Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
EmYeu

Selling in Viet Nam

18 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi Guys.

How was everybody Valetine?

I have something to ask if any of you could input some good advises.

My wife back in Viet Nam is bored and she live in Ben Tre. I want to find her something to do, so I was thinking of having a small business for her to run. It is small like an online selling stuffs just to kill the time and have her busy.

So do you guys have any good advise?

Like what is popular in Vietnam.

Does anybody have any connection?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would she be selling to Vietnamese or to the US?

What does she know how to do? What does she have a good source for?

Where is Ben Tre?

Ben Tre is a province in the south.

To OP: She's going to immigrate to US soon. So not to be too nosy, why doesn't she go to English class when she feels bored? That's a good way to get rid of boredom and also to improve her English. Running business costs time and money so I don't see selling stuff is a good way to kill time.

Anyways, to answer your question, here are a couple of things that I know since I'm a vietnamese myself, who lived there for 22 years, Vietnamese people are into foods and drinks, cell phones,clothes, cosmetics and perfumes. If she's good at computers, she can set up some accounts on some online selling website like ebay.com.vn, 123muaban.com, raovat.com.

Hope it helps.


11/8/10: Medical exam

11/12/10:Get married

11/19/10: I-693 sealed.It means my chest x ray is fine :)

11/20/10: Package [ I-130,I-485,I-765] sent to Lockbox

11/22/10 [Day 1]: Delivered there

11/29/10 [Day 7]: Return receipt from USPS

12/13/10 [Day 21]: Texts and email received [ after 21 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

12/16/10 [Day 24]: Snail copy received

12/18/10 [Day 26]: Every single form touched

12/20/10 [Day 28]: Biometrics letter received

1/13/11 [Day 51]: Biometrics done

1/24/11 [Day 62]: Biometrcis appointment received AGAIN.!!!!!!!!!I was like #######

2/04/11 [Day 72]: Second biometrics done

2/15/11 [Day 83]: EAD in production.

2/18/11 [Day 86]: Interview letter received, set for March 21

2/22/11 [Day 90]: EAD mailed out.

2/25/11 [Day 93]: EAD received

3/21/11 [Day 118]: Interview but left with no decision ToT

3/31/11 [Day 128]: RFE regarding police clearance

4/13/11 [Day 141]: RFE sent

4/19/11 [Day 147]: Card in production

4/22/11 [Day 150]: Welcome2USA letter received

It took 5 stressful months exactly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Her English is very good. Going to school for English in Ben Tre is a wasted. She is done with college. I m thinking of doing an online selling like you suggested xxtinaxx.

Perfumes and cosmetics sound great..

I will talk to her about it more...

thanks guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let me know how the business goes.

I wanted to open a shop in Vietnam for my wife family too.

I was going to import/export from the US but have no idea of the legality over in Vietnam.

I do know you have to pay taxes on all imports into Vietnam that they deem is business related.

Also, there is no real law to follow so the business can go up in smoke quite easily if they choose to intervene...this is what I was told by the local people over there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Her English is very good. Going to school for English in Ben Tre is a wasted. She is done with college. I m thinking of doing an online selling like you suggested xxtinaxx.

Perfumes and cosmetics sound great..

I will talk to her about it more...

thanks guys.

Business in VN is not very esay. Selling online is very good thing. Iphone and Ipad from US seding over to her will be cost shipping cost... and ETC. The best way to sell in VN is online. Go online google some stuffs from China. Ring, toy... and ETC to sell in VN. Less cost and risk. Open quan AN .... and other shop in VN cost a fortune.

I suggest is for your wife to learn how to cook.. If she already knows how to cooks... watching american TV, or learn more cultural about American life is more valuable...

OR, learn how to take care the baby.. hihihi.. j/k

and good luck on whatever you both will decide...


I-130 Journey

USCIS

06-15-2008 : Marriage

08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent

08-18-2008 : I-130 Received

08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1

02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC

02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US

02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC

02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)

02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)

02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)

03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)

03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)

03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)

03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)

03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864

03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)

03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.

04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city

04-22-2009 : Medical Passed

05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email

05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..

05-26-2009 : Visa received

06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.

06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail

07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail

09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.

11-03-2009 : Driving Test.

01-20-2010 : Working.

04-20-2011 : Submit I751

04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number

05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice

06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM

10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know I wish it is easy to send electronics to VN.

She will making money, but the tax fee are a killer.

