Amazon FBA Sourcing: Finding The Right Product, Direct From China with Greg Mercer

Michael MicheliniBusiness, Manufacturing, Podcast1 Comment


We are in MAY – trade show season is almost over and I am not on a cross border bus as I record today – though I am crossing into Hong Kong tomorrow for a day or 2.

Wechat, seems a lot of you are using this app – we have a few mastermind groups we put together to do 6 to 9 people calls to help each other with accountability and busienss growth – if you want to get in on the action, you can add my wechat account, its michelini – or check out globalfromasia.com/wechat for more info

And now this week’s show is going to be quite a special one – we have Greg Mercer, CEO of JungleScout giving us some tips on finding the right product to sell on Amazon, with a special focus on Chinese suppliers. There are a few good blog posts we reference, and you can get the notes and links on today’s episode by going on over to Globalfromasia.com/episode124 He drops great value on this show and holds nothing back – so without further ado, let’s get in!

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • Introduce Greg

  • Private Label

    What is private label (or white label)?

  • Reselling on Amazon

    Approaching brand owners and distributors in USA

  • Finding Demand

    What’s the difference in finding demand and creating demand on the Amazon ecosystem

  • Determining Competitiveness

    What factors and how to know when it’s too tough to enter that market

  • Searching Amazon

    Getting product ideas simply by searching Amazon’s main pages

  • Product Pricing

    What is a price you should be look for? How important is it?

  • Product Selection + Product Size, Weight

    What’s the ideal size of your product

  • Quantity to Start w/ From China

    What is an MOQ that is reasonable, and how many should you buy from the Chinese factory?

  • Fulfillment, FBA

    Getting your products to your customers, trends of fulfillment and third party logistics

  • Supplier Selection

    How to “Sift through” the thousands of suppliers on these B2B factory directories

  • Sample Ordering

    How to order a sample direct from the factory. How long to give it, how many to order, how many suppliers to order samples from

  • Trade Show & Smart Phones

    Enhancing your China trade show experience with Junglescout and mobile apps and the internet.

People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Episode Length: 36:13

Thanks Greg for coming on and sharing! Hope to catch up with you when I get to Barcelona in June – will be in town for the DC BCN, the Dynamite Circle european conference for about a week.

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