Attention eBay sellers, are you currently importing products from other countries to sell them in others, elsewhere or online?
If you are not doing so, could it be the next step for you to expand your eBay business by sourcing for more goods of interesting value from emerging manufacturing powerhouses like China and India?
Or how about Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia where the merchandise has such strong ‘ethnic’ or ‘exotic’ flavor that they are a natural draw for tourists whenever they set foot on these countries? Why not ‘push’ those goods right in front of their eyes before they think they have to fly half a globe to get them?
That has always been the power of eBay since it’s inception…the power to fulfill highly individualistic and eclectic tastes in consumerism.
You see, the countries mentioned above DO lack marketing expertise and channels today. Any mutual trade agreements with these countries tend to be made concrete at the highest level, that is, between governments, most of the time, as you may be aware in the news.
Fortune 500 companies that have the money and manpower to set up shop anywhere in the world would have already done so before you realize just how advanced China has grown over the years. I recently had the opportunity to speak to a couple of Chinese nationals and I am simply stunned by their description of the fast-changing landscape in their hometowns. Let’s just say they have 1-Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) coverage…
3rd-world countries always have a larger room from growth, and more importing of raw materials and resources than exporting to deal with. Nonetheless, they always have their own unique stuff to share with the rest of the world, and this is where you come in to fill the lack of marketing know-how for them.
It all started with Walter Scheu.
Walter Scheu is a rabbit farmer from the backwoods of North Carolina. He is about the unlikeliest person you want to learn international trade from, the last person in the world you would ever think would be importing products from foreign countries and selling them on eBay BUT…he is doing it, and making a profit selling the goods on eBay.
His wife Ursula and he run a little family farm in Asheboro, NC called Foxburrow Farms. Last year he needed a special tool for his farm and he found it on eBay. After buying the tool, he discovered that there was money to be made in this if they could find them at a good price. This started an 18-month journey that led him to researching, finding and later importing these tools from China and selling them on eBay at a very nice profit. He has since sold hundreds of these expensive tools on eBay.
Walter wanted to share his experience with others, but he had never sold or created information before. So he got together with James Jones and recorded a series of audio files. It includes a transcript so you can read of all the steps he went through to import his product. In simple folksy language, he reveals all the steps he went through, the mistakes he made, and finally the resources and services he found that did most of the work for him and took away the risk.
Importing For Auctions includes MP3 audio files you can listen to, and a complete transcript in case you prefer to read it. You also get some special reports like:
* An importing cheat sheet,
* A report on how not to get ripped off by the wrong people,
* A global directory of overseas suppliers,
* A report on working with customs brokers and lots more.
This is a very nice package and excellent value. You owe it to yourself to trade with ANY countries (not just China) at a level very few people have attained so you can get ahead in this virtually untapped area.