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I am currently in India. I am a OCI holder.

I Will be here for a long time. Big picture is to maintain my Canadian citizenship, but live in India permanently.

What products or services or business can I set up here, so that its viable and I can ship products back and forth, through Ebay or Amazon or something like that.

I am not looking to make, much profit. Even if I make say $ 1,000 a month in profit that's more than enough for me. That will be around Rs. 50,000 in India. Easy to live a good life on that.

I am mostly looking at some Ecommerce opportunities through Amazon, Ebay etc.

The way Canadians buy cheap Chinese products online and then they are shipped to them via post from China. Like Cell Phone cases etc.

Can I maybe ship some handmade stuff or artifacts from India to Canada ?


 
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Or is there anyone in Canada who already has a business and wants some help in India to manage their Indian side of things.

I can do that for them :)


 
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India is the land of arts and crafts - Find some traditional stuff and start selling Online

Or garment like designer sari/kurta etc..

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India is the land of arts and crafts - Find some traditional stuff and start selling Online

Or garment like designer sari/kurta etc..



Is there demand for that in Canada ?
After shipping costs from India, customs duty charged by Canada customs.
How viable will the business be ?


 
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Without knowledge and experience it is hard to get started into a Business.



 
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Without knowledge and experience it is hard to get started into a Business.

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I am currently in India. I am a OCI holder.

I Will be here for a long time. Big picture is to maintain my Canadian citizenship, but live in India permanently.



Do not let the Passport Expire. So, just 30 days before expiry, carry your Citizenship Certificate and the Passport and renew it once every 10 years and pay for it.

Rules might change. If it will enable at a later date, do get the dual citizenship at that time.

Good Luck.

FH.

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Originally posted by pendse

I am currently in India. I am a OCI holder.

I Will be here for a long time. Big picture is to maintain my Canadian citizenship, but live in India permanently.

What products or services or business can I set up here, so that its viable and I can ship products back and forth, through Ebay or Amazon or something like that.

I am not looking to make, much profit. Even if I make say $ 1,000 a month in profit that's more than enough for me. That will be around Rs. 50,000 in India. Easy to live a good life on that.

I am mostly looking at some Ecommerce opportunities through Amazon, Ebay etc.

The way Canadians buy cheap Chinese products online and then they are shipped to them via post from China. Like Cell Phone cases etc.

Can I maybe ship some handmade stuff or artifacts from India to Canada ?



Generally, when you want to do business in any sales etc., you want to see the products and its quality and features etc., and price them and then sell them for a profit. Here in Canada, you have to have a shop and an employee, or be present in the shop by yourself and be the sales person or the check out person also. Also you must heat/cool the place and pay the maintenance charges etc., and you also know they are very high. In short the Overhead is a large expense. It becomes a burden to run a business.

Having said that, it is also feasible to do some business in bulk too. But you need a product that is ALWAYS in demand and moves fast and recurring. Few of these products are EDIBLES and WEARABLE or ALWAYS IN DEMAND products. But you need local resellers for it and a delivery system to go with it. It is not just a business, but also a large clientele to go with it. That is what counts.

Important part that you also need is, some CAPITAL and a good back up to get started. So, you have to dig deep and come up with a little cash, then what ever that you always wanted to do as a business to get you going.

Just to give you a concrete example, take a website called ALIBABA and search for Magic Umbrellas or USB 2, 16GIG Jump Drive and price them. Say it costs you $2-$3 each, then you will need $3000 plus, which is what it will cost you to import them into India, right there at your place. See what it will sell there for. If it sells there for $5, then you will make a few bucks there as fast as it sells. These are a few items that I have been keeping track of. See it for yourself. If the margins are better, then you can make your investment back in a few weeks. Or you will have to stock them some place till they get sold, EVEN BETTER, Flog them for the cost price and chalk it to experience.

Good Luck.

FH.
https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&SearchText=toque&isPremium=y


 
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So buy products Online from China and then sell them in India ?

How will Canada come into the picture then ? I want to do something between India and Canada , as 1 CAD = Rs. 50 , so maybe bigger chances of making money.





 
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You are well set, and ready to go... Why not do it?

Having been in the employ of AMAZON, it will be unfair on my part to tell you about Alibaba and the products that could be re-sold after due diligence and preparing for retail. It was just a suggestion to see if these products have an easy entry or are they restricted there and if marketable in small quantities, is it worth a purchase and resale at your own end?

Here in Canada local mailing costs have escalated to a very high level. So, drop shipping is slightly expensive. If the costs are the same from your end, then the storage and rental portion of the overhead expenses can be minimized to a lower level and the margins increase. That is, if the products are to be sold in the North American Continent. If it to be sold locally, you got to know the comparative market prices that are there currently for any product and then do some market research and then plan your purchase, advertisement and then the sale of it.

Since your target is known, you will have to see if the products are suitable. Are the imports of such products allowed without any PERMITS. What are the tariffs. What is the demand for such a product. Is it a FOOTPATH item or a STORE Item for sale. Also, can you sell it over the net there, if so, do you have the technical know how to do the same.

Also there are many other products that you can investigate and explore. You are the Johnny on the spot and my input was just to trigger your sales instinct and see how you can take it to a Business Level.

Are my suggestions and word of encouragement sufficient enough for you to get started there in India? Would it provide you with a living wage? Can you derive an annual salary of 12 Lakhs for your self? What is the risk and reward that you have to face to reach a living wage?

Will need more of your input into this. Can it be expanded into Canada. YES. There is a web link here called KIJIJI, that has been instrumental in helping others. Also you can get your own web site started. It takes time, but is sure worth looking into. The market there in India is HUGE and some time a product can take off very fast. So, think about it.

Please get back to us. There are a lot of Immigrants here who will join you if you want them.

Good Luck.

FH.

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So buy products Online from China and then sell them in India ?

How will Canada come into the picture then ? I want to do something between India and Canada , as 1 CAD = Rs. 50 , so maybe bigger chances of making money.





 
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Just sale in Ebay or Amazon - they will handle shipping and duties paid by customer...

I would prefer amazon over ebay

Start two three item , cheap may be traditional Indian jewelry - Hint: Gujarati Dandiya season is very close... sale something related to that festival... like fake jewelry , bindi, chudi etc...

small investment and you will learn the process ...

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