Product Sourcing for Amazon Sellers — 7 Tips

Seven smart tips for sourcing reliable products in China

#1: Evaluate profitability

  • Cost of inventory
  • Custom duties and taxes
  • Shipping
  • Inspection fees

Retail price

Low seasonality

Product reviews

#2: Evaluate if the product is easy to ship

#3: See if there is room for improvement

#4: Easy to produce

#5: Demand for the product

  • Home and kitchen
  • Toys and games
  • Sports and outdoors
  • Beauty and personal care products
  • Baby care
  • Household and health care
  • Clothing, jewelry, and shoes
  • Home improvement
  • Garden equipment
  • Tools
Compliance is akey part of your sourcing effort.

#6: Compliance with country standards

#7: Find a reliable China manufacturer

  • Experience in your product niche
  • Production capabilities to make your product in required quantities and to scale up as required
  • Established quality standards and certifications such as ISO 9001
  • Is enthusiastic to enter into a partnership
  • Produces all relevant certificates, licenses and registration details
  • Offers a good deal
  • Willing to send you samples
  • Willing to allow on site inspection
  • Not in business for long
  • Lack of experience in your product niche
  • Very low pricing
  • Not responsive
  • Cannot produce certificates or licenses
  • Not okay with factory inspection




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