Canton Fair: Key Insights into the Oldest and Largest Trade Fair in China
The China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, is the largest trade show in China and one of the largest in the whole world, as hundreds of thousands of people attend the event in order to find new and exciting products for their import/export business.
Alibaba: How to Avoid Scams and Potential Disaster
As e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Shopify, and Jet continue to grow, third party sellers are looking for more products to source and sell online as well. By far, Alibaba is the largest available public database of potential suppliers in the world. But with this massive online "city of factories", comes potential risks and possible scams.
Sourcing Chinese Manufacturers: A HUGE List of Do's and Don'ts
This post is a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts when importing from China. Basic guidelines from experience living and working here. While we've written articles, ebooks, guides, and posts about many of these list items, the point of this post is to provide a concise, at-a-glance list of what to do vs. what not to do when...
How to Tell if Your Product will be Profitable: The Importance of Product Validation
All commerce sellers know the scenario: The seemingly endless quest for what to sell on Amazon. Or asking which products sell the best online. This is the step that usually causes new sellers to overthink and drag out the process. In fact, some never get out of this stage. But when you do finally find that...
Alibaba vs. Global Sources vs. The New Kid on the Block
After its hugely successful IPO in 2014, Alibaba cemented itself as King of the Hill in the Chinese manufacturing & ecommerce field. Without a doubt, every company or individual that sources, imports, and sells private label products from China on any ecommerce platform knows the name Alibaba. In fact, Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba is...
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