It can be all too easy to sell your products from a quiet street corner, or a stall at a market or trade show but if you really want to make a success of your product you need to dream big, get it out there to who matters. You may be selling a smattering of products through your website or sites like ebay, which is great, but to really make a killing you need to look to other countries and areas and the need to ship in bulk. It isn’t easy getting these contracts. But it is certainly doable, many millionaires started off in such a way. You essentially need to take your business to the next level. These tips can help you get started, though you may have already thought about some of them, the others could still prove useful. Good luck!
You already have a sales platform, and you need to use that as a springboard. Start writing letters to major sellers in other countries. You may have been knocked back from those in your own country but there is no reason you can’t try in others and see success. Get a plan together, a pitch, send samples out to major distributors and the like. If they like it they may take an order. At this point you may want to look at covered vehicle transport and some other logistical solutions. It can be hard to get the bosses to bite, especially when you haven’t got the money to travel to these countries and locations to speak to the buyers in person. However, it can be done.
You need to show how your product is doing. For this, use reviews. Online reviews have a certain power, a sway over others that look at them and if good can even lead people into purchasing themselves. Ask everyone who has bought your product to write some kind of review. These will stack up. Don’t be nervous about bad reviews. If you have created a good product you are proud of you should stand by it. Even if you do get one or two bad reviews you can use the feedback to make the product even better. Then you can tell the buyers to check out the reviews and such, lending weight to your pitch.
Another way to go about this is contacting key reviewers in the target country. They can write reviews of your product in magazines and post them online. If these are good reviews they could potentially persuade buyers to say the magic yes. If experts from their own country are agreeing then it could be the push they need. When one buyers bites, others will too. Just be sure you have the means to manufacture the larger amounts of goods to fit the needs of those now wanting to sell them. It is a tough road, but you need to keep a thick skin. Just because someone doesn’t want to sell or house your product it doesn’t mean it isn’t bad. Not at all. Keep your head up and keep trying.