How can you help us to increase our sales?

Your business is unique. We consider this fact in our tailor-made approach. That’s why we offer tailor-made solutions for the optimization and international expansion of your business activities in order to diversify and increase your sales.

What are the advantages your company offers?

We provide a transparent cost structure to minimize risks as well as a complete trade platform, which centralizes your business activities through our advisory services, our transaction marketplace and our integrated PR and marketing system, hence reduces your operational costs and optimizes the operational structure of your business.

Are you interested in buying our products or services?

Yes, we are in general. Please make sure to attach a price list to your catalog or at least give an overview of your business, your terms, price examples.

Can you find a buyer or a seller for our products?

Yes, we can. There are several possibilities to do business. Either we buy your products after evaluating the business case and the supply chain or we find you a buyer (wholesale) or a seller (retail) or a distributor (wholesale). Two other options would be to become a seller on our marketplace yourself and sell your products directly or we can sell (online or offline) your products and distribute them for you. This always depends on the specific products and business case.

How can we cooperate for business?

There are a variety of ways for business cooperation. In particular, we have a great interest in extending the availability of our offerings to a wide range of corporate clients, customers, vendors, manufacturers, sales agents  & representatives, service providers, trade agents, trading companies, public and semi-public organizations or investors worldwide, for example through a franchising business model. Our business partnerships are hence for example suitable for journalists, translators, logistics companies, consultants, law firms and financial service providers.

What can we expect from a business partnership with you?

A business partnership is a long-term investment. For this reason, we would like to enter into business partnerships which have a long-term positive effect on our customer satisfaction and the interests of our corporate clients or vendors. A continuing positive relationship with our customers, clients and vendors also will have a positive effect on the business activities of our business partners.

Can you briefly explain what differentiates you from other trading companies?

Sure. Beyond our trading activities, we provide our clients with advisory, a marketplace and a PR and marketing platform to get advice on how, where and what to sell, then to sell it, to present and explain it to potential buyers and the public.

What do you mean by offering a complete trade platform?

There is a huge difference when looking for a separate adviser, a place to sell and a possibility to gain public awareness for your products and your business in foreign trade, in comparison to a complete trade platform which may eventually affect your cost structure and the strategic perspective of your business.

As a customer-centric trading company, we provide advice to our clients on a range of products in different sectors, which they can also sell on our marketplace. That is a unique service so that we can promote our clients’ and vendors’ business and support a systematic approach to selling on our marketplace, while we allow them to communicate directly to customers via different channels, e.g. custom articles on our trade blog.

Do you provide strategic advice?

Yes, we do. Strategies are as individual as each business and its competitor landscape are unique. Our strategies are based on analytics, fundamentals and customized insights to predict realistic business outcomes and to suggest suitable paths to tackle a specific set of problems.

Do you offer management consulting?

Yes, we do in case your business wants to grow on an international level. No, we do not in case you look for a turnaround or seek management consulting to avoid insolvency. For the latter case, there are consulting firms with advanced expertise, especially legal firms.

What do you do better than your competitors?

Our competitors have advantages in certain areas of their specialization as we also do in our fields of expertise, i.e. international trade in particular. Yet, as a general trading company we avoid giving advice solely based on past experiences or business history as markets and business landscapes evolve quickly. Our approach deflects from “tunnel-vision” as we will underline the risks as much as the possible positive outcomes for our clients.

Why is your advice better than the advice from your competitors?

As a trading company with an integrated marketplace, trade advisory is one subsidiary business. Therefore, our advice is not solely based on abstract theoretical models or the analysis of data and statistics, but also from hands-on or practical business experiences and hence we understand the difficulties and risks of growth for small and medium-sized enterprises. Objectivity is our emphasis. We do not give advice solely for the sake of business.

How do you calculate the fees for a project on our behalf?

Our fees are transparent. We only bill for exactly what the clients require. Hence, a working day is 8 hours long and we calculate a percentage of a working day in case the required service by our clients only need less than the full amount of working days.

Depending on the services we deliver, our variable fees may also be based on the total contract volume of goods, products or services or they are billed monthly based on fixed sums. You can receive a quote by contacting us.

Some service components can be purchased directly via Paypal. Please contact us before you pay. See more on fees.

What are the payment terms or how do we pay?

The general payment terms are included in the general Terms & Conditions for trade advisory services. However, as each project must be evaluated on its merits and risks, we offer each client payment terms that minimize risks on both sides and maximize mutual benefits. Payments are usually based in EUR and via bank transfer, paypal or other pre-agreed individual payment methods.

How do we take advantage of your services?

According to your general or specific inquiries, questions, ideas on how and where you want to do business, what business you want to do and what services you require to achieve your business goals, we may make you a binding offer with service fee calculations or explicit estimations for products and services you require beyond what we offer. If you formally accept our detailed written offer with the conditions laid down, we will proceed with a legally binding contract,  i.e. a service contract or another suitable contract including legal attachments, to specify the details of service components and the costs based on the Terms and Conditions for trade advisory services.

