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China Import Formula
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About China Import Formula

The China Import Formula is a new system of training programs, products, and seminars which promises to teach people everything they need to know to successfully start their own business importing products from China.  

How Does It Work?

According to Brendan Elias, the creator of the China Import Formula, there is a huge selection of products that can be cheaply purchased direct from the factory that produces it in China, and then sold for full market value back here in the United States via your own online store or through online marketplaces and auctions like eBay.

Most people pay for a membership to a professional wholesaler or dropshipper to source these products for them, but this significantly cuts into your potential profits, because these memberships can be fairly expensive.

The China Import Formula promises to use Brenden Elias’s years of experience to teach you how you can successfully navigate the process of importing goods directly from China with the training DVDs and seminars.

The China Import Formula seminar acts as a kind of three-hour bootcamp training session, teaching people the seven most common and costly mistakes made by beginning importers and walking them through the best way to source products, find suppliers, and receive your shipments here in the US.

Cost/Price Plans

The website says that their seminars currently taking place in Chicago and Seattle are actually free to attend, though you must a reserve a seat in advance. The website also offers many different free training articles on their website to give you an understanding of important topics, like negotiating, buying wholesale, using dropshippers, scammers and problems, importing from China, and more.

They do offer paid training materials as well, that are intended to go significantly in depth about information you need to have to be successful in this line of work, and these programs range from $997 to $2,997.

Refund Policy

The Terms and Conditions of this website states that each individual product you have the option to purchase from this website will come with its own individual Refund or Return Policy – they do not offer a blanket policy that covers all their products or offerings.    

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-475-4442 or by email at [email protected]

Reputation

Unfortunately there are not very many reviews of this company and their offerings at this time, either from people who have actually attended their seminars or from third party publications who have assessed their offerings.

But the reality is that importing directly from China is not a concept only being discussed by Brendan Elias. There is a lot of free information available online that you should read before getting involved with a for-profit training program.

In addition, you can look at the free resources available from the China Import Formula and potentially even attend their seminar if it is convenient to you, but you should always keep in mind that the real goal of any seminar is to ultimately just give you the bare minimum of information in order to sell you a much more involved, more expensive product or program.  

Competitors and Alternatives?

As mentioned above, there are many different sources that will offer you information on importing products to sell from China, and there are probably twice as many sources that are willing to sell you information on this same subject. The best approach is to always get as informed as you possibly can using free information and resources, so that you are better able to evaluate which sources are actually offering you worthwhile information.

If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your China Import Formula reviews below.

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successfully importing containers



July30, 2019

Hi, back in Oct 2017 my wife and I attended the CIF boot camp, by the end of this we had signed up for
their fast track program and we were over whelmed and full of excitement on what was on offer and the
knowledge of all the team and Brendan.

My wife and I were looking for a better way to generate some extra income and this gave us the
freedom to work at our own time frame and go as fast or slow as we liked.
My wife and I dived right into it and a month later I went direct to China to source products.
The service and experience that I took from visiting China was second to none, The CIF team were there to give as much or little help as we needed.
Within 3 months we had a range of products listed on Amazon and we were selling a range of products
on this platform. The support and knowledge from the CIF team was great and also their team in China.
Since then and in the last 7 months we have expanded and shipped over 2 x 20ft containers and are in
the process of shipping a 40ft container full of stock and have also opened a new retail warehouse,
without the support and following the processes that Brendan and his team have put in place this would
have never happened and something I would have never ventured into.
Like anything when moving into business it is all about the time you put into it, it is not a
quick money making change but if you are looking for a way to unlock your daily grind and want more
time with your family and freedom then this is for you.
The support over The past 18 months has been unbelievable and this has changed our lives and allowed
both me and my wife to quit both our full time jobs and fully focus on our venture.
If anyone like any more information I am happy to answer any questions please call me on 0408 945 165
or [email protected]

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Interesting Reviews - But......lacking real validation.



July21, 2019

We have been in the import export business for some time now.

This amount of money is quite expensive to most of people.

We are going to start a Brokerage and offer direct contact - screening by traveling - going to trade shows and making "verified direct contact" with Vendors of multiple Countries.

This verification and contract process for persons interested will be affordable and product quality, testing, shipping, trustworthiness of vendors will be validated first hand by US.

We will offer many niches that are not the "generalized" - "saturated markets."

We will offer First Class Website Design and Marketing at affordable prices also.

I have watched the videos available and they are great....but....the price casts a shadow of doubt - along with the non verification of real "students" available to give real reviews.

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Take the next step.



