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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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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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E101: Tips on Finding Profitable Products in a Saturated Amazon Market with Chad Rubin of Skubana

“So how do you win if you’re doing what everyone else is doing? If we’re all using Best Selling Rank or BSR, then everyone is always going to sell the same products and we’re just flooding the market with all the same products. So we try to go where the puck is going and not where the puck is.” – Chad Rubin of Skubana

In our second 3 digit episode we have Chad Rubin of Skubana as our guest.

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Part 2 – Rebuilding a $1m Ecommerce Business – Finding Products and Suppliers

In the first part of this series I discussed my strategy for building a $1m ecommerce and importing company within a year.

In Part 2 I am going to discuss what most of you are probably most interested in – how to pick products and negotiating with Suppliers. I can’t stress enough though that finding products before selecting a niche is a huge error. Once you’ve selected a niche though hopefully this post gives you some good direction for finding products.

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Episode 84: Rebuilding Another $1Million Brand

Recently Dave posted a blog post on the Ecom Crew website. The post is called Part 1: Rebuilding a $1 Million Ecommerce and Importing Business from Scratch. Getting your own brand up and running has its ups and downs and Dave and I explain the process of getting your products to the customer from start to finish.

Here are the points from our conversation:

  • Our Ecom Crew course.
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Part 1: Rebuilding a $1million Ecommerce and Importing Business from Scratch

In this multi-part series I am going to discuss my process and results from relaunching an ecommerce private label from scratch. This is a multi-part series:

  • Finding a Niche
  • Finding Products
  • My Review Strategy
  • My Results and Learning Lessons

In October 2016 I sold my ecommerce company. At the time we were doing just under $2million a year in revenue but it took me nearly 10 years to get to that point.

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Episode 13: Brand Building Insights Part Two

Welcome to Part 2 of our How to Build a Brand series. Last time we went over a few things to get you thinking about your brand, but on today’s episode Grant and I are getting into the nitty gritty and talking about the tools you’re going to need to build your brand successfully.

Remember, branding is always easier if you can inspire an emotional reaction or attachment with your product. But finding that product is easier said than done.

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All About Patents and Trademarks (and Avoiding Infringement When Importing from China)

When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, there were hopes that its title as the counterfeit capital of the world would be no more. However, if you have ever visited Nanjing Lu in Shanghai and purchased three “Rolex” watches for  under $20, you know counterfeit products are still a big problem in China.

In the West, respect for intellectual property like trademarks and patents is well ingrained in our culture.

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10 Things To Think About Before Selecting Your Ecommerce Niche

So, you are ready to give eCommerce a try, but you aren’t quite sure what you want to sell. In this post I’m going to outline 10 things you should consider before starting your ecommerce business and picking your niche. It’s taken me years to develop this list and I always try to check off at least 8 of these items, if not all 10 before starting or acquiring any new ecommerce business.

Michael Jackness

Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur.

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