Expert international trading knowledge and experience, WITHOUT the overhead!
The Export Department provides your company with all the knowledge, expertise, and experience of an in-house export department but with significantly more flexibility and at a fraction of the cost.
We are 100% flexible and outcome-focused, it is all about what works best for you and your company. We can engage with you in whichever manner promises to deliver the greatest reward to your business; that could be managing your entire new market launch from research through to market entry; or undertaking key activities to help bolster your resource and speed things along; or simply being there for you in a mentoring capacity to help facilitate a smooth and successful project. Below you will see a list of the kind of export services we provide.
If exporting is something you are thinking about, or if you just want to learn a bit more about it, contact us for a no obligation exploratory discussion.
EXPORT ADVICE, SUPPORT AND MENTORING
Expanding your business overseas is a thrilling prospect with a potentially huge pay off, and it needn’t be the “big and scary” move you imagine.
Drawing on international trade and market research experience accumulated over some 20 years, we can work alongside you offering honest and constructive feedback throughout each step of your journey.
EXPORT READINESS REVIEW
Via one or a series of meetings, we conduct an Export Readiness Review to determine whether your company’s current infrastructure and portfolio can meet the requirements of international trade.
Following this assessment we provide a report that serves to detail areas for improvement, list criteria that need to be addressed before you embark, and identify any potential roadblocks which may hamper your export success.
EXPORT MARKET RESEARCH
A combination of desktop and field research provides the most reliable data on target markets for international trade. In addition to online media, we utilise local chamber of commerce contacts, several databases, trade body contacts, and overseas connections to enable us to deliver comprehensive analysis of potential markets and their suitability for your business.
EXPORT STRATEGY AND PLANNING
Which market? When? To what scale? Your expansion overseas should be given at least the same focus, time, and detailed planning as any new business venture, some would argue it warrants even more. Your exporting strategy must be well researched, detailed and realistic. Detailed analysis of your company and your intended target market is essential, as is nailing down your exporting objectives, success criteria, marketing strategy, budget, and implementation schedule.
MARKET ENTRY PREPARATION
Different markets have different requirements, and attempting to export to several different countries from day one, is both unwise and costly. Tailoring your proposition to suit each individual market/region is essential if you are to guarantee you meet customer expectations. The Export Department takes time to understand your business, your proposition, and your available resources in order to help you choose which market is the best fit and can offer the greatest return.
DAY TO DAY EXPORT MANAGEMENT
Our personnel operate as fully integrated members of your team; depending on your set-up we can work off-site or on-site alongside you and your staff. Communication and task execution is seamless, your customers/distributors/agents need never know you are outsourcing your exporting function.