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I've got an idea for a product that I'd like to create.

I've talked to + imported samples before from alibaba so have some idea on the beginning steps of this (although I never fully understood all of the duty/import charges, getting it shipped between the port + amazon's warehouses, if I'd need to first get it shipped to my house/place of business, etc).

But I'd like to better understand how to contact manufacturers, plus costs/benefits of selling on FBA vs. my own e-commerce site.

Are there any books and/or courses that you recommend for:
1) sourcing products from both foreign + domestic distributions
2) getting this stuff in amazon and nitty gritty tradeoff of doing FBA vs. self-fulfillment
3) if going the e-commerce route (via shopify or an ecommerce platform), something that would suggest some ideas on marketing the product (adwords?)

I've seen amazing.com, although I'm more likely to buy a book before a course. Are any of these books good?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1707855900/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119689333/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08QLV21W5/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20

I know there's a ton of stuff out there, so looking for recommendations, as I'm sure someone has already created a thread (although my search didn't yield any definitive answers).

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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