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UK company seeking to be agent or distributor for innovative products including jewellery, home decor, cooking and gardening products

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRUK20201124001
Published
24/11/2020
Last update
26/11/2020
Expiration date
27/11/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Household Goods & Appliances
Creative products
Clothing, shoes and accessories (including jewellery)
Home furnishing and housewares
Housewares
Garden and horticultural products
Other consumer products
Retail sale of carpets, rugs, wall and floor coverings in specialised stores
Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores
Retail sale of watches and jewellery in specialised stores
Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores
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Summary

Summary: 
A UK company experienced in import and distribution is setting up a new website for the sales and distribution of innovative products, including but not limited to, gifts such as jewellery, home decor products, kitchen and cooking items and gardening products. They are seeking export-ready companies seeking to exploit the UK market via commercial agency or distribution agreement.

Description

Description: 

The current health crisis has resulted in a massive expansion in online shopping and interest in home decor. While the development of vaccines will mean a way out of lock-downs and constraints in movement, the change in consumer habits and the expansion of this new customer segment of online users means there are increasing opportunities for suppliers of products.

The company, based in the UK, is looking for innovative products, but also products need to be small in size for easy posting.

Product categories are:

(1) Gifts like jewellery (not gold or diamond), jewellery for women, men and children, cosmetics. soaps and spa products, etc
(2) Home decor products like sculpture, paintings, picture frames, ceramics, decorative, lighting, linen, etc
(3) Kitchen and cooking items (but not electrical products) such as cookware, serving ceramics, aprons, etc
(4) Gardening items

Suppliers need to be flexible at the beginning regarding order size, ideally supplying small orders for the first few months. Also for European suppliers, prices need to be competitive to compete with post-Brexit customs changes.

Ideally also that the supplier company can accommodate custom orders, unique designs or whole collections based on client supplied designs, via distribution agreement or commercial agency agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
A British company highly experienced in import and distribution thus confirming it is a reliable and viable business partner. The company will launch a new lifestyle online shop soon and also supply other national online shops. The company is interested in expanding its current selected products, by identifying new suppliers for its customers.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The British company seeks international business partners to supply its products. Potential partners are innovative makers of any of the following product ranges: home, kitchen, garden and gifts. Cooperation with the partners identified will be based on commercial agency or distribution agreements.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Type: Industry Activity of partner: Sales of retail products including gifts, homeware and gardening Specific role of partner sought: The supply of innovative products for resale in the UK via distribution agreement or commercial agency agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500