How do I find agents in the USA or Australia?

Question

We are a new garment company based in London. Our goal is to encourage our customers to achieve their dreams, no matter how big or small they may be.

I’ve spent the last 5 years working hard, saving every penny I possibly can to get my brand to the point you see now.

We offer a wide range of products, including long sleeve rugby shirts, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts.

We feel that our products are more suited to markets oversees where the weather is consistently warmer, due to our current products being more orientated to this climate. It is for this reason, that we are trying to find buyers/agents in countries such as the USA, Australia and the Middle East.

Please can you let me know how I go about this? Your help would be much appreciated as I truly believe that this brand can go far with the right person advising us.

Thanks You

Answer

Dear Andre

Can I suggest you contact UK Trade and Investment and register on their business opportunities web site http://bit.ly/1ssDQaf which may be a useful place to start. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Sarah

Answer

Hi Andre,
Some very unique products.

There are a variety of ways to research from my experience.
I subscribe to http://www.xsortal.com/. I find it a very useful research tool. You will be able to find lots of contact details. Some information is free but for some countries you have to also register.
You can look at using UKTI OMIS programme https://www.businessopportunities.ukti.gov.uk/uktihome/register.html
You can look at leads generated by European Enterprise Network
http://een.ec.europa.eu/
You can look at websites of companies within your industry and see on their website where to buy tab, ie who their distributors are in different countries. eg you can look at complimentary products to see who they use.
You can attend trade shows .
Once you have decided on a country then you could use their local chamber of commerce network to find companies who are in your field. You will find this also on Xsortal.
For other free advice on whether to use agents or distributors look at
http://exportadvisory.com/tips-on-getting-started/
Gilio

Answer

Hi Andre

Having see your range I can understand your interest in export markets. As per previous contributions there are numerous free directory sources to help you, however if you are interested in a commercial solution we can endeavour to help you. Please take a look at http://www.exporttogroup.com/distributor-identification.html
Best of luck
Simon

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