I will list out the secrets and explain them one after the other.
Now let’s talk about them.
Don’t just visit China mini importation website and start importing any product. If you do that, you’ll end up stocking the products in your house without a single buyer.
Always check out for products in demand (hot selling products), and you can do that using Jumia.
Yes, I recommend using Jumia to search for best selling products, it’s easy. Just visit Jumia and use their filters option, configure the filters like this:
Select products category
Select high rating
Different products will display, lookout for a product with a high rating (feedback). Now check the rating and date.
Check the rating if the product has received some number of rating for the current year/month. If yes, then we have found a hot selling demand product. See image below;
Let me advise you here, please and please don’t import products with size. e.g. shoes, clothes and anything sizable.
The reason is that a sizable product is very hard to sell online. Me Melody, cannot buy a sizable product online, never. Because my size is hard to get. I use shoe 45, but most 45 still don’t size me, (my foot is big).
People will place an order and end up returning it back to you or Jumia.
We all have a different choice for color. (I love black and yellow). Let us say you import “50 gold wristwatch” or “50 brown ladder wristwatch”.
Do you expect me that doesn’t like brown or gold color to buy that product? No, I won’t.
So the advice is, “don’t buy a single color”. Try to mix the color of your products, instead of 50 brown watches, buy 20 brown, 20 black and 10 mixed, or any other color.
So when listed online, buyers can choose their choices of color and place an order.
Try not to import products that weight more than 1kg. Just to avoid extra changes from your delivery agent.
Try to buy a combination of products that will altogether weigh at least 1kg.
Custom does not charge for good weight lower than 1kg, so, the delivering agent will not add the charges to your delivery charge.
But if the product is very heavy with high weight. Customs charges will be added to your delivery charge.