ( A Cost Is Associated With This)
When to Just Say NO!
How Many Quotes Should I get
What not To Import.
8 pages
Reviews and Feedback.
Section 14: Updates- Added Due to Popular Demand

In this update we will look at how you can use Amazon to work out how much you will pay in fees to use FBA services


In this update I will show you the shipping management software that I use.


In this update I will give you tips and tricks to maximise your Amazon profits.


In this lecture I will talk about the updates to Amazon FBA services.


Corporate social responsibility is a large part of any business. I'll talk about how to make your importation business a responsible enterprise.


Are you confused with all the options when it comes to shipping your Alibaba purchases. in this lecture I will clear some fog.

Alibaba Wholesaler - Update Added 02 FEB 2016
Legal Obligation - Update Added 02 FEB 2016 (Not Legal Advice)
Should I insure my products?
Refunds and Returns - Update Added 04 FEB 2016
Mastering Your Own Domain - Added 21 March 2016
Products Already In the United States - Added 21 March 2016
Section 15: Conducting a Cost- Benefit Analysis (Updated and Added 21 March 2016)
Why We Do CBA's
Information You Need To Do an Accurate CBA
Free Excel Spreadsheet (Hours of Your Time Saved!)
Case Study Using Spreadsheet
Section 16: Update -Create Amazon and eBay Listings that Sell Mini Course (10 July 16)
Note About Mini Course
Introduction to Mini Course
Titles - Tips and Tricks
Description Tips and Tricks
Images Tips and Tricks
Section 17: Bonus Section
How to Get Payoneer $25 Reward
Shipping Management System
Links to additional products and services.
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