The trick to funding more travel through import/export is to buy items at a low cost and sell them higher for a profit.
But you can’t sell products only a few people want to buy. You need to find products LOTS of people want to buy. You can read this article about where to go for leads to these hot-selling items here.
To give you a better idea about profitable products importing, let’s look at what’s selling…
For game enthusiasts:
Remember Simon, the classic electronic memory game and one of the bestselling games of the 1980s? It’s back with a sleeker look and enhanced features.
For jewelry lovers:
If you’re looking for gemstones to use in jewelry-making or crafts, apparently, Black Spotted Quartz (labeled as Dragon Fruit Quartz) is in.
For music buffs:
The SRH550 DJ Headphones from Shure deliver full range audio performance, comfort, and durability for DJ use and personal listening.
For the outdoor adventurers:
The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock 5’ is HOT! Wrap this burly lock around your bike frame worry-free, thanks to the durable nylon cover that protects your bike’s paint from scratches, and leaves you with peace of mind knowing the 15mm hardened Max-Performance steel shackle is on duty.
And the list goes on and on from football player cake toppers to assorted inflatable unicorn party decorations and battery-operated tea-lights.
If you’re already an enthusiastic and savvy online shopper, so much the better!
The key to success as an importer is finding the right product (a popular one) and selling it for a profit.
That Kryptonite bike lock, for example, has a price tag of $110-$186! I bet you could find a similar lock overseas for a fraction of the price. It won’t have the big brand name…but I’m sure there are folks out there willing to try their chances for half the price.
Buy low, sell high. That’s the simple formula you need for success.
And here’s something else…
You don’t need your own website anymore. And you don’t have to import cheap trinkets from China.
Abraham Lincoln once said: “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad.”
Rest assured, we’re not focusing here on cheaply-made, mass-produced goods, and they don’t all automatically come with a “Made in China” label. By locating and importing products that are hard to find here in the U.S., and by providing your buyers with an alternative to the higher prices in high-end stores, you reap the benefits yourself while providing a service to others.
And that’s something to feel good about.
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