Do you know that some farmers and agricultural produce traders are looking for ways to increase their revenues and grow their business? However, they a bogged down by the daily requirements of their business and have not given adequate attention in growing their exports market. Here is the opportunity exploited by specialist export agencies. As a product sourcing/ exports agent, savvy entrepreneurs conveniently plug into the export value chain, build up a successful exports business while having fun maintaining a large and growing international network of clients.
Starting out in this line of business is not really capital intensive. However, it is a complex one and not something you just jump into. Basic knowledge of the working of formal and informal export channels have to be understood – documentation, licensing, port procedures, guidelines, product sourcing etc. Attending training and talk with practitioners in the industry will be very helpful.
Locate Your Clients: The Internet is a solid platform for international trade. In your planning stage, it is important you develop a sound marketing plan that will enable you to reach all your potential clients and services them adequately.A solid online presence is part of this (website, profiles on relevant platforms, etc). You can seal trade deals from the comfort of your room without necessarily meeting with your client face to face. You can find buyers for your products by joining trade websites and being an active member. Always consider giving demonstrations and training to local organizations, farmer groups, associations, etc. This will position you firmly as an expert in the industry and get you a lot more exposure.
Be diligent and thorough in your understanding of the business details – Get started and keep an open mind. Be quick to learn trends and new imaginations in your line of business. Persistence and the determination to succeed are the most important skills you bring to the table.