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Learn About Sourcing Private Label Products from China with Peter Zapf

Jeff Cohen of Seller Labs caught up with Peter Zapf of Global Sources at the 2016 Prosper Show to discuss how new Amazon sellers can get started private label product sourcing from China.

You can jump to the question(s) that pertain to you most:

  1. 0:40 – As an Amazon seller, why do I want to go to Hong Kong or China for a trade show?
  2. 1:40 – Product quality and cost-cutting, negotiating with suppliers about expectations and requirements.
  3. 3:30 – I’ve never been to China before, how do I decide if I want to go to Hong Kong or Canton?
  4. 4:25 – What is different this year for Westerners looking to travel to China for the first time?
  5. 6:16 – If you’ve never been to China, what are 2-3 fun things you need to see or do?

Learn more about Peter’s company at http://www.globalsources.com/

And don’t miss the Global Sources Summit on Oct. 17 – 19, 2016 at the AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong.

Cory Checketts

Cory is the content marketing manager at Seller Labs. He has more than five years of experience doing strategic communications and professional writing. When he’s not writing he’s getting dropped off the back of amateur cycling pelotons or yammering incessantly about Porsche 911s.

  • This is an interesting podcast.

    You mention globalsources in your article. It is true you can find many things at HK tradeshow fair however be aware that not all seller and manufacturers are able to handle your order. Some are reliables and some are not. A booth at a tradeshow and a website online is not really sufficient to know if your supplier will be able to support you efficiently.

    Before ordering and placing a deposit in the game, I advice you to perform some supplier audit. Either you can do it yourself or you can appoint a third party audit company like http://AsiaQualityControl.com to handle this process (here is a description of what is a factory audit: http://asiaqualitycontrol.com/audit/supplier-evaluation/factory-audit). This can help to reduce risk on the deposit which is mostly required by manufacturers to start manufacturing your order.

    If you want to secure the balance payment before shipping your goods, you should perform quality control on your goods because once being shipped and your supplir paid, if you have any problems relatred to quality it will be more difficult to handle them at western cost and to get a refund from your supplier. You can use a Pre-Shipment Inspection services by sending a quality inspector direclty at your manufacturer facility at the end of the production. Here a description of what a Pre-Shipment Inspetion is http://asiaqualitycontrol.com/inspection/product-inspection/pre-shipment-inspection

    If you need any advice feel free to contact Phil at Asia Quality Control using the contact form on our website, we will be happy to give you some valuable information helping you to make your import from Asia safer.

    Phil