If you enjoy going on holiday and traveling to different places around the country or world why not use some of that time or if you want all of the time to do some bits of product sourcing? Now many of you will be thinking hey this is a holiday and no one, and that includes everyone would want to go out looking for new products and product lines.
All we want to to is enjoy the hot weather, the beach (or countryside), good food, and spending sometime looking for that cool item for some friends and family as everyone does when they come back from a holiday. Things you can only find in that area.
Well has the penny dropped yet? Yes you are on holiday, yes you will have fun, but most people keep a look out for that unique gift to buy a loved one, something that looks good, but is unique to the area you are taking a holiday in. Sometimes these items are mass produced, made in China type of products, while others are hand crafted items, made with loving care by local people and the craft has been handed down by past generations. Both of these type of products will work.
If you love product sourcing and it is part of you and part of your business, then doing product sourcing while away on holiday will not harm you. In fact it will be fun, and maybe it could mean even more trips to your favorite holiday resorts a year, you know just to source a few more lines (and take in a bit of the local sun and food).
Anyway once you have find a product that stands out for you, the best way forward is to buy a few pieces to take home with you, to do a test market on Amazon. But while you are in the market or shop talk with the owner, or craft maker and explain (most speak good English if you are in another country and if they they do not they often have a son or daughter who will help). Explain to these people how you love the product and say you maybe able to sell quite a bit of it where you live.
You only need to tell them the bare facts : You love the product, you may want to buy more, and ask would they be willing to ship it to your country. If you get a good response from them then ask about prices. Once you have all this information, move on. Keep looking, buy a few samples from another place and wash and repeat.
Once back home, put items up for sale and if they sell for a good price, make contact with the supplier and start the ball rolling.
And just maybe you might have to go out there and sort some paperwork out and enjoy the food and weather.