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Mini Importation Training in Nigeria (Premium guide)

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This mini importation training was composed to help interested people know more about the importation sphere, how to completely ship goods to ones country.

As said earlier in the previous article, 1688.com is the best website ever with the cheapest products in the world today.

Meanwhile, I Welcome you to my premium mini importation training in Nigeria.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR A SUCCESSFUL MINI IMPORTATION TRAINING IN NIGERIA:

  • Introduction
  • Website Translation
  • Desktop view of the website.
  • Search box and Image search.
  • MOQ of Product.
  • Shipping within China.
  • Choosing size and color (If Necessary)
  • Product Properties.
  • Product Evaluation
  • Entering the shop
  • How to Order.
  • Procurement Agent Contact and commission.
  • Shipping Company Contact.
  • Shipping Method
  • Customizing of Products
  • Goods Clearing in Nigeria.

INTRODUCTION TO MINI IMPORTATION TRAINING

The website (1688.com) is mainly built for the Chinese but we Nigerians always like tapping into there site due to the cheap products available there.

For this reason, only a Chinese number can be used for registration on the website and delivery of products by the seller can only be within China. But with the help of some agents with a registered account on these website, we can therefore buy from there.

These agents are called Procurement Agent. And since sellers on these website only ship within China, but we need to get our goods down to Nigeria.

Shipping Company helps us get our goods down to Nigeria.

How to start the mini importation process

The cheapest site 1688
Go to google chrome
Type 1688.com
If you are using Google chrome and its not showing kindly locate the three dots at the top right corner. Click it and locate settings proceed to language then locate chinese click on the three dots near Chinese and select activate translate.

mini importation training

1688.com
This website language is in Chinese. Therefore to access the website, we need a browser called Chrome which help us to automatically translate the Chinese language to English Language.

Now open your Chrome and type the URL 1688.com

Allow the website to load well and give it sometime to translate to English language itself. If it doesn’t change, please kindly reload. See the screenshot above

Some Sections of the website you must know?

  • Search Box

This is the box where you input your text when searching for any product of your choice.

  • Image Search Icon

This icon is inform of camera image which is to be clicked on when searching for a product using image.

Note: Always use a very sharp and clean image when searching.

Methods of Searching for a product

We have two different ways to search for productsvon this website. They are :

Search Box

This is the box where you input your text when searching for any product of your choice.

Image Search Icon

This icon is inform of camera image which is to be clicked on when searching for a product using image.

Note: Always use a very sharp and clean image when searching.
The sky blue arrow points to the search box

The purple arrow points to the Image search icon. I think you can see it on the screenshot above? Good

Shortcut to image search

https://s.1688.com/youyuan/index.htm?tab=imageSearch&imageType=oss&imageAddress=cbuimgsearch/Bn8T8xY6JM1525769326000.jpg&spm=a260k.635.3262836.d1088
Click on it, allow it to load and open, by the top right, you will see a camera icon, click on it, then select this top from your gallery and allow it to load, it will bring out every seller that has it and other things similar to it
This is another one: https://m.1688.com/offer/563898699333.html?spm=a26g8.7662792.1998744630.1

I will be using this particular product as example for showing you some features you need to know.
Save those link somewhere

You can use it to search for any product, provided you have picture of the product
So try use image search to look for as many products as possible.

Take time and study it , digest and ask questions where u don’t understand. Its not how far but how well.

The abbreviation MOQ

It simply means Minimum Order Quantity. This is the minimum quantity of a particular product one can buy.

Here, the 3 batches means MOQ is 3. Therefore one cannot buy less that 3 bags.

And when you want buy between 50 – 199 bags, the prices reduce to 36 yuan per bag.
Likewise when you want to buy up to 200 and above, the price is reduced to 35 yuan.

Thank

shipping within China

Our goods need to shipped from the seller to the shipping company that will help us bring it down to Nigeria. All these will be done within China.

Usually shipping with China takes about 2- 3 days depending on the location.

And for this to be done, we need to pay for it. Just like when you order on konga or Jumia, you need to pay for shipping which is within Nigeria.

In the picture above, shipping of the product is 6 Yuan. And a yuan is about 55.5 Naira.

Express fee is 6yuan. Hope u get it now?
The one circled in yellow is d shipping fee within China.

Please read patiently, understand and ask questions only related to what we have done to avoid confusion.

Choosing size and color

We need to choose the size and color of the product we want to order.

There the available color and sizes can be seen in the Specification area.

The color and sizes available can therefore be seen by clicking on “Specification.”
You need to take note of all this before u order. U need to be very careful

Products Properties

This displays the features of the product you want order for.

This can be gotten by clicking on “Attributes”

Products Evaluation

This includes the customers feedback by the buyers of the product. The feedbacks are either telling if the product is Good or Not.

Note: Always read the customers feedbacks to avoid by buying fake products.

