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  1. State.Of.Flux

    Importing - Factory Payment Terms

    Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. Firstly, I'm really grateful for all the advice and information that I have read here. There are some super successful entrepreneurs and a bunch of like minded people here that I've rarely encountered before. Kudos! A little background about me...
  2. M

    I need advice: Importing US to Central Europe

    Dears I need guidance and motivation. I am from Central Europe. At present, I work as an insurance broker, but I lose my motivation. I read TMF all the time and I support you! In addition, my wife sells small items on eBay. I found a product on the US market that is not in Europe. The samples...
  3. Walter Hay

    MARKETPLACE Walter Hay's Business Books

    Well, I have become a serial business book writer. Three down, with at least one more residing in my brain. The 3 books so far are based on: A lifetime of success in sales and marketing, while designing, copywriting, and structuring all of my own advertising in both major businesses I...
  4. Diogo Santos

    First time importing from Alibaba? Here's some tips!

    Hello guys, I'm on the process of finding a supplier for my products on Alibaba and I'm gathering some information before I do so I won't have any surprises later on, I've found this video and it sure helped me, so it can probably help you if you're still diving into Alibaba. View...
  5. Walter Hay

    How I started and built my B2B importing empire

    With concerns growing among forum members regarding the lack of control when selling on Amazon, there has also been an increasing interest in B2B selling, to some extent due to the greater control possible. To help as much as I can, I decided to start this thread, firstly outlining the way I...
  6. Walter Hay

    NOTABLE! Walter Hay's Q & A - Importing and Sourcing

    Please Note: This thread is a closed thread but I will be adding questions and answers from time to time. You can expect to ultimately see a very long list. This is not an AMA thread. All questions should be posted on my AMA: GOLD! Sharing my lifetime experience in export/import. Product...
  7. MitchM

    Urgent import advice needed from other FBA sellers

    Okay, so I usually ship goods straight to Atlanta where I am at, pick them up, label them, and just have UPS deliver my inventory to Amazon Fulfillment Centers. The problem I have run into is that I had my shipment sent to New York through Air China and am currently unable to get the packages...
  8. V

    made-in-china.com?

    I was looking into importing some products so I go on google and find this website called made-in-china.com and message a bunch of sellers all of whom have this "audited" badge, I didn't message sellers without it. One of the sellers shows up on google as a scammer, another one told me he...
  9. K

    INTRO My story so far

    Hello everyone! As a disillusioned employee in the financial services industry, I read TMF and it was like a revelation to me - I can't continue my life like that, I need to change! I considered several niches that I might get into for my venture. Since sutainable sourcing is a topic that...
  10. YoungPadawan

    First production run, need advice

    So I've been developing a product for the past few months, and I need some advice. So the product is similar to what the manufacturer currently manufactures, I'm just asking them to make it from a more durable cloth and have specific dimensions. So they may need to special order the cloth for...
  11. YoungPadawan

    Wanted: Importing pro for 20 minutes of advice

    Mods, please remove this if not allowed. I need some advice on how to proceed with some parts of a product I am looking to import. I've never imported anything before, so I'm pretty new to all of this and am looking for advice on how I should proceed. I'll pay you $60 for 20 minutes of your...
  12. Walter Hay

    MARKETPLACE Walter Hay’s Rare Discount Sale.

    Walter Hay’s Rare Discount Sale. A number of members have asked about buying both of my books together, so I decided to bundle them as a discounted package. Here’s the deal until further notice: BOTH BOOKS: Proven Global Sourcing - Proven Global Sourcing. 2019 edition: $97. Plus… “Create...
  13. K

    Ordering gym/fitness equipment from Alibaba or otherwise. help?

    Hi Fastlaners - I'm running a bunch of niche fitness class in the UAE and I'm at a point right now where my audience is starting to grow so I'm ready to start investing in some equipment (kettlebells, dumbells, elastic bands, etc) to enhance the quality of my classes. It's not a full out gym...
  14. LPPC

    Importing and launching a product: test order important?

    Hi all, Currently I am dropshipping a product on Amazon that is selling. I am the third seller of this product. I am planning to import a branded version of this product that is better than all the three versions of this product selling on Amazon. I've read @Walter Hay 's book on importing and...
  15. MJ DeMarco

    HOT TOPIC Let's discuss the "trade war", will it impact your biz?

    Thus far, here is a list of effected industries. Trade war tracker: Trade-war tracker: Here are the new levies, imposed and threatened And this afternoon, more tariffs potentially planned ($200B worth), not yet known where. U.S. Poised to Publish $200 Billion China Tariff List If you're...
  16. Xolorr

    EXECUTION From Drop-shipping Wantrepreneur to Fastlane

    Hey Fastlane fam. Here's my progress thread/brain dump diary for my future business & life. I'm writing this to help clarify what I actually want to do and how I'm going to achieve it, as well as to gain insight and advice from everyone on the forum! Any criticism is wanted please, I believe...
  17. LPPC

    How much inspection costs when importing?

    Hey guys, I would appreciate a little help from you guys with some experience in importing. I want to go travel but still be able to import products to the Netherlands from China while traveling and I'm wondering whether that is possible for me. The thing that determines that is mostly how much...
  18. Penguin

    Can Dropshippers Add Value To Customers?

    (Forgive me if this is not in the right area of the forum) For current dropshippers (Please don't state your niche that is not what I want to know) have you been able to add value in your niche/field you are in (what kind of value)? Or do you simple just do what everyone else does? Is this a...
  19. Arun Siva

    A primer in dealing with your supplier BEFORE and AFTER the Chinese New Year

    With the Chinese New Year (CNY) passing, a lot of you ecommerce sourcers may have been struggling with communication and or production of your goods to be sourced from overseas on time. Here is something to consider..... Westerners return from...
  20. Matt Hugh

    EXECUTION Matt's Progress Thread

    What I am doing? What value am I offering? Helping physical product businesses increase net profit by bringing their products to a wider market and new sales channels via ecommerce. Initial Process - Researching small businesses in Australia, US and Canada who might have physical products and...
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