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Email -

Daniel@youngmoneychina.com

Mobile Phone Number in China:

0086 1521 888 5766 – triple 8 is a lucky Chinese number right?!

Skype:

Danielcassidy1984

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Username: @youngmoneychina

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60 thoughts on “Contact

  1. Hi Daniel found out about you from Darren at woodlands (seems like a nice guy)
    I’m trying at the moment to get some car parts made in china its only about £2000 worth including everything to my door but I’m a little jittery about it all. I spent 3 months in Guangzhou in 2010/11 working on the Asian games had a great time great people and great food but whilst shopping for gifts to bring back to the UK twice they tried to rip me off ! luckily I had a very astute interpreter with me. could you recommend I do anything else on top of everything I’m already doing?.
    I’m already in touch with this company http://chinaauto.en.alibaba.com/ and Mr Yan Yiran seam’s to be very keen to get to the payment stage.
    I am just about to email him to ask if they have any dealings with anyone else in the UK, and to suggest payment using the 30/70 method but I would like someone to check the goods before shipment this could be done by emailing me photos of the parts or by a phone conversation. is this something that you could help with and what would be the cost? or can you recommend someone else or some other way?.
    If the profit margin were big enough I’d be on a plane myself but alas not this time.
    very best regards
    Ivan

    • Hi Ivan,

      Thanks for the comment, nice to hear you enjoyed Guangzhou.

      Yes Darren at Woodland is an excellent source of advice and information, he knows his job inside out.

      Really payment to suppliers is always a grey area and a risk. Its funny there is a really secure platform yet but I’m not sure how it could be policed if there was. If your looking for suppliers on Alibaba you need to research into the company as much as possible and get references. Keep in mind though that its not unusually for a customer to deny they use a supplier – they after all don’t want to make the job of future competition easy.

      As the order value is around 2k its probably not worth employing a third party agent to check the goods, like you say its also not worth the flight to do so. There is a risk element involved with this kind of order, which is why there is still money in ordering things from china.

      Thanks

  2. Hello Daniel ,

    First off all congratullations for your blog.

    I am a wholesaler from Portugal.
    My intention is to go to china and in the first time only buy about 5.000/10.000 pieces in many styles because i will test the product/time delivery/quality.
    Can help me about what is better in quality/price dongguan or Guangzhou?

    Women clothing
    European style clothing
    Age- 25 to 40 years
    Avarage price -5 to 30 dls.
    Quality-good and very good

    Products-dresses
    -Jackets
    -shirts
    -blouses
    -skirts
    -P.U. jackets

    Thanks for everithyng . )

    • You will find all you need in Guangzhou but bear in mind that domestically clothing here isn’t that cheap at retail so small orders from wholesalers won’t offer that much profit for you as they can often get more selling them locally here.

  3. Hi Daniel,

    I am truly impressed by the information presented in your blog and grateful for the different insights it has brought me. I am currently studying global trade in Beijing in the hopes of eventually starting an export business to the states. I have two questions:

    1. As a student studying global trade, would you say it is more important to study the principles of trade/trade laws, or should i focus on marketing. Or perhaps I can ask for your insight on what I should focus my studies on? I would like to make the most of my time in school.

    2. What is the single greatest challenge/obstacle you have faced as a foreigner doing business in the Mainland? Thanks

    • Hi George,

      What a great place to study global trade.

      To answer your questions:

      1. Marketing is the most important element i would say. Generally speaking you can get any item you want here but you have to be able to successfully market and sell it or you have no business.

      2. The greatest challenge here is still protecting yourself against faulty products, missing shipments and generally being ripped off, there is no secret formula and its the pitfall of doing business in China.

  4. Hello Daniel and Salam!

    Great blog / site, I’ve been looking for behind the scenes info on Markets in China to no avail. I will most definitely be reaching out via email, I have a few questions. Perhaps we might have the chance to work together as well.

    Thanks for what you do!

    • Hi Dave,

      Glad you like the blog, yeah i also was looking for info on this kind of thing before i came here but also couldn’t find anything. I would guess its because the majority of people who do business here are too busy to write a blog about it. haha.

      Thanks

      Daniel

  5. Hi/Salam Daniel,
    I read your blog 3-4 months back and instantly bookmarked it. Really impressive story.

    I am from Bangladesh and have a full-time work in China teaching university students. I really want to buy different stuff and sell to customers back in Bangladesh but the biggest problem is transferring the products to the destination. Customs clearance is a hassle in my country and unless I take help of some agents, they will ask for unnecessary high taxes (corruption, of course!). But taking help of an agent is also soooo expensive.

