So lately I have been getting a ton of emails of everyone who wants to make it big in the wholesale trade, import trade, of dropship trade. I have approach numerous times, I apologies for any delayed responses been crazy busy, I have made this thread to give you all or anyone interested in becoming an importer/wholesaler/dropshipper/shipee Brands (shoes, clothes, electronics etc) Ok, so how cool would it be to get Nikes, Jordans, Christian Louboutins at 80% off the original price?? My advice is STOP, PICK SOMETHING ELSE. Copyright laws are crazy, the fees and penalties way too high and if you do it properly the margins are way too low for the risk and work you have to do. JUST FORGET IT. So, how DO I make a Billion dollars by next month? This is actually an easy question to answer, you simply DON?T. yes that?s right you DON?T MAKE A BILLION in a month. It takes work, learning, practice, and also WORK. You have to research your industry, learn the business (EXW, FOB, etc should be second nature and common words/terms. Can you make a ton of money? Yes but it takes work, time, and some luck sometimes doesn?t hurt either. So Can I make money at all? YESSSS lots of it. Just know it means learning about things that matter and running a sometimes headache causing business, lots of paperwork, etc. here are some resources to get you started mainly USA sellers/importers: Harmonized tariff schedule: used for item categorizing and proper tariff fees. Please make sure and take care to correctly categorize, just because your item fits into cat. ?a? at 12% and also maybe cat. ?b? at 19% don?t go for the lesser one, go for the correct one. With proper info and documentation you can do this yourself with the FREE PDF provide by the Custom and Border Patrol site, also check the forms area for correct forms and become familiar with what each of your items requires (some have 3 forms, some have 15) *****FYI***** These shippers have in house service for this and will expidite tariff/duties at no cost, just make sure you have correct info for tarrifs. FedEx DHL HOW TO REALLY MAKE MONEY - there is no one in a billion, just a bunch of good stuff. with imports you have to be creative much like seo and traffic driving (from what I see) for example. someone just bought 1000 units of bbq sets before memorial day, they sold out by fathers day and have some backorders from this weekend. (july 4th usa holiday) so it all depends on your area and market. I like to find stuff that's consistent, nice margins, and no brands, brands kill you with fees if they allow you to sell their stuff in the first place. - my advice is look around at what you know and what people know you for (vague I know). This is what I tell everyone, and here are some examples of some people that approach me and are doing well now. a - boxing instructor invest in custom design boxing wraps, makes a website, customizes them for boxing clubs, ie. john's boxing club, gleason boxing gym, etc. b - female bodybuilder invests in custom sports bras and opens site, uses her fan base to promote it and is does well. c - a nanny throughout college found that parents/siblings spend a ton on baby clothes that normally sells for $1-3/piece they buy for $8-10 because of cute sayings, so baby shirts says "my uncle is hot" "my mom is sexy" "my dad rocks" etc. so you see, it all depends on market, opportunity, and background of person behind the business, find something you know alot about, or like a lot and you will not have a problem talking to hundreds of people a week about it to promote the business. HOPE THIS HELPS GUYS!