UPDATE: the effect of the Coronavirus on Ecommerce and factory closures in China: What can you do about it?

If you’re sourcing products from China then the Coronavirus or COVID-19 is affecting your business.  As you’ve seen on the news the Coronavirus has been declared “a global emergency” by the World Health Organization as the outbreak continues to spread in and outside of China.   There are over 2,200 deaths and 76,000 confirmed cases reported … Continue reading “UPDATE: the effect of the Coronavirus on Ecommerce and factory closures in China: What can you do about it?”

I interviewed 20+ 7 Figure Ecommerce Sellers and Experts: Here’s what I learned

“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn. Taking this quote to heart, I wanted to learn from successful Amazon sellers and ecommerce experts how they built million-dollar businesses.  What I learned was surprising at times and yet commonsensical at other times.   At the end of … Continue reading “I interviewed 20+ 7 Figure Ecommerce Sellers and Experts: Here’s what I learned”

China on lockdown due to the Coronavirus – how to deal with it as an E-commerce Seller?

I just got this warning this morning in my email inbox. The WHO has declared the outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”.  My family and I traveled through Hong Kong this week and everyone on the streets, subways, and airports were nervous and wearing breathing masks.  And masks were sold out everywhere. This … Continue reading “China on lockdown due to the Coronavirus – how to deal with it as an E-commerce Seller?”

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”