TAS 454: Ask Scott Session #140 – Sourcing Outside China – 3D Printing Products – Utility Patents

Are you fired up and ready for another awesome session of Ask Scott here on The Amazing Seller podcast? This is your place to get the motivation, energy, and excitement you need to push through the tough parts of getting started in the ecommerce arena. On this episode, you’ll hear from Scott as he announces the winners of the Private Label Classroom scholarship giveaways and of course, as always, he’ll answer questions from sellers like you! What are you waiting for? Make sure to listen to this episode and use it as fuel to TAKE ACTION!

Just do something!

Where are you in the process of running your own ecommerce business? Seriously? What steps have you taken to get closer to your goal? Some people will take HUGE steps to accomplish their objectives while others need to take small steps along the way. Which one is the right fit for you? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he encourages sellers like you to stop listening to your internal excuse and decide to just start! Sometimes you need that strong and forceful voice that compels you to take action! That’s what Scott is here to do. Listen to this episode to get the inspiration you need to get started today!

Is China the best place for product sourcing? What about the US and India?

Are you at the point in your process where you are looking for sourcing for your product? Have you done your research and looked at the typical options in China? What about sourcing your product from the United State or India? Are these good alternatives to using manufacturers in China? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott shares his thoughts on this subject. Scott says that if you can find a manufacturer in those countries and still make a decent profit, then go for it! He also touches on a trend he has seen with sellers who get a mold made in China then have it sent to the US or elsewhere for the actual production. To hear more about this topic, make sure to catch this episode!

Could the use of 3D printing be a game changer?

With the rise of 3D technology and other amazing innovations, how will this affect the ecommerce marketplace? Is it a good idea to start experimenting with 3D technology and start making products from home in that manner? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott opens up about 3D printing and if sellers like you should look into it. Scott encourages sellers to go for it and experiment with creating 3D printed products. Why not? If it’s a resource you have access to and you have a good idea to test, then go for it! To hear more insights from Scott on subjects like this one, make sure to listen to this episode!


  • [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [2:00] Shoutout to PLC winners!
  • [7:30] Question #1: Is it a good idea to source products from India or the US?
  • [11:00] Question #2: What are your thoughts about 3D printing products?
  • [15:30] Question #3: I’m trying to modify a patented product, is it worth it?


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TAS 454: Ask Scott Session #140 – Sourcing Outside China – 3D Printing Products – Utility Patents


[00:00:02] Scott: Well, hey, hey, what’s up everyone. Welcome back to another episode of The Amazing Seller Podcast. This is episode number 454 and session number 140 of Ask Scott. This is where I answer your questions here on the podcast and I do it every single Friday. And guess what? We’re going to do it again and I am pumped for you guys to be here and today what we’re going to be talking about…

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