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  1. WHY

    Silicone Molds? Who to contact/get foot in door for creating samples

    Hi all, Been doing a good amount of research and I can't seem to find people who really do original silicone mold ideas. I'm attempting to create a new type of cup that requires a brand new design, but most silicone companies already have premade molds, are baking only oriented, or some other...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Walter Hay

    MARKETPLACE Walter Hay’s Sourcing Service.

    Untold Sourcing Secrets. I have a confession to make. My book and my AMA don’t tell the whole story. My book is designed to guide importers safely through the sourcing jungle, so why are there sourcing secrets that I don’t publish? The reason is, that when I head into that jungle looking for...
  7. Dom117

    Personal Brand vs. Manufacturer's Brand

    Hi guys November has been awesome for me, I just passed the 4k revenue mark for this month and couldn't be happier. The number doesn't tell the whole story though. It feels like I'm still on very loose sand. This might be interesting for all the Ecommerce entrepreneurs here that still lack...
  8. 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...
  9. exporttoberlin

    Enquiring about which product to potential buyers/ importers

    Dear Readers, I am currently going through the steps in setting up my export company in the food and beverages industry. I have done some on the ground research of potential buyers ( Importers/ distributors) of the target market. What I mean buy that is I have gathered information on what...
  10. 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...
  11. T

    I have an original product idea. Which of these pathways to take?

    I have an original idea for a product. The target customers are hobbyists from a very specific and small niche, yet big enough to make this product lucrative. (The Facebook group for this hobby has around 30K members). After a thorough Google and Amazon research session, I've concluded that...
  12. StevieB

    HOT TOPIC Sourcing from China is old news, Vietnam new news?

    I have a lot of contants telling me that Vietnam is the better sourcing these days than China. Anyone have experience with this? I did some brief research and it does seem Vietnam is an up and coming power house. Trump is actually visiting there soon. Just curious if anyone knew anything about...
  13. Tony I

    Organic Supplement manufacturers?

    Hey everyone, In the process of launching an organic health supplement; does anyone have any recommendations as far as contract manufacturers? Not too confident about the one we're using at the moment- would like to have a backup regardless. Any help is appreciated- thanks!
  14. Bytesunfish

    Bulk discount estimations?

    Hey all, I'm developing my product and I'm trying to get some preliminary idea on pricing. Some parts are easy to estimate while others have proven really difficult. For instance, there is a component I'll need that sells for $850 retail, but I know that the company I work for gets them for...
  15. Arun Siva

    strategizing a resolution to a complex dilemma

    I am having difficulty executing part of my long term plan; I have several key contacts in various parts of the world that source important high end raw materials and products that the west primarily needs but my dilemma presently is finding a buyer. Are there resources or databases and how to...
  16. RNoles19

    Finding manufacturers/drop shipping partners for your product

    Hi guys.... Quick question. Relatively new to the forum. Still trying to find my way. What are the best resources for finding someone to drop ship a physical product? Say you want to sell beer pong tables or custom dog beds (just as random examples), how would you go about finding someone that...
  17. Castillo

    China Electronics

    Hi all, I'm looking into sourcing electronics from China. Has anyone done this before with success? I'm still scared of china sourcing even though I know they source 90% of the world's products. I'm wondering about anything having to do with metals/electronic components? If they say something is...

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