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    EXECUTION Opportunity or Not? Being the Dropshipper

    Two weeks ago, I launched a product on Amazon. Each product is 9 lbs that is 9 inch x 5 inch x 5 inch so it is on the heavy side. My cost to me is $5.50 if I purchased 6000 pcs. I was contacted by company that does roughly 70 units a day for this product. They do not hold the inventory but drop...
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    Should I be worried about this order?

    I have a product that have 5 variations. Each variation has sub-variation. For example, black glasses is one variation and sub-variation is color of lens. This product looks similar to all other sellers. There are more than 4 brands selling similar things. 2 variations are ranked well and on...
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    EXECUTION Expanding to my own website. Have Traffic but no sales!

    I've been working on a brand on Amazon and it seems like the products I have on Amazon are selling consistently. Now I am looking to expand to my website. I am using Shopify, bought a theme and uploaded all of my products on there. I am using facebook ads for my traffic source. I got my CPC to...
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    US T-shirt Fulfillment Companies Recommendations

    Can anyone recommend a T-shirt Fulfillment Company that has the capability of doing all over sublimation printing? Based on my research, I've seen a couple but they are charging high $, and their fulfillment time is 5 - 7 business days. My criteria is : 1. Affordable under $22 2. Ability to do...
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    MEETUPS Slack Group for Products E-Commerce (via Amazon, Website...etc)

    Some of you expressed interest in having a slack group to keep each other accountable in my introduction thread. I thought I would put up a feeler to see if anyone would be interested. At the summit, I learned about this application called Slack. I'd like to give this a try with a closed group...
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    Tips for Negotiating with Chinese Manufacture

    I'm in the watches industry and I am currently trying to negotiate with our OEM Watch Manufacture. I know that these guys are charging me at a huge mark up. I have done some research and talked to other watch manufactures and it seems like our current manufacture is charging us $25 too high...
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    Third Party Inspection Service in China

    I'm in a niche that has batteries with led lights. My typical order size is around 500 units and I usually random check a few of them to make sure they are good. Lately I've been receiving reviews that the product is dimmer and not consistent with the others. For example, if I sell two unit set...
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    Bought some photography gear, need pictures?

    I bought a bunch of photography gear (continuous lighting x2, white back drop that can fit larger products, new lens, DSLR camera, tripod, separate flash unit). I produced some pretty good pictures for my Amazon listing using the camera set up + photoshop. I still need practice. Practice makes...
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    INTRO From a CPA to Fastlane - My Introduction - See you at The Summit!

    I never made a introduction post since I joined last year. I am going to the Fastlane Summit and thought I'd post an introduction along with my picture so I am not stranger when you see me :) I live in New Jersey but grew up in Northern Virginia. I went to school at the University of Maryland...
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    Set me straight on my car purchase

    Instant gratification still gets to me even after reading the book and being a forum member for over a year. I'm sure some of you guys can relate. After seeing friends with nice cars - viper, 991 gt3, maserati ...etc it doesn't help but think of getting a nice car. Here is my situation. My...
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    Shipping Directly to Amazon FBA from China Manufacture

    Hey guys, Quick question. This is my third order from this supplier and instead of having it shipped to me, I want them to ship directly to Amazon FBA. I already had them print the UPC code label to put on each product box. Is there anything else that I will need to do differently? Will...
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    Collaborative Private Label Launch

    This is probably for the more newer members who are just starting on product research on Amazon. I use junglescout pretty often and I recently got an e-mail about their collaborate private label launch webinar which will go through a live product launch from researching, sourcing and launching...
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    Printing design on Fabric - Where to Find Print in AI or PDF Format?

    I'm currently working with a manufacture with a design where we have to print onto the polyester material. I provided them with a JPG format but they require an AI or PDF format as that will give a more high quality print. For example, see below link...
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    What is the best way of calculating air courier cost?

    Every time I am working with a manufacture, I always question their quote on door to door air courier. Some manufactures I work with are very reasonable, while others are extraordinary high. What is the proper way of calculating air courier cost to the US? Based on my understanding, the quote...
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    MEETUPS October 2015 Canton Fair - Who is going?

    Three more months until the Canton Fair in China. Who is going? What phase? What hotel? Anyone like to meet up? If so, let's coordinate. This will be my first time going. I am a mandarin speaker and can help us get around. Round trip airfare from NY is only $600!
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    Fastlane Any fastlaners live in Florida?

    I moved away from family and friends from Washington D.C. to New Jersey last year. During that time, I told myself that I am going to be so happy with 50% more pay, less hours at work, and earning that "successful" title. I reached a point where I know first hand that money does not equal...
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    EXECUTION Calling quits on my drop shipping e-commerce website

    It was middle of 2014, where I purchased a e-commerce website through flippa.com . I read through the book and wanted to start somewhere. I purchased a website called www.silkyflowerstore.com. It is a drop ship website that sells artificial flower arrangements, wreaths, and various accessories...
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    Heating Technology for Clothing

    I've been researching alibaba, dhgate and called a couple of manufacturers to find heating technology for clothing. I am trying to implement a product that will need this technology. So far, I've found this company: http://www.exo2theheatinside.com/markets/custom-application.html . However...
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    Couple of Ideas - your thoughts

    I'm not pursuing any one of these but always have thought about these ideas. Maybe someone might be interested in doing these or want to work together. 1. A subscription for "extreme couponing". We all have seen extreme couponing where a person collects coupons and buys $800 worth of groceries...
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    EXECUTION Ninja Noodle Box - Monthly Subscription Progress

    I thought of this idea last week. I am a huge instant noodle fan (especially in my college and high school days). Where I live, there are several local Asian supermarkets that sell ramen noodles. However, they only carry a small portion of the ramen that are available in other countries. I was...
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