I’m new in the group and new to FBA. Recently I found out about FBA and would like to give it a shot. Even though I’m Dutch and currently working in Colombia (which might complicate the process).
Have done a lot of preparation and found a product and a Chinese supplier to start with. I’m at the point of laying first contact with the supplier, however I’m not sure how to represent myself in a good professional way.
E.g. I read it is beter to show (fake) that you represent a company instead of being a inexperienced person with a hotmail/gmail adress.So to ask:
– What kind of type of email addresses do you use? And how did you acquire the address?
– Did you all create your own company (either officially registered of virtual) including a website to have a more professional appearance and get a good email adress?
Chinese suppliers don’t care about any of that, they’ll sell to anyone. You need to carefully research the U.S. Legal requirements for whatever product you are going to sell. You can’t take your supplier’s word that it meets those requirements, you have to test it yourself.
Chinese suppliers will sell you no matter what ! But you will have alot to research about starting from US GOV requirements for imports and sales. Then comes Amazon’s regulations, finally shipping companies regulations and policies. Check all that ! Have a UPC number!
Regarding having an email address : register your own domain for $1/month and get an email for that !!! If you dont want a Gmail !
I would recommend you to start FBA by selling the same product others are selling . That way you would learn about all the fees, cost and etc! That way if you end up no selling the product you just sell your inventory to another
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