When would-be sellers think of importing goods from China, they have mixed emotions
They may be excited and looking forward to it. At the same time, they may also be terrified of what's going to happen. But there really is a huge opportunity for sellers like you to make money as you go on reselling wholesale goods which you have just purchased at extremely lower prices. Still, language and culture can be hindrance to your success. It causes people to worry.
One good example is on the payment issue, like the payment method to use, or whether the money remains intact or not and so on. Most Chinese wholesalers are only embracing unsecured payment methods like Western Union and wire transfers. Thus, you really need to be careful. But this doesn't mean that Chinese wholesalers are all scammers. These are the only payment methods available to the Chinese.
In China, it's really difficult to avail of credit cards because of its numerous government regulations and stringent credit card application requirements. It may be risky but these are the methods that you'll be using if you want to go ahead with importing from China. To curtail these risks, start with a comparatively small shipment of goods. This way, you are not on the verge of losing your finances in case something goes wrong. Finally, when trust between you and your wholesaler is already built up, you can increase your orders over time.