These two young entrepreneurs found an inflatables expert at a factory in China using Alibaba.com, and their dream became reality- inflatable rafts that tie together like a puzzle. Seeing the first Fluzzle Tubes coming off the assembly line “was a teary-eyed moment," says Eddie De Arkos.
100% Pure uses Alibaba.com to source Hawaiian coffee, vanilla from Madagascar, Provence lavender and Belgian chocolate for the company’s line of natural cosmetics, as well as recycled packaging from Shanghai. Keeping costs low lets 100% Pure create jobs at home in the US.
Selling all-in-one spandex fancy dress costumes came easily to three young business partners on a weekend bachelor party in Dublin, Ireland. Morphsuits is now launching new products like digital Christmas sweaters and entering new markets around the world.
Selling wedding related products to a niche market has led Tessa and her husband from Australia, to China, to the US and beyond over eight years in business. For Tessa, quality, affordable price points and flexibility come first. “Seasonality is key. We adapt at a moment’s notice and we have suppliers who provide the flexibility we need.”