I am brand new at Salehoo, so I hope I have posted this in the correct place. (In fact this is my very first post).
I will be visiting China for leisure/pleasure (in particular Shanghai and Beijing) in a few weeks time, and I am keen to find a good supplier of Action Toys (e.g. from Pixar/Toy Story, Madagascar etc. while I am there.
I have traded on eBay for some time now (but just for my hobby of stamp collecting, or to sell items which were no longer of use to me). I have sold 137 or so items with 100% feedback rating. So I am not a stranger to eBay. I thoiught though that I would like to branch out and sell more items, and I find the idea of quality toys quite appealing.
I am keen to see samples of these items and other quality toys, so that I can arrange to bring them to Australia for sale on eBay or other platform.
Do you have any particular suppliers in Shanghai and/or Beijing that you might suggest? Now that I am retired, I would like to make a few extra dollars to supplement by super fund (and my travel).
Also, could you please point me in the right direction to find out what import tariffs etc. I might be faced with and whether I would need an ABN number.
At the moment, I am undecided whether this activity will be a "hobby", or a business. I am not sure how you can tell the difference as it will not be my only source of income.
Finally, I hesitated for ages and ages before registering as a member. I kept thinking there must be some sort of a scam here, however, all my research (and I have done lots) have suggested otherwise. I am very pleased now that I took the plunge. I feel it's money well spent.
Thank you in anticipation for your help.
PS. I edited this to include the fact that I am not interested in drop shipping. I prefer to have the items in my hot little grandma wrinkled hands before I decide to sell.