“Well, I am just floored by the amount of content (and the bluntness) in your book. I’ve read hundreds of business based books by now, but I have never come across something so clear and to the point. And so much relevance — no fluff whatsoever. I’m so used to having to dig through filler-pages to discern the wisdom of most books and manuals that this has truly been a refreshing treat. I have absolutely nothing to compare it to because I have never read anything like it before.”
“Terrific book! I’m very impressed and like the no-nonsense style. Direct, straight to the point and no dribble! Just the way I like it.”
Check out the Chapters included:
Avoid the risks in sourcing overseas. Scams, Misinformation, Ignorance of rules
Getting Started. Be Prepared
Rules And Regulations You Don’t Need To Learn. Security resulting from small payments to experts who know the rules.
Freight Explained And Scams Avoided. Learn to avoid the widespread increase in freight scams.
Import/Export Broker Business Courses. A hold-your-hand, step by step primer on how such a business operates, how to operate on both sides, importing and exporting, how to locate and approach sellers and buyers, guidance through the safe international payment system both ways, preventing the two parties from bypassing you to avoid paying your commissions……….
Standards – Learn the Rules? Or Ask Experts?
Safe Product Sourcing, Including Due Diligence. Carelessness can cost you plenty.
Global Sourcing Sites & Widening Your Horizons in a Changing World Scene. Source from genuine export sources in countries around the world.
How To Get Suppliers To Come To You. But don’t invite a blizzard of emails.
Assessing Suppliers – Safe? Reliable? Helpful? Ignore what B2B sites tell you. Avoid the smoke and mirrors.
Having products made to your design. Some cost factors to take into account.
Cultural And Language Differences. Don’t foul your nest. Avoid misunderstandings and build important relationships.
Vietnam The New China. The different business and social customs explained.
Samples And Small Orders – Buy Less Than MOQ. Tricks of the trade.
Calculating Actual Costs. The very latest rules can save US importers money.
Payment Terms. And safe payment procedures.
Traveling To Source Supplies. Tax free holidays? Don’t get lost and don’t get penalties.
Order Procedure And Checklist. Step by step so that you don’t miss anything.
Thousands Of Suppliers Chosen For You By Big Retailers. They know who to buy from.
“Just In Time” Ordering System. Even more important as logistics troubles mount.
Sources Of Free Information. Links for help, including helpful banks.
Fulfillment Services. Could help where warehouse space shortages exist.
Agents, Traders, Wholesalers – Definitions. Including which ones to avoid.
Manufacturers Not Wholesalers – Why? Cost and product availability.
Business Registration and Tax ID. Your business must meet some rules.
Buying Locally. Some importers are pretending to locally manufacture.
Capital Requirements For Importing. On a shoestring budget? Maybe….
Inspection Services. Don’t ignore their value.
Certificates. Beware Forgeries!
Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs), Haggling, and Discounts For Big Orders. Don’t haggle – it can result in poor quality products.
Quality. How to get good quality.
Public Holidays. Know when your supplier might shut down for days or weeks.
Glossary Of Terms. Understand the sourcing and importing jargon.
Incoterms. The very latest terms. Ignore them at your peril.
“I have just gone through your book and I really enjoyed it. There seems to be a path to this model that can lead to a real lucrative business. Thanks again for the help.”
“Thank you for your reply. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to contact someone who understands the ins and outs of this business. Like I said earlier, there is not much credible information out there on importing.”
“Thank you for your caring and thoughtful reply. I really appreciate it. Thank you for your valuable suggestions. Your experience indeed shines forth. Thank you also for your generous extension of your support.”
“I just bought your book as I just reached a obstacle and felt that your book would benefit me and it has…. your book is GOLD.”
– S Brown
“I bought the book a few days ago. It made me realize that I’ve been wasting my time contacting wholesalers rather than manufacturers. I also didn’t have much idea about what needed to happen if I made a purchase from the supplier. It has a good checklist to avoid some pitfalls.
It’s only $100, not much if you’re going to buy some products really. If $100 is a barrier to getting into business then you’re going to have trouble making any real money.”
“I read through your book. Very informative and to the point, I liked it. Helped clear the air on some questions I had. It will be a great reference in the future as well.”
“I also bought your book and finished reading it today. I’m new in the importing industry, and your book simplifies the process. I feel much more confident to go through to import products. Thanks again.”
“A very, very satisfied customer of your digital products thanks a lot for all your work you have no idea how many people you impact with your knowledge and experience who import etc. here on the forum THANK YOU.”
“I bought your ebook a little under a year ago and printed it out. It’s great! I love it!”
“I recently picked up Importexport’s book and it has been very valuable. It is far better than any other that I have looked into which all seem pretty light on details other than “go to alibaba and start emailing manufactures.” I recently decided to launch my own business, so I am very new to all of this, but I would absolutely recommend this book.”
“I highly recommend Walters book on importing. There are a lot of books and courses out there but if I had to choose one to start with I would definitely recommend Walters book.”
“Hey Walter, I ended up picking up your ebook a few days ago and finished it within the day. There is loads of valuable logistical information in there that will save me a ton of headaches, especially later on in the process.
The resources you posted are also invaluable – you were not kidding when you said you would provide a wealth of resources for sourcing from countries other than China. For anyone reading this who is contemplating buying it solely for the list of resources (this is only a fraction of the value Walter provides, but was the main reason I made the purchase), I highly suggest taking the plunge.
The few hours and small change I spent on the book has already led me to more progress than I had made from scouring Alibaba for hours on end looking for a product from a trustworthy supplier that wasn’t already on the market.
“I really respect your knowledge, experience and opinions about importing, and realize you are a walking encyclopedia on the subject.
I’ve been studying the methods you teach in your book for about 2 weeks now.”
– Mike W
“Just wanted to say that I purchased your ebook a few days ago, and I was very impressed how much information you gave. I thought for $97 it was a heck of a deal.
Haven’t sold on Amazon and now I’m looking to offer private label goods on Amazon/Ebay.
Of course the immediate supplier allure was Alibaba, but you’ve smacked that thought out of my head! LOL!
I enjoy reading the insights from folks that have a legit background in something like yourself.
“You are my superstar! I even do not know you but I would already like to say that you have saved me and my money – thank you.”
“You literally just saved me 280USD. So I was about to place a sample order from this supplier, but I googled them as per your suggestion….and found horribly negative reviews of the supplier pulling bait and switches on people.”
“First of all thanks a million for writing your book. I read it a few weeks ago and it truly is invaluable.”
“I just finished your book and WOW a lot of golden nuggets in there. It is like a treasure chest of knowledge and tricks of the trade for importing.
It was worth the money, in the long run it will save readers a load of money. What is 97 some dollars in comparison to thousands of dollars.
It may not be a 300 page book but that is because there are no stories and all that.”
“You literally saved me $3000 USD.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look into it.
I really, really, appreciate it.
“Hope all is well. I have read your book several times and recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about importing.”
“Hope you are having a great day. Just writing to say I loved your book. The writing style was so refreshing. NO bs, to the point, loved it.”
“I purchased his book last week, it’s an awesome book! Straight to the point.. And didn’t have to waste my time reading many worthless pages!! I found many manufacturers, and drop-shippers. But to be honest I don’t want everyone buying his book, so I won’t have as much competition!!”
“Thanks a lot for such an awesome book.”