Here’s how I solved 90% of my import/export challenges
Nicole Snow, owner of Darn Good Yarn, explains how she expanded in global markets. She uses FedEx Trade Networks to see how she can distribute globally. With FedEx® brokerage services, she receives help with the import/export process. Watch the video to see more insights into exporting for your small business.
Tell the world you’re open for business
Looking for reasons to go global? The fact that 95% of the world’s consumers are outside the U.S. is a great place to start. But if you’re still not convinced, we’ve got resources, insights, and statistics to show you why the next best step for your business could be selling internationally.
Your guide to global
Need help navigating the international marketplace? Check out our handy comprehensive export guide. This road map can help you start your small-business export journey from start to finish.
Are you global-ready?
Before you expand to new markets, make sure your business is prepared. Here are five steps to get ready to export:
- Evaluate your business
- Get familiar with international markets
- Choose where you’re going
- Manage your finances
- Find international help with our export road map
You’ll need help
Take advantage of international resources, many of them free, to succeed globally. Check out the educational events and webinars from FedEx, and learn to prepare international shipments online. Choose markets wisely with help from our country-specific fact sheets. Connect to trade organizations and government agencies that are committed to helping people like you. And get answers to some of the common questions small-business owners ask when they’re thinking about expanding internationally.
International shipping: 7 easy tips
Discover how easy global trade can be with seven simple tips and instructions:
- Check shipping regulations of the destination country
- Prepare your customs documents
- Determine your broker
- Pick the best service for your needs
- Get started shipping
- Track your shipment online, anytime
- Find more information on going global
How does your state stack up?
You can learn a lot from neighboring businesses — especially from their export practices. Find out how many businesses in your state are exporting and where most of the exports are going.