[Video] An Inside Look in How I Build Relationships (Guanxi) with Chinese Suppliers

As you know building relationships or “Guanxi” with Chinese suppliers is critical to building business success when sourcing products from China. Recently one of my Readers asked a great question about building relationships or “Guanxi” with Chinese suppliers. He writes: “I wonder, where is the line drawn in the Asian culture? When does relationship building … Continue reading “[Video] An Inside Look in How I Build Relationships (Guanxi) with Chinese Suppliers”

[PODCAST] 10 ways to quickly get more Amazon Reviews (without getting your account suspended) and case study how to turnaround slumping Amazon PL sales on a 6 Figure Business

It’s the start of June and I can’t believe almost half of 2019 has already gone by! So today I’d like share with you three things that will help you with your Amazon business as we enter summer 2019.   First things first – REVIEWS Recently I was interviewed by my good friend Chris Rawlings … Continue reading “[PODCAST] 10 ways to quickly get more Amazon Reviews (without getting your account suspended) and case study how to turnaround slumping Amazon PL sales on a 6 Figure Business”

What is WeChat and how can I use it to contact Chinese suppliers?

Did you know that one of the best tricks of the trade when contacting Chinese suppliers is to use an app called WeChat?   I’ve created a quick guide to using WeChat to communicate with Chinese suppliers even if you’ve never been to China and cannot speak Chinese. What is WeChat? WeChat is an app … Continue reading “What is WeChat and how can I use it to contact Chinese suppliers?”

Alibaba Alternatives: 10 Other Ways to Source Products from China

As the saying goes: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” For those of you who are sourcing products from China then I’d like to share with you an important strategy that will help you diversify your products away from your competitors.   Alibaba Alternatives: 10 Other Ways to Source Products from China In … Continue reading “Alibaba Alternatives: 10 Other Ways to Source Products from China”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly sides of Sourcing Away from China

The US-China trade war is in full force as the tariffs keep rising. Last week the tariffs were raised from 10% to 25% on the $200 billion in products imported from china to the US. And Trump is threatening to slap tariffs on the remaining $300 billion on Chinese manufactured products that have not been … Continue reading “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly sides of Sourcing Away from China”

[VIDEO] How to source away from China to reduce the impact of trade tariffs

On Friday May 10, 2019, President Trump just announced that the US will raise the rate of China tariffs from an additional 10% to 25% on the products covered in the $200 billion list.     For some of you, you may be thinking “how can my business absorb this additional cost sourcing from China?” For … Continue reading “[VIDEO] How to source away from China to reduce the impact of trade tariffs”

How Many hours do full time Amazon sellers really work?

Recently one of my students asked an interesting question: “I was curious to know about how many hours do full time amazon sellers really work with or without virtual assistance. I know it will be different for everyone but just curious if there is an average.” This is a million dollar question. After all, most … Continue reading “How Many hours do full time Amazon sellers really work?”

Four Tactics to Overcome Analysis Paralysis

One of the biggest things I’ve struggled with was Analysis Paralysis.   Nowadays with Google you can find nearly endless information at the touch of a screen.   It’s much easier than the days where you had to go to the library to search for books and even encyclopedias to find answers to their pressing … Continue reading “Four Tactics to Overcome Analysis Paralysis”

Three books to 80/20 your sales, be more productive with your time, and reveal the dirty side of sourcing from China

This week, we’ve covered the 7 deadly sins of private label sellers and 1 key tactic to come up with product ideas.   As you know, it’s great learning from your own experience but everyone is obviously limited by their time, their location, their opportunities, their social circles, their network, etc… So one of the … Continue reading “Three books to 80/20 your sales, be more productive with your time, and reveal the dirty side of sourcing from China”

The 7 Deadly Sins that will Sink your PL Business

After years of running an ecommerce business myself and speaking with and masterminding with 6 and 7 figure private label sellers, I’ve learned a lot about what things to do right.  And also what common mistakes sellers make that could sink their business. I’ve observed that these mistakes or deadly sins seem to come up … Continue reading “The 7 Deadly Sins that will Sink your PL Business”