Finding & appointing overseas catalogue distributors

Question

We currently turnover £10m in uk as a distributor of Industrial Automation and control equipment primarily in the manufacturing sector.

We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries and quote requests from overseas customers.

We have a large printed product catalogue (also available online) and would like to partner with agents / suppliers in other countries who could act as a catalogue distributor to develop our export sales.

If you can help us develop this further or find out more about appointing distributors I would be pleased to hear from you.

Answer

Hi Philip,

As the British Business Centre in Mexico we can work with our partners at the Chamber and UKTI to try to help you.

If you are interested in exporting to Mexico, please send me an email at laura.atkinson@britishbusiness.mx

Kind regards

Laura

Answer

Hi Philip
You can find advice about managing distributors and agents on http://exportadvisory.com/tips-on-getting-started/
Some questions I would ask would be how have you done your export pricing? Do you have export rights for all the products in your catalogue?
I subscribe to www.Xsortal.com and in there you can get further tips, but also links to Trade Associations and Importer Associations.
I would advise you to contact your local UKTI, and local EEN.
You can feel free to contact me also to see what we can offer you.
Gilio

Answer

Hi Philip

We may be able to help you with this, we can certainly distribute printed material through out the world very quickly and could even look at local printing in some countries if this were an option. We work with about 60 publishers and handle their international mail subscriptions and bulk magazine distribution.

Kind regards
Lee

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