With bad weather in Egypt and poor global health conditions in general due to the Krona virus and the emerging Krona virus Covid19, e-commerce has increased exponentially and large companies are asking their employees to work from home compulsorily such as NASA,schools in several countries as well as universities have been closed, some airlines have been suspended, people have been completely paralysed and some sectors, such as tourism, have been completely affected.
When the crisis is over, how do business owners recover? I am talking about Egypt in particular, getting hard currency is not difficult, but it needs hard work and that work can be started with specific and clear steps.
Export from Egypt to abroad
Do you have a factory in Egypt? Whatever your factory, clothes, shoes, household items, kitchenware or mobilia, spare parts, filaments and deposits, bulbs or wires. Whatever you make, someone's asking for it. All you have to do is make an account at Alibaba and put all your products, photo and video details and all product details. Buyers will ask you for quotes for specific quantities and if you allow printing and packaging to change, you can request a minimum of this at your specific cost.
You can also use import and export companies in Egypt to facilitate export abroad and speed delivery to your customers. You can choose customers between air or sea freight and they will bear the cost of the product in addition to the shipping price, and receive your money in dollars while you are in Egypt!
Who is Alibaba? (available in Arabic)
Alibaba.com is a site that connects factories, major distribution companies and retailers around the world, so if you want to sell anything retail, you can enter the site above, find out product prices and shipping prices and agree with them to bring them to your country for retail. Alibaba is worth $153 billion. It is listed on the stock exchange and the share price exceeds $60.
The most important exporting countries on Alibaba
China without a rival was the undisputed first country on Alibaba until recently, entering some other countries strongly such as Turkey, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Japan. From Africa, there is only Egypt (with only two products, sand and coal) and South Africa with very few total products.
List of products that can be exported from Alibaba
In the following picture are some divisions of product catalogs and sections through which your factory's products can be inserted, as you can see there are many menus and the full list can be seen here.
Before the customer chooses the quantity they want, they will have an internal calculator that calculates the cost of the required quantity, and you will determine the price of each quantity, for example: the lowest number of moq pieces (Minimum Order Quantity) is 1000 for example and the price of 18 pounds, but if it is 10,000 pieces it will be 6 pounds but if the customer wishes to design his own and packaging of his own, for example the lowest amount required is 200,000 pieces. This is just an example of existing conditions.
Can I subscribe to Alibaba without a factory?
Simply put, if you are passionate about selling online and exporting but you do not have a factory, or you are a distributor of a factory, you can simply make a full account in which you mention all the products you distribute and the minimum order as well as the shipping price with the possibility of packaging and design adjusted by the customer. The site will ask you if you are a manufacturer or a trading company and will choose a "trading company". It was also noted that some commercial companies on Alibaba offer competitive prices and often do not ask for a large minimum such as factories, because they buy from the factory wholesale and sell wholesale as well but in smaller quantities and everyone is a winner!
What's the difference between Alibaba andAli Express?
The main difference is wholesale and retail, if you want to sell wholesale (i.e. you are the manufacturer or factory manager) the best is to sell directly on Alibaba, then you can agree with retailers on Ali Express or if there are distributors already working with you you can direct them to retail via Ali Express (or Souq.com if they are targeting the Egyptian local market).
What are you waiting for to start?
What are you waiting for your earnings to take a new global shift? And export to all over the world? You can guarantee your money through the agreed down payment and you can send a paid sample to the customer before ordering the full quantity. What are you waiting for?
9 steps to start exporting from Egypt to America and Europe.
Make an account on Alibaba and fill out all your data
Upload photos and videos showing the shape, dimensions and colors of the product
Product cost, shipping value and minimum shipping
Minimum product number value in case of design and packaging modification
If you don't know the shipping price from an export company, for example, you can choose to communicate with the customer so that you tell each customer individually at their request.
All previous information is written in sound English for all your customers to easily understand.
Follow the site daily and answer questions from interested people immediately because Alibaba allows the customer to choose to respond from competitors if you do not respond within 24 hours.
Communicating quickly and clearly and building a long-term relationship with customers makes their first and last loyalty to you.
Hire someone to manage your account if you can't be present daily or respond immediately to customers. It is preferable that the person in charge is trained in all factory products, can respond tactfully and is able to complete transactions smoothly.
Do I need a personal site to sell on Alibaba?
All you need is an Alibaba account and a personal account account, you can contact buyers directly through the site and you can receive money through him or via PayPal (by linking a credit card to the account) and you will easily get the money to your bank account!
You also don't need social media sites to start selling on Alibaba. If you want to make a free site for your factory, you can make it in less than an hour with a free WordPress account or a free Google page with little effort.
The importance of exporting to the country's economy
Export is one of the most important sources by which funds enter the state through factory owners and exporting companies and the funds they pay as taxes, the level of prosperity of the country depends on its ability and strength to export products abroad because this means its internal sufficiency of this product in addition to pushing the economy in terms of employment, the more factories increase the need for workers and the availability of funds to pay more salaries, and additional jobs such as distributors accredited wholesale, retail, intermediaries, quality research and other jobs are created alone because of the rotation of the economy. Moreover, money entering the country in different foreign currencies, resulting in an increase in foreign reserves over time, means the strength of the local currency.
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