GFAE020. This week’s show we have the majority of the founders of our Amazon FBA business on to discuss the latest upset in the China sourcing saga. It comes down to us sending them a contract with terms and punishments if they are late delivering and them coming back saying this order won’t be ready until after Chinese New year! Tune in for more discussion about supplier contracts. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce020.
GFAE019. Let’s talk about numbers and financials especially managing financials with a remote team. Today’s episode, Jack Pinkerman – Para Living Inc co-founder and CTO will talk about cash flow, bookkeeping, and dealing with cross border payments between USA, China, and Hong Kong. Tune in! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce019.
GFAE018. A common question, and on this Thanksgiving holiday I thought I’d be solo on the mic and share. I was talking to a consulting client about how much time it would take him to find a product in China and get selling on Amazon FBA in America. In today’s E-commerce gladiator episode I go through the thought process of how much time it takes to buy from China and sell on Amazon FBA.
GFAE017. This show is a bit “meta” in that it is a podcast about the benefits of starting a podcast especially in building product brand. I had the chance to catch up with our today’s guest, Michael Waitze – one of the amazing hosts at the Asia Tech Podcast. We grabbed lunch – pizza – yes – pizza in Bangkok – while recording this amazing episode about the benefits and power of a podcast.
GFAE016. Next steps past sourcing. We have the order for production samples going. Yes, the first attempt – from Yiwu market – was a disaster. But we are staying strong and carrying on. This time it is from a “proper” factory and not the Yiwu market. Lorenzo has ordered the production samples, and the next steps are clear. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce016.
GFAE015. In this week’s podcast, Cadrian Chan – our partner in the business – and I discuss the sample process and our thought process on next steps in making this Amazon business a reality! Learn how we went about ordering samples and the process that went with it. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce015.
GFAE014. Recovering from a rejected order. Last week we discussed rejecting the Yiwu market order for quality issues, now we are sharing what happened and the factory visit results from last week. The pressure is on and we also answer some questions from listeners. Let’s get this interactive and – as we promised a live and real case study. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce014.
GFAE013. The blood and sweat – and yes – tears – of a physical product business is already coming out – episode 13 and the first order we have – has been rejected. Well, some of it – our core product – just could not be accepted. We bring our sourcing and operations partners at Para Living Inc- Lorenzo and Roland – on the show to share about the rejection, the story, and the fuming Yiwu shop owner. A few lessons and talks about what is next. This episode is all about rejecting manufacturing order. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce013.
GFAE012. We promised you – and we are doing it – we are exposing the product we are selling on Amazon FBA – coffee accessories – the brand name is Sisitano and the order was placed this past Monday. A bunch of the partners of our Amazon FBA business dialed in and we talked about our new product and what our plans are for launch and marketing, enjoy our product launching! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce012.
GFAE011. We are preparing to place our Amazon FBA business first order at the Yiwu market! Lorenzo has been doing on the ground hustling, and we met Insight Quality Ino and have the founder and my good friend on today’s show – Andy Church! We have an epic conversation about preparing yiwu order and making things happen, let’s tune in. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce011.
GFAE010. We are here in Hangzhou city China today at the Alibaba campus, and sitting with Lorenzo. We added him on as a partner in the Amazon FBA business Para Living Inc as we need someone with his hustle and position. Today we are talking to him about the Hanzhou and Yiwu market and how we are going to make things happen in hyperdrive!
GFAE009. Product Sourcing. We got 3 out of 5 together! Roland is visiting Shenzhen from Europe, and Cadrian popped over from Hong Kong. Friday night 8pm meeting on our latest developments on the new Amazon FBA business. Listen in for our product sourcing update! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce009..
GFAE008. Part 2 of this amazing topic of finding and developing your product line. Meir delivers the goods, and this is a highly recommended listen for anyone doing a product based business, whether it is e-commerce, Amazon FBA, or a retail shop! Tune in as Meir tells us about the importance of product decision factors. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce008.
GFAE007. Meir Simhi is back! This is the first part of a 2 part series and in this episode Meir talks about e-commerce product selection which he said is the hardest part of e-commerce and right at the start – so we must brave through it! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommece007.
GFAE006. It is getting hot in here, and I’m not talking about end of August heat in Shenzhen – I’m talking about our new e-commerce Amazon FBA business! This week’s episode I have a 1 on 1 call with each of our FBA business partners to get their feedback and perspectives on the product selection process so far. We are going to talk about FBA Amazon product selection. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce006.
GFAE005. Welcome to the fifth episode of the ecommerce series! In this episode, we dive into the product selection process. Greg Mercer is back on the show and will talk about the important part of an e-commerce business – product research. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce005.
GFAE004. This podcast is about the preparation of our e-commerce business launch. I have been brainstorming the task list for kicking off this Amazon business and I broke it into 6 departments: HR, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Customer support. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce004.
GFAE003. Today’s show is another amazing one – we are talking to US lawyers about this venture. I reached out to Edward as he is a listener of the show and also active in the startup community here – attending some of our Global From Asia meetups in Shenzhen too. So glad I did – he brought his partner, Greg, from Jacobson Associates on the show as well and we have been having some deep discussions about structuring fba ecommerce partnership.
GFAE002. Where should you incorporate your Amazon FBA business? It’s our second show on the Global From Asia E-commerce series and while applications are still coming in – I need to prepare how to incorporate this new company. We talk on the show about transfer pricing and more tax planning. Its an exciting show – and we bring on Mike Hartman to share all about amazon fba corporate setup, let’s tune in! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce002.
GFAE001. Welcome to the Global From Asia e-commerce series – Where you can follow along the progress of setting up a cross-border e-commerce business from start to finish. Hear insights of real product research, starting Amazon FBA e-commerce, China manufacturing, branding, marketing, and all the blood, sweat, and tears of building a global business from Asia, now let’s tune in! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce001.