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  •   January 11-17, 2019
  •  April 11-18, 2019
  •  July 12-18, 2019
Limited Space Available on each trip due to small group sizes only!
So, what exactly IS this retreat? And why is it such a big deal for your business?
You will be able to find new product ideas that are NOT yet saturated on Amazon!  You will be able see samples, negotiate prices, and order in RECORD TIME compared to mainstream methods! This means faster business growth, and more profits! 
You will learn new strategies for Private Label that is NOT mainstream! Knowledge is power, and an in-depth experience and training like this is the best way to blast off in your Private Label journey!  Don't be like the crowd, be better!
It is a chance to meet with THOUSANDS of suppliers and see MILLIONS of products in ONE WEEK!  All while learning OUR tried and true methods!
You will experience a WEEK of AMAZING NETWORKING opportunities and workshop sessions with amazing MASTERMIND contributors!
...oh, and one more thing....... You will have an insane amount of fun and build lifelong memories and relationships!!!!!
So, what is the Yiwu market, and why should I go there to develop my business??
Well, over 400 years ago, this little village started as a market for selling chicken feathers! Now it houses more than 100,000 vendors under one roof and covers over 59 MILLION square feet. This market is MASSIVE. You can literally find everything from kitchen and housewares, to hardware, to toys, and EVERYTHING in between…. INCLUDING items NOT YET ON AMAZON! This place is a PRIVATE LABELER’S DREAM!  
Aside from being a great opportunity for new product ideas and sourcing, the market in Yiwu can also be very frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming.  So, after years of learning the ropes of Yiwu and building a local team, creating innovative methods for sourcing, and using Yiwu finds to launch KILLER PRIVATE LABEL BRANDS, Hickory Flats is  now offering Private Labelers (or ASPIRING Private Labelers) the opportunity to learn the biz in a BOOTS ON THE GROUND kind of way! We are offering you this great experience to  RAPIDLY INCREASE YOUR GROWTH and LEARNING CURVE! And to do that, we want you to come to China with us!
Who Is This Trip For?
The short answer? People that are serious about becoming entrepreneurs. It does not matter if you are a new beginner or a seasoned vet.  The training and experience is perfect for both ends of the spectrum! 

This will be an intense opportunity, and it is not one to be taken lightly. On average, our clients come back from these trips with enough knowledge and connections, NEW product ideas, and potential sample purchases to keep them busy for a year or more launching new products! It is not uncommon for clients to leave with HUNDREDS of product ideas (along with the supplier contact info, pricing, moqs, etc). If you are a person just dabbling in e-commerce and are not sure that you want to SCALE UP, then this is not for you! However, if you are fully committed to learning and growing your e-commerce business, then this is a second-to-none opportunity!

So, What does this trip offer exactly??

Training on General Chinese Sourcing Techniques and Practices

Our philosophy is a little different than most people’s when it comes to sourcing in Yiwu.  After personally learning to leverage Yiwu's unique marketplace for small test orders ( generally low MOQs ) at self-regulating prices and then validating ideas from HANDS ON SOURCING, we will teach you follow-up methods to work directly with suppliers and actual factories on those pre-validated and tested ideas to SCALE YOUR PRODUCT LINE AND BUSINESS MUCH MORE QUICKLY!!  Our methods in using the Yiwu market are the ONLY way to do this effectively!

Networking with other Sellers and Mastermind Attendees

Anyone that has ever been to a seller's conference or meet-up knows that the BEST thing about them is the networking! Well, imagine spending a week in China with other serious entrepreneurs and industry pros…. The discussions, shared ideas, workshops,  masterminds, and connections WILL have a positive influence on your business for a long time to come. Our past clients have made lifelong friends, business partners, or generally gained knowledge from each other in this tight-knit environment that has proven time and time again to be MASSIVELY valuable. We are CERTAIN that this ill be the case for you as well!

Find Amazing Ideas and Test Orders

You WILL leave from this trip with a serious education, but also a large list of ACTIONABLE PRODUCT TESTS that can be launched and SELLING quickly! Although this is a very educational trip, it is also a shopping and sourcing trip, and we want you to be able to QUICKLY launch new products to test or operate full-scale quickly.
There are three main approaches to employ while entering the market, and we will teach you all three prior to even leaving on the trip, so you can develop a game plan of how YOU want to tackle the market. Or, combine all three!

Learn How Logistics Works

If you are going to buy from China, you need to learn how to get the goods to the USA and other markets. We will give you a crash-course on topics such as shipping, consolidating, and import regulations and considerations.  We will cover some of the most common do's and dont's, as well as instruct you on certain items to STAY AWAY FROM SOURCING because of importing or logistics considerations.  If you are going to source from China, you need a general knowledge of how to get the goods to your marketplace!

