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The capacity to spot a fake wholesale rep can save a lot to you of money, time, and trouble. There are numerous what to look out for when sourcing goods from a possible wholesale supplier. If you are trying to find a wholesale distributor for your home based business or perhaps looking to add new items to your collection then you need to be on the watch for the certain signs of a fake wholesale distributor in order to avoid disaster.
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If you found your wholesale distributors site in a significant search engine chances are they are not a real factory primary source. The reason is that most of wholesale providers do not have a budget to market their products over the web. They have agreements with large organizations they deliver services and products to often. They dont have to put money into advertising their products because the organization that made the products can manage all the advertising. A wholesale marketers only job is to warehouse the merchandise they receive from the manufacturer and deliver them out to the businesses who're buying them for resell. It doesn't make any sense for them to put money into marketing the products they've. That is why if you locate a big internet site saturated in products for resell, odds are it is an intermediary buying the products in bulk, marking up the value slightly, offering a drop shipping company to you, and getting you to do all of the effort for less money.
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If they require a membership another sign of a phony wholesale distributor is. Some will endeavour to charge you a monthly charge to do business with you. This does not make any sense either. You are getting if you are buying products from a wholesale distributor they're earning profits from the products. Would you make your customers pay a monthly fee simply to be able to get your products and services in your shop?
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===How much luggage will I be allowed to bring to China?===
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A genuine wholesale provider needs your federal tax identity number and merchants allow to complete business with you. They need this so they do not have to charge you sales tax. When a potential wholesale rep asks for these details you are able to rely on them being truly a legit manufacturer direct dealer.
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Most airlines have baggage size and weight limits and assess charges for transport of baggage that exceeds this allowance. The Peace Corps has its own size and weight limits and will not pay the cost of transport for baggage that exceeds these limits. The authorized baggage allowance is two checked pieces of luggage with combined dimensions of both pieces not to exceed 107 inches (length + width + height) and a carry-on bag with dimensions of no more than 45 inches. Checked baggage should not exceed 80 pounds total with a maximum weight allowance of 50 pounds for any one bag.  Accompanied baggage in excess of 80 pounds in two bags shall be carried at personal expense.  
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A fake wholesale vendor may tell you that most you should do is give them your social security number and fill out a W-2 form. They tell you that for these products you sell they will send you a check each and every month for your profits. This seems fairly simple, while a bad thing is isnted by this. The simple way may be the hard way though and you have to think about exactly how many other folks are selling the same items on the web at the same low rates. You will employ a difficult time selling products and services from these kind of dealers.  
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Peace Corps Volunteers are not allowed to take pets, weapons, explosives, radio transmitters (shortwave radios are permitted), automobiles, or motorcycles to their overseas assignments. Do not pack flammable materials or liquids such as lighter fluid, cleaning solvents, hair spray, or aerosol containers. This is an important safety precaution. Regulations with regards to prohibited items are constantly changing and you will need to check with the airlin(s) for changes right up to the day you depart for staging. Please check the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website for a detailed list of permitted and prohibited items at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/ prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm.
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===What is the electric current in China?===
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China’s residential electric system is 220 volts, 50 hertz. Appliances and electronic equipment manufactured for the U.S. market are usually rated for 100 to 120 volts and 60 Hz. To use this equipment in China, you must have a step-down transformer (a device that lowers the incoming voltage of 220 to 240 volts to 110 to 120 volts). Most computers will run on both 110 and 220. Plug adapters are available in China.
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===How much money should I bring? ===
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Volunteers are expected to live modestly by the standards of the people they serve. Often Volunteers wish to bring additional money for vacation travel to other countries or to purchase items they were unable to bring with them. The easiest way to access funds from the U.S. while in China is through an ATM card tied to a checking or savings account.  Although credit cards and traveler’s checks can be used easily in some countries where you may travel for vacation, they are not widely accepted in China other than major hotels in larger cities. It is also good idea to maintain your checking account in the United States and to bring your checkbook.
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===When can I take vacation and have people visit me?===
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Once you are sworn in as a Volunteer, after pre-service training, you will earn two days per month of annual leave.  Annual leave may not be taken during the first three months or the last three months of service. Additionally, China Volunteers may not take annual leave while school is in session. Volunteers do not get American holidays off, only Chinese holidays. Volunteers will also be conducting summer training for teachers or offering summer courses for three to four weeks. You may also take weekend and day trips that will not count against vacation days, as long as you follow Peace Corps travel guidelines.
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It is best to make plans for travel and visits from family and friends after you finish pre-service training and have been at your site for several weeks. The university breaks (there are several) vary from year to year, and knowing these dates, as well as those for in-service training, summer projects, and other events, will ease a lot of frustration for you and those who plan to visit you. Changing airline tickets can be costly. Extended stays by visitors at your site are not encouraged and may require permission from the country director. The Peace Corps cannot provide your visitors with travel or medical assistance.
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===Will my belongings be covered by insurance? ===
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The Peace Corps does not provide insurance coverage for personal effects. Volunteers are ultimately responsible for the safekeeping of their personal belongings. However, you can purchase personal property insurance before you leave. If you wish, you may contact your own insurance company; additionally, insurance application forms will be provided, and we encourage you to consider them carefully.  Volunteers should not ship or take valuable items overseas.  Jewelry, watches, radios, cameras, and expensive appliances are subject to loss, theft, and breakage, and in many places satisfactory maintenance and repair services are not available.
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===What should I bring as gifts for China friends and my host family? ===
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This is not a requirement. A token of friendship is sufficient.  Some gift suggestions include knickknacks for the house; pictures, books, or calendars of American scenes; souvenirs from your area; hard candies that will not melt or spoil; or photos to give away. Gift giving however is considered an integral part of Chinese culture.
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===Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be? ===
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Peace Corps trainees are not assigned to individual sites prior to their arrival in-country. This gives the Peace Corps staff the opportunity to assess each trainee's technical, language, and cross-cultural skills prior to assigning sites. Many factors influence the process and Peace Corps staff make the final decision on all site placements. Some Volunteers will have a site mate serving at the same school or along but with other Volunteers at nearby institutions. Some Volunteers serve alone in smaller cities far away from other Volunteers.
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===Should I bring a cellular phone with me?===
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Although many Chinese have cellphones, it is not practical to bring a cellphone from the United States. Many Volunteers choose to purchase one locally. Peace Corps/China does not provide funds for the purchase or maintenance of personal cellphones so those interested in a cellphone should plan on covering those costs. That said, it is not a great expense to purchase a cell phone with a SIM card (it's pay as you go) your living allowance will more than cover this fee so no worries. As for calling home to the States, use Skype.
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Latest revision as of 07:41, 20 April 2013

