I am wanting to establish legitimate buyers/ contacts in South Africa.
I am planning to establish a export company based in the UK to export beauty and personal care products.
A little stuck at finding buyers.
if you feel that you have a project range which has the potential to sell in South Africa, we can introduce you to appropriate distributors or clients. Please take a look at http://www.exporttogroup.com/south-africa-office.html for details of our local office or mail us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to distribute your products into the South African or other African markets then it might be worth posting your opportunity on the Frontier Market Network which has numerous distributors looking for suppliers of new products. You can target specific sectors of the market as you choose with your beauty and personal care products. You can register for free and find the form to submit your project here: http://www.frontiermarketnetwork.com
You can see other live projects from South Africa here: http://www.frontiermarketnetwork.com/frontier?region_id=500-south-africa
This is a reoccurring question and there is no magical answer. It requires your own research but there are some areas of help.
I would ask though have you formed a business plan ?Are you selling these products already? Why South Africa ?
UKTI can help you & you could meet up with one of their export advisors https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment on UKTI website. If you were interested in exporting tp markets closer to home like Europe http://www.een-midlands.org.uk/services/partners.aspx on E.E.N. website and http://exportadvisory.com/tips-on-getting-started/
or join www.xsortal.com.
They won’t have a list of distributors or retailers but they will all point to several different methods of researching your chosen markets, to help find customers. Then how to manage the distributors. The advisors with experience, will help you get focused on a plan. Some research may be part funded, by your local UKTI. Also try out your local Chamber of Commerce for advice as well
Feel free to contact me with no obligations, whenever you wish.