Author Topic: Import/Export Business - how to get up to speed?  (Read 4735 times)

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Import/Export Business - how to get up to speed?
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:28:26 PM »
My girl wants to look into opening an import/export business.  She is from Bulgaria and has connections there. 

Unfortunately, that's about where it stands.... I don't know the first thing about what/how/when/where etc.  I dont know if we are going to focus just on exports or imports, or both.

Ideally, we are talking about bootstrapping this, so we are looking at small items. But I am afraid we will run into problems when they say, 'dog, you can't just send 500 jailbroken iphones to Bulgaria' ...and I'll be like, 'why not?':)

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Re: Import/Export Business - how to get up to speed?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 01:34:50 PM »
US -> BG

it's unlikely to work at scale, but may work for small US specific items.

I say that because now that BG is part of the EU it is so much simpler and easier for other EU countries to trade than say the US, you'll be having a nightmare competing. There is very little (say 500 iPhones) that cant be delivered from say Germany or the UK simpler and than from the US at lower cost.

BG-> US

If you can find a specific BG item or items that sell in the US it should be a walk in the park