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from manufacturer to amazon? Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Product Development/Sourcing/Importing' started by mosdef, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Walter Hay
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    You certainly need to see a sample before placing a full size order. Ordering 10 or more gives you a better idea of the quality, reduces the unit cost of freight on samples, and gives you several to market locally if that is possible for you.

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    I really need a way into the big markets. Sweden has only 9 million people living here....
     
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    Dude, you got all the answers and much more. What else do you want?

    Oh, and a simple "thanks" to all the people who took the time to help you further (including experts as Walter and biophase) would be appreciated.
     
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    You're right im thankful and grateful for all the answers. Yours included.

    In my original post i didn't clarify that i was living in Sweden. So its alot different for me to and people whom already are living in big markets like UK, Germany US and so on.

    Example : If i want to sell in the US its not an option to ship from sweden to US. Because if shipping times and costs. So i have to use FBA....
     
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    Once again im grateful for all the answers...thanks :)
     
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    I live in Belgium and I sell in USA with FBA. In my first post in this topic, you see how you get those products in the US. There's also tons of information to find online.

    In the inside there are progress threads about this, including mine.

    Good luck.
     
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    That goes for anyone wanting to sell in a different country than they live.

    If I want to sell in Sweden, I'm sure as hell not going to ship product to Texas first.


    Find someone, or some company, in the country you want to sell, and have them inspect and label the goods for you to send into Amazon.


    Your problem can be solved by a simple google search.
     
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    Right, thanks. Would this work even for smaller shipments? Lets say 10 samples?
     
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    Why would you only being selling 10 samples?
     
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    Trademark your brand name and logo and build your base of products on Amazon.

    Create your website and register your brand through brand registry.

    From that point yeah your manufacturer might try to compete with you but Im pretty sure they're much happier selling you products and letting you take all the risk selling it from that point.
     
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    Im thinking before ordering huge amount of a product i want to test that it sells and that quality is good. So in that case i must try to sell the 10 samples i order in the intended market..
     
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    In that case why are you worried about the shipping cost to the USA? It's a test, it's doesn't need to be profitable.
     
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    no with the samples it not about the cost. If i ship if here to check the quality and then try to sell it on amazon.com or uk the shipping times will be longer than other sellers = its not going to be a good test.
     
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    this is actually smart. When you come to the point you know that your product sells. Brand it and sell it own website...
     
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    I thought you were going to ship the 10 samples to the USA to Amazon FBA. Your answers are confusing.
     
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    Im sorry Biophase. But i was planning to do so. Don't how to test the waters before ordering bigger orders..
     
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    You can always go down the route of having a REAL quality product that is protected by a patent and if anyone tries to cut you out, you hit them hard with your patent. They always back down. Just sayin' :p
     
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    1. Get samples to your house.
    2. Check quality.
    3. Place a small order and ship straight to USA.
    4. Sell with FBA.

    You won't save money by shipping the samples you got from Sweden to the US. If you're that low on cash, ecommerce might be a wrong choice for now.
     
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    I will try these steps :) Thank you guys.
     
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    Well ship the samples to yourself to inspect personally, of course.

    You're not going to make any money off a sample order of 10 pieces. The purpose is to check the quality of the product.

    But, to answer your question, yes. Search around, and you'll find a company or an individual that would be willing to do this for you, especially if you are promising future business.
     
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    @Longinus do you also sell on your own site or only on fba?
     
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    Only FBA.
     
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    ok bro
     

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