GFA208. Happy 2018! This is our first podcast for the new year – and we are bringing you the good stuff as always. This week we bring to you Josh Ruskin, from SF Express. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge on logistics and cross-border e-commerce into China as well as outside. Tune in as Josh tells us how he is bridging borders between China and international markets using logistics. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode208.
GFA207. Shanghai trip 2 for 1 bonus: this is an interview I am slipping in during the holiday season hoping a bunch of people skip past it. Then again, it is those interviews or that kind of content that you are holding your breath on when you publish that gets the most reactions. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode207.
GFAE022. Episode 22 of Ecommerce Gladiator here, and the gladiators are still pushing forward. The last couple weeks have been brutal to us – Santa Claus may have almost left us coal – but we have made progress and placed the order! In this week’s update, we have a bunch of the partners on – Cadrian Chan, Lorenzo, and Roland discussing about our factory order placed.
GFA206. In today’s episode, we have China’s first Youtube blogger, and been a regular blogger since 2008. – Winston Sterzel otherwise known as SerpentZA. We get him on the Global From Asia TV show (and audio podcast) to share his journey building up a China youtube channel and making it a top channel. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode206.
GFAE021. It has been a quite emotional ride here with Lorenzo and Roland heading up the operations side and sourcing – a part of e-commerce that I am not a fan of at all! Listen to our small order hassles as we bring them back on the show from last week. Also pulling in some experts to help us, an American manufacturing expert – Chris Gormley. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/ecommerce021.
GFA205. Equity crowdfunding tips From An ex-Googler who moved from Asia to London to build a fintech company. In today’s episode, we have Vicktor Nebahaj who will tell us how he followed his passion in equity crowdfunding to get into his current venture Free Trade so let’s listen in! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode205.
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.
GFA204. This week’s show we have Keith O’Brien, CEO of Market Hustl and Seller Photo. In this episode we have him share some tactics and highlights from his speech and how sellers can boost their listings on Amazon, enjoy his tips about optimizing amazon ranking. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode204.
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.
GFA203. This week’s GFA interview series we have Dominiek from TMO Group. I have known him since at least 2012 and he has been at this cross-border e-commerce into China game for the long haul! Tune in as we talk about leveraging cross border e-commerce for B2C Into China With Dominiek Pouwer. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode203.
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.
GFA202. We have listeners asking, and we are providing! Taiwan has been a topic that many are curious about, the corporate structure, the “scene”, and other fun facts. So this week, we are delivering. We have with us a guest I met at the Cross Border Matchmaker, Kara Atchison who is an American business woman based in Taiwan. She will talk about Leveraging Taiwan for Business as well as some tips and strategies for sourcing from Chinese factories. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode202.
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.
GFA201. This week we have Nate Ginsburg a friend of mine who have been following along our growth in the inter webs and got to sync up the last month. He’s done extremely well on Amazon FBA and been a great leader to his team and those in his network. Let’s hear from Nate all about empowering amazon fba team. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode201.
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.
GFA199. This week’s episode we bring Marcin from Amazing Work System to discuss how we can setup systems for your e-commerce and Amazon fBa business. He will talk about software foundation, SOPs, etc. Tune in and learn all about systematizing amazon fba business. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode199.
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.
GFA197. Jerry Gan, the founder and CEO of Value Link, also the CEO of AMZ Tracker. He is a top Amazon seller with a massive team and growing leaps and bounds as a seller, but also as a software provider for Amazon seller, owner of AMZ Tracker, Zon Blast, and others it is a pleasure to bring him on the show. Let’s listen as Jerry talks about how he went to America for his education and his coming back to China for business. For full show notes, GlobalFromAsia.com/episode197.
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.
GFA196. This week’s episode we have guest expert Murray Priestley. He lives in Hong Kong and his focus is buying, scaling and selling online businesses. A natural leader, he acts as a catalyst for rapid growth & execution. Listen in as Murray talks about buying online businesses in Hong Kong and Asia. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode196.
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.