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53 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Brian Miller. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Brian Miller, often where they are interviewed.

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53 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Brian Miller. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Brian Miller, often where they are interviewed.

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The Beatitudes Project 2 ft. Stu G & Brian Miller

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This is part two of my conversation with Stu G & Brian Miller about their work in the Beatitudes, specifically, their podcast The Beatitudes Project.

Sep 08 2020 · 30mins
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DolphinsTalk Podcast: Brian Miller from PhinPhanatic Previews The Dolphins 2020 Season

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On today’s DolphinsTalk.com Daily Podcast Mike is joined by Brian Miller of PhinPhanatic.com as we get ready for the upcoming 2020 Miami Dolphins season. Brian and Mike go through the entire Miami Dolphins roster and go over every position group and talk about what areas are strengths on this Dolphins team and which areas are still a work in progress and a little weak. They give their thoughts on how many games Miami may win in 2020 and why 2021 is the season to really be looking forward to and they tell you why.  Before the interview, Mike runs through the news of the day and talks about Jason Taylor replacing Bob Griese in the Dolphins radio booth as well as what to look forward to as the Dolphins have to trim their roster to 53 men by Saturday at 4 pm eastern time.
Sep 03 2020 · 43mins
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704. eCommerce Do's and Don'ts When Starting Out with Amazon FBA Brian Miller

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Brian Miller has been living in China for the past 10 years. He previously worked for one of the largest Chinese government owned manufacturers managing their North American Export operations. He now runs a 3rd party logistics warehouse in Shenzhen China called EasyChinaWarehouse.com. The company provides 3rd party logistics and shipping for Amazon FBA sellers and any ecommerce company creating products in China. Previous to Easy China Warehouse he founded and an E-commerce company which sells Bluetooth speakers.

Aug 07 2020 · 20mins
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The Beatitudes Project 1 ft. Stu G & Brian Miller

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In this episode I interview the co-hosts of The Beatitudes Project podcast, Stu Garrard and Brian Miller. Stu G was a part of the band Delirious? which made waves across the world with their popular and influential worship records. Since that time, Stu has been producing beautiful work with his book, film, music (and now podcast) on the beatitudes. Brian is pastor, professor and musician. He is an incredibly thoughtful and creative person and, as always, draws us deep into the biblical narrative by rooting our own life stories there. In this first episode, you really get to know both Brian and Stu by hearing them talk about their journey towards the beatitudes.

Aug 04 2020 · 30mins
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273 – How to Get your Product Made Overseas with Brian Miller of Easy China Warehouse

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Originally from Trumbull, CT, Brian has been living in China for the past 10 years. He previously worked for one of the largest Chinese government owned manufacturers managing their North American Export operations.

Now Brian runs a 3rd party logistics warehouse in Shenzhen China. The company provides 3rd party logistics and shipping for Amazon FBA sellers and any e-commerce company creating products in China.

BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTS

  • Don't take shortcuts. The longer solid road is always the route to making your business sustainable.
  • Alibaba is a good start to identifying factories.
  • Developing specific quality control guidelines will help ensure your product arrives as expected.
  • Always place a small first order to test the factory.
  • Addressing the issues of knockoffs and people stealing your design; you can stay competitive as long as you provide value to your customer.
  • One way to handle quality control is to hire an inspection company to check the product quality before it is shipped to you.

RESOURCES MENTIONED

V-Trust Inspection Service

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Jul 06 2020 · 54mins
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China Freight Export with Brian Miller of Easy China Warehouse

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Brian Miller, CEO, and founder of Easy China Warehouse teaches the best practices in exporting.
China is a rising market and has progressed into a country with high tech manufacturing capabilities which has lots of advantages. Brian will help us understand the benefits and point out some tips on how it works.
You’ll Learn About:

The benefits of storing in China
How rail to Europe works.
The sea freight from China to Europe
What are the things to look out for
How do we stay in stock
The issues of Amazon FBA
What to consider when working with 3rd party Fulfilment FBM
How to work with a partner in marketplace countries

Contact
Easychinawarehouse.com 

Brian@Easychinawarehouse.com
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Jul 02 2020 · 32mins
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China Pandemic and Freight Situation with Brian Miller of Easy China Warehouse

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Brian Miller, CEO, and founder of Easy China Warehouse shares his knowledge and expertise on China's pandemic and the freight situation. 
The freight industry is one of the most vital services of the modern interconnected world. 

