How To Source Products From India for Amazon FBA: India Sourcing Trip
Explore the latest episode of the "Ecommerce Lab By Ecomcy" podcast, by Vincenzo Toscano, the founder and CEO of Ecomcy, a brand marketing agency for Amazon in the UK, providing a fast track for sellers on Amazon.
In this episode Meghla Bhardwaj, a leading international sourcing expert and the Co-Founder of IndiaSourcing.net, shares her profound insights into the opportunities and advantages of India's sourcing market. With decades of industry experience, her perspective is invaluable for those aiming to streamline operations and broaden their business horizons.
Prepare for an enlightening discussion on leveraging the India Sourcing Trip to revolutionize your supply chain. Don't miss this chance to explore a dynamically expanding market and enhance your sourcing strategies.
For those keen on diversifying supply sources and optimizing supply chain efficiency, this episode is a must-watch.
Why India? What's Special?
Even though India might not be the first place you think of when getting products, it has some cool advantages. Meghla pointed out that the friendships and partnerships formed in India lead to really good-quality products designed for people in the West.
There are also trade shows in India where you can find unique things and ideas, mixing traditional skills with modern designs.
In different parts of India, there are cities that are experts in making stuff from natural materials like wood, metal, leather, glass, and ceramics. This is because the people there have been making these things for a long time, passing down their skills through generations.
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Good News for Amazon Sellers
If you sell things online, especially on Amazon, India has some perks for you. The folks making stuff in India understand what people in the West like. They make handmade things that you can sell online, and you don't have to order a ton upfront. You can try different things without spending a lot of money at once.
Talking to suppliers in India is easy too because most of them speak English. And if you're into eco-friendly products, India is good at making things from materials like banana fiber and cactus. Indian suppliers are also cool with making small amounts of custom products, which is not always easy with Chinese suppliers.
Getting Your Ideas Made in India
You might think it's hard to turn your ideas into real products in India, but it's not. India has lots of suppliers, some with big factories, and they're happy to customize stuff for you. Unlike China, they want you to bring your own designs. It's like a collaboration where you get to be a part of creating something unique.
For the paperwork and permissions needed to export your products, make sure you choose suppliers who know the ropes. They should have something called an import-export code. It makes the process smoother and helps you avoid problems.
Making Sure Your Products Are Good to Go
If you want to sell your products in different countries, they need to pass certain tests. In India, there are labs that can check your products and get them certified for export. It's a straightforward process, and the suppliers will take care of it for you.
Why Visit India? The Sourcing Trip
Meghla says that going to India is much better than just browsing online. You get to meet suppliers face-to-face, see their products up close, and understand how they work. This is where the India Sourcing Trip comes in. It's like a week-long adventure where you learn about sourcing, get tips from experts, and experience Indian culture.
During the trip, you can attend sessions with coaches, visit trade fairs, and even enjoy cultural events. It's not just about business; you get to see cool places like the Taj Mahal and try different foods.
So, if you're looking for new and exciting things for your business, India might just be the place to explore. Subscribe for more useful tips on getting products internationally, and who knows, the next big thing for your business could be waiting for you in India!