Export business ideas can be a very lucrative wealth creation avenue. Exporting not only exposes you to new ideas but also helps you create a network with international merchants opening doors to even more trading avenues. It even exposes you to products you can import to your local market.

Before you venture into the export business, it is always advisable to learn the basics of exporting. You should be willing to learn some export terms and concepts before you start your business as these will determine your success.

The best way to learn these concepts is by attending workshops so that you can meet and learn from merchants and other export stakeholders, who are already in the business.

Here is a list of the most important people you should target to meet during such workshops.

  1. export logistics management companies
  2. Export merchants
  3. export management companies
  4. export insurance service providers
  5. export consultant
  6. export credit agencies
  7. export credit insurance
  8. export agents

The most common export terms you should learn before hand are:-

  • export certification
  • export codes
  • export documents
  • export duty
  • export exchange rate
  • export financing
  • export incentives
  • export information
  • export invoice
  • export laws
  • export marketing
  • export procedure
  • export processing zones
  • export promotion
  • export promotion bureau
  • export promotion council
  • export regulations
  • export requirements
  • export restrictions
  • export rules
  • export statistics
  • export strategy
  • export subsidies
  • export tariff
  • export taxes
Now here are the most popular export products that should assist you in coming up with your own export business ideas and strategies.
  • animal export
  • auto export
  • beef export/export meat
  • cement export
  • chicken export
  • clothing export
  • coffee export
  • computer export
  • cotton export
  • credit export
  • diamond export
  • dog export
  • flower export
  • food export
  • fruit export
  • furniture export
  • garment export
  • honey export
  • iron ore export
  • jute bags export
  • oil export
  • olive oil export
  • pet export
  • rice export
  • scrap metal export
  • seafood export
  • software export
  • sugar export
  • tea export
  • textile export
  • timber export
  • used car export
  • used clothes exporters
  • vegetable export
  • wheat exporters
  • wine export
  • wood export

Exporting requires financial resources and the capacity to fund your market needs. If you have limited financial capacity and strongly feel you need to venture into exporting your particular product, there are other various options you may start with that will help you grow as you learn more about exporting.

The options are:-

  1. Using the services of an experienced international export merchant who can buy from you and sell overseas.
  2. Using the services of an export agent who will do the overseas marketing for you on a commission or retainer basis.
  3. Use an export consultant to develop one or two markets before handing marketing responsibility back to your company after a specified period

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