Learn To Manage Expectations In Chinese Sourcing

You will learn about managing expectations with Chinese suppliers. There is a lot of info out there, and a lot of it is GARBAGE. Come see for yourself, and learn from REAL PROS, not “gurus” that have never even been to China… These insights will help you in doing business with Chinese suppliers for many years to come, and not just in the context of the Yiwu market!  Remember, Hickory Flats has OWNERSHIP and ACTUAL EMPLOYEES based in China, so of course we know a thing or two that we can teach you!

Learn Product Validation Techniques

Learn the steps to using PPC and other preferred search tools to validate a small sample order without a huge investment. There are ways to let AMAZON tell you the likelihood of success on your next product, and we will teach that to you! This is HUGE in making decisions on purchasing production runs! There are SO MANY PEOPLE buying TOO MANY BAD IDEAS! We will teach you some methods to help avoid that.

Become Introduced To Chinese Business Culture

For decades to come, China will be instrumental in the world's manufacturing potential...  Want to learn how to deal with Chinese people in a business setting? Well, come see how in person! You will have lots of options to hang out and network with Chinese business professionals, and ask them any questions you have about how to do business with Chinese suppliers in the future!These folks are local, experienced, and honest individuals that will answer questions candidly and give you unique and AMAZING insight into dealing with their culture from a business sense!!   
These trips WILL make a HUGE impact on your business! But don't just hear it from us, hear it from some of our past attendees! Click on each video to hear for yourself!

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Hear Testimonials From Some of Our Past Attendees!
The Schedule...
Our schedule is based on very tactical decisions and a TRIED AND TRUE plan based on lots of experience and practice! It is IMPOSSIBLE to efficiently visit the Yiwu market in just a 3 day trip . To be effective and efficient it will take you more time on the ground in China. You will need time to acclimate to the new surroundings, get over some of the initial jetlag,  and spend more time with your fellow travelers and mastermind contributors.    We have tested different methods, and determined that there is a PERFECT  itinerary and schedule to optimize a trip to Yiwu, and we have perfectly constructed that gameplan on our guided sourcing retreats!

Day #1, Friday-You will arrive in Shanghai 

If you are going to come to China, then you a couple days of networking and acclimating before hitting the market, and the cheapest and best place to fly into is Shanghai! You will arrive at Pudong International Airport, where our team will meet you and personally take you to your hotel. Once there, you can grab some dinner and will have the option of checking out WEST NANJING ROAD, a massive, high-tech, high end shopping area. This will be a relaxed first evening as people will be coming in at different times and getting settled in! It will also be the first chance to meet some of your fellow voyagers (assuming your flight doesn’t come in too late and everyone else is in bed preparing for the next EPIC day!).

Day #2, Saturday-Acclimation and Recreation in Shanghai 

 On Saturday we will enjoy a great breakfast, then hit the town with experienced and WONDERFUL guides to check out Shanghai! You will have the option of seeing sites like the Bund, the world famous Shanghai Tea House, the Jade Buddha Temple, experience WORLD FAMOUS Dim Sum (dumplings), and go to the famous Shanghai underground black market (a favorite of all of our clients). We adjust our actual daily schedule based on things like weather and current happenings in the city, but we always work to provide a great day of networking, sight seeing, and overall enjoyment!

Saturday you will also begin to personally know your team leaders, meet and network with other attendees, and get PUMPED to head to Yiwu!!

Day #3, Sunday-Travel to Yiwu and Learning Sessions

Ever gone over 200 mph on a train and seen the countryside of southeast China? Well, Sunday you will! After leaving the hotel in the morning, we will hop on a bullet train to at the Hongqiao train station and head to Yiwu! You will ride first-class for around 90 minutes, enjoying the scenery and getting PUMPED for the market.  Then upon arrival, we will be taken from the train station to the 5-STAR MARRIOT YIWU Hotel, which will be our base of operations in Yiwu.
Sunday is also when the heavy training starts… You will be introduced to some more of our team in Yiwu, and we will dive deep into the procedures, tactics, and best practices for the market! We will get you prepped for the following days of shopping, so you arent going in blind! We will review some of the pre-trip content, but also dig deeper into the exact methods we have found to be effective using the Yiwu market.

We will have several hours of actual training sessions taught by different pros, and our goal is to get you  even MORE prepared for the next 3 days…  The market can be VERY overwhelming if not prepared correctly, and we have it down to a science now!

Day #4-6, Monday-Wednesday-Shopping Days

On Monday morning, you will be introduced to your OWN PERSONAL SHOPPING ASSISTANT!!!! This person will be assigned to be your buddy for the next three days! Your assistant will act as guide, translator, and secretary. They will be with you every step of the way, and leverage their abilities to help you navigate the market and take notes of everything you are interested in purchasing.

All three of these days, you will be able to spend all day in the market FINDING YOUR NEXT PRODUCTS!
Every evening, we will meet again for a recap, Q & A, and general networking after dinner. These are great to immerse yourself in the shared brain-power of the masterminds and other attendees (or go soak in your tub by yourself and try to  relax your from all the ideas and new knowledge if needed!)..

