What products can I sell?


chuck2
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16 Jan 17 06:25:57 am
I'm new to dropshipping and new to salehoo. I'm sure I'll need a lot more help, but for now, I have an immediate question/concern. Am I able to sell a product like this that appears to have brand name on it?

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16 Jan 17 07:46:39 pm
Hi Chuck,

In regards to brand names, brands you need to watch out for are brands that carry intellectual brand rights. So names like Apple, Nike and so on, You of course are able to sell these types of brands, but they have to be sourced legitimately and be authentic products. If for any reason you suspect a branded product is not authentic, always ask the supplier for proof of authenticity documentation and keep that with you.

If a supplier can't provide that, then you don't buy from them, despite any claims they make about it being an original product.

In regards to buying brand names from Chinese suppliers, DON''T. I can't put it more simple than that, it's a trap that many, many people fall into. Cheap Apple products from China, cheap Nike from China and so on, you can't buy genuine authentic branded products from mainland China. If you do, then you have to do in the knowledge that the product is fake and then you run the risk of the legal ramifications that can follow.

No name brands from China is of course perfectly fine because there are no intellectual rights to be concerned about.

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chuck2
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16 Jan 17 08:59:26 pm
Thanks, that makes sense. How do I determine if the name on a product is a trademarked brand name? Apple, Toyota, etc. are easy - we all know them. In this case, Boamigo (Link hidden: Login to view) doesn't seem to be trademarked like Apple would be, but I'm not sure.

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fudjj
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17 Jan 17 07:56:58 pm
Safe on that brand Chuck, quite a lot of those already in the online market.

In regards to Chinese suppliers, Alibaba Express are a pretty solid sort of directory, I haven't heard of too many people using suppliers from there. Alibaba itself is another story, many buyers fall into scams and fake purchases using that directory.

General rule of thumb when using these types of directories is that they are just that, they are a B2B directory and you're not doing business with them, you're doing business with the independent supplier/s within the directory. This is why we can't ever approve these types of supply resources for our directory.

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