Please be aware that we are not obliged to make you an offer, because our offers are free of charge for our clients. We decide on the merits and risks of the specific business, whether we want to make you an offer.

How long do the services take to implement?

We decide case-by-case as it depends on the business, volume and products as well as the current external situation how long a project, i.e. the implementation of a service, will take. Usually, we will fix a deadline once details of the project and a contract will be in place. Prior to a contract we offer approximate dates in our tenders, offers, suggestions etc. if not requested otherwise.

Is the registration for free?

Yes, you can register for free and sell up to ten products without monthly fees. The only fees that apply are a percentage of your sales to be shared with the marketplace.

Can I sell for free in all available languages?

Indeed, you can sell for free in all available languages, i.e. no monthly fees to sell up to ten products for each language. However, please subscribe to the free plan for each language that can be cancelled at any time.

What percentage of sales do apply for each product sold?

To sell on our marketplace, whether on a free or paid plan, the percentage of sales to be charged depends on the plan and the volume of your sales. Please see for more information on how to become a vendor.

Do I need to have a minimum volume of sales per month?

No, your free plan is not based on the volume you sell but it is free per se. Of course, it is in your best interest to improve your sales and we may help you to do so. Moreover, the higher your sales volume the lower your percentage we charge you per unit sold. Feel free to subscribe to our newsletter to receive suggestions on how to increase your sales.

What products can I sell on the marketplace?

You can sell products that are meant for consumers or businesses in the 12 categories shown on the marketplace. It is permitted to sell new products, i.e. unused products, only.

What benefits does the marketplace offer?

You may have a look at the features, various plans, bonus system etc. that our marketplace offers on how to become a seller.

Can I later start to sell if I am a buyer?

Yes, if you decide to start selling when you are a buyer, then please register anew as a seller with a different email address.

How do I set up my shop and start to sell?

Please see our knowledge base section in our support center for helpful documentation. Further questions can be addressed via our contact form prior registering or once registered via our dedicated ticket-based marketplace support system in your account dashboard.

What is the purpose of this trade blog?

Since we are a multi-purpose trading company, the purpose of the trade blog is multi-faceted. First of all, it is a platform to communicate with our customers, enterprise clients and business partners. Secondly, as we want to facilitate a two-way communication, we also encourage others to contribute as authors to the understanding of international trade on our trade blog. Hence, it is also platform to openly discuss various topics on trade and e-commerce. Thirdly, it is a community of open-minded people who enjoy to learn new business approaches from different cultures and exchange their point of view on various business topics, e.g. via our group chat.

Moreover, the trade blog is part of our business. Therefore, we advertise our clients and their products as part of our trade advisory services. To promote our corporate clients, you may ask for a free 1 page company and product profile to prospect for potential buyers, to get feedback, to simplify communication and to connect you with our vendors on our marketplace. In addition, we manage public relations with regard to our own business and that of our clients. Specific functionalities and services are only available for registered users.

On what topics can I contribute and is this for free?

Please see on the homepage of the trade blog for the categories or topics on which you may contribute an article. To ensure quality and political correctness, we may edit your article and suggest improvements for maximum impact. You will receive an account as author.

For most part, those contributions are free of charge, especially when you intend  to write on sector research, reports or analyses for example. However, if you advertise products or companies for commercial purposes, then usually this is not free of charge.

How can I register on your blog?

You cannot register by yourself. Please send us an email via the contact form on the blog and describe your project. Once we accept you as an editor, author or contributor, we will provide you with a free account. Only registered users will have access to the full content of the blog.

Can I also contribute to your blog without being a registered user?

Yes, you can also contribute to our blog without the need to register, even though you will need to send us your contribution and we may link accordingly to prove authorship since without an account we will need to publish the article under our own name.

How can we cooperate as professional journalists?

Our clients seek a collaboration that increases the sales revenue of their products with high reach of press and marketing efforts targeting their potential customer base. An experienced journalist should be able to understand the business of our clients and their products in order to tailor an effective press campaign for various purposes such as market entry, trade missions, sales events for example.

How are we compensated as journalists?

The compensation for press and marketing activities is calculated based on the individual projects for our clients. Please get in touch and we will contact you with suitable projects.

What are the requirements to contribute and who has the rights?

The author is the sole owner and has full rights to his or her articles, i.e. the authorship to the articles resides completely with the author. However, to avoid duplicated content we request any article published on our blog to be unique. Please see more on the requirements in our terms and conditions for our trade blog.

How can we use the chat and what is it for?

To use our chat you need to be logged in via twitter, fb or google+ in order to avoid spam and misconduct. Please see more in our privacy policy on issues of data protection in this respect. In case of misconduct, we may delete a comment in the chat. The chat is either public for everybody to see or there are also private one-on-one chat rooms that can be used.

The chat itself is meant to be a community tool to exchange business ideas, business culture and common subjects on business, i.e. you may also pitch your products with a link or advertise your products and services in a non spamming way. However, the chat shall be mostly used as a live communication tool for different readers of our blog and various businesses.

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