Engaging a overseas agent might help to develop overseas trade at the right pace for your business. By using a overseas agent or choosing us as your Europe buying office, you avoid the the recruitment, training and payroll costs of using your own, cost-intensive employees to enter into an overseas market relationship.
Like any area of business there might be lessons to be learnt when it comes to purchasing goods overseas. Our Buying Office Service will help you find a supplier of goods, or we can work with a supplier that you have found already, to save you time and money, hassle and quite some worry.
An overseas supplier in some cases does not understand your demanding local standards and safety requirements for products, nor are they aware of all the miscellaneous local port and shipping charges associated with processing and importing your shipment.
To free you from some of this hassels, we can:
Help you find a supplier, or we can work with one that you have found.
Negotiate and communicate with the supplier in their language.
Book the international freight, add in quality control checks.
Take care of all the details of customs clearance, foreign currency exchange & importing.
Sourcing customised goods brings even more layers of complexity than just buying an existing product overseas. It is important to use clear communication, well documented specifications coupled with a methodical, carefully attention to detail.
Without these attributes in place, you risk introducing miscommunications leading to a shipment of goods that are not made the way you wanted them. By working with you on clearly defining what you want, communicating that to the factory in a manner that is suitable for them, and following up with checks and balances to ensure everyone is on the same page, we make sure that what you ordered is what you receive in your warehouse.
An agent should also be well placed to identify and carefully exploit opportunities for you. That’s why your agent should already have solid relationships with potential buyers. It might save you huge time to build up your own contacts overseas. Using an agent allows you to maintain in more and better control over matters such as final price and brand image, compared with the other intermediary option of using a distributor instead. Further, you stay in close control over after sales services and over marketing and brand image related for example.
A overseas agent is, for example, the perfect choice to represent your company on local trade shows and organize this event for you to enter a market. A temporary used overseas agent handles all trade show related and remains responsible for local contacts generated there.
We are happily able getting the relationship right and ensure, you get an agent with experience of selling your type of products and who has potential buyers interested in the kind of goods you sell or ideas and needs you will bring in.
Please do contact us right now with your individual need!