TAS 435: China Agent Speaks OUT and Saved us $5k on Bad Product (Don’t Skip These 4 Steps)

How do you know that the supplier you’ve picked is trustworthy? Are you nervous about doing with overseas suppliers? You aren’t alone! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he breaks down steps you can take to make sure you are on the right track and not placing your business and money at risk. Scott also shares a helpful story from his own experience that will help you understand the lessons and steps he goes over. Make sure you have pen and paper ready, you don’t want to miss this vital and relevant episode!

Take the Time to Build Relationships

As a species, we are relational beings. But did you know that building and cultivating relationships can help you in business in addition to your personal life? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott explains the impact you can have by taking the time to build and develop meaningful relationships. The goal isn’t to have just a one-sided relationship, a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship provides a net positive to both parties. What steps can you take today to start building thriving and strategic business relationships? Make sure to listen to this episode to find out!

Don’t Skimp on Having Your Suppliers Inspected!

One way to ease your concern when conducting business from overseas is to hire an independent inspector to visit your supplier in person and go through their facility and production process. But where do you start? How do you connect and build a relationship with an independent inspection agent? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott explains how he went through the process himself and how sellers like you can do the same! Don’t be too intimidated by this whole process, take your time, do your research and trust people like Scott who have been there and what to help business owners like you make the right decisions. Make sure to check out the resources links at the end of this post!

Your Relationship with Your Overseas Contact could be a Gamechanger!

You might think that all this talk about building a relationship with an overseas contact is too good to be true. It’s not, it can also save you a large amount of money in the long run. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he walks through how his contact in China took the initiative and saved his over $5,000 in potentially unusable products. From there, Scott and his business partner were able to further connect with and make an offer to this contact to work directly for them as an independent contractor and inspector. Imagine what a connection like that could do for your brand! To hear more about Scott’s story, make sure to listen to this informative episode!

Four Steps You Can’t SKIP

Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a set of guidelines or steps that could clearly mark out how sellers that are new to dealing with overseas suppliers should proceed? Good news, there is! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott shares four steps that can help sellers like you as you proceed with building relationships and establishing business connections overseas.

  1. Always get inspections by an agent or a third party that you can trust.
  2. If you can help it, don’t ship to Amazon directly for your first product.
  3. Request a small order to test the quality of the product yourself.
  4. Get pictures along the way.

If you’d like to hear more about these helpful steps that Scott has provided, make sure to listen to this episode as he expands on these steps and more!

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER

  • [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [3:00] Connections and relationships are HUGE!
  • [6:00] Scott tells his story of building a relationship that saved him money.
  • [12:30] You really need to have your suppliers inspected.
  • [17:30] Why you need to build relationships with your overseas contacts.
  • [33:00] 4 Steps you need to follow.

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TAS 435: China Agent Speaks OUT and Saved us $5k on Bad Product (Don’t Skip These 4 Steps)

 

[INTRODUCTION]

[00:00:10] Scott: Well, hey hey what’s up everyone? Welcome back to another episode of The Amazing Seller Podcast. This is episode number 435 and today we’re going to be talking about a China agent that…

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