Category Archives: Private Labeling & Brands

Sourcing Products from India: An Alternative for Ecommerce Sellers?

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

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This post is by Meghla Bhardwaj, an expert in sourcing products from India and China, and organizer of Global Sources Summit for ecommerce sellers.

While most private label ecommerce sellers buy products from China, an increasing number of sellers are exploring alternative markets such as India to diversify their business and minimize risks.

The import tariffs imposed by the U.S. on China-made products has further accelerated the need to look beyond China.

This article describes why sellers should import from India, what kind of products are manufactured there, and how to find suppliers.

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Alibaba Alternatives: 10 Other Ways to Source Products from China

When you’ve outgrown Alibaba, what are the alternatives for sourcing high-quality products from the best manufacturers in China?

Beyond Alibaba

This post is by Gary Huang, an expert in sourcing products from China and creator of 80/20 Sourcing.

When you think of sourcing from China, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hopping on a plane and flying to Guangzhou to find a factory? No, you go on Alibaba!

Alibaba is very popular and accessible, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the best option. Why not? Well, it attracts a lot of middlemen and trading companies, and some of them aren’t upfront about that.

Alibaba is also where your competitors are likely to buy from, so you all might end up selling exactly the same products as them. Perhaps most importantly, some of the best suppliers avoid Alibaba – because they want to find a better class of customer!

So, what are the alternatives to Alibaba? I’ll explore them all here.

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My Three Biggest Fails As An Amazon FBA Private Label Seller

Learn from one seller’s mistakes made selecting, sourcing and importing products from China, to sell on the Amazon marketplace.

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This post is by the author of the Garlic Press Seller blog, and is written anonymously to protect their business.

I have been an Amazon FBA seller for three years now. I am a big believer in sharing knowledge, and that you can learn everything you need to start selling online from freely available articles.

Based on that perspective I started my web blog and in this post, I want to tell you about my three biggest FBA fails. Hopefully people can learn from my errors and it might even prevent you from making the same mistakes that I made.

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10 Amazon Pricing Strategies for Private Labels and Brands

How to optimize your Amazon pricing strategy to maximize revenue and profits, from coupons and sale pricing to shopper psychology

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This post is by Paulina Masson, Founder and CEO of Shopkeeper, written with Paul Maplesden.

Amazon is a very price-sensitive marketplace, so using the right pricing strategies will dramatically increase your ranking and conversions. As a successful Amazon private label seller, I’ve experimented with and analyzed dozens of different product pricing methods to optimize product sales.

In 2018, I was lucky enough to present as part of the AMZ Seller Summit where I talked through some of the most effective pricing strategies for private label vendors – whether you’re using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or taking care of logistics yourself.

I’d like to share these Amazon pricing strategies with you to help you maximize your sales and optimize product pricing. You’ll learn about discounts, pricing psychology, sales pricing, changing prices, types of buyers, split testing, and more.

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The Best Amazon Product Finder Tools for Finding Your Next Best Seller

Dig deep into sales data and product information to discover trends and best-selling items with these handy Amazon product finder tools.

Amazon product finders

Finding products to sell is one of the most important parts of building a successful Amazon business.

This is where Amazon product research comes into play. The process involves looking for a product that’s already performing well to copy, adapt, or improve upon to reap similar – if not better – benefits. The thing is, Amazon’s website is built for shoppers, which means it shows limited information that sellers need to know.

With an Amazon product finder, you can dig deep into sales data to determine which niches are trending, which products get the most monthly sales, and which listings could be improved to boost revenue. Trying to do this manually would be incredibly time-consuming.

Over the past week, we’ve been researching five Amazon product finder tools, and have put together a guide highlighting their key features, how they work, and what product information they can help you uncover.

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