We found the "Needle", but not where you might think...
Find... Buy... Sell.... Repeat..... 
At it’s core, retail in any form is shockingly simple. Find an item people want, buy it at a good price, sell that same item for more than you paid, then take the profit and keep doing it over and over again until you own an Alpaca ranch on the coast of Maine and your mornings are filled with lobster omelettes and blueberry coffee (yes, those are both things). After all, how difficult can it be to find a steady supply of profitable items to sell online? 

Well, turns out it is actually tougher than a microwaved pot-roast! In our own journey, we began buying resale items in stores, or even wholesale, and selling those items online (mostly on Amazon). Thing is, we lived in constant fear of brand restrictions (even mention the word Nike around here and you might get a tape gun thrown at you), authenticity claims, IP letters, or even the most common problems we faced…finding a great item only to have our source dry up, or even better: watching all the other sellers lose their minds and sell a $60 item for 13 cents and kill everyone's profit!
Find, buy, sell, repeat. At it’s core, retail in any form is shockingly simple. Find an item people want, buy it at a good price, sell that same item for more than you paid, then take the profit and keep doing it over and over again until you own an Alpaca ranch on the coast of Maine and your mornings are filled with lobster omelettes and blueberry coffee (yes, those are both things). After all, how difficult can it be to find a steady supply of profitable items to sell online? 

Well, turns out it is actually tougher than a microwaved pot-roast! In our own journey, we began buying resale items in stores, or even wholesale and selling those items mostly on Amazon. Thing is, we lived in constant fear of brand restrictions (even mention the word Nike around here and you might get a tape gun thrown at you), authenticity claims, IP letters, or even the most common problems we faced…finding a great item only to have our source dry up, or even better watching all the other sellers lose their minds and sell a $60 item for 13 cents and kill everyone's profit!
So, what’s a budding eComm tycoon to do ??
Private label!! Yeah, that’s the ticket. It will be EASY they said…just hop on the old Alibaba magic millionaire carpet, find in-demand products using simple software tools, put our name on them and BOOM: the Alpaca-bound financial freedom train is rolling again!!! 

Wait…. you mean others can (and likely will) also find those exact same products at the exact same time we do!? BUT…BUT…we found them on the Oracle of JUNGLE SCOUT!! How can we possibly lose? And before you know it, you are in a Race to the bottom, commoditized, me-too products, IP claims vacuum that you can't seem to climb out of....  
Private label!! Yeah, that’s the ticket. It will be EASY they said…just hop on the old Alibaba magic millionaire carpet, find in-demand products using simple software tools, put our name on them and BOOM: the Alpaca-bound financial freedom train is rolling again!!! 

Wait…. you mean others can and likely will also find those exact same products at the exact same time we do!? BUT…BUT…we found them on the Oracle of JUNGLE SCOUT!! How can we possibly lose? And before you know it, you are in a Race to the bottom, commoditized, me-too products, IP claims vacuum that you can't seem to climb out of....  
But Don't Get Discouraged Yet!  There is STILL a Great Way to do Private Label and Build that E-Com Business you Want and Need!
Here are some ABSOLUTE TRUTHS:
You need unique products to Sell and create Brands
 We Need To Scale And Grow, as being stagnant is NOT an option
You Need A Repeatable Method to create systems
We Need To Build A Real Business, not a hobby
WE Need Lobster Omelets,
For The Love Of Bezos! (sorry..)
You Need To Find A NEEDLE In A Potential Product HAYSTACK
These were the things that stumped us for years…until we figured out the key to NEVER STRUGGLING to find great products again:

Where did we find our needle? We stopped looking in the same haystacks as everyone else and went looking for a stack of needles!! Years of experience and searching has lead us to two amazing (and very different) places to find an EVERGREEN supply of great products…
We have found that two of the best places right now to source products are Yiwu, China and Central America. OK great, but WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR ME??! That depends…do you want Noodles or Tortillas? Just kidding!! Remember back in high school when you were studying for the SAT ( you did study for it, right?) and you had to practice all those IF > Then statements? Good…we are about to kick it old school right now for you:
Well, the truth is, these were the things that stumped us for years…until we figured out the key to NEVER STRUGGLING to find GREAT PRODUCTS again! 

Where did we find our needle? First, we stopped looking in the same haystacks as everyone else and went looking for our own stack of needles!! This means we had to stop following many of the common mainstream methods of product discovery that just don't work as advertised... Now, years of experience and searching has lead us to two amazing (and very different) places to find an EVERGREEN supply of great products, as well as learn the methods needed to find, validate, launch, and scale…

We have found that two of the best places right now to source products for these methods are Yiwu, China and Central America. "OK, GREAT" (you may say), "but WHICH METHOD IS BEST FOR ME??!" 
 Well, Remember back in high school when you were studying for the SAT     (you did study for it, right?) and you had to practice all those "IF > Then" statements? Good!  Then we are about to kick it old school right now for you with some of our own, to help direct you in your journey to find the right method for you:
 Remember back in high school when you were studying for the SAT ( you did study for it, right?) and you had to practice all those "IF > Then" statements? Good!  Then we are about to kick it old school right now for you with some of our own to help direct you in your journey to find the right method for you:
IF....
  • You want access to millions of unique products in small order quantities to test and scale fast
  •  You want to learn how transitioning from arbitrage to Private Label is easier then you might think
  •  You want to scale fast by accessing MILLIONS of products in a short period of time
  •  You want to learn strategies and methods that you can use across multiple platforms to build your business
  •  You want to learn to create systems and supply chains that will grow your business infinitely
  •  You want to never worry again about where to find products again…
…. Then sourcing from CHINA
might be a great solution
for you!
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IF....
  •   You want access to premium quality, high ticket items to sell on multiple digital platforms
  •  You want to learn to build powerful brand stories, messages, and customer demand
  •  You want to assist in helping grow underdeveloped cultures and economies
  •  You want to find, create, and source products that can also be sold in Brick and Mortar stores and multiple online boutiques
  •  You want to create self-promoting products and brands using social media and influencers
  •  You want to build a truly unique brand that you can one day SELL as a significant business asset
…. Then sourcing from CENTRAL AMERICA might be a great solution for you!
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