Choosing the best thing to import from China.

bikeEvery day I must get 3 or 4 people that email me and ask what is the best thing to import from China. If you really stop and think about it you will agree that it’s a pretty stupid question. The best thing to import will entirely depend on you and your own situation. Continue reading

The truth behind China’s Underground Wholesale Markets.

image-6As some of you will know I opened my second factory here last year and have been extremely busy with that, I figured not many of you will get any value from a blog post about “How to open a foam recycling plant in China” but perhaps a quick look at the world of Chinese Wholesale markets might be useful to some of you. Continue reading

How to open a Hong Kong Company.

50045188771045c55cdf35d1a6c3e8d0Operating as a Hong Kong company has a lot of advantages for people operating a business in China. It has a lot of advantages for people operating a business period but really as I am operating my business from China I will only talk about the specific benefits for someone like me. Continue reading

Canton Fair Review.

photo(26)So the first block of Canton Fair is out of the way and for those of you who didn’t get chance to visit I thought I would throw up some nice items I have come across while at the first 2 phases of this 2013 winter trade show.

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Make it Count.

photo(3)Imagine if you just did it, took the leap, kept going, made it work. Can you imagine how it would feel to reach that goal? What’s stopping you, really?

What’s holding you back?

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daniel cassidy chinaSo in an effort to have a slightly more serious sounding business name when answering the phone we have changed the name of our sourcing company to Fetch China. This has timed well with moving into Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Canton Fair.

canton fairComing to Canton Fair is a good way to get a snapshot of just what is possible from China in terms of products. You will literally see every conceivable product here and get a good feel of the quality you can expect. Continue reading

We’re only Human.

photo(8)I’m 28 and for the past 10 years I guess I could be described as someone burning the candle at both ends. A phrase that is perhaps a close second place to my Mum’s number one favorite “Your working yourself to death”

Well for me that phrase finally hit home a few months ago. Continue reading

The day I bought my little Factory

image(3)Funny how your life turns out right?

I find myself stood thinking this as I navigate miles and miles of bumpy alleys and dusty backstreets via Google maps on my iPad looking to buy my first factory in China. Continue reading

Opening my office in China.

So I guess a lot of you have been wondering where I have been? More than likely you could not care less but at least my mum has asked me a few times this month what on earth I have been doing.

I hope these next two blog posts will get you up to speed. Continue reading

The MOQ Fear.

MOQ. These are the three letters that seem to scare off most would be importers in a heart beat. You like the idea of importing but you’re a little skeptical of ordering by the thousand.

But why? If dissected properly then the Minimum Order Quantity is in reality trying to do you a favor. Continue reading

Making it in China

This is a short introduction to a friend of mine who, having been in china only 2 years, is making a real name for himself in the mobile phone market. From the country of Lebanon please say hello to Bilal Hindi.

I hope this little article gives you guys some inspiration and a real insight as to just what is possible from China. Continue reading

YMC Makes Top 100 blog list.

Well that title sure sounds pretty exciting so even though it is most likely not, I am going to get a little excited about it.

I’m not quite sure how this has happened but apparently is the 34th most popular growing WordPress blog.
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How much money can you make in China?

“How much money can I make importing from China?” This is pretty much the definition of an opened ended question. Perhaps a 21st century tribute to How long is a piece of string? Never the less its what I’m asked on a daily basis as more and more people become infatuated with the idea of making money from the far east. Continue reading

Thinking outside the Box.

In perhaps the most yawn inspiring post I have ever written I thought I would let you take a look at the fine art of shipping by air – China style.

While this may sound like a mundane and secondary element of importing you would be wrong to think so. Anything that can eat into your profits should always be at the forefront of your mind. Continue reading