Though products without any customers feedback doesn’t really mean the product is bad because a lot of buyers don’t give feedback when the receive their products.

Only that the customers feedback confirms the condition of the particular product.

When scrolling down, u see other products produced by d company we are working on
[8/vSoulmate: Products Evaluation

This includes the customers feedback by the buyers of the product. The feedbacks are either telling if the product is Good or Not.

Note: Always read the customers feedbacks to avoid by buying fake products.

Though products without any customers feedback doesn’t really mean the product is bad because a lot of buyers don’t give feedback when the receive their products. Only that the customers feedback confirms the condition of the particular product.


How to Order?

A lot of guys been waiting for this.

As said earlier, the website is not meant and built for we Nigerians but we are only trying to tap in because of the cheap products there.

Therefore we can use our Nigeria Mobile Number to register on the website. But some have a registered account done with a genuine Chinese number, so they help people to order from the website.

We call those people Procurement Agent since they help us to procure from the website.

During this process of ordering, all you need to give the procurement agent for ordering are:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your genuine Phone Number
  3. List of copied link of products you want to buy.
  4. Color and Size if necessary
  5. Quantity
  6. Shipping Company China Address

Shipping Company China Address can be gotten from the shipping company staffs by messaging them. I will give you their contacts.

For the procurement service done by the procurement agent, there is commission which is just 5% of the amount of the goods you are buying.

Shipping Method

Marjorly there are two types of Shipping Method namely:

  1. Normal Shipping
    2.Express Shipping

Shipping fee is calculated in terms of the weight of your goods.

Normal Shipping

This takes about 8 – 10 days for shipping of goods from Shipping Company China Office to Nigeria.

The shipping fee is cheap and usually about (4 to 4.5)USD + #400 (Custom clearing) per kg. This is the common shipping method used.

Express Shipping

This takes about 2 – 3 days for shipping of goods from Shipping Company China Office to Nigeria. The shipping fee is high and usually up to (6.5 or more)USD + #600 (Custom clearing) per kg.

This is the not used except it the goods are urgently needed just in the case of a special order by customers and customer is ready to pay for it.

Please note that for anything imported to Nigeria, there is always custom charges that’s how how the custom charges comes in.

Please note that goods below 1 kg is regarded as 1kg.

But I will advise you always consider normal cargo and do express only when it’s very necessary and the weight is not much.

I have no say on ur choice of shipment Cos at last, you will still sell in the same market with people that did normal cargo and express makes ur landing cost high.

Which will not make you compete favorably in the already congested market so to copy product link, follow these steps.

What ever product u want, after using image search to open it or typing the name on search menu bar, if it opens, Long press That place u are seeing http 1688….

Then it will be highlighted
Select copy, Then go to a fresh document or on whatsapp to paste it.

So you arrange it as follows, for each link, u state the quantity, colour and sizes for each of the colours and make sure you number your links.

Example is this
1.https://m.1688.com/offer/45517357912.html?spm=a262to.11649712.offerGeneral_view.3&offerId=45517357912
Qty 2
Apricot 41
Black 42
2.https://m.1688.com/offer/569311988338.html?spm=a26g8.7662792.1998744630.84&sence=offerdetail_A_banner&cp=1
Qty 4
Black 39 40 red 40 silver 39

  1. https://m.1688.com/offer/556797806200.html?sk=consign&spm=a26g8.7664810.0.0
    Qty 2
    black 38 40
    4.https://m.1688.com/offer/561590184466.html?spm=b26110380.8880418.csimg003.119.4996adccdtcpmN
    Qty 2
    Beige trade foreign special 42 43
  2. https://m.1688.com/offer/558947804817.html?spm=b26110380.8015204.1688002.1.58be61efZipaz6
    Qty 70
    Colour- white cow 50
    Light blue 20

7.https://m.1688.com/offer/537529099132.html?offerId=537529099132
Qty 4
Black 40 39 pink 39 red rose 40 grey 40

https://m.1688.com/offer/522789156947.html?spm=a262to.11649712.offerGeneral_view.7&offerId=522789156947
Qty 2
Black 40 apricot 42

This is how u arrange ur order list
[8/28, 10:29] Soulmate: For costing, u have four major costs to deal with.

Product cost

Local shipping within China

Procurement charge or agent fees
Then when it gets to Nigeria, u pay shipmemt /custom clearing and caeey ur goods. These four costs gives u the landing cost of ur product
So make sure u fix ur selling price to accommodate all these as well as give u ur own profit

Customizing of products

You may be given a contract at your place of work to customize thousands of wristband, caps etc. to distribution all over Nigeria for awareness. Try me since it is in large production. You can get it done in China without stress and at a cheap rate.

This involves chatting with the company that produce the product you want to customize telling them your specifications and quantity.
Before chatting with the company you must have your design work which you want to print on the product.

