Boost Your eCommerce Profits by Sourcing Unique, High Quality Products from India!

 

If you're an Amazon or eCommerce seller who wants to build a sustainable online business, you're consistently trying to increase your profits. 

 

eCommerce is a cashflow business and in order to scale, you need to invest back in purchasing inventory to keep the sales coming in. 

 

The more you invest, the faster you grow.

 

So how do you find profitable and high ROI products that can give you the cashflow to invest? Keep reading....

 

Another challenge selling on the Amazon marketplace is that there are tons of me-too products sold by hundreds of suppliers.

 

It is critical to differentiate your product so you can stand out in a crowded category, or avoid selling in crowded niches all together! 

 

CONFIRMED DATES

Accelerate your business by joining the first-ever Learning + Sourcing + Cultural guided tour to a leading export fair

October 14 - 20, 2019 / Delhi

So how do you find product ideas and keywords that are not yet saturated on Amazon, and are potentially more profitable?

  • You go to a place most other sellers don't have easy access to
  • A place that is renowned for producing high quality, hand-made exquisite products
  • A country where each state has its own unique style of handicrafts
  • ​Where you can find a plethora of eco-friendly options across a variety of categories 

Place small orders

Since a lot of the products are handmade,  suppliers are usually willing to cater to small orders. 

 

While minimum order quantities typically range from 200-500 units, suppliers do cater to orders as low as 20-50 pieces (with the exception of apparel and textiles). 

 

This is definitely a huge advantage, if you’re just starting out with a small budget or if you’re an experienced seller and want to test a new product line.

Diversify sourcing to minimize  business risk

Diversification is a business strategy that  helps businesses reduce risk and stay afloat during turbulent times.

 

Sourcing from only one country  can be risky as trade disputes or other issues can impact bottom lines, especially if you are selling high-competition and low-margin products.

 

The recent US import tariffs on China-made products is a prime example of how government policy can impact import businesses in the blink of an eye.

 

As an e-commerce  business importing private label products, you are exposed to such risks, and 

sourcing diversification is one way to  mitigate these risks.

Protect your IP

One of the main areas of contention in the  trade war between the US and China is IP protection. 

 

But when you source from India, you won’t have to worry too much about your supplier copying your designs and selling them to other buyers. 

 

In general, Indian suppliers have more respect for their buyers’ IP than typical Chinese suppliers.

In the unlikely situation that your supplier does infringe your IP, and if you do have a strong contract in place, it is easier to take the supplier to court as legal proceedings in India are in English and the legal system is similar to other common law countries such as the US.


Communicate easily

English is the second official language in  India, and most people you will deal with at your supplier will speak English, some of course more fluent than others. 

 

As there are 22 languages in India, each with its unique script, English is the language that unites the country! 

 

This is extremely advantageous when it  comes to communicating with your supplier, especially when you are developing or modifying a product to private label. 

 

In addition, you don’t need translators when visiting a trade show in India or talking to suppliers online.

Get better prices with local raw materials

A wide range of raw materials are readily available domestically in India including  cotton, silk, jute, marble, metal, wood, bamboo and others. 

 

Products made from these natural materials are very competitively priced from India. 
 

The country is the world’s second largest producer of cotton and accounts for 26 percent of global production. 

Help uplift disadvantaged communities

India is a developing country, and there are non-profit organizations in the country that employ disadvantaged communities to manufacture products for export. 

 

When Amazon sellers source products  from such organizations, they can command higher prices for the products because of the story behind them. 

 

At the same time, they get to help and uplift these communities - what a beautiful and ethical way to run a business!

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 

The price you pay includes almost everything from the time you step out of the Delhi airport, including:

  • A LOT of learning - All you need to know about sourcing from India. This information is not available anywhere else. The latest product selection and validation strategies 
  • ​​The basics - If you are new, we will also teach you how to set up an Amazon account, listings and more  
  • Pre-trip training - How to prepare for the trip and trade show, and post-trip follow-up
  • ​​Guided tour of the fair - How to navigate the fair such as what questions to ask suppliers, how to gather info
  • ​​All transportation - To and from the airport, to and from the exhibition venue, to restaurants for meals
  • ​​SIM cards with data to ensure you're always connected with your loved ones at home 
  • ​Hotel stay in single business rooms in a 5-star hotel (Yes, hotel stay is included in the price you pay!) Share a room with another person to save US$500
  • ​All meals - ​Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days plus alcoholic beverages on a few days 
  • ​​Cultural program - A memorable dance and music show 
  • ​​Factory visit in Delhi
  • ​​Trip to Taj Mahal including transportation, meals and entry fee 
  • ​​Tons of networking, fun and an unforgettable experience! 

