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Sep 7, 2017

Manuel Becvar is the founder of ImportDojo. He has been living and working in China for over 10 years, with 17 years in the sourcing business. He has a unique perspective because he has his own brand, sells to retailers and is a supplier. He has worked with the biggest retailers in the world, developing, sourcing, and finding new products. These include Wal-Mart, Amazon, Lowes, Sears, Home Depot, and many others. He is also the author of The Import Bible.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:45] Jeremy introduces his guest, Manuel Becvar.
  • [1:45] Manuel talks about the time he met Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • [3:30] Early mistakes that he made in business.
  • [6:00] What is the Canton Fair?
  • [10:00] Lessons from working with big name brands.
  • [14:30] Common mistakes importers make.
  • [18:20] How do you navigate patents and keep people from hijacking your product?
  • [22:00] Working with inspectors and navigating payment issues.
  • [29:00] Common questions from ecommerce sellers and resources to get started.
  • [32:00] Advice from Manuel on the “Perfect Product”
  • [37:00] Manuel’s first products and how he got started.
  • [44:00] Why is Manuel so open about his products and process?
  • [46:30] Manuel talks about selling in multiple countries.
  • [50:00] What are Chinese sellers doing so well?
  • [55:30] What are the best ways to boost sales?
  • [57:00] Additional next steps and services that Manuel provides.
  • [1:01:00] Challenges that Manuel deals with running his business.
  • [1:04:00] Software Manuel uses to run his business.
  • [1:05:30] What does Manuel use to research products?
  • [1:10:00] The lowest and highest moments in business for Manuel.
  • [1:15:00] The one industry you should invest in.

In this episode…

What does it take to really succeed in product sourcing for ecommerce sellers? Do you have to have all the right connections? Do you have to live in China and know the industry inside and out? How can sellers use all of their resources to their fullest advantage? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Manuel Becvar. Manuel has his finger on the pulse of the product sourcing and ecommerce industry. Make sure to listen to this episode as he goes over how he runs his business, the tools he uses to validate products, how to boost sales, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this fascinating episode!

How can importers make the most out of their position in the marketplace? What tools do they need to grow their business and succeed? How can they avoid some of the common mistakes made by most importers? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from expert importer Manuel Becvar as he opens up about how he has found success as an ecommerce seller and importer. Manuel literally wrote the book on the best practices for importers. If you’d like to take advantage of his experience and depth of knowledge, make sure you sit down with pen and paper and listen to this episode!

What does it take to get a product that will take off and provide over the top numbers in terms of a return on your investment? Where do you even start to find a product that will perform that well? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Manuel Becvar as he walks through his strategy on how to validate products and keep a finger on the pulse of the marketplace to stay ahead of market trends. What lessons and tips can you gain from Manuel’s years of experience? Make sure to listen to this episode and get all the info you need to succeed in the ecommerce sector!

Are you considering expanding your products into a global marketplace? What plan do you have in place to make this leap? Have you taken the time to learn from importers and ecommerce sellers to get their take on the making that big move? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from ecommerce seller and entrepreneur Manuel Becvar as he shares from his wide range of experience in the ecommerce space. Manuel explains why it is best to start slow and go in a particular order of expanding to different international marketplaces to sell your products. You don’t want to make any big decisions on expanding your brand’s reach before you listen to this helpful episode!

How do you expect to succeed as an ecommerce seller? Are you convinced that it will happen overnight and you’ll strike it rich? Do you really think that is an appropriate expectation to have? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Manuel Becvar as he walks through his experience and why it’s best to have an appropriate expectation of success. Don’t get duped by the personalities that say you can get rich quick! Manuel shares his own story of experiencing extreme highs and extreme lows, you have to be prepared for both! Learn more from his story on this episode!

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