Category: Import Export Help

What is Product Certification?

What is Product Certification?

We’ve all noticed the growing number of symbols that seem to pop up overnight on consumer products. Labels touting “organic,” “fair trade,” “shade grown,” “bio-based,” and “energy star,” are there to reassure shoppers that they are buying a more premium product. But are consumers really buying into the claims? And is it really worth it … Continue reading What is Product Certification?

Sometimes, “Niche” Guys Finish First

Sometimes, “Niche” Guys Finish First

Look at any online forum or article about exporting, and you’ll be presented with a bevy of statistics that measure success by the total revenue of general product categories. While this is good information for governments and school reports, it does little to help you ascertain which specific product will be the most profitable for … Continue reading Sometimes, “Niche” Guys Finish First

How To Find Buyers/ Buying Leads

How To Find Buyers/ Buying Leads

“How can I find buyer leads?” / "How to find buyers" are one of the first questions any exporter asks him or herself, and it is never ending. For your business to thrive, you’ll need a steady stream of buyers. Maybe you have one or two already, but if they find another supplier or if … Continue reading How To Find Buyers/ Buying Leads

Gold Member Spotlight: Inter Coir Limited, Sri Lanka

Gold Member Spotlight: Inter Coir Limited, Sri Lanka

When you’ve been in business for 37 years, you’ve got to get creative on how to find new leads. The world is constantly evolving, and so is the competition. Recently, Inter Coir Limited, one of the oldest coir manufacturing plants in Sri Lanka, looked to the internet to find more export connections. “We started with … Continue reading Gold Member Spotlight: Inter Coir Limited, Sri Lanka

INCOTERMS you must know if you are importing or exporting

INCOTERMS you must know if you are importing or exporting

Entering the world of international trade can be exhilarating, profitable and confusing. When you’re just getting started connecting with buyers and sellers, you may notice a lot of acronyms in their listings. Industry shorthand such as DA, DP, DAP, DDP and LC can feel like an overwhelming alphabet soup of terms to learn at first. … Continue reading INCOTERMS you must know if you are importing or exporting