I am starting my first NY-based online business. I plan to private label and import a stainless steel kitchen appliance from China and sell it through Amazon FBA/a separate website. My top priority at this time is to find a consultant who can help me conform with U.S. Customs/trade regulations in the context of importing stainless steel kitchen appliances from China. For a longer-term arrangement, you should have experience with private label Amazon FBA and familiarity with online store website-building and marketing. Please be honest and complete with the experience you have and with the service you could provide.
Specific tasks requested:
1. I have identified a potential manufacturer/supplier and product in China. I need you to help me come up with a list of questions to ask this potential supplier so that I could sufficiently vet this supplier and determine if this is the manufacturer I should go with.
2. I need you to come up with a high level overview of what I need to do to ensure compliance with U.S. Customs (i.e., I need to make sure that I have no issues importing the products into the U.S. and then having them sent to Amazon FBA for fulfillment). I may also need assistance actually doing whatever needs to be done for compliance.
3. Once I have selected on the manufacturer and am comfortable that the imports will clear customs and are all set to be received by Amazon and fulfilled, I may need your assistance setting up my online presence and marketing strategies.
I am looking for a potential long-term match, someone I could work with through the life of this first venture and through possible future ventures.