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    (0) How to get kids to take showers

    The second most popular item that we carry is Dudu-Osun soap. Not a week goes by without us hearing at least one miracle story about how this soap has helped cure eczema and other skin problems. Today someone who sells this soap from us gave us a different fun story about a customer of hers. A fami...

    (0) One customers success formula

    Here's what one of our customers does that helps her sell more. This person (Taharka) works in a building with a lot of other people. Sometimes she gives away samples to people she works with; but she always has samples at her desk. Co-workers regularly stop by her desk to try out whatever new crea...

    (0) Oil Videos

    Oil Videos

    Find out how to get the most from your fragrance and body oils. This new video series on oils, shows you why so many people love these the way that they do. You can watch it right now on your computer for free at http://www.africaimports.com/videosofafrica3.asp#oils These videos show yo...

    (0) Helping your products to sell easier

    Here is a tip from Tum Tum Washington. One thing we have learned in thirty years of selling African crafts is that we need to be creative in making sure things are sellable. In particular with articles we import from Africa or buy from African runners, they are often delivered in unusable condition...

    (0) Four ways to think your way to success

    1. Think of your business as a business - not a hobby. Even if you don't invest a lot of money to get started, be committed to working your business just as if you had invested over $100,000. to get started. People with hobbies quit (at least for a while) when they have bad days. People with real bu...

    (0) Store Locations - being creative

    This article was sent in by a customers in Connecticut - Willis Diggs. A message to those looking to start up a business. I have heard a number of individuals say their businesses failed because they found it difficult to attract customers. For example, a few years ago I visited a newly opened con...

    (0) Courting customers with special events

    The following tip was just sent in from one of our wholesale customers. One of the things that has helped me with my business is to have a discussion night once a month. A speaker comes to my shop and talks for an hour or so and then the rest of the time is for others to discuss the subject of the ...

    (0) Cooperating with other vendors

    Charles Jarmond is a wholesale customer of ours in New York City. He has a disability; but has still built a successful business for himself. Here is one idea that he shared for this blog. If you are like me, you want to make your African Import experience the best. I have found that working with o...

    (0) How to find new customers with Nail Salons.

    There are lots of places to find new customers. We will talk about more of these places in future blog articles. Here an idea for this week. Nail salons are a perfect place to find customers for African health and beauty products. A huge percentage of the customers for African skin care go to nail ...

    (0) How much is convenience worth

    A friend of mine used to work at a 7-11 that was directly across the street from a major grocery store. He told me that people would come into the 7-11 and buy hundreds of dollars worth of groceries at a time. These customers could have gone across the street to buy the same thing for a lot less mon...

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