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Sourcing Products from India: An Alternative for Ecommerce Sellers?

By Meghla Bhardwaj

As the trade war between US and China pushes up prices for importers, online sellers should consider sourcing products from India.

Sourcing Products from India: An Alternative for Ecommerce Sellers?

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What about customs…


Replying to Christie

Hi Christie, customs and shipping can be easily managed if you have the right freight forwarder. I have a few service providers i can recommend if you’d like. Please reach out to me at [email protected] – Meghla


IndiaMART is fake and is full of scammers. I’ve had very bad experiences with them, not just one, most of them.. That platform is more like a middleman and you pay subscription fees monthly to be able to use it. Not fair practices and I wish there was another platform that regulates things like Alibaba does. Even the verified buyers on IndiaMart are scammers!


Replying to Rocky

Hi Rocky, most suppliers on Indiamart are not export-focused, and therefore it is not advisable to source from there. There are a export-manufacturers on the website, but you need to do a lot of due diligence on them. Try using the more export-focused directories such as Alibaba and Global Sources using the supplier location filter. You could also Google “exhibitor list Delhi Fair” to find a list of suppliers exhibiting at the Delhi Fair, which is an export-focused fair. I wrote an article on how to find suppliers in India: Thanks – Meghla


Replying to Meghla

Hi Meghla , need your feedback over some online sourcing directories of India , is it possible to have your email ID ? Thanks in Advance


Replying to Kapil

Sure, Kapil. Please email us at [email protected]

Harish M Mohan

How can I, be a part of the supplying team from India. I want to source and supply goods for foreign clients.

Sujan Bhattacharya

I am involved with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Amta Block, West Bengal, India (near Kolkata, India). I live in Alpharetta, GA, USA and I am trying to urge my friends in Amta to ship products made of “Zari” (a product of jute) that are hand made by poor adolescent girls in the village. I am trying to find a shipper in the Kolkata area who can ship these products to buyers in the US. Can you provide any information?


Replying to Sujan Bhattacharya

Hi Sujan, if you would like to ship in bulk, you should use a freight forwarder. I can suggest one. You can reach out to me at [email protected]. If you’re looking to send individual pieces, you could use a courier service such as DHL or Fedex. There are also 3PL services / warehouses in the US that will receive products in bulk from India and ship them to your customers when they place orders. Hope this helps.

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