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Top Seven Mistakes Made By Importers

Putting your faith – and your money – in a factory thousands of miles away is a daunting prospect. Reading some of the horror stories that abound on the internet, it’s easy to become petrified into inaction. Of course, any investment involves elements of risk, but there’s no reason why new importers should come unstuck, provided they are able and willing to learn from others’ experience. Here are seven of the most common mistakes those new to importing tend to make and how to avoid them.

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All that glitters is not gold

A great many suppliers and buyers rely on using business index websites to help establish contact with clients. These index websites list the services of sometimes millions of organisations and can be fantastic resources for businesses. Many of these service users will never meet in person and will put a lot of their trust in information supplied by these websites. Being aware of this, most successful index websites will use some sort of system to verify legitimacy and/or reputation of those it lists. Quite often users will also have to pay for this verification service to show that they can be trusted, as well as other perks to make them more marketable. But what happens when the verification process requires no real proof other than taking what they are told at face value? It opens the system to widespread abuse with the buyers suffering the most.

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