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How Can I Make Connections In China to Sell My Products in Bulk?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Ultrapreneur, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Ultrapreneur

    Ultrapreneur Newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm not sure where my post should belong so I'll post it here for now.

    I deal with excess inventories and have recently secured a supplier of Nutrilon baby milk powder from the Netherlands and would like to sell to Chinese importers. I've seen the demand for Dutch baby milk powder on my visit to Holland a month ago, but have not yet been able to make the connection between an importer and myself. I am looking to connect with people (from China or with Chinese connections) that have connections or are buyers of baby milk powder or excess inventories from North American companies.

    I have tried a couple B2B sites (Alibaba, ExportersIndia, Chinabusinessworld), but found that I dealt with a lot of time wasters and/or scammers. Though I am sure people have made good success on these sites, I am looking for a more systematic way of securing real leads instead of the tire kickers. Also, I find that a lot of these sites try to upsell me on things I do not want nor need (like their website design or super elite package etc.) or the "leads" they provided were not well targeted for the products I was offering.

    I am considering trying Facebook ads, but am relatively new to Internet Marketing and am looking for ways to better systemize my lead generation and sales process instead of trying to one shot deals here and there or getting interest but not getting the deals to close.

    I'd like some advice and/or people that are able to connect me to Chinese importers. Thanks.
     
  2. switchblade

    switchblade Registered Member

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    I am aware that these days many people and organizations like to use the internet to conduct their businesses. However since your products are non-digital products you should also take a look at offline methods for sourcing contacts. For instance you may get more accurate leads if you work through the Chamber of Commerce in your city. You may also approach the Chinese Consulate in your country.

    Goodluck in your venture.
     
  3. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

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    Why not hit up baby stores and website retailers to see if they will buy from you in bulk?
     
  4. selo

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    The only people that I know and had big successes with Chinese connections did it the old school way - packed a bag and went there. If you make the connections online you are part of the exceeding demand (everyone trying to make business online) and only speaking to 10% of the offer (the few chinese who build relationships online).
     
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    I'm interesting Nutrilon baby milk powder too, please pm me your prices & product policy.
     
  6. NicheFox

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    When it comes to this type of thing, I wouldn't make any deals online without seeing their operation in person, especially if your looking to invest a good amount.

    Best thing to do would be to book a ticket and go check things out. Just do your research ahead of time- try to set up appointments, know where your going, etc.. can save time and money.
     
  7. pseudonym

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    Ultrapreneur... i've shipped trucks full of these from holland to kazakhstan into xinjiang province, and carried them by hand across the sham chun river 3 times a day... there is a lot to say about this business. but what i can mostly say is that it is not worth it. there is no real single institutional buyer. you will always be dealing with groups of people buying no more than a couple parties*8 bottles a time... it's just not worth it. i even had customized cartons fitted in the shape of friso bottles... i know this stuff. it is not worth it.