Companies that export are more profitable than ones that stay domestic.

There is plenty to think about when attempting to launch an E-commerce site. Many business owners, especially small businesses and startups, tend to stay local and domestic. However, there are plenty of great reasons for an E-commerce to launch internationally. The following infographic, from Mister Logistics, outlines excellent reasons to export your E-commerce.

8 Great Reasons to Export:

These reasons are just the best of several great reasons to export. Adding international to your business will only bring good things and the risk is no greater than running an E-Commerce domestically. Neglecting to export could actually hurt your business: foreign companies will eventually penetrate your domestic market and offer more competition. By taking your product abroad, you bring the competition to foreign businesses in your sector on your terms.

In the event you decide to sell your business (to launch a new one, we’re sure), exporting can dramatically add value to your current business. Your intellectual property will be better protected by claiming copyright internationally, and your personal skills as a marketer and entrepreneur will be enriched with excellent new skills.

Sum up the Facts:

  • Companies that export are 17% more profitable than companies that stay domestic.
  • Exporting can help smooth over seasonal slow downs.
  • Exporting improves your business skills by adding new domains of expertise.
  • Adding new international markets can help use your production capacity to its maximum.
  • By integrating into foreign markets, you help defend your domestic market.
  • Competing globally means you’ll reach more than just 5% of the worlds population.
  • Exporting allows you to improve the value of your intellectual property by claiming it internationally.
  • If you decide to sell your business, exporting adds more value to it.

Exporting internationally can be intimidating– but it shouldn’t be. With the amount of profit to be made, and the visibility available outside of the US, internationalizing your E-commerce should be a priority. There’s nothing stopping you from seizing this opportunity. For more information, see How to Export my E-Commerce.

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