Big Apple Buddy, a NYC-based Shopping Concierge, Helps Small Businesses Reach International Consumers with Ease
New York, New York (August 31, 2016) – Big Apple Buddy, a new start-up designed to overcome international shopping barriers, is taking international e-commerce by storm. Small to medium sized businesses in the US have begun to take note of the unique opportunity that this shopping concierge has brought to the table. Big Apple Buddy has disrupted traditional, less lucrative, distribution channels by allowing businesses to sell to a customer on the other side of the world as easily as they would to a domestic one.
Why aren’t these businesses shipping products to international customers themselves? To put it quite simply, it’s just too difficult. Customs, duties, and export regulations are quite a lot to tackle for a smaller scale business; these processes are often little known or misunderstood. Providing sales and customer support to a non-US customer base in addition to domestic customers also proves to be too challenging for the average small business owner.
Instead of jumping over all these hurdles, many companies either defer to distributors or retail partners or completely throw in the towel on international sales. While selling through distributors or retail partners makes things much less difficult, these channels severely cut into margins. Not selling internationally at all on the other hand foregoes a plethora of potential sales. While companies may choose to stay within their US borders, online coverage of the latest products often tends to cross these lines, creating a large international audience itching to get their hands on those very items.
Big Apple Buddy offers a solution when it comes to reaching these international customers. The startup is looking to disrupt existing distribution channels, which heavily reduces profits, by partnering with small businesses to deliver their products internationally. Because Big Apple Buddy is a shopping concierge buying on behalf of international customers, selling to international clients is as easy as selling to the usual domestic customer. Since the margin is higher than selling to retail partners or distributors on a wholesale basis, small businesses greatly benefit from this partnership.
Besides excellent savings in both profit and shipping expenses, Big Apple Buddy also takes away the added stress of international customer support by completely taking care of all servicing in a both intimate and efficient manner. Businesses need only communicate with Big Apple Buddy. Partnering with Big Apple Buddy also comes with access to the startup’s extensive list of loyal shoppers across 110 countries worldwide.
Small businesses should not be left with only two choices when considering international expansion: make very little or make nothing at all. Big Apple Buddy presents a third, most lucrative option which will not only help businesses expand beyond borders but will also put products into the hands of those customers anxiously awaiting them.
For more information, please visit www.bigapplebuddy.com.
ABOUT BIG APPLE BUDDY
Big Apple Buddy is a New York based e-commerce company, founded by two former Australian lawyers. Our shopping concierge service helps consumers around the world buy the latest products from the USA and currently has a presence in over 110 countries worldwide.