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I’ve decided to start a new series having to do with sourcing.


Because we work with a lot of people in sourcing products in China and we’re seeing a lot of common issues.

The ones that we’ve seen in the past for ourselves, but have learned to overcome.

And now we’re seeing a lot of new people who go to China, source direct use sites like Alibaba have these same problems.

In this post, what we want to look at is buying from a middleman versus buying direct from a real factory AND how you should determine what the difference is.


Its actually quite simple…

Because they can’t pay their bills.

Speaking of Cash Flow… Have you seen my Launch 50 Products in 60 Days Posts? If not, download them all here in PDF format and see how a 16 year ecommerce veteran tackles launching.

If you’re one of the few that started your business being financially literate, have paid your bills on time and in time since the beginning, this post may not be for you.


I am NOT a motivational speaker.

Yet, people will put me in that category on occasion.

I do not think about personal development…

I do not read self help books…

And I do not post about how I can help YOU be a better you.

Only you can do that.


In the last 2 segments we talked about US Customs, commercial invoices, and country of origin labels required by US law.

Now let’s cover an interesting subject Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. I have covered these briefly in a previous blog post but think they deserve mention again for all the new people who may not be familiar with my work.


In my continuing series on simple and easily avoided mistakes that have massive impact on your importing and eCommerce business we are going to talk about one of the easiest to correct, but most often overlooked mistakes. Country of origin.

If you do not think that you need to worry about having the country of origin put on your products or insuring it is by your supplier before shipping it into the US, come with me to find out what recently happened to a customer who did not and shipped her goods (via supplier) to GDW.


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