ANZ Business Hub has some really interesting ideas for us in this article. It's titled The Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities of Importing.
It's a great piece on importing from Asian countries. Here's one insight that's particularly intriguing:
Economies of scale – with high populations in most Asian countries, there are cost advantages from sourcing your raw materials there if you order in bulk. Wages are also far cheaper (where millions of people are competing for lower paid jobs) than in Australia.
Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more to learn more...