Trump-Xi meeting in Japan this weekend – End of the trade war or more tariffs looming?

As the US-China trade war drags on, Presidents Trump and Xi will be meeting in Japan this weekend as the G-20 Economic Summit takes place.   All eyes will be on the two leaders to see if they can make some sort of progress as recently the trade war has escalated into a “technology cold war”.   … Continue reading “Trump-Xi meeting in Japan this weekend – End of the trade war or more tariffs looming?”

Can I get your feedback on this?

Good news! Based on our reader feedback, I’m testing a new YouTube channel and I’d love if you can check it out and let me know what you think. We have some previous content with JungleScout as well as some new content that you may not have seen before which includes: The 3 Things You … Continue reading “Can I get your feedback on this?”

[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”