1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Offline Importer - Need ideas for online implementation

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by NewYorker, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. NewYorker

    NewYorker Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I travel to China regularly and bring in containers of merchandise. With that said, I am mostly dealing in general merchandise goods such as glass vases/cups/discount goods etc etc etc. I recently got into working with replica items.

    Anyway, I\'m trying to understand how I can create a larger market share by selling these goods online. I do not have a website as of yet but can always hire someone to do this for me. Time is money in my case.

    Some ideas - Alibaba, DHGate, Ebay (have an account with 600+ ratings as I use to import digital cameras)

    Any ideas? I prefer to sell to wholesalers only.

    Kind of leaving this thread open ended to see what everyone thinks. Willing to even partner up - per say with the right person.
     
  2. NewYorker

    NewYorker Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I should also mention I have a decent profit margin. Would creating a website and setting up some sort of affiliate program be a good idea?
     
  3. daowns

    daowns Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    8
    It sounds like you may want to look into dropshipping.
     
  4. NewYorker

    NewYorker Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    My only concern here, we\'re talking about selling goods on a per piece basis. As an importer, this is the last thing I want to do.

    However, my knowledge is limited with drop-shipping. Not really sure of the gains people have with this.
     
  5. yahtzee

    yahtzee Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    jack(ing) of all trades.
    Location:
    where the streets have no name
    if your running a totally legitimate enterprise you have a wide range of options, a website would be a start. Maybe you try to link up with local businesses (gift shops and what not) .