About Manuel

Background of our founder & CEO

My name is Manuel and I was born in Austria in a little town called Melk. For me Asia and its perks always fascinated me since I can remember. I remember watching Bruce Lee & Chinese movies as a kid and was hooked right away. My professional career started in 1998 when I worked for Austria’s biggest DIY retailer (bauMax). I moved to Hong Kong in 2005 when I was offered a position as an intern to work for one of the biggest Sourcing Offices in Hong Kong with a staff over 200 people.

For more than 12 years I worked with the biggest retailers in the world on developing, sourcing and finding new products for them.

These retailers included: Metro, Rewe, OBI, Carrefour, Tesco, WalMart, Amazon, Auchan, Lowes, Sears, Homedepot and many others.

As you can imagine the big retailers expect their products to be more than just conform to standards and regulations when they purchase them in Asia. They need to be at the highest standard and quality. These retailers cannot afford to have a product re-call due to quality problems or defective components. These products need to be top-notch.

In those 10 years I got to know all the standards and product requirements there are and additionally gained a lot of experience and insight working with factories in China.

Not just that. I learned a lot about China, its culture & manufacturing. Where & how to find the best suppliers, how to negotiate and communicate with them, how to arrange business travel for my Customers and a lot more.

In the busiest seasons (April & October), I was accompanying up to 30 Buyers within a month to exhibitions, factories and showrooms to help negotiate, develop products and follow up the Buyer’s requests after they were gone. I got to know all the tips & tricks you need to return home from your trip successfully.

I now have Import/Export company based in Hong Kong that is selling on eCommerce channels like Amazon, Shopify, Newegg and several retailers in Europe.

I also speak publicly at large events within Asia, Europe and North America. You can find a selection of my podcast & magazines contributions here on this page.

I also run a blog that discusses everyday business, eCommerce and importing from China. Feel free to head over to my blog for more details.

I have also created several online courses here on discussing import from China, selling on Amazon and other eCommerce channels as well as certification and compliance to national standards and laws.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions.

All the best,

Manuel Becvar

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Meet the Team

Feel free to connect with our team below

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Manuel Becvar, CEO & Founder

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Duncan Cassar, Social Media Expert & Contributor

Appearances around the net

Check out some of my interviews, podcasts and speeches I gave throughout the years.

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Podcast

My wife quit her job interview

An interview I did for Steve Chou from my wife quit her job. 

I talk about Tips And Tricks On How To Find Suppliers And Source Products In Asia 

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Podcast

FBAAllstars Interview

An interview I did with Matt from FBAAllstars on importing from China and other topics

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Presentation

Globalsources Summit April 16 Speech

In April 2016 I spoke at the Global Sources Amazon Seller summit. I presented my case study and how I did it.

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Podcast

Amazing FBA Brand Building Interview

Michael Veazy from Amazing FBA UK interviews me for his podcast on how to build a brand and leverage social media, demographics and more.

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Podcast

German Interview on Privatelabeljourney

Thomas from Privatelablejourney interviews me for the first time for his German speaking podcast. We talk about sourcing in general.

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Presentation

Global Sources October 16 speech

I was invited again to speak at the Global Sources Summit in October 2016. I talk about how to find the right supplier.

Appearances around the net

Check out some of my interviews, podcasts and speeches I gave throughout the years.

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Interview

Webretailer guest post

A guest post that I was asked to write for webretailer.com 

In this post I show how I find products and how you can too! 

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Guestpost

Guestpost

A guestpost I did for Foundlimited on sourcing from China.

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Magazine interview

German Startups interview

An interview for a large German startup site I did on setting up shop in China.

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Magazine interview

AJournal Magazine interview

An interview I did for a Hong Kong magazine on running a brand from Hong Kong.

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Guest Post

Interview on Chinaimportal

Interview I did for Chinaimportal on the future of eCommerce and Amazon.

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Interview

ImportDomination Interview

Interview I did for ImportDomination on sourcing from China and building a business.

Appearances around the net

Check out some of my interviews, podcasts and speeches I gave throughout the years.

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Podcast

Der Interviewer Podcast

Podcast interview I did for a fellow Austrian friend on sourcing and Amazon.

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Podcast

Guestpost

A podcast interview I did for Michael Michelini on sourcing from China and its pitfalls.

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Interview

Skubana Interview

An interview I did for Skubana on sourcing from China and its associated risks.

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Podcast

Privatelabel Journey 2nd Interview

My second interview I did for Private Label Journey on the success of my case study.

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Podcast

Sourcefindasia Interview

Interview I did for Source Find Asia on sourcing from China.

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Podcast

PLS podcast interview

An interview on the Private Labeler Show I did that discussed Amazon FBA for beginners.