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Where to Find Suppliers Outside of Alibaba

If you’ve ever been trying to source products from China, you’ve almost certainly used Alibaba. Truth be told, Alibaba is the Amazon of Chinese suppliers. But much like you use Amazon for almost everything but not everything, the same is true for Alibaba. It works most of the time, but not all of the time.

In this post we’ll reveal some of the  places to look for products to import from China outside of Alibaba.

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Amazon FBA’s Largest Ever Fee Increase Coming in 2018 – How Will it Affect You?

Updated: March 5, 2018 with Amazon’s new storage fees.

Each year around Christmas Amazon brings millions of people joy throughout America with the joy of cheap Christmas gifts for all. And each year they bring terror to Amazon Sellers – Amazon FBA fee increases.

Amazon has just announced their new FBA fee increases effective February 22, 2018. As seems to be predictable with such fee increases, Amazon has structured the fee increases (either deliberately or not) so that the fee structure for 2018 cannot be easily compared to 2017 fees.

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How to Rank Items & Keywords Well on Amazon: Statistics & Analysis

We all have our opinion of what works well for ranking when selling on Amazon and what doesn’t. Rarely though has anyone tried to take an objective statistical approach to it.

In this article, I reviewed over 1000 listings on Amazon to try to determine some common characteristics that high ranking and low ranking items have. What are the factors you can address to have your product keywords rank well?

I looked at the easiest to measure (and control) variables of pricing,

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How I Develop and Launch Dozens of New Products a Year

Last spring, I started on a goal of trying to recreate a million dollar brand within a year. Part of my strategy was to try and launch as many products as possible and as quickly as possible. In this post I’ll detail exactly how I go about launching dozens of products a year, on my own.

Recently Mike shared his product launch strategy which a lot of listeners and readers have taken an interest in.

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What is Amazon Vendor Central and is it Right for You?

If you’re an Amazon seller you’re probably familiar with Amazon Seller Central. Seller Central is the platform most sellers use if they want to sell on Amazon. But aside from Seller Central there is one main other portal for sellers to sell through: Vendor Central. If you’re reading this article, you may have even just received an invite to join Vendor Central. So what exactly is Vendor Central, what are the pros and cons to it,

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How to Find the Perfect Product to Import from China and Sell Online

Updated in January, 2018 with up to date information for finding products in 2018. 

One of the hardest things for any entrepreneur looking to start an ecommerce business is picking the right product to sell. In today’s ecommerce world the businesses that thrive and survive are those that have their own brands. In this article we’ll discuss how to find products to sell online, how to do research to get estimated sales volume,

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Growth Strategies and Sales Channels Outside of Amazon (And Whether You Should Use Them or Not)

We all know that Amazon is THE place to sell. I have steadily seen my Amazon sales go from around 25% in 2013 to all the way up to 90% today. However, there remain a lot of powerful sales channels outside of Amazon. Some of these channels, such as your own website, can be used simply to support your conversion rates on Amazon. Others, like Walmart, are simply a bet on future growth. And finally,

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Part 4- Rebuilding a $1m Ecommerce Business – 6 Month Results

During the summer of 2017 I launched a series on me trying to rebuild a million dollar ecommerce business within one year. After selling my previous company I gave myself a deadline of March 2018 to recreate a new brand with monthly revenue of approximately $80,000.

In this post I’ll give a full detail of my revenue numbers so far, my wins, my losses, and my growth plans going into 2018.

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How to Import from China Quickly, Safely, & Cheaply (Mega Guide)

In this guide we will walk you through how to import your first products from China. We’ll walk you through the entire process including identifying good and bad products to import to sell on Amazon and other channels, finding good suppliers and weeding through the bad suppliers, and how to get your shipments from China cheaply and quickly. I’ve written this article with Amazon and ecommerce sellers in mind but even if you’re a traditional wholesaler or retailer you should get a lot of value out of this article.

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How to Sell on (and Should You Sell in the Rest of Europe?)

If you’re reading this blog then you know that one of the things we continuously preach is the need for sellers to start selling internationally as soon as possible. Yes, there’s still a lot of fruit on the tree but it’s being picked by more and more people. But there’s other trees, if you look just a little further on the horizon, specifically Canada and Europe.

In this article we’ll discuss how to start selling on and Europe.

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