This course is the beginners guide to importing from China from the comfort of your home!! All you need is an Internet connection & a laptop/computer.
For more than 10 years I worked with the biggest retailers in the world on developing, sourcing and finding new products for them. I got to know all the standards and product requirements there are and additionally gained a lot of experience and insight working with factories in China.
Not just that. I learned a lot about China, its culture & manufacturing. Where & how to find the best suppliers, how to negotiate and communicate with them, how to arrange business travel for my Customers, behind the curtain tips & tricks that will make you equally successful as me.
This course is aimed to make you become a professional Importer in a few days, in what took me over 10 years.
This course will guide you step by step on how to import goods from China.
Starting or running an FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) business? This is the perfect course for you! This course includes an entire eBook (64 pages) on Fulfilment by Amazon. Learn the basics of importing and then dive right into FBA with this eBook!
This course aims to take away all your worries & doubt and help you to take your business to the next level!
I will show you and give you examples on how to turn an investment of 10,000USD into 33,000USD PROFIT!
Content of the course:
Why should you import?
The 6-step Import process
How to find the right product
Validate Your Product Idea
Ways to Product Sourcing
Alibaba & Global Sources
Testing your samples
General Product requirements
OEM /ODM Products
Payment & Delivery
How to build a relationship with Manufacturers
Hiring a Sourcing company
Advantages & disadvantages of drop-shipping (e.g. Aliexpress / Ebay)
Patents & Copies
Calculate your costs
Hot to Contact a logistics provider and get a quote
How to Contact a third-party Inspection company to inspect your goods
Create an internal form to follow up your order
Things you should do before placing an Order
Packing & labeling
Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ)
Placing the Order- The Essentials
Receiving your PI (Pro-forma Invoice)
Monitoring your Order
Arranging the Inspection
Logistics - Getting Your Order
Receiving your order
Claims & compensation
Selling your products (Ebay / Amazon)
THE FBA BIBLE - A 65 pages eBook that I wrote on Fulfilment by Amazon
I will cover all aspects there is to importing from China. Be it to start with Alibaba, get to know about importing procedures, dealing with factories, find your products, how to inspect and ship your goods, find out what legal import requirements your products needs to meet in whatever country you come from and much much more.
With this course I want to help you having the same success as me in just a couple of months of hard work. Yes, hard work. To take your ideas or business a step forward takes a lot of hard work. It is also a great tool for you or your new Employee as a general guide and introduction to import.
There are a few chapters that may or may not apply to you. I recommend going trough them anyway and then decide for yourself to apply these processes or not.
PLEASE SEE THE DOWNLOAD SECTION FOR EACH CHAPTER ON BONUS MATERIAL & DOCUMENTS
I hope you enjoy this course and it will help you the same way as it has helped many others.
general background on business in China
top reasons & advantages why you should import from China
understand the general process, where to get ideas, suppliers etc.
ways to find the right products to import
making sure you have a product-to-market-fit
3 guaranteed ways to find your product
find your way around Alibaba safely and know how to use it properly. Check out my screencast as well where I teach how to sort and filter trough Alibaba under the link section.
how to properly and safely order samples, why you need them and how to test them
making sure that you understand your sample
understand basic product requirements and legal definitions
understand the difference of open (free products) & closed (not available) products
understand what payment & delivery terms meet your needs
why it is important to build relationships
when it makes sense to hire a Sourcing Company
decide if you want to start small and test waters with drop-shipping first
why to stay away from patents & copies (knock-off's)
figure out how much exactly everything is going to cost you to your door-step
understanding logistics & shipments
understand why it is essential to do third-party Inspections
why this should be mandatory for each order
be reminded what should be done before placing the order
understand what needs to go on the boxes & cartons
what are MOQ's & how to negotiate
learn how and when to negotiate
understand different & safe shipment & payment options
know what to essentially do before placing an order
understand Invoicing and what to pay attention to
what needs to be paid attention to during the production process
learn how to arrange a third-party inspection to make sure goods are as ordered
understand on how your order will be delivered
what to do once goods arrive
how to handle claims & refunds
The FBA Bible – The Complete Starter Guide to Selling on Amazon. 100% Hassle Free with Fulfillment by Amazon
A link & bonus code to my second course on Udemy: "The professional guide to import from China"
Download the entire eBook of this course here
My name is Manuel and I was born in Austria in a little town called Melk. For me Asia and its perks always fascinated me since I can remember. I remember watching Bruce Lee & Chinese movies as a kid and was hooked right away. My professional career started in 1998 when I worked for Austria's biggest DIY retailer (bauMax). I moved to Hong Kong in 2005 when I was offered a position as an intern to work for one of the biggest Sourcing Offices in Hong Kong with a staff over 200 people.
For more than 10 years I worked with the biggest retailers in the world on developing, sourcing and finding new products for them.
These retailers included: Metro, Rewe, OBI, Carrefour, Tesco, WalMart, Amazon, Auchan, Lowes, Sears, Homedepot and many others.
As you can imagine the big retailers expect their products to be more than just conform to standards and regulations when they purchase them in Asia. They need to be at the highest standard and quality. These retailers cannot afford to have a product re-call due to quality problems or defective components. These products need to be top-notch.
In those 10 years I got to know all the standards and product requirements there are and additionally gained a lot of experience and insight working with factories in China.
Not just that. I learned a lot about China, its culture & manufacturing. Where & how to find the best suppliers, how to negotiate and communicate with them, how to arrange business travel for my Customers and a lot more.
In the busiest seasons (April & October), I was accompanying up to 30 Buyers within a month to exhibitions, factories and showrooms to help negotiate, develop products and follow up the Buyer's requests after they were gone. I got to know all the tips & tricks you need to return home from your trip successfully.
I now have an Import/Export company based in Hong Kong that you can find under my links.
I also speak publicly at large events within Asia, Europe and North America. You can also find my content on podcasts, e-interviews and magazines. I run a blog that discusses everyday business, eCommerce and importing from China. Feel free to head over to my educational site mentioned in my profile.
I also have several courses here on Udemy discussing import from China, selling on Amazon and other eCommerce channels as well as certification and compliance to national standards and laws.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
All the best,