She does know how to cook.

i wish i just know someone from china to send over stuffs and have her sell online.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know I wish it is easy to send electronics to VN.

She will making money, but the tax fee are a killer.

She does know how to cook.

i wish i just know someone from china to send over stuffs and have her sell online.

This is why you end up in VN forum, not China forum... ahahhahaahahh :bonk::rofl::rofl:

welcome to VN forun bro... ahhaha


I-130 Journey

USCIS

06-15-2008 : Marriage

08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent

08-18-2008 : I-130 Received

08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1

02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC

02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US

02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC

02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)

02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)

02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)

03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)

03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)

03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)

03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)

03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864

03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)

03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.

04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city

04-22-2009 : Medical Passed

05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email

05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..

05-26-2009 : Visa received

06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.

06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail

07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail

09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.

11-03-2009 : Driving Test.

01-20-2010 : Working.

04-20-2011 : Submit I751

04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number

05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice

06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM

10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know I wish it is easy to send electronics to VN.

She will making money, but the tax fee are a killer.

She does know how to cook.

i wish i just know someone from china to send over stuffs and have her sell online.

You can order stuff online from China and have it shipped to Vietnam. There are some Chinese website of whole sale clothing. You can check them out

http://www.dress-wholesale.com/ , http://www.cct-fashion.com/


11/8/10: Medical exam

11/12/10:Get married

11/19/10: I-693 sealed.It means my chest x ray is fine :)

11/20/10: Package [ I-130,I-485,I-765] sent to Lockbox

11/22/10 [Day 1]: Delivered there

11/29/10 [Day 7]: Return receipt from USPS

12/13/10 [Day 21]: Texts and email received [ after 21 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

12/16/10 [Day 24]: Snail copy received

12/18/10 [Day 26]: Every single form touched

12/20/10 [Day 28]: Biometrics letter received

1/13/11 [Day 51]: Biometrics done

1/24/11 [Day 62]: Biometrcis appointment received AGAIN.!!!!!!!!!I was like #######

2/04/11 [Day 72]: Second biometrics done

2/15/11 [Day 83]: EAD in production.

2/18/11 [Day 86]: Interview letter received, set for March 21

2/22/11 [Day 90]: EAD mailed out.

2/25/11 [Day 93]: EAD received

3/21/11 [Day 118]: Interview but left with no decision ToT

3/31/11 [Day 128]: RFE regarding police clearance

4/13/11 [Day 141]: RFE sent

4/19/11 [Day 147]: Card in production

4/22/11 [Day 150]: Welcome2USA letter received

It took 5 stressful months exactly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She can also sell on ebay to the US, there are many things that are cheap here that in the US are expensive. Westerners eat up Asian things, and if it looks Japaneese or Chineese they love it. All that is really needed is for her to set up a pay pal account or for you to do it and use that for her ebay account. Lacquers are cheap here, between 20 and 50$ and sell for $300 to $600, also the bags, and little things sell good as well


小學教師 胡志明市,越南

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She should open a computer lab to teach English. Get a couple of desktops, load them with Rosetta Stone. Charge a monthly fee. Since she is good in English, she can suppliment Rosetta Stone when the students don't understand.

Besides the initial hardware and software cost, there's basically no overhead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She should open a computer lab to teach English. Get a couple of desktops, load them with Rosetta Stone. Charge a monthly fee. Since she is good in English, she can suppliment Rosetta Stone when the students don't understand.

Besides the initial hardware and software cost, there's basically no overhead.

I totally agreed with this. :thumbs::thumbs: This will help other Vnese learning English from VN, and also help her kill the time.


I-130 Journey

USCIS

06-15-2008 : Marriage

08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent

08-18-2008 : I-130 Received

08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1

02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC

02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US

02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC

02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)

02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)

02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)

03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)

03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)

03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)

03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)

03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864

03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)

03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.

04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city

04-22-2009 : Medical Passed

05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email

05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..

05-26-2009 : Visa received

06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.

06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail

07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail

09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.

11-03-2009 : Driving Test.

01-20-2010 : Working.

04-20-2011 : Submit I751

04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number

05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice

06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM

10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And because she won't be there long to recoup the cost of Rosetta Stone, she could use another cheaper program...

Or, why not set up a site to deliver flowers & gifts in that area... to American purchasers... we all know how expensive it is... so make it cheaper but still enough to make a profit. she probably won't sell a lot... unless he ups it to cover other areas, but hey, it could be fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...