You may not be in a financial position to import a large amount of stock or don’t want to take a big risk on investing a lot of money to start your importing business.

If this is the case there are companies like AliExpress available to help ease you into the importing process.

AliExpress is a part of Alibaba.com and is a website that allows you to purchase small amounts of stock at wholesale prices which can be delivered to you in a short period of time.   It also offers buyer protection.

It is very simple to use and works similar to a normal internet store.    You can leave feedback, track your order and some suppliers even offer free shipping.  You also have the option to request a refund if the stock you have received is not as ordered.

AliExpress currently hosts more than 5,900 different types of products from over 44 different industries, including the following:

Apparel & Accessories, Automobiles & Motorcycles, Cell Phones, Computer Hardware & Software, Electronics, Health & Beauty, Lights & Lighting, Luggage, Bags & Cases, Security & Protection, Shoes & Accessories, Toys & Hobbies, Watches & Jewellery and Wedding Supplies.

This is a very good site and most companies are legitimate however it is very important you are still causes and do your research before making any purchases.