How Much Could you Save on Alibaba
Shipping a scooter from China could actually work. But, it takes a long time and there may not be any customer service or support in the States for it. A better idea is probably to work with an American company that offers service or replacements.
There are many examples of scooters on Amazon that are being sold as white-label products.
According to Investopia :
White label products are sold by retailers with their own branding and logo but the products themselves are manufactured by a third party
While buying from a company with a domestic presence is probably going to cost you more in the short-run, you will have a much higher degree of confidence that it won't need to be thrown away after a flat tire, or broken handle. In our opinion, the extra money will be well worth it in the event that anything goes wrong with the product.
That said, in the future, we will be bringing you some options on Alibaba that ARE much cheaper (at least in the short run). Stay tuned for more detail. Oh and by the way, in answer to the question at the top of the page - based on our initial conversations with suppliers on Alibaba, you could save up to 50% off the cost of a branded scooter.