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Importing From China - The Do's and Dont's

I have some experience from importing wholesale products from China, and I even believe it is an art form. It is essential you know how to do it. If not, you could end up poorer than when you started out. There are some mistakes that beginners make time and time again, as well as some scams that you absolutely must look out for. Now, I present you, the "Do's and Dont's" of importing.


I hate to start out with the Dont's but they are the most crucial.

1. Don't place an order with someone that does not have many positive reviews. Lack of reviews could indicate either a company without much experience (best case) or a scammer trying to make you part with your money (worst case).

2. Don't use a money order, or even a bank transfer to purchase items if you can avoid doing so. These are irreversible and undisputable, unlike paypal or a credit card. This makes it ten times easier to scam you.


Now for the Do's!

1. Do contact sellers before purchasing, if possible. Even if they have a fully automatic cart system, a chat could help clarify the small details.

2. Do research about the company beforehand. Usually you can try to confirm if they are who they say they are.

Thank you everyone for reading my article. Happy Importing!

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elitecodex wrote on May 25, 2014, 12:19 AM

Interesting... what kinds of products could you order from China wholesale? Never crossed my mind in the past in all honesty.

ella-romao wrote on May 25, 2014, 5:55 AM

wow! thanks for the tip and info. Have a great day. emoticon :winking:

flippyfeet wrote on May 25, 2014, 6:06 PM

To be honest, almost anything. You must remember that it is best to order items that they can make easily. Electronics can have problems, but stuff like watches, etc. are good. I have had good experience with electronics though.

elitecodex wrote on May 26, 2014, 8:40 PM

Where do you buy them at? I don't speak Chinese... would that be a problem :)

Laura-n-Sasha wrote on June 12, 2014, 11:39 AM

Very true, we were going to order from someone who buys from China, but we did not in the end.