Build up your sourcing business in Europe and the USA.
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SETTING UP YOUR OWN BRAND: A GUARANTEED ROUTE TO HIGHER MARGINS
Manufacturers have recognised that they need to improve margins and have invested more time and financial resources into building up their own brands in addition to manufacturing for others. Are you one of them?
- Are you looking to launch your own brand or build it up further?
- Are you looking for a one-stop shop to help you grow your own brand in Europe and the USA?
GFM and its partners can help you
- Identify the right freelance designers to create your brand from scratch – some of the designers we work with are recognised designers in Europe and the USA.
- Provide you with a marketing strategy and marketing company to sort out all marketing issues. We will work out the product mix and come up with the creative, production and media placement your brand needs and deserve
- Identify a list of boutiques or department stores where you need to be sold in Europe and the USA
- Search for the right agents or distributors across Europe and the USA
- Set up your own office in Europe and the USA ( Opening the company, working with accountants and lawyers, freight forwarders, credit management companies …)
- Opening up your own boutiques ( market research, business plan, lease negotiation, pre-launch marketing, Open To Buy, merchandise planning, general retail guidance, staff recruitment and training …)
- Understand the local culture and apply the winning strategy and action plan.
- Maximise sales but at the same time minimise costs by giving you the Golden Rules to succeed as well as the mistakes other brands have made before you.
Our partners in India, China … are ready to meet up with you and help you get started.
To get your project running today, call us on +44 20 8576 6233. Skype.com – user id : global fashion management ( a space between each word )
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BUILDING UP YOUR PRIVATE LABEL OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE AND THE USA
As soon as the buyers have worked with you and know you ( creative products, quality samples, on-time delivery, quality of the finished goods, appropriate & flexible payment terms …), building up and growing the relationship on your own may be easy.
What may be more difficult is the start up phase. You are targeting European and American buyers but your are based outside those 2 regions ( China, India, Marocco, Turkey, Peru ...) and you are therefore lookibg for a local manager, a local oiffice to support your sales but without the fixed costs attached to it.
Establishing a long term sales relationship and trust with local buyers and partners will entail
- Being local – this will means knowing how to best deal with and being flexible with currency, logistics, payments and having a local office
- Speaking the language, writing the language and understanding the culture
- Being able to respond promptly to any request ( avoid the time difference )
- Providing a quality product at the right price ( your strength )
- Having a strategy and action plan and an ability to remain focus
Our clients needed to be able to rely immediately on expert advice which may be simple to use and flexible.
Our clients wanted to depend on a local office to act as a go-between and represent them when required.
Our clients needed to have somebody acting as an extension of their own office – local to the country of the buyer - and able to prepare a professional company profile, talk to buyers in their language and time zone, follow up leads, meet with potential buyers easily and flexibly and this is how the SOURCING MEMBERSHIP SERVICE was born.
Sourcing Membership - Silver and Gold levels
It is based on 2 pre-paid levels of membership ( Silver and Gold ) which give you the ability to use GFM for any issue you may have in Europe or the USA. Your objectives become our goals and we are here to ensure you can grow your sourcing business in Europe and the USA. We will be working closely with some local partners close to your future buyers.
Both levels of membership are based around the ability for you to use GFM as your representative’s office in London. You will benefit from an immediate learning curve, a vast network of contacts and an execution team working hand in hand with you.
Key services include
- Ability to use GFM as your “representative office” to give your buyers the ability to communicate in real time and call their home country or a country in Europe/ USA
- Set up of your company profile to ensure your are seen as a reliable sourcing partner
- Consulting to cover any strategic or action plan you wish to implement in Europe/ USA – Sourcing or branded
- Strategic business development: Set up of a strategy and action plan for Europe/USA
- Call center. Take your incoming phone calls based on a European/ USA phone number and liaise with you – we will act professionally and represent you as if it was yourself. We wil be acting as a "local employee" of your company
- Identification of a targeted buyers’ list, taking appointment and attending meetings to secure business
- Follow up of sales leads provided by yourself – through phone calls or meetings. We can meet the buyers alone or with you
- Sales: search for agents
- Maximisation sales opportunities on logistics, payment or credit management issues
- Using GFM’s network of contacts ( fashion brands … )
- Debt collection
- And much more…
Get a quote – Give us an understanding of who you are and where you would like to be and we will revert with a quote by return.
Alternatively, ask us to send you a little questionnaire. We work in a very flexible way to adapt our products and services to small and larger manufacturers.