    I heard about DDP services of shipping companies but I am really worried that what if I pay for DDP and yet I or my clients have to pay taxes on delivery? Moreover, as a beginner, I do not have large amount of money, so the quantity of the products are very low. Just starting up, you know.

    Could you help me in this regard?
    Needless to say, I am also looking for purchasing good quality products which I will share with you in your inbox as soon as I get this response.

    Do you think it is possible for me to start a business at all? I have customers in Bangladesh. But can’t find a cheap way to ship to their doorstep. :-(

    Take care,
    Ahmad.

    • Its not as complicated as your question is making it sound.

      Your already in China so thats the difficult bit out of the way.

      Find your supplier, buy the goods and make an account with a local DHL or fedex agent to send the goods securely to your customer.

      Thats it.

      There isn’t a secret tunnel from china to the west, everyone else is doing it this way too.

      Thanks

  6. Hi Daniel. I’m living in the UK and I’m looking to start importing a few different type of products such as poultry equipment such as chicken feeders,drinkers ect also bedding,bed throws, blankets, towels, pillow cases and I’m very interested in work wear such as hi vis jackets-vests, safety boots, work gloves and all types of work clothes. Please could you help me as much as possible. Thank you Matthew

  7. Hi Daniel, am happy i found your blog, you made me realize a lot of things. Am a Nigerian and to be honest personally am not proud of the way some Nigerians out there have dented the image of my country by committing notable fraudulent acts.So this has made me to be extra careful when dealing business with people.

    I recently wanted to buy some goods from Alibaba but the guy insisted on me sending the money through western union,but i did not cos it looked suspicious to me.

    Please i will need your guidance on buying products on Alibaba and by Gods grace i might even develop partnership with you in the future.

    Note: Am still a student but am planning to be a business man.

    Thanks.

    • Hi Samuel,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Your right, western union has a pretty bad rep so in a world where so many safer payment options exist it doesn’t make much sense to use it unless you really trust the recipient.

      Alibaba isnt the only place to buy from china, if you need help why not get in touch with http://www.fetchchina.com

      thanks

  8. Just spent the last three or so hours reading your posts and most comments. You are an inspiration man!

    Will get in touch about some products soon. Looking to start imports from China and hopefully we can get something going.

  9. How it works? You find me a supplier for a fixed fee or you find a supplier, add your margin and then sell me a product? Thanks

  10. Hi Dan,

    A few days ago I found your site and I believe I have been more time reading your blog than reddit! Really interesting posts, thanks so much for sharing your business journey with us!

    Will follow-up with an email, we have a business idea and would love your input!

    Thanks

    • Hi Enric,

      Very kind of you to say so, hope there is some useful stuff here for you.

      Let e know if you have something i can help with.

      Thanks

      Daniel

  11. Hey DUDE , You are doing wonderful job . The most important thing that your blog is doing is inspiring people to take the headlong plunge into entrepreneurship .I am sure there must be people from lot of countries following your blog ,May i suggest that you try to embed FLAGCOUNTER on the home page . This will show to all the readers the number of the countries where your blog is popular and more importantly people are finding it useful.

    • Hi,

      Your right i get a lot of visitors here from all over the world, i guess down to the fact that the whole world is consuming goods from China and there are a lot of people looking to learn more about this business. When i get some time ill add some kind of flag counter.

      Thanks

  12. Hey Daniel,

    Just sent an email, I realize it’s a pretty hectic time for everyone currently, but I’d like to see if we are able to create a mutually beneficial situation with an opportunity I have.

  13. Hi Daniel, I sent you an email and added you on Skype. I realize it’s a holiday week so please get back to me when you’re available.

    Thanks

  14. Hi Daniel
    thinking of diping my toe into the import business and sell on ebay . You seem a nice enough guy,
    but how does it really work, lets say I want to flog electric tooth brushes for example.
    How does the process start.
    At what stage do i send the money to you, At what stage do I recieve the brushes.
    Do you show me samples or is it all based on trust. How many people in the UK do you deal with and would you be prepared to offer their contact details.
    Good luck by the way it is all very exciting
    cheers
    Griff UK

  15. Hi Dan how is it going?
    just wanted to find out how far have you have got with the web site that we had discussed?
    drop me a line mate!!

  16. Hi Daniel,

    I saw your information on the UKBF and clicked your website just curiously.
    First have to say that you are very brave just packed and came to China.
    I have own products (stylish outdoor furniture) and our factory locates in Guangdong.
    But I am developing some trade business overseas (just like you do here in China).
    Maybe we can have possibility to cooperate with each other.

