We’ve all heard of scam emails from Nigerian princes and data leaks on social media. But when it comes to your import/export business, you’re relatively safe… right? Thanks to that type of attitude, cyber criminals are literally making billions. Now, clever cyber-cons have graduated from consumer scams to those targeting small and mid-sized companies – … Continue reading Is someone phishing for your information? Look for these 10 telltale signs and beware of phishing scams.
Category: International Trade
Exporting 101 Navigating the ins and outs of exporting can be a daunting task – miss a step and your company could lose millions. To make matters worse, most of the information online is narrowly written for experienced traders whose families have been exporting for generations. But you don’t have to be a descendant of … Continue reading Exporting for Beginners: Infographic
As reports of scams on some trading sites continue to grow, it is natural to be concerned about credibility. Mounting complaints have become so widespread in the case of Alibaba, that its CEO and COO resigned a few years ago, due to a “systemic breakdown in [the] company's culture of integrity.” Based on the results … Continue reading How to Avoid Online Scams and Why Verification Matters
The United States of America remains the biggest market for several countries around the world when it comes to imports and exports. Since the market is lucrative, the level of competition is high. The GDP figures for the US are steadily improving since 2011. There are many reasons why several countries choose to export their … Continue reading 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Exporting to the USA
Whether you’re new to exporting and wondering where to start or just trying to expand your reach, here are 5 markets that need to be on your radar right now. Japan Spending over $630 billion on international goods per year, Japan surpasses the UK (and many other countries) in imports. Because Japan lacks some … Continue reading The 5 Hottest Import Markets (and What to Sell to Them)
When you’re just starting out, or even if you’ve got an established small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), the idea of “going global” with your business can seem daunting. You’re not alone. Micro firms and SMEs account for almost 95% of businesses in most countries, but they’re only exporting about half as much (proportionally speaking) as … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Don’t Have to be a Giant to Take Your Business Global
Are you contemplating a move into the export or import trade? Are you asking yourself – “How should I get into import export, so I don’t need to work a 9 to 5 routine day after day?”. Read on as we will tell you how enticing the prospect can be and also give you pointers … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know Before You Start Importing/Exporting