Understand the manufacturing process know how to negotiate effectively understand the process of shipping. Tax. Duties. And customs understand seo (search engine optimization) set up an online shop and brand understanding these things made me feel so determined to succeed. Regardless of me failing or having stock fly off the amazon shelves. The skills i had learned and would continue to develop could never be taken away from me. As the world’s buying habits have moved more towards online shopping.
These are fantastic skills to have a head start on! Find the tools that make a real difference as i was studying over the course of three months. I was also conducting product research. I was tracking six products at a time for two weeks each using helium10. Used helium10 to track the volume of sales for each product via xray and also used cerebro to get the inside track on the most popular keywords. In addition to these tools. I watched every episode of project x and did so at least three times. That youtube series is full of gold and i cannot recommend it enough.
Every Line Carries
Real weight and value and i wanted to make sure Antarctica email list i didn’t miss a thing. Simultaneously i was also completing the freedom ticket amazon seller course. A brilliant and essential watch for every budding amazon seller! I really don’t know how people managed to sell on amazon before helium10. It required so much guesswork… and that is far too risky for a girl like me. Helium 10 empowered me to make decisions and be creative using real data. I appreciated the software’s ease of use. Further clarified by the ‘learn’ videos that accompany every feature.
The live chats are great and i thoroughly appreciated the virtual ‘open door’ policy with helium 10’s learning director bradley sutton. I would attend weekly helium10 live webinars and saw groups of people from the uk (including myself) listen attentively to bradley. The sense of community made me feel welcomed and confident. Lessons learned from product research and sourcing by march. My product research was complete. I had decided on a small. Lightweight. And durable product. However. Looking back i do wish i had done more product research on who my avatar was.
I Realize Now
I could’ve done this by just hashtagging the product online and seeing what would have come up on instagram. Facebook. Or youtube. I think studying these pages would have helped me make better decisions on the moq and first variation of my product in hindsight. When it came to alibaba.com. I decided to use filters that would show me suppliers who specialized in developing my product and who had been manufacturing it for at least two years. This helped narrow down my choices to only authorized ‘trade assurance’ suppliers within china.
I conducted all communications via alibaba and introduced myself as an operating business positioning myself as a senior member of an established company that had already dealt with suppliers before. I asked intelligent questions and provided very specific requirements for what i was after. Straight to the point and professional at all times. In the end. I decided to obtain samples from two different suppliers. I chose the two suppliers based on how quickly they got back to me. Their level of english. And the detail in their answers. Initially. I was going to go with one supplier right away.