After getting your design ready, you send it to the company for customizing and get your product customized. For this procurement agent helps you with the payment as usual.

Clearing of goods in Nigeria

For sure we need to clear our goods which indicates that we have successfully import from China to Nigeria.

When your goods arrived at the Shipping Company Office in Lagos, You will receive message for pick up. When you get to their office, the message sent to you will be used to clear your goods as there is a waybill number that is vital in the message sent to you.

For those not in Lagos, you can send someone in Lagos to pick it up for you and send it to your location. All you need to do is to send the message you received to the person that will help you pick up your goods as it will be used to clear your goods.

Payment for shipping is made in their office via cash or Bank transfer.

The company can help u send it directly to your location .(delivery cost is attached)
Message to be received for pick up looks like this.

Check below

Dear Toshmoney 071-33671175 manifest113. 28 OSOLO WAY AJAO ESTATE OFF AIRPORT ROAD 7/8 BUS STOP,LAGOS. Your shipment from China is ready for pickup. We don’t accept$5 and$1 also dollar from 2006 Downward.


inquires please call 09038729948 between 10am-4pm
Billing information
weight:1.5kg
freight:$6.26
Local clearing:N600
Account information:
SINOSKY CARGO LTD dollar Account :
5070711876
naira Account : 1015304725.
Zenith bank plc Oregon 2 branch. Regards

Please read again for better understanding and if you don’t understand any part don’t hesitate to contact me.

Am always here for you all as I welcome your questions.

STEPS

  1. 1688.com

For image search shortcuts,

https://s.1688.com/youyuan/index.htm?tab=imageSearch&imageType=oss&imageAddress=cbuimgsearch/Bn8T8xY6JM1525769326000.jpg&spm=a260k.635.3262836.d1088
  1. Search for the products of your choice and copy the page links.
    For example:
    Using the link below;
    https://m.1688.com/offer/563898699333.html?spm=a26g8.7662792.1998744630.1

Assuming 1 yuan is #55.5

MOQ is 3
Product cost 37 yuan x 3 —– #6160.5
Logistics fee to shipping company 6 yuan —– #333
Procurement fee—– #324.675

Total:- #6818.175
Therefore this is the total amount that will be given to the procurement agent for payment of the goods and the service rendered.

  1. Send your product links and other required information to your procurement agent just as I have listed them earlier. Then make your payment for the procurement.

Format
Name: Fatimah
07036799149(indicate your name and number for d agent, then your order comes next)
1.https://m.1688.com/offer/45517357912.html?spm=a262to.11649712.offerGeneral_view.3&offerId=45517357912
Qty 2
Apricot 41
Black 42
2.
https://m.1688.com/offer/569311988338.html?spm=a26g8.7662792.1998744630.84&sence=offerdetail_A_banner&cp=1
Qty 4
Black 39 40 red 40 silver 39

  1. https://m.1688.com/offer/556797806200.html?sk=consign&spm=a26g8.7664810.0.0
    Qty 2
    black 38 40
    4.https://m.1688.com/offer/561590184466.html?spm=b26110380.8880418.csimg003.119.4996adccdtcpmN
    Qty 2
    Beige trade foreign special 42 43
  2. https://m.1688.com/offer/558947804817.html?spm=b26110380.8015204.1688002.1.58be61efZipaz6
    Qty 70
    Colour- white cow 50
    Light blue 20

7.https://m.1688.com/offer/537529099132.html?offerId=537529099132
Qty 4
Black 40 39 pink 39 red rose 40 grey 40

  1. https://m.1688.com/offer/522789156947.html?spm=a262to.11649712.offerGeneral_view.7&offerId=522789156947
    Qty 2
    Black 40 apricot 42
  2. Wait for the pick up message which indicate your goods has arrived and ready for pick up in their warehouse in Nigeria.

dear Toshmoney 071-33671175 manifest113. 28 OSOLO WAY AJAO ESTATE OFF AIRPORT ROAD 7/8 BUS STOP,LAGOS. Your shipment from China is ready for pickup. We don’t accept$5 and$1 also dollar from 2006 Downward.
inquires please call 09038729948 between 10am-4pm
Billing information
weight:1.5kg
freight:$6.26
Local clearing:N600
Account information:
SINOSKY CARGO LTD dollar Account :
5070711876
naira Account : 1015304725.
Zenith bank plc Oregon 2 branch.

Regards

Go and clear your goods in their warehouse and be ready to showcase your goods to your potential customers. Thanks

How to calculate the clearance fee when your good arrive

From the message above…
Weight 1.5kg
Freight $6.26 dollar
Local clearing #600

Dollar to naira is #365…but I think it’s #360 the last time I checked.
(6.26 × #365= #2284.9)

#2284.9, plus local clearing #600(#2284.9+600= #2884.9)

The total money u are using to clear the 1.5kg of good is #2884.9

I hope you really enjoy reading this article on mini importation training in Nigeria?

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