Reader questions, China vs SE Asia GDP Growth, and meet me in Bangkok next week?

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating!   This week I’d like to answer some reader questions, a heatmap of China and Southeast Asian countries GDP growth so you can see which countries may be benefiting from the trade war, as well as a chance to meet me in Bangkok next week.  Reader Questions Do you … Continue reading “Reader questions, China vs SE Asia GDP Growth, and meet me in Bangkok next week?”

China vs India Sourcing, Four burners theory

I wanted to share with you my favorite articles and podcasts from this week.  We are seeing more evidence of sourcing shifting away from China. US-China trade war has caused major shift in global trade landscape, says Li & Fung Along these lines I was interviewed recently by my friend Chris Thomas, “The Australian Seller”, … Continue reading “China vs India Sourcing, Four burners theory”

[Video] Vietnam Sourcing Best Practices and Rookie Mistakes

As the trade war continues and nobody knows how things will play out, some experts say that the winner is neither the US nor China. But they claim the biggest winner is Vietnam. Whether or not that is true is beyond the scope of our business, but the reality is that given the uncertainty many … Continue reading “[Video] Vietnam Sourcing Best Practices and Rookie Mistakes”

India Sourcing Trip: What I Learned

Last month I had an amazing experience traveling to India for the first time.  India was a blank slate for me. Previously I was only able to experience India from a distance – I had only tasted their delicious food, seen their festivals on TV, and admired their colorful clothes from abroad.  Now I was … Continue reading “India Sourcing Trip: What I Learned”

Quick Update from India Delhi Fair

Namaste! Greetings from Delhi India.  As we are trying to figure out what a “truce” to the trade war really means, this week I’m attending the Delhi Fair to learn more about sourcing from India.  For those of you unfamiliar with it, the Delhi Trade Fair is probably the largest trade show in India with … Continue reading “Quick Update from India Delhi Fair”

Less than 100 days til Black Friday… 4 things to do now to maximize your holiday sales

It may still feel like summer as we approach the end of August but if we peek at the calendar, you might be surprised to find that Black Friday is less than 100 days away!   As you may know, Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and it’s especially true … Continue reading “Less than 100 days til Black Friday… 4 things to do now to maximize your holiday sales”

The Trade Tariff Grinch may not steal Christmas after all for ecommerce sellers

Last week President Trump tweeted that on Sept 1st, 2019 the US will slap a 10% tariff on the $300 billion dollar of goods imported from China that have not been covered yet.  This may have been the grinch that would steal Christmas for many US ecommerce sellers who imported their products from China.  This … Continue reading “The Trade Tariff Grinch may not steal Christmas after all for ecommerce sellers”

Will Trade Tariffs be the “Grinch” that steals Christmas for ecommerce sellers?

We are in the dog days of summer and the trade war continues to heat up.   As you may have heard, last week President Trump announced that the remaining $300 billion (List 4) of products imported from China will be slapped with a 10% tariff starting Sept 1st, 2019. According to Macy’s CEO this is … Continue reading “Will Trade Tariffs be the “Grinch” that steals Christmas for ecommerce sellers?”

[VIDEO] How to source products from India

With the US-China trade war still in affect, it feels as if there’s tremendous INSTABILITY out there.  Will these tariffs go away eventually? And what if all the products from China are taxed at an additional 25%?  Does that spell the end of sourcing products from China? Many of you have asked how can one … Continue reading “[VIDEO] How to source products from India”

My favorite articles on Entrepreneurship

Last week I shared some of my favorite entrepreneurial podcasts and I hope you got value out of that.   This week I’d like to share several of my favorite articles about entrepreneurship and what you can learn from them. How Ana Gavia, a 26 year old med school student from Australia, started a million dollar … Continue reading “My favorite articles on Entrepreneurship”