Importing Products to sell on eBay

Written by Nowshade Kabir

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Competition in world’s largest electronic marketplace is fierce! If you have to buy products from a middleman, you may find that your prices are not workable at all. What to do? Since most of repparttar consumers products are imported any way, you may consider outsourcing your product from a foreign country. Today, thanks to globalization importing products are no longer as difficult as it used to be! If you are trying to buy a labor-intensive product, repparttar 149734 best places are probably China – which isrepparttar 149735 hottest at this time, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh and some other Asian countries. If you are looking for medium quality electronics and computer parts, your options are China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, etc. For high-end designer products Italy, Germany and France are your best bet. For intellectual property related products, Russia and other Eastern European countries are still a paradise. There is a good chance of finding a supplier through online B2B portals. If you are looking for a supplier from China you may try and Two ofrepparttar 149736 largest trade leads aggregators onrepparttar 149737 Internet. For products from India you may try searchingrepparttar 149738 database of both and For products from Russia and other CIS countries is a great option.

Here arerepparttar 149739 steps you must take in order to import products successfully:

• Locate several suppliers either through online resources or by contacting Trade Commissions of respective countries.

• Contactrepparttar 149740 suppliers and see if they are in a position to deliverrepparttar 149741 right product. Make sure thatrepparttar 149742 suppliers are not your direct competitors. Many foreign suppliers are actively selling products through eBay.

• If you find their price and quality ofrepparttar 149743 product are acceptable get several samples. It is very important to give them an exact copy ofrepparttar 149744 product you are looking for. Without a prototype you might end up getting something far different than you expected.

• Work out your cost, which include buying cost, packaging, shipping, insurance, customs duty, excise duty if any, financing and handling charges, etc. You may also incur other expenses depending on products and your location.

• Check out your supplier. If possible make a trip to visitrepparttar 149745 supplier. Ask for references. Contact their bankers if necessary. Importing requires absolute due diligence.

• Check with a logistics consultant about shipping and exporting rules ofrepparttar 149746 country.

• Contact a customs broker to verify latest duty and other regulations related to importing of this particular product.

• Don’t forget to consider product life cycle, shipping time, seasonality ofrepparttar 149747 product and other characteristics specific to your product.

Importantly, do your homework! You can sure make money by importing and selling goods on eBay. Thousands are already doing this. But,repparttar 149748 key to success relies on your entrepreneurial spirit, due preparation, sound judgment and hard work. If you think you are ready, go for it!

Nowshade Kabir, is the founder, primary developer and present CEO of – a Global B2B Exchange with solutions to create e-catalog, Web store, business process management and other features to run a business online. You can read various articles written by Nowshade Kabir at .

Writing An eBook - The How To Guide

Written by Peter Dobler

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What's in it for them? By giving away your eBook you breakrepparttar barrier for somebody else to actually look at your product. Second, you give this personrepparttar 149733 right to distribute and reprint your eBook. This means that you giverepparttar 149734 personrepparttar 149735 right to give it to another person for consumption andrepparttar 149736 right to reprint as well. This will repeat itself over and over again. That's viral marketing in a nutshell.

Now there'srepparttar 149737 problem to create an eBook to begin with. This seems harder than it is. First you need a topic. What are your hobbies? Are you married for a very long time? How did you do this? Are you good with home improvements? Did you successful deal withrepparttar 149738 government? And so forth...

Now you take one topic and think about what you did to make it successful or just something you enjoyed. This isrepparttar 149739 key. People want to feel better about themselves. You give themrepparttar 149740 roadmap on how to do something that they will enjoy at then end or something they can be proud of.

Once you have a topic to write about, it's downhill from there. Focus on your topic, outlinerepparttar 149741 eBook first. Start very high level.

• What'srepparttar 149742 problem

• What arerepparttar 149743 obstacles to overcome

• What arerepparttar 149744 goals you want to achieve with this

• How did you do it

• What arerepparttar 149745 lessons learned

• What are you doing next

You see having these high level outlines in place will help you to drill down in each one of them. It might be a little bit strange inrepparttar 149746 beginning, but after a while you get used to it andrepparttar 149747 words just flow out of your hands.

Armed with this knowledge you should be on your way to write your first eBook. In my forum I created a folder for first time writers to advertise their eBooks.

Peter Dobler is a 20+ year veteran in the IT business. He is an active Real Estate Investor and a successful Internet business owner. Learn more about the concept of residual income at

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