Need some advice to become a distributor

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  1. linarave

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    Hello,
    I am intrested in becoming a distributor for any foreign company. intrested in expanding the business in the europe & asia. Except from the style, products, marketing etc.

    Is there anyone having an idea how or where to get in touch with businesses interested in this?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Joseph.Shivell

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    Becoming a "distributor for any foreign company" covers a really wide variety of businesses, and "foreign company" would depend on where you are from. I'm also not sure what you mean by "Except from the style, products, marketing, etc." You want to become a distributor, but don't want to know what products, and what style of products. you will be distributing? And you don't want to market your business? We're going to need more information to properly answer your question.
     
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  3. mentrabi

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    Do you have cash and shipping contracts in place? Distribution can require a ton of money, and cost a ton of money. Many products that are bought and re-sold through distribution are or become commoditized quickly in their markets. The middle guy always gets squeezed in those situations.
     
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    Foreign companies will usually be very careful about appointing people in such roles. You wil have to convince them they can expect to see a good increase in sales, by offering some sort of validity .Consult whatever details you need with your Chamber of Commerce or wherever
    you live .
     
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    Hi linarave - I think we need to discuss some more of the details here. Being a distributor can be a profitable business but you are not describing what type of market you are looking to partner with. Retail clothing, Nuts and Bolts, DVD's, what? From what I think you are trying to say is that you are not wanting to market the business or have any of those responsibilities, is that correct? Are you looking for a company that needs somebody to expand there market with that has extra warehouse space to act as a shipping location? I think we can all use some more details on this topic to be able to properly assist you.
     
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    You have to have a good networking with the local agents and retailers in the cities where you wish to supply any product or service. You should have certain license by the Government in order to start this line of business as a distributor.
     
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    You should have a definite line of business before making any registration or get a business licence first. You also need contacts from the foreign company so that they can arrange the needed documents before you anything else.
     
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    Please tell us about which type marketing you want to do. Because marketing is a very big field so please write about which types of marketing what is your education? have you any experience about marketing or not?
    Thank you.
     
  9. michel221

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    Besides hard cash. Most companies look at your cv or experience in the sector. Is this your first time?
     

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