341: How To Fight Back Against Chinese Counterfeits With Steven Weigler

341: How To Fight Back Against Chinese Counterfeits With Steven Weigler

Today I’m thrilled to have Steven Weigler on the show, Steve is my go-to guy when it comes to intellectual property protection, copyrights and trademarks. He is the founder of Emergecounsel.com where he helps e-commerce entrepreneurs protect their IP. I brought him on the podcast today because Amazon copycats and IP theft is out of control. Factories in China are blatantly stealing designs and selling them in the US. In this episode, Steve teaches us how to fight back. What You’ll Learn How to protect your intellectual property. Should you patent your design? The differences between copyrights, trademarks and patents. […]

254: Meghla Bhardwaj – Global Sources Vs Alibaba And How To Find The Best Suppliers

254: Meghla Bhardwaj On Global Sources Vs Alibaba And Finding The Best Suppliers

Today I’m thrilled to have Meghla Bwardhaj on the show. Meghla is the head of content marketing at Global Sources, a company that helps entrepreneurs find Asian suppliers online. In addition, Meghla coordinates the annual Global Sources Summit in Hong Kong where they provide incredible content for ecommerce entrepreneurs. Today, we’re going to discuss product sourcing, trade shows and everything supplier related. What You’ll Learn The benefits of attending a trade show How to ensure the quality of your suppliers How is Global Sources different from Alibaba Tips on preparing for a trade show The best way to request a […]

199: The Best Way To Source Private Label Products From China With Nathan Resnick Of Sourcify

The Best Way To Source Private Label Products From China With Nathan Resnick Of Sourcify

Nathan Resnick is someone who I met at The Hustle conference in San Francisco. He is the founder of Sourcify which is a company that helps you find manufacturers to produce your products. Prior to that, he owned 2 ecommerce companies, Yes Man Watches and Cork Supply Co. And recently, he was on the Hustle blog where he made 23k selling Conor McGregor F You Suits. Nathan is my go to guy when it comes to sourcing from China so enjoy this episode! What You’ll Learn Common mistakes when sourcing from China The best way to find good suppliers The […]

187: How To Navigate The Canton Fair And A Recap Of My China Sourcing Trip

A Guide To The Canton Fair And A Recap Of My China Sourcing Trip

Today’s episode is a little different in that I’m not interviewing anyone. Instead, I brought my partner Toni Anderson on the show and we’re going to talk about our recent trip to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou China. This was my 3rd trip to Canton and my 5th trip to China but it was Toni’s first time. So I thought that it would be interesting to talk about our experiences from the perspective of someone who’s a bit jaded about going to China and from someone who went for the very first time. Enjoy the episode! What You’ll Learn How […]

130: Tips And Tricks On How To Find Suppliers And Source Product In Asia With Manuel Becvar

Tips And Tricks How To Find Suppliers And Source Product In Asia With Manuel Becvar

Today I have Manuel Becvar on the show. Now Manuel and I had exchanged several emails in the past few years but it wasn’t until Will Tjernlund and Peter Zapf of Global Sources and I started chatting did I get to know Manuel. If you’ve never heard of Manuel, he runs ImportDojo.com which is a site that helps others source goods from Asia. In fact, Manuel runs a sourcing service as well and he has been helping me source a few things from China. Anyway, Manuel has a ton of experience sourcing products from Asia and he’s got a ton […]

110: How To Source Anything From China And Establish Good Vendor Relationships With Dave Bryant

110: How To Source Anything From China And Establish Good Relationships With Dave Bryant

Today I’ve got my buddy Dave Bryant on the show.  Dave and I met when he randomly reached out to me via email and we’ve kept in touch ever since.  And what’s cool is that we finally met face to face at the Ecommerce Fuel conference last year. Dave runs several online stores selling boat equipment but I think his most successful site sells boat anchors of all things:)   Big and heavy boat anchors that he imports from China.  Talk about niche. Dave also runs the popular blog ChineseImporting.com where he teaches others how to import goods from China.   He’s […]

099: How To Find Legit Chinese Vendors Online With Peter Zapf Of GlobalSources.com

How To Find Legit Chinese Vendors Online With Peter Zapf Of GlobalSources.net

Today I’m happy to have Peter Zapf, the CIO of Global Sources, which is one of the leading B2B marketplaces for connecting buyers and suppliers in Asia. They’ve been around for 40 years, make around 200 million in revenues, have over 150000 suppliers in their database and work with 95% of the top global retailers. Today, Peter was gracious enough to come on my podcast to give us an overview of the private labeling landscape and all of the recent trends in importing! Enjoy the episode. What You’ll Learn How Global Sources compares with other B2B marketplaces like Alibaba How […]

098: How To Private Label Goods From China With Sam Boyd Of Guided Imports

How To Private Label Goods From China With Sam Boyd Of Guided Imports

In this episode, I have Sam Boyd of GuidedImports.com, a company that helps others import safely from China. Now in the past few years, more and people have been jumping on the Amazon private labeling bandwagon so I brought Sam Boyd on the show to give us his unique perspective on the Amazon gold rush. As I’ve mentioned many times in previous articles and podcasts, relying solely on Amazon is a dangerous play and you really need to establish your own branded website in order to future proof your business. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn Common mistakes that Amazon […]

059: How Will Mitchell Makes 6 Figures Selling Online And Teaching Others How To Import From China

Will Mitchell

I became a huge fan of Will Mitchell when I accidentally stumbled on his blog, StartupBros.com. Not only is Will an excellent writer but he always writes from experience which is quite rare when it comes to the Internet. In this episode, Will teaches us how to find products to sell online and how he has created an incredible business importing goods from Asia and teaching others how to do the same. Enjoy the podcast! What You’ll Learn How Will got started in ecommerce What Will sells in his ecommerce store Will’s techniques for finding the right product to sell […]

034: How To Run A Chinese Factory And Import Products From China With Hoe Lui

Hoe Lui

Hoe Lui is someone I have known for a very long time. In fact, he was one of the guys that helped me out early on by guiding me through my first Canton Fair. What’s super cool about Hoe is that he owns and runs his own Chinese factory, Kloanz.com, which makes bobble heads for professional sports teams. Now you’ve probably read a lot of articles on how to deal with Chinese vendors and how to navigate the cultural differences in China but as far as I know, no one has ever interviewed an actual Chinese factory owner. So I’m […]

029: How Lars Hundley Created A 7 Figure Online Store Selling Gardening Supplies

Lars Hundley

I’ve known Lars Hundley for quite some time and what I like about the guy is that he has a tremendous amount of experience with every aspect of running an ecommerce store. He’s been running his own business, CleanAirGardening.com for over a decade and he’s extremely open about all of his experiences including both his successes and his failures. In this podcast, he reveals the ecommerce strategies that have worked the best for his store so be sure to check it out! Also, make sure you check out his post on How I Made A Million Dollars By Reading An […]