4 Ways to Ship When You Import From China

Shipping Methods The money you spending on shipping will make up a lot of your total product cost. So what does that mean? Keep them as low as possible. Anytime you are dealing with big import orders, the more you order, the less you will pay. Hence why the shipping for samples is so much. It…

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How To Find a Forwarder

So you have found a product and you are ready to ship, but WAIT….. How do I ship????? Below are the 6 most important things that you need Know/ decide when looking for a forwarder.   1. Forwarder From Your Country or Local Chinese Forwarder? In all honesty there are a lot of pluses and…

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Top ecommerce blogs

8 eCommerce Blogs You Should Be Following Now

There are many eCommerce sites out there that can give you valuable information about your online business. But their are few that give you the complete experience. Case studies, guides, podcasts, etc. So we decided to put together our top ecommerce blogs. Ezra Firestone – SmartMarketer.com SmartMarketer.com – Ezra is the man. His website is full of…

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Can You Still Make Money Importing From China?

YES!!! Anyone who tells you no is either stupid or afraid. I know this because this is what I do all day EVERDAY. The hardest part, in my opinion, is not even importing the products, the hardest part is FINDING CUSTOMERS. Once you have found a product that you want to sell and you are…

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Incoterms – The Language of Import

EXW – Ex Works (named place of delivery) The seller makes the goods available at his/her premises. The buyer is responsible for uploading. This term places the maximum obligation on the buyer and minimum obligations on the seller. The Ex Works term is often used when making an initial quotation for the sale of goods…

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4 Steps to Becoming a Niche Expert

1. Pick a niche I know I am stating the obvious here, but this is a good place to start. The first thing you need to determine is are you doing it for love or are you doing it for money? I tend to lead towards love, as selling things you do not care about…

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Crash Course in Chinese Culture

It was September in 2007 I had just gotten off a long flight from Germany and touched down in Guangzhou, right in the heart of Canton. I had finally taken the leap to begin this new chapter in my life and I was excited, terrified, and nervous all at the same time. I read a…

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How I started my million dollar business with ZERO DOLLARS

So I am not going to post pictures of me chilling by the beach in some villa to try and convince you of how awesome my life is. I think people how do this are lame. Furthermore, I am not going to give you some over-hyped salesy nonsense about how you can stay in your…

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Set up an ecomccerce store with Shopify

2 Simple Ways to Create Your Own eStore: WooCommerce & Shopify

Shopify – The One E-Commerce platform to rule them all Simply choose a stylish e-commerce website design, easily customize your online store, add products, and you’re pretty much ready to accept payments. Shopify is one of the best online commerce solutions. Whether you already have products, are looking to sell digital goods or are interested…

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Get the Best Shipping Price: FOB vs CIF

INCOTERMS In 1936, the International Chamber of Commerce established a system of 13 international commerce terms, or INCOTERMS. Each INCOTERM refers to an agreement that governs the shipping responsibilities of sellers and buyers engaged in international trade. The purpose of this system is to facilitate orderly international trade by providing contract models that are easily…

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