Ling Lee
Ling Lee, at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding

Importing

What were your experiences with wholesale buying from India or China?

Hi Savvies,

I wanted to know if any of you have bought from China or India wholesale, and what your experiences were.

Also I wanted to ask, what should I watch out for?

Thanks!

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4 Answers

Neil Steggall

Neil Steggall , Partner at Wardour Capital Partners

One of our long term clients buys from China on a frequent basis and in relatively small orders. They have built an excellent long term relationship with an independent local buying agent who places orders, supervises quality and shipping (usually by mail) and advises on new products emerging.

This is both cost effective and efficient

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Neil Steggall

Neil Steggall , Partner at Wardour Capital Partners

One of our long term clients buys from China on a frequent basis and in relatively small orders. They have built an excellent long term relationship with an independent local buying agent who places orders, supervises quality and shipping (usually by mail) and advises on new products emerging.

This is both cost effective and efficient

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Ling Lee

Ling Lee , at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding

Thanks for the great answer!

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Brian Mallyon

Brian Mallyon , Owner at Luckypole Limited

I am starting to write a series of articles about sourcing from China specifically. The below link will lead you to them. Hope something there may help.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140826062235-169973897-global-product-sourcing-due-diligence?trk=mp-reader-card

 

 

Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy , Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group

Hi Ling, I have dropshipped from China as well as imported. Like all things in business it is about relationships. Get to know your suppliers and you will be... read more
Hi Ling, I have dropshipped from China as well as imported. Like all things in business it is about relationships. Get to know your suppliers and you will be fine. One tip I do have though is when first talking to them dont tell them you are 'just starting out' and express 'that you are looking to enjoy a long term relationship'. Warmly Lisa
Ling Lee

Ling Lee , at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding

Awesome! Thank you so much for your tips!... read more
Awesome! Thank you so much for your tips!
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