It cost me $50k+ and multiple trips to Hong Kong & China to find my factories. But now you can find any brand’s suppliers – whether local or international – for FREE.
I’ve been sharing tons of factory links to overseas and domestic vendors for clothing, supplements, wellness, sports and more.
But I realize everyone has their own product ideas, and while these tools are great, they don’t cover everything. This is your sign to make your own product.
The ultimate tool for finding the best overseas partners? 👇
Any shipment to the US from overseas of a certain size requires customs sea shipment records. Import Yeti aggregates these for easy search.
Import Yeti is a goldmine for finding brand connections.
To start, you need to know the company’s actual business names. Your best bet for this?
Now you just search Import Yeti:
Note that most things will come up right away just with the brand name. Here’s an example with ‘Outdoor Voices’.
You’ll get a list of companies:
Our example shows 56. Jackpot!
Note that brands with multiple hubs will often have multiple results:
Once you’re displaying these results, you’ll get a list of all their shipments. Here you see a wide variety of factories, mostly Vietnam, some China:
I clicked the first (and most popular) result:
This is a WINNER!
Import Yeti will also brand map factories, their top brands, and those brands’ top partners. This is CRAZY information to be available to anyone 🤯
In some cases, you will run across brands where the majority of shipments come from one factory, and that factory has no other relationships.
This is a vertically integrated brand who has their own factory. You’re out of luck 🙁 but kudos to them, though!
Import Yeti doesn’t just index factories in Asia, either.
One of my favorite menswear brands is John Elliot, I love them for their quality… and guess what? A lot of their shipments are from Italy:
Still not sure you can find the right overseas manufacturers or suppliers for free? Import Yeti is also not just for clothes.
Once you have the factory, there are options on-page to search via Alibaba and Google.
A couple of things to note:
There is absolutely no excuse not to start your own brand! The sourcing of these products is commoditized. Anyone can find the perfect factory for their product.
What should stand out in your search criteria? Actual innovation, branding and marketing.
With great execution, the next big brand is… YOU.
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