In the event that you found your wholesale distributors website i...

The capacity to spot a fake wholesale rep can save a lot to you of money, time, and trouble. There are numerous what to look out for when sourcing goods from a possible wholesale supplier. If you are trying to find a wholesale distributor for your home based business or perhaps looking to add new items to your collection then you need to be on the watch for the certain signs of a fake wholesale distributor in order to avoid disaster.

If you found your wholesale distributors site in a significant search engine chances are they are not a real factory primary source. The reason is that most of wholesale providers do not have a budget to market their products over the web. They have agreements with large organizations they deliver services and products to often. They dont have to put money into advertising their products because the organization that made the products can manage all the advertising. A wholesale marketers only job is to warehouse the merchandise they receive from the manufacturer and deliver them out to the businesses who're buying them for resell. It doesn't make any sense for them to put money into marketing the products they've. That is why if you locate a big internet site saturated in products for resell, odds are it is an intermediary buying the products in bulk, marking up the value slightly, offering a drop shipping company to you, and getting you to do all of the effort for less money.

If they require a membership another sign of a phony wholesale distributor is. Some will endeavour to charge you a monthly charge to do business with you. This does not make any sense either. You are getting if you are buying products from a wholesale distributor they're earning profits from the products. Would you make your customers pay a monthly fee simply to be able to get your products and services in your shop?

A genuine wholesale provider needs your federal tax identity number and merchants allow to complete business with you. They need this so they do not have to charge you sales tax. When a potential wholesale rep asks for these details you are able to rely on them being truly a legit manufacturer direct dealer.

A fake wholesale vendor may tell you that most you should do is give them your social security number and fill out a W-2 form. They tell you that for these products you sell they will send you a check each and every month for your profits. This seems fairly simple, while a bad thing is isnted by this. The simple way may be the hard way though and you have to think about exactly how many other folks are selling the same items on the web at the same low rates. You will employ a difficult time selling products and services from these kind of dealers.

To operate an effective ecommerce home-based business you will need to eradicate any middleman and source items in bulk. A drop shipping company, even though they're a real factory strong source, may charge you more for his or her goods and shipping companies because you are not buying in quantity. To become successful you need the best value for quality products and the only method to get low rates are to source products from the real bulk wholesale rep, one business to a different. The easy road may be the one usually visited and you'll learn that it leads no where. purchase here

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