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Prepare to Export - Export Plan

Today, it is essential to have a plan for success in exporting.

Questions

  • Have you created an international business plan? click for answer
  • Have you determined which products line you are going to sell internationally? click for answer
  • Have you determined the additional costs of producing and selling your product abroad? click for answer
  • How will exchange rates affect you? click for answer
  • Have you determined a price for the product you are going to offer? click for answer
  • Have you evaluated your competition? click for answer
  • Will there be any assembly required once the product gets to its final location? click for answer
  • If product assembly is required at its final location, will you outsource this process, or relocate current employees to handle this portion of your business? click for answer
  • Will you be selling directly or indirectly? click for answer
  • What supply channels will you have to operate to get any needs parts for assemble or service? click for answer
  • Are you going to use an Export Management Company? click for answer
  • How does one find and use an Export Management Company? click for answer