Info-Packed Agenda and Balanced Itinerary

 

India Sourcing Trip begins with pre-trip live webinars, followed by an intense learning-focused agenda during the trip, a carefully-planned balanced itinerary to ensure you have plenty of time to source, network and experience India's culture as well. 

 

We wrap up with post-trip live webinars to guide you with order placement and follow-up with suppliers. 

 

Take a look at the detailed itinerary below. Note: Itinerary is subject to change.

 

Itinerary & Topics

September

Date TBC - Setting up your Amazon Account and Basics for Beginners

Date TBC - Product Research and Validation at the Fair

Date TBC - Logistics and Prep for the Trip

 

14 October 2019

All day - Arrival and check-in to hotel

7:00pm - Welcome dinner - Cheers!

 

15 October 2019

8:00am - 9:00am - Breakfast

9:00am - 10:00am - Welcome & intros

10:00am - 11:30am - Lessons Learnt Sourcing from India for 1.5 Years - Experiences of an Amazon FBA seller

11:30am - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Production Capability In Depth - Products made in India, production hubs, supplier types for key categories, artisans, regional differences of key categories

2:00pm - 2:30pm - Overview of Fabric & Apparel Industry - Products manufactured, supplier capability, competitive advantages, pricing, comparison with China

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Overview of Gifts & Handicrafts Industry - Products manufactured, materials used, supplier capability, competitive advantages, pricing

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Break

3:30pm - 4:15pm - Cultural Sensitivities When Sourcing from India

4:15pm - 5:00pm - Prep for Trade Show - How to intro yourself, what to ask exhibitors, how to capture info, and more

7:00pm - Dinner & networking

 

16 October 2019

7:00am - 8:00am - Breakfast

8:00am - Depart hotel for trade show

9:00am - 10:00am - Group meeting, one-on-one discussions with coaches

10:00am - 4:00pm - Walk the show floor

4:00pm - Depart show for hotel

5:00pm - 5:45pm - Finding, Vetting & Working with Suppliers - Types of suppliers, production scale, how to find and vet them,  traders vs manufacturers / domestic vs export-focused, negotiating, building trust and relationships 

5:45pm - 6:30pm - Shipping & Logistics In-Depth - options available, key ports, pricing, shipping times, differences with China, challenges & pitfalls, best practices

7:00pm - Dinner & networking

 

17 October 2019

7:00am - 8:00am - Breakfast

8:00am - Depart hotel for trade show

9:00am - 10:00am - Group meeting, one-on-one discussions with coaches

10:00am - 4:00pm - Walk the show floor

4:00pm - Depart show for hotel

5:00pm - 5:45pm - Quality Control: How to ensure consistent quality and avoid quality fade

5:45pm - 6:30pm - Panel - Ask Me Anything About Sourcing from India

7:00pm - Dinner & networking

 

18 October 2019

7:00am - 8:00am - Breakfast

8:00am - Depart hotel for trade show

9:00am - 10:00am - Group meeting, one-on-one discussions with coaches

10:00am - 3:00pm - Walk the show floor

3:00pm - Depart show venue for factory visit

7:00pm - Gala dinner with cultural program - dance, eat, drink & be merry! 

 

19 October 2019

7:00am - 8:00pm - Day trip to Agra to visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

 

20 October 2019

7:00am - 8:00am - Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am - Building a Sustainable eCommerce Brand

9:00am - 10:00am - Next Steps: Validating Products, Following up with Suppliers, Placing Orders

10:00am - 10:30am - Break

10:30am - 12:00pm - Mastermind with coaches in small groups

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Wrap-up and farewell lunch

1:00pm onwards - Check-out and leave for airport (or stay for factory visits / sight seeing)

 

November

Date TBC - Follow-up call with marketing coaches

Date TBC - Follow-up call with sourcing coaches

 

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