Import Export Company Business Plan and SWOT Analysis

Import Export Company Business Plan, Marketing Plan, How To Guide, and Funding Directory

The Import Export Company Business Plan and Business Development toolkit features 18 different documents that you can use for capital raising or general business planning purposes. Our product line also features comprehensive information regarding to how to start an Import Export Company business. All business planning packages come with easy-to-use instructions so that you can reduce the time needed to create a professional business plan and presentation.

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  • Bank/Investor Ready
  • Complete Industry Research for the Industry
  • 3 Year Excel Financial Model
  • Business Plan (26 to 30 pages)
  • Marketing Plan (24 to 28 pages)
  • 425+ Page Funding Directory
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Loan Amortization and ROI Tools
  • Three SWOT Analysis Templates
  • How to Start a Business Guide
  • Easy to Use Instructions
  • All Documents Delivered in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Format
  • Meets SBA Requirements

Import export companies are a vital part to any economy. These businesses are able to take goods from other countries and bring them into their own country for sale and distribution directly to the general public as well as to third parties that will sell these products as well. The barriers to entry for a new import export company are somewhat high given that the these businesses have significant upfront capital costs relating to acquiring and importing and exporting inventories. Typically, most import export companies have a startup cost ranging anywhere from $250,000-$1 million depending on the initial scope and scale of the business. The gross margins generated from the sale of imported and exported products generally ranges from 10% to 30% depending on the type of product being sold.

Most banks and financial institutions are happy to place capital with import export companies given that their underlying asset is the inventory being distributed. Of course, if an entrepreneur wants to obtain capital for their business and they are going to need a business plan. This document should include a three-year profit and loss statement, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, and business ratios pages showcases the usage of funds and the anticipated financial results. An analysis pertaining to the companies targeted to acquire inventories from the import-export company should also be thoroughly discussed within the business plan.

After the business plan is completed then it is time to see develop the import-export company marketing plan. This document does not need to be that long in length given that these companies typically target distributors and retailers for sales of their inventories. Most importantly, developing ongoing relationships with these partners is imperative to maintaining profitable operations for an import-export company. Most people that enter this field already have significant contacts among businesses that will purchase specific inventories from them on an ongoing basis. Additionally, it is important to maintain an online presence given that many businesses and individuals now use the Internet to find products that they want or need. Many import-export companies have taken to integrating e-commerce functionality into their websites so that smaller orders can be placed directly without having to interact with a salesperson. This trend is expected to continue in perpetuity. Also, many import-export companies will maintain profiles on popular social media platforms such as Google, FaceBook, and Twitter in order to increase the visibility of their brand name. This is especially important if the import-export company is dealing in a highly specific type of product.

Beyond these two types of documentation, a import export company SWOT analysis is frequently developed as well. This document showcases the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats are faced by these companies. As it relates to strengths, most import export companies are able to diversify their inventory to include items that are constantly in need. This ensures that these companies are able to remain profitable and cash flow positive in any economic climate. For weaknesses, the barriers to entry for these types companies is somewhat high and the gross margins are somewhat low. Additionally, there are usually very high startup costs associated with an import-export company. For opportunities, most entrepreneurs enter this industry focus heavily on expanding the types of products that they source, import, and export. This is the fastest way for a newer import-export company to expand their operations. For threats, the primary factors faced by these companies are changes in the economy. During times of difficult economic conditions, these businesses can have a significant decline in the revenues. Also, it is important that import-export companies keep a close watch on their transportation costs as spikes in oil prices can impact the businesses profit and loss statement.