Alibaba - The Complete Guide to the Import Business
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Alibaba - The Complete Guide to the Import Business

Create a low Investment import buisness - Importing products from China Great low Investment Home Business Idea.
4.2 (146 ratings)
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.
6,832 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 7 mins on-demand audio
  • 18 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • This is a complete course apart from basic language and internet skills all is included.

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. 

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
80 Lectures
Intro and About My Alibaba Experience
5 Lectures 15:16
  • 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! 
Preview 07:01

My First Three Import

Getting Ready to Start
11 Lectures 29:30

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.

Let's Talk about Some Terminology

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'.

Registering Your Company

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.

Why you Should Form a Limited Liability Corporation

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.

Getting an Address or Phone Number if You Don't want to Use Yours

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

How to Get a Professional Email and why Gmail etc Will not Do

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

Getting a Bank Account that Is up To the Task (Receive a $25 Bonus)

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

Avoiding The Scammers

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

Vetting Suppliers

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

Chinese Culture and Why You Must Know This Basic Knowledge

Signing up To Alibaba
Deciding what to Sell
3 Lectures 07:43

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

Traits of a Good Product

Traits of a Good Product Extra Info

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

Methods You Can Use To Decide on What to Selling using Amazon.
Good Product to Look Into Importing
7 Lectures 11:48

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

Product 1

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

Product 2

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

Product 3

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

Product 4

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

Product 5

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

Product 6

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

Product 7
Duties and Taxes
3 Lectures 07:33
Important Note about Taxes!

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

What are Duties

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

How to Work Out How Much Tax You Will Have to Pay
Contacting Suppliers
2 Lectures 03:47

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

Templates Attached to This Lecture Download and Use Them.

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

Looking Serious When Asking For A Quote and still leave Negotiations Open
Negotiation Skills
2 Lectures 03:47
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.

The Five Tips for Negotiation
Let's Talk OEM (Get Your Own Brand)
2 Lectures 12:11

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

Introduction to OEM and Why I Should Consider it

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

Designing a Brand For Less Than $100
Sample Product
3 Lectures 12:41

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

Why You Should Ask For a Sample.

Find out how I test my Alibaba samples!

What To Do When You Sample Arrives.

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

Chemical for Example Soap (Extra Precautions to Take)
Ordering a Shipment
3 Lectures 09:05

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

Using the Online Order System

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

How To Pay For It

Where To Ship it to
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