The COVID-19 outbreak that started spreading from different countries across the globe is forcing governments and international authorities to take next level measures such as lockdown of cities and control the movement of people to check and minimize the rapid spread of the pandemic.

As a consequence of this outbreak, important industries such as logistics and transportation are slowed down. Therefore, Brian Miller, CEO, and founder of Easy China Warehouse will give us a clear picture of China’s current situation and the freight industry.
You’ll Learn About:

The skills that Brian acquired on his previous work experience.
How he started his business in the freight industry.
How Fulfillment company helps FBA companies in shipping.
How the Corona Virus spread and affected China.
The effects of the pandemic in the freight industry.
The Slowing factors in the supply chain and its alternatives.
The advantages of consolidation service.

Contact
Easychinawarehouse.com 

Brian@Easychinawarehouse.com
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Jul 01 2020 · 28mins
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It's not always about saving time, accuracy can be more important - Brian Miller

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Brian Miller is the CEO of Easy China Warehouse - a company that focuses on Global E-commerce fulfilment. The idea of Easy Chine Warehouse came from the difficulties the founders experienced for themselves shipping and distributing their products to different countries. 

Could you give us an overview of what it is you do, and how long you have been doing it? 

  • Miller's business helps e-commerce sellers distribute their products from China. 
  • After the manufacturing of a product, Easy China Warehouse either stores the product or ships it via air or sea to a fulfilment centre or directly to the consumer. 

What are some processes that you have automated in your warehouse?

  • One of the most important parts of a business - taking orders and fulfilling them. 
  • They used to take Excel sheets and plug those into our DHL Shipment Carrier system. It used to be very rudimentary with nothing but a computer and a label printer.
  • So they had to look at how to bring in a lower-skilled worker to fill in this step. 
  • Miller also had to ensure that there were safety measures in place to protect them. 
  • So, they went out and researched different Warehouse Management software. They settled on a software that is very basic but allows you to build your own API or things such as that. 

What would have happened if you had not manually done shipments before automating it? What would be different? 

  • Miller explains that you will understand where the pain points are. 
  • Once you take excel files and copy them into our system, there can be a lot of errors. 
  • This allows you to establish whether or not you need the software and the features you need. 

How many different software did you look at before choosing your software? And how much time did you invest in each software?

  • Miller said they looked at 15-20 different Warehouse Management software. 
  • He had a base idea of what kind of software they needed, and that they only knew 5% of what they needed to know. 
  • Miller explains that the software was more like demos. The software is also pretty expensive, at least for a startup business such as Millers at the time. 
  • He says that they went to a lot of companies and those companies had their salesperson explain the ins and outs of the software the company represented, and they would ask questions they felt were relevant to their company. 
  • There was an idea of a few carriers that could have been used, and as the company grew, they started going into more detail of what was needed.

How did you decide that an error was going to cost your business money?

  • Miller explains that knowing and understanding errors is not only good for optimization but also customer retention. 
  • He explains an example that states before he worked with a company in the US that constantly made errors and he would constantly have to message them to remind them of orders that it aggravated him and they lost his business. 
  • This made Miller see how much he was making mistakes, despite how hard he was trying. 
  • Miller came to the conclusion that software is needed then. 

Which software did you end up choosing after everything?

  • Miller said that they needed software that was in Chinese because their whole team was Chinese. 
  • They ended up choosing RTB - Ron Tombow - which is a Shenzhen startup that does Warehouse Management software. 

What does the process afterwards look like? What does it look like for your business?

  • Miller says that the biggest value for them is to scale. 
  • The accuracy of orders, shipping labels and billing will allow them to add more people and clients. 
  • The biggest effect it has had for them is the ability to scale quickly and rapidly. 

What is a parting piece of wisdom you would like to share with entrepreneurs and other guests?

  • Miller says that he always gets into a trap of looking for immediate ROI.
  • He says that it would be best if you spend a few minutes getting to know your own software, you will have a better understanding of it and its different features. 
  • Also, go back on the software from time to time, Miller suggests you learn the stuff you own now. 

