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November 29, 2021 at 2:17 pm #1232461::
Your Accountant is the only person that you should seek business re-structuring advice and services from.
Of course I am assuming that you have an Accountant, so if you don’t then engaging one should be your first course of action.
JasonNovember 8, 2021 at 3:09 pm #1232022::
Hi there Kevin,
I have not had experience with Food Brokers, however as a provider of strategic business services I can provide some points for your consideration. I am assuming that this is your first attempt at importing and distributing food products, so I would suggest adopting a specialist or niche perspective. In other words, don’t attempt to emulate the big brands buy trying to get onto the shelves of Coles and Woolworths. Instead, aim for the local, niche product stores like Super Barn and IGA, and then find a Food Broker that specialises in offering products to these retailers. In regard to how to approach the broker, you should apply normal commercial processes, such as seeking a Request For Proposal (RFP) from three different brokers. An RFP will allow you to define your special requirements, set up competition between brokers and then evaluate each broker’s proposal against your requirements. All you then need to do is pick your preferred broker and negotiate a final agreement.
JasonNovember 1, 2021 at 4:32 pm #1231880::
OK, so you haven’t actually done any improvements yet, but you “think” you have an idea for a style.
You have only window shopped, and not purchased anything yet.
So your entire post can be boiled down to one request …. you want to know how to acquire a ‘Sit-Stand’ desk?
Answer …. seek out a furniture supplier, peruse their range, make a decision, and buy the product.
I hope this helps
JTNovember 1, 2021 at 4:09 pm #1231877::
Amazon is not just a third party warehouse & distribution provider, so if the products you have manufactured are not already part of their integrated supply chain then you will not be able to hold them in their warehouse.
Remember that Amazon wants you to source products through its own ecosystem, rather than yours. In this case you will simply become an affiliate that helps them expand their distribution network.
In regard to your question about clothing manufacturers, this is something that you need to source (as you must in some way add value to your business). If you don’t want to source your own manufacturers, then companies like Amazon will be pleased to find them for you (and stock and distribute them), but of course this comes at a price.