    Like to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Qing Xu

  17. Hey Daniel,
    Do you sell on to people yourself i.e, do you have a list of products for me to buy from you to sell on? Or is it sourcing on behalf of others only?
    Cheers.
    D

  18. Hi,Daniel

    So happy to read your blog and stories. How do you know the wire and mesh netting products market in UK? My name is Bruce and i am the director of a Mesh Wire Netting company in China.

    I am hoping there is chance to work with you, please can you contact me.
    Best regards,

    Bruce

    • Hi Bruce,

      Thank you for getting in touch.

      I could be interested in working with you and would like to discuss representing your products in the UK market.

      Please send me an email to see what is possible.

      My email address is on the contact me page of my website.

      Thanks

      Daniel

  19. Hi, I notice that you act as a purchasing agent for china. I bought a lot of items from china online and almost always get the wrong quality and I always have the feeling that they didn’t send me the best product quality. I would like to know what is the minimum in terms of purchases that you would source products in china for someone. I know you are busy but look forward to your reply.

    Kind regards
    Nazir

    • Hi Nazir,

      Thanks for getting in touch and im sorry you have had issues buying from China in the past.

      I would be interested in discussing your needs with you further, please drop me an email and we will see if we can do some business together.

      Thanks

  20. Hey daniel ,
    I m interested in selling these automobiles products….. But what I lack is I don’t have a market … Lol ! Sound stupid but thts the truth ! What are ur opinions on tht …

    • Hi,

      Ok lets see what we can do here. From your email address i assume you are in Malaysia? This is a market i know something about.

      Please email me and i will help you find the best products for your country.

      Thanks

  21. Hi. Your blog was quite interesting and i think you are smart business man.Anyway, i have business proposition for you which i will send to mail. by the way, am nelson

  22. Hi,
    Tried to reply to your email mate but it bounced back saying your inbox was full.

    get in touch about that order

    thanks

  23. Dan, u nutter, Tino just showed me your blog. Get some of that wing chun style down yer- its not a bad little system. See you when you get back to the UK.
    Scott

    • Hi Scott,

      Good to hear from you and hope you and the family are good. Yeah my friend here here has a wing chun martial arts studio so im getting more interested in it.

      Take care mate.

  24. hi dan

    love the blog ,doing the next best thing to you and loving it.

    i wish to discuss chinese suppliers and cutting my current middle man…can you help??

    regards

    p.s tried to add you via msn but it doesn’t like you above address, mine is pit.craft@gmail.com

  25. Hi Daniel,

    I think what you have done takes guts.. well done to you!

    I work for a bank, however, I am keen to take a 3 week holiday soon to get out to China or even Brazil to see what goods I can source and bring back to the UK or sell globally.

    It would be great to stay in contact to see how things are going at your end and perhaps share ideas with you to see if there is any mileage in them.

    It’s always great to have somebody on the ground and like you says, there’s so many fakes going about.

    I look forward to your next blogs!

    Craig

    • Hi Craig,

      Thanks for saying so, it was definately an up haul moving here but happy I decided to go for it.

      Good to hear your thinking of getting into this area, I don’t know anything about importing from brazil but I know there are a lot of people here from brazil exporting electronics and phones.

      Happy to discuss your ideas with you please just drop me an email.

      Good luck

      Daniel

  26. While you out there checking out in car stuff, could you ask in they can produce booththooth pick up for phones which is wired directly into the build in car speakers via an amplifier, with no visible sign that anything is installed. I have made a wired version with 3.5 jack cable from blanking plate , phone sits in cradle on charge. I cant seen to get bluetooth version anywhere

    I have a softtop with a blanking panel over the whole – forgot to take front off my stereo TWICE, so someone else took the front and the unit

    phone can handle the music and radio stations and i can get an app written that gives you the option to voice control the music player on the phone when the bluetooth connects. “music on” “music Off”
    cant be doing with car radios cd or memory sticks anymore phone is always in pocket with bluetooth on

    just an idea dont know if you could find one over there

    Andy

    • Hi Andy,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      I have never heard of a product like this but it’s not uncommon technology, for instance all the gps head units I have sourced have this feature.

      I can only imagine that the majority of people will have a head unit of some type fitted and as you know it acts as pretty much a hub to connect all the speakers together in unison so I assume you would still need a head unit of some type to get the Bluetooth to sync with all the speakers at the same time with without physically having to hardware them which will be out of the way of most consumers.

      Maybe email me some details of the prototype you made and we can go from there.

      Thanks

      Daniel

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