Are you looking for an extra source of income that don’t interfere with your normal activities or endeavor? Look no further.
There are 4 things to consider when starting out with mini importation business especially in Nigeria
3. Delivering your goods in Nigeria. Products on Aliexpress.com and DHgate.com come with a ‘Free Shipping’ service to many countries around the world. Free shipping is often delivered through China Mail Air Post or Hong Kong Mail services. While the free shipping option is very attractive, it often takes the longest time to get your goods delivered to you; usually between 15 to 60 days depending on the product and your location. In addition to a longer delivery period, it may be impossible to track the location of your package all through the delivery process. If security and early delivery are not serious concerns for you, the money saved through free shipping can significantly increase the profit potential of the products you import when you sell them.Other common options for delivery on Aliexpress.com, DHgate.com and iPmart are DHL, EMS and Fedex.Although these are much more expensive options, they usually deliver your products to you in a shorter time and allow you to track them on their way to you. However, using these options is very likely to reduce the profit potential of the products you order unlike the free shipping option.Tip: Whether you decide to use a free shipping option or a faster delivery service for your order, we advise that you include your mobile phone number in the shipping address you provide. More often than not, you will receive a telephone call from local post office or local DHL/Fedex office to come pick up your items. Including a phone number may mean the difference between a delivered packaged and a lost one.
4. Finding buyers for your imported goods
Very interesting question.
If you already have (or can find) a small shop for the products you import, that would be great. This is the oldest and traditional method around but it still works. Interested buyers will walk into your shop and possibly buy from you. You will likely have a significant advantage over any competitors around who sell the same products as you do.
Because you import directly from overseas suppliers, you can sell your products at much lower prices that they can’t even dream of. It’s your trade secret!
For those entrepreneurs who would love to start this business but do not have a physical store or shop (and cannot afford one), there is hope. The internet has changed the whole selling experience and made it much easier to sell stuff to both people you know and total strangers.
Using a popular social media network like Facebook, it is now possible for anyone to set up an online store/shop for free! All you have to do is upload pictures of the interesting items you just imported and invite your friends (and their friends) to come have a look. If they like the product and price, they’ll contact you to purchase it!
In another article, we revealed the full details and step-by-step process of creating a Facebook Page for your business and how you can use it to attract and win customers for your new business.
Creating a Facebook Page that displays the products you import is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to open your own store online! You should take the time to read the full article somewhere in our blog.
We believe that the opportunities we have shared with you in the small-scale import business will be taken further by your creativity and energy. You could also choose from many more lucrative business ideas in the Business ideas section of this website.
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