February27, 2019

Hello all. I completed a course last year and it has literally changed my life.... where the  content is at the highest end of entrepreneurship.  Where I made friends and the people actually care about your success.   My name is Anthony Lear, I am from Perth Western Australia and I am in the mining game doing FIFO. I first heard of China Import Formula via a Facebook add one night when i was just scrolling through.  There was one day a seminar in Perth, which I could attend on my week off.

  That was in early August last year.  Funny thing is, I was thinking of a second business, which would free me from the daily grind and something which i could be proud of.  Little did I know at the time that this was start of an incredible journey and i came to realise why i may of seen that add. 

At the end of the one day session i was hooked. I even sat in the first row with my son. I didn't expect to make money straight away.  This is not a get rich quick scheme.  It takes alot of hard work and dedication where i could work at it in my own spare time and at my own pace.  The content of the course was highly valuable where it changed my outlook on business and gave me a breath of fresh air.  Why this appeals to me,  is I wanted a business that gave back my time with family and friends and which I could operate off my phone anywhere in the world. 

I signed up for the boot camp and attended late August in Sydney with other students from all over Australia.  The course went over a period of 2 days, where we were taken to dinner each evening. We met the staff and we all had the opportunity to talk to them and i came to realise they were just like me whom were willing to put in the work to free themselves as well.  I must of looked eager to the course staff, as i was the first one to arrive at the course the following morning. 

This course is designed to give you the tools where the sky is the limit,  however it is not designed for holding one's hand.  The China Import Formula is a family made up of action takers.  If you want this and i mean if you really want this,  we want you in our family.  We genuinely care about your success.  There is regular state meetups for members and partners.   Who knows if you are in Perth,  you will join me at the Christmas parties and regular get togethers.

The energy in the room is like being in a professional sport teams locker pre game where the coaches are up front guiding the team to win.  I left knowing i had a lot of work to complete and i had made bunch of new friends who have like minded ideas.  As previously mentioned, We catch up regularly to motivate each others business.

Guys if you are interested in taking action and want to build something that will change your life, do it.  Sign up and join me at the table of entrepreneurs.  People who have taken action, taken on the practices provided and done it themselves.  This course puts you in the fast lane and success tastes that much sweeter. 

Its now the 27th of February 2019 and my first product listing went live yesterday and i am on my way. I personally want to thank Brendan Elias for putting together a successful team where the content supplied is to make you win and succeed.   I feel truly blessed to be part of something bigger than me.

If anyone has any questions,  please feel free to contact me on 0433 340 850.

Thanks for your time.

Anthony Lear 

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It's Inspirational!



January25, 2019

Please feel free to check out a video of this review here: https://youtu.be/Czce0fCqSwI

My name is Luisa Rey. I am from Columbia and I work as an account manager for Spotless.

Today, my sister was my inspiration to do that. So, we're attending together. She's been following you guys for a while. We had a couple of ideas on how to make some businesses in Perth, but never really like had the courage or take a step to step list to follow it. We thought this could be helpful for us to get started.

She also worked for a company based in Perth to do imports but they base their stuff like in beautiful things. She started doing a couple of imports as well from China, but we haven't sold them yet. So, that's, yeah. We're right there but we haven't started... Ideas... We've been writing a document together like a brainstorm. So everything that you guys say kind of lights a bulb in your brain and makes you ... It's inspirational.

Hopefully, leaving my job and starting our own business.

I don't know about the skills but we definitely have the knowledge. I guess it's up to us if we put the time on it and give it a go. Yeah.

I would definitely recommend this to people that have the willingness and wants to put the hard work to get off the usual, normal routine, which is going to your work for somebody else and work Monday to Friday. If you have that fire inside you it's definitely a good course to take to get you to that next level and get you the knowledge that you need to get there.

One thing that I find very helpful and hopeful, as well, during the process is the fact that you still have that support after the course. That's why I'm looking forward to getting started with because obviously, we haven't ever done it. Now that we have all the tools to use we are going to probably end up with a whole lot of questions. It gives you so much peace of mind that you're going to have that team behind you giving you the support you need.