Day #7, Thursday-Travel Home

Most flight back to USA leave Shanghai in the afternoon. So, on Thursday morning, we will take the bullet train back to Shanghai and get everyone to Pudong airport in time for their flights home! We will work with your return flight to make sure that you get to the airport as scheduled and safely depart..  This is often a melencholy occasion, as you will be temporarily saying goodbye to NEW LIFELONG FRIENDS. However, it is also exciting as you will be heading home to begin the next steps in your process:  Launching new products and growing your E-Com Empire!
The Primary Leadership Team
Tim Jordan
Serial entrepreneur, 7-figure seller, and co-founder of Hickory Flats. He has spent a LOT of time in Yiwu  sourcing his own ideas and products, as well as assisting other clients build theirs too! He will share his knowledge to help you maximize your trip, as well as offer Private Label creation strategies in general!   He will also share his wealth of knowledge in logistics and import/export, which are an important part of your process!
Rohn Yan
Sourcing and Logistics pro, manufacturing manager, and original co-founder of Hickory Flats. Rohn has extensive knowledge in Chinese business (duh, he works in China!), and will share that info with you! He runs the Hickory Flats team in Shanghai, and directs the Chinese operations from there. He has immense insight into how to buy from and do business with Chinese suppliers, and he will be available to share that insight with you!
Olivia Jiang
Chinese entrepreneur, tour guide, professional business assistant. Olivia runs a highly reviewed and prestigious guide and business assistance/translation company in China. She specializes in hospitality, logistics for travelers, and “getting stuff done”! She helps run our trip logistics and recreational activities.   She is a close personal friend of Tim's and personally helps oversee the logistics and hospitality of the trip attendees.
The Cost
We want the pricing to be as simple as possible, so we are offering the simplest pricing possible
Our objective is to offer as near of an all-inclusive package as possible.  This allows you to focus on the MISSION, and not some of the other tedious aspects of travelling to China. ASIDE from the amazing networking and and learning oppertunities, we cover the following items for you to add the most value possible.    And we firmly believe that our trip' value is unparalleled...
We cover the following costs:
  •  Airport pickup and transport to your hotel in Shanghai
  •  World-Class hotel accommodations for entire trip!
  •  Guided sight-seeing in Shanghai with entry into venues.
  •  Train Tickets round trip, first class on the bullet train to Yiwu
  •  Breakfast and Dinner every full day (most lunches are included as a bonus as well)!
  •  3 days access to your own private translator, guide, and shopping assistant
  •  Training and tools for tracking and note taking in Yiwu.
  •  Delivery to Pudong Airport on the final day for return flights home
In addition, we also offer the following pre and post-trip services and perks!
  •  We will supply you with an Invitation letter for your Chinese Visa, as well as referral to our preferred Visa service center 
  •  Assistance in selecting the best flights if needed.
  •  Exclusive Facebook group for leaders and attendees to network, compare notes, and easily communicate in a group setting prior to and AFTER the trip!
  •  Full guidance on trip prep including packing lists, health considerations, and answers to any questions you may have about travelling to China!
  •  Online video introductions and instructions prior to the trip
  •  Written training and guidance material relating to Chinese sourcing, logistics, and FINDING THE “Yeti”!
  • Guidance on shipping and import of your market purchases, as well as future purchases.
  •  Reduced Price access to some of our preferred providers of items such as listing photographers, custom packaging designers, and other services related to Private Label selling. 
One of the LARGEST perks is EXCLUSIVITY! We are ONLY offering this trip to 30 attendees per trip! This will enable us to be a tight group, with lots of one-on-one time with the pros and other sellers!
Regular Price: Only $7,999 
50% Deposit Due To Reserve Your Spot 
The cost of this shopping experience, training, and guided trip is only $6,999!
This covers everything listed above. Most Private Label sellers travelling to China take around 2 years and multiple trips to gain the connections, experience, and knowledge that we are confident you will acquire after JUST 1 WEEK!!! 
The only extra costs you will be responsible for once you are in China are things like snacks and souvenirs, room service, gifts to take home, and your PRIVATE LABEL PURCHASES!
Here are some important price considerations....

- If you were able to use our training, methods, and platform to find ONE SUCCESSFUL  product, would it be worth the time and money?

- If you were able to get one golden nugget of info, or make one amazing business connection from our group setting, would it be worth the time and money?

- If you were able to speed up your product selection and testing and bring more products to market in a shorter time, would it be worth the time and money?

If you answered yes to ANY of these, then you you should recognize the value in this opportunity!
Interested in going  but want to talk to a real life person first?  
No Problem!  
You can send an email directly to Tim@hickory-flats.com and he will personally answer any questions you might have about this incredible opportunity!
Financing is Now Available!
Our friends at Payability are now offering financing to cover the trip cost AND future inventory to build your Private Label business!

Credit is approved based on your EXISTING AMAZON SALES!  NO CREDIT CHECK!
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