Resources:

Email: brian@easychinawarehouse.com

Website: easychinawarehouse.com

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Jun 17 2020 · 30mins
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Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller

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Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller

Brian Miller and Joe Lynch discuss eCommerce shipments from China, which can be challenging for small to mid-size eCommerce companies. Brian and his company, Easy China Warehouse have a unique approach that can reduce the cost and transit time for shipping from China to the USA.

About Brian Miller

Brian Miller is the founder and CEO of Easy China Warehouse (ECW) based in Shenzhen, China. Prior to founding ECW, Brian co-founded a blue tooth speaker eCommerce company so he understands the unique challenges faced by eCommerce companies shipping from China. Earlier in his career, Brian held leadership positions with Chinese manufacturing companies. Brian earned a BS in Business Administration from The University of Connecticut. Brian speaks fluent Mandarin and lives in Shenzhen.

About Easy China Warehouse

Easy China Warehouse, based in Shenzhen, specializes in warehouse and transportation solutions for eCommerce and Amazon FBA sellers. With its proximity to Hong Kong, Easy China Warehouse (ECW) can provide customers with the fastest and most economical shipping lanes in the world. ECW ships to all Amazon FBA warehouses globally and can drop ship from its Chinese warehouse directly to customers anywhere in the world. In addition, they provide value-added services such as product kitting, bundling, simple assembly, and package, and insert manufacturing. ECW provides the most flexible and cost-effective global fulfillment solution for eCommerce sellers manufacturing in China.

Key Takeaways – Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China

Typical Problems for eCommerce Shipments from China (particularly LCL)

  • For many eCommerce companies, their product is manufactured in China and then shipped to the USA.
  • Smaller eCommerce companies, especially start-ups, do not always have enough product (sales) to fill a shipping container so they are forced to use Less Than Container Load (LCL) services.
  • Less Than Container Load (LCL) is a shipment that will not fill a container. With an LCL shipment, you pay for your load to be shipped in a container with one or more loads from other customers of the freight transport provider.
  • While LCL is a good option for many, it is more expensive than buying a full container and the consolidation and coordination often increases the transit time.

Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China

  • On the podcast, Brian Miller explained another approach to ocean shipping for eCommerce companies that typically would use LCL. Brian’s company, Easy China Warehouse, and other companies like his use this approach.
  • Rather than ship your product to a freight forwarder in China for LCL consolidation and eventually shipping to the USA, the product is shipped to a China warehouse that labels the product with shipping instructions (UPS, FedEx) and consolidates it with other companies product. While it is similar to the LCL consolidation, the process is faster and saves days or even a week in transit time.
  • Since the product is labeled in China, the breakdown and shipping coordination in the USA is greatly reduced saving more time and money.
  • Since Brian’s company, Easy China Warehouse specializes in eCommerce shipments, they understand the unique challenges faced by eCommerce companies.
Learn More About eCommerce Shipments from China

Brian Miller

Easy China Warehouse

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May 30 2020 · 25mins
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The Coronavirus & eCommerce - On The Ground In China, How Long Until Amazon Sellers & Shopify Stores Can Get Back To Normal? - Brian Miller

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#027 - What's it like living in China with the coronavirus lockdown?  How has COVID-19 actually affected the people and the factories that eCommerce businesses around the world depend on?

Guest Brian Miller runs an eCommerce fulfillment company in Shenzhen, China.  He describes the ramp up, and what it's like living in full lockdown.  Spoiler, not fun.

Brian has an inside view on manufacturing in China.  His company warehouses and ships orders for Amazon sellers, Shopify stores, and all types of eCommerce companies.

He shares why factories might not be telling the whole truth about their status.  And he gives his best estimate on when production might get back to normal.  A must listen for FBA sellers, Shopify sellers, Kickstarters, or anyone with a physical product based business.

Listen to find out what it's like living with the coronavirus.

You can also listen to Brian's first episode, where he tells his story here:

Next Level eCommerce Episode 7 With Brian Miller

Links:
Brian's Warehouse - Easy China Warehouse
Brian's Email - brian@easychinawarehouse.com

Mar 12 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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