- Luisa Rey (Perth, WA)

To see reviews of actual clients who have met us and with us in person here:

1. For Reviews of our famous 2 Day Bootcamp
www.chinaimportformula.com/bootcamp

2. For Reviews of our Seminar Training
https://sotellus.com/reviews/brendan-elias

3. For Case Studies or our amazing students
www.chinaimportformulareviews.tv

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Make Up Your Own Mind



October17, 2018

I attended one last night here in Melbourne. There was a marketing team at the back of the room who only use their first names. They had a pre-recorded video of Brendan Elias, but the presentation itself was done by a New Yorker named Ken.
I even spoke to the woman 'Sam' at the back of the name who informed me that she was a psychologist by profession.
I didn't find the sales technique that high pressure - but that may be because I'm not one to easily get excitable or join in the group activities like standing up.
The presentation almost seemed evangelistic at times in its approach. Getting people to yell out and stand up and there was the use of the term 'God' on more than one occasion.
I actually didn't mind it. As for it being a scam? I really don't know. They might even have some good content in their programme and some useful tips.
I don't think it's for me. I'm not comfortable with providing my full credit card details on a piece of paper that I then have no control of. Any assurances regarding the safety of my data (in the rebuttal that I'm sure will be posted below) cannot be independently verified.

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November 08, 2018

Hi Pgee,

Thanks for the review. We allow people to come and see for themselves instead if they like it or not and join us if they are interested. It’s a shame we didn’t get to continue our journey together but feel free to come back when you feel more ready.

Like any business we require payment information to process a student. Once we have completed the process we of course proceed to destroy this information using a verified service. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

To see reviews of actual clients who have met and worked with us in person here:

1. For Reviews of our famous 2 Day Bootcamp
www.chinaimportformula.com/bootcamp

2. For Reviews of our Seminar Training
https://sotellus.com/reviews/brendan-elias

3. For Case Studies or our amazing students
www.chinaimportformulareviews.tv

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Very Informative!



September23, 2018

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Hey there, Sam Evans, 28 from Barossa Valley. Just moved to Melbourne, boilermaker, and welder by trade. I found out about the China Import Formula through my landlord and I had nothing else to do that day so I jumped on board to the seminar and really enjoyed it, it was quite informative… covered all the basics. Really sounded like something I wanted to do so I took the next step and came along for the Boot Camp.

Boot Camp… One hell of an experience...

Very informative, everything was covered like they said they were going to, plus a lot more. The end result, I feel like I'm really in good hands, and I feel comfortable in taking the next step forward to pursuing that career and hopefully getting away from the hard labor industry I suppose. Yeah, just really setting that financial freedom and time freedom that a lot of people who are enjoying the same experience enjoy them.

My mum came up with a bit of an invention and she was always one that didn't believe in. I took that on board and with my trade. I'm lucky enough to be able to bring that to life and I really want to push it to the next step and see where it goes. So I believe in it and I feel like this is the right place to go to the next level with it.

I'm looking at customizing the prototype to get it 100% how my mother and I want it and then we'll take it to China for manufacturing at a fraction of the price.

So for anyone else that's thinking the same sort of thoughts or stuck in their 9 to 5 job, not enjoying it anymore, I would highly suggest the China Import Formula. At least give it a go to the seminar, maybe even go to the next stage and just let it see where it takes you because big things can happen from it and you never know it might change your life and set you free.

I'm really excited about the future and see what can develop out of my invention, and seeing where it will take me.

To see reviews of actual clients who have met and worked with us in person here:

1. For Reviews of our famous 2 Day Bootcamp
www.chinaimportformula.com/bootcamp

2. For Reviews of our Seminar Training
https://sotellus.com/reviews/brendan-elias

3. For Case Studies or our amazing students
www.chinaimportformulareviews.tv

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September 25, 2018

Another meaningless review posted by the business itself.

It's very easy to get ecstatic reviews from people that have been told for 2 full days that from now on they will only have to work a few hours a week and earn more than they ever earned.

Brendan, I am still waiting for 5 real examples of people who succeeded in the long run and didn't burn all their life saving. Apparently you need to pay $5000 to meet one.

Emad

October 08, 2018

Emad you are never going to get free mentoring from anyone, there is no such thing as A FREE ride to success so don't waste your time looking for one. Follow the path of one who is where you want to be !! Don't be Bitter or Jealous

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It's been great!



September21, 2018

Please feel free to check out a video of this review here: https://youtu.be/jSQKr0d-OtI

Hi, I'm Sally. I'm from Sydney. I quit my full-time job about six months ago. I was looking for something else to fill that time and I decided to try the seminar. Knowing absolutely nothing about importing from China, selling on Amazon, that sort of stuff and we're a day and a half in now and I've learned so much already. Just little tips and tricks that would have taken me forever to work out myself or Google or YouTube or whatever. So, yeah. It's been great. The people are great. It's a friendly environment and I'm having a great time.

There's a lot to take in. I've been trying to take down lots of notes but at the same time, it's like this morning. We revised everything that we learned yesterday, to refresh it. There's a lot of content there, a lot of different areas.

