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How to Import Items From China - A Simple Process

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

Unemployment is an increasingly growing problem. Now what exactly can we do about this? Maybe it's time to really think out of the box and establish your own business venture. This is not an easy undertaking though. Most businesses today are not stable. But, if you invest your money wisely into a definite profit generator, you will surely succeed. Need a popular choice? Learn how to import items  from China! That is a one good idea to start with. It all starts with a good product, a good supplier and a loyal customer base. Before you start, let me guide you through this process. 

Determine the Type of Item You Wish to Import

First on our list, you have to decide on what type of item you wish to import. China has a wide range of products to choose from. They have electronics, textiles, sports equipment, toys etcetera! You name it, they’re sure to have it! Make sure you do your research on your target customers. You have to make sure it's something people are attracted to. And make sure your chosen item caters to the wants and needs of your consumers. 

Find a Dependable Source or Manufacturer for Your Products

Working with a good supplier is next on the list of things to do. There are many available sources online. Make sure to compare the prices, products and get testimonials from past customers. Just remember there are a lot of scammers on the internet so be very careful. Get to know the supplier more before starting a business with them. 

Research on the Laws and Regulations Involved in Importation

Make sure you know everything there is to know about the laws and regulations involved in importation before you hit that order button. It is your responsibility to know all the things involved in importation. Make sure you do your research. Call up your local customs office and find out what you need to start. Make sure your products have good standards to avoid confiscation. With this step, your local customs broker just might become your new best friend so make sure you hire one. 

Placing an Order for Your Import Products

When all the documents are completed, you can proceed with ordering. Specify the type and number of items in the purchase order. You may also consider hiring an inspection company. Their task simply is at check on site if the products pass your specific prerequisites. This will avoid any odds that your shipment might contain any substandard goods. 

Keep Your Files Organized

Once you have your products with you, document all the events that transpired for future use. This is  an important step when you import items from China. You should have already created an effective marketing plan by now. Just find a great marketing strategy that will suit you, and surely, profit will come after.

Well, that's all for now! And remember: it's always a good thing to aim high!



Aug 10, 2012 8:51pm
Interesting idea and something certainly to look into. Good coverage on the topic. Thanks!
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