Today is 30th September 30, 2021. Tomorrow we will have 5 days off work for National Holiday.
I started to work as an international sales in May, 2013. To be an international sales is not a difficult thing. You just need to know some simple English, and can talk to clients online. And guide clients to buy from you.
That was a small trading company, a family company. Husband, wife, purchaser was younger brother, main sales was younger sister, 2-3 hired sales. The office was located near the Guangzhou Liwan district New Asia Building and Nanfang Building. For those whole trade phone accessories people will surely know this place. That is a wholesale market for all phone accessories.
The only sales platform was Alibaba, sales post the products on Alibaba, if clients send enquiry or messages, we will feedback the enquiry information to purchaser, and ask for information (price, materials, leadtime, etc). If clients confirm the order, then purchaser will go to the market and take those products that clients order back to office. And then we repack and shipping agent come to pick up those goods. Then send by DHL/UPS/FEDEX/TNT to clients around the world.
At that time, we sell all products related to phone. Mobile phone cases, phone parts, tablet cases and even phone charger. All products that clients need, we sell!
My first 3 clients all from USA. They ordered mobile phone cases from me. Order quantity was very small, 100-200pcs phone cases, various colors and models. Amount was small, but I was still very happy. Because if you have clients, you don’t need to be worried to be fired.
I also have to young Poland clients. They ordered Iphone LCD and flex cable. Amount was bigger than phone cases. Because LCD unit price higher than phone case.
But because phone parts have too many problems, sometimes clients received them, the LCD don’t work. Then we will have to refund them. So company decided to focus on phone cases, tempered glass screen protector and tablet phone cases. As these products are very simply. And would not have any quality problem.
So I started my career of selling phone cases, screen protector and tablet cases.
*That company was set up in 2019 with only 2 people, in 2013 they still only have 5 people. They said selling on Alibaba was very good in 2012. No matter what products you post, all have clients to order. So they earned much money in that year.