I think it was an Instagram Ad that just kind of caught my attention and because I was kind of looking for something to do, I thought 'Why not?'. I think because I knew Amazon was coming to Australia soon so I guess I thought that was a bit of opportunity there, first off. And if other people could do it, why not me?

I think this weekend's going to be a bit more motivation because it was quite a few months ago that I went to the information night. So, I haven't really taken many actions yet. But, yeah, I think this weekend is going to be the motivation to get started. I'm still trying to work out my niche. I've got a few different ideas, but just drilling down to one or working out what it is. Still working on it.

If you're struggling to think of other ways to make money, ways to get out of your job, that sort of thing, and you think importing could be something that you could do, selling on Amazon, eBay, Shopify... that sort of stuff, I definitely recommend coming along and learning how to do it.

- Sally (Sydney, NSW)

To see reviews of actual clients who have met and worked with us in person, go here:

1. For Reviews of our famous 2 Day Boot Camp
www.chinaimportformula.com/bootcamp

2. For Reviews of our Seminar Training
https://sotellus.com/reviews/brendan-elias

3. For Case Studies or our amazing students
www.chinaimportformulareviews.tv

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It's Been Fantastic!



September21, 2018

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My name's Jasmine. I worked as a manager, basically, at West Coast High School in Perth. I've been in hospitality for a long time, owned a restaurant for seven years and that's very time consuming and demands a lot of your time and energy being in one place. So, I was actually just looking for spending more time with my partner. We're getting married in 18 months' time and he's worked away the whole time we've been together and he's just been made redundant. I'm sure he'll tell you about it.

The attraction to coming to do something like this is to... it affords you the ability to be time rich and have freedom with where you are and what you do with your days and things like that. That was a big attraction for us.

And being here, we've met so many awesome people, the people that have sat at our table with are really really lovely and I think we've struck some really good friendships, valuable friendships there. And it's good to have people like that around you, surround yourself with people like that at different levels so you can eventually be held accountable. So yeah, it's been a really awesome, fun-filled weekend for me.

My name's Neil. Been recently made redundant from a ten-year career in FIFO. This opportunity came along and we've done so many of these things previously and got so far and then pulled out at the last minute. And we got to that point in our lives where "All right, it's time to make the difference." Yeah, we were sold on this, another breakthrough. Turned us on even more than we were on to the idea in the first place. Come along, had a fantastic weekend so far. Learned so many things that we had no idea about and it just capitalized on the enthusiasm we had in the first place.

As Jas met heaps of friends, a lot of good contacts, everything that was promised at the start, you guys have delivered on, it's been fantastic. There's still heaps to learn. Tip of the iceberg, but the enthusiasm in the room, it's just kept going all weekend. With the people that we're with, the presenters, everybody seems genuine, knowledgeable. It's been a fantastic weekend. Fun. Heaps of knowledge, heaps of learning, and yeah, it's just, all it's done is spur us on to keep going, see it through to the end, and not give up like we've done all the previous times. Yeah. It's been great so far.

From a point of view of understanding that it's a direct result of what you put in so obviously we like to surround ourselves with like-minded people, so for anyone who we know operate mentally on the same level that we do and have the same sort of drive and determination, then yeah, absolutely, I'd recommend it.

Everybody's on their own journey and at their own position on that journey. There's a lot of skepticism and a lot of naysayers. You've got to ignore those and just go after your own goals. Be persistent, be enthusiastic, and yeah, so far, I've met nothing but like-minded people with the same drive, the same motivations, ambitions, and all it does is give you more motivation to keep going.

- Jasmine and Neil (Perth, WA)

To see reviews of actual clients who have met and worked with us in person, go here:

1. For Reviews of our famous 2 Day Boot Camp
www.chinaimportformula.com/bootcamp

2. For Reviews of our Seminar Training
https://sotellus.com/reviews/brendan-elias

3. For Case Studies or our amazing students
www.chinaimportformulareviews.tv

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October 27, 2018

Stop posting your own positive reviews! Hardly ethical

November 08, 2018

Hi Nicola,

Thanks for the comment.

In most (if not all cases) our students have indicated they were happy for us to post on their review on their behalf. Of course some of our younger and more tech savvy students like to do this themselves.

Please watch the videos as they are great summaries of what our students learn at our workshops.

To see reviews of actual clients who have met and worked with us in person, go here:

1. For Reviews of our famous 2 Day Boot Camp
www.chinaimportformula.com/bootcamp

2. For Reviews of our Seminar Training
https://sotellus.com/reviews/brendan-elias

3. For Case Studies or our amazing students
www.chinaimportformulareviews.tv

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