How to become an importer, exporter, and wholesaler
What does an importer, exporter, and wholesaler do?
Duties and tasks
- Coordinate the shipping and collection process of products locally and internationally, working with multiple stakeholders and agents to transport and distribute goods
- Create standard procedures for importing, exporting and distributing activities including planning and scheduling production and pricing
- Examine importing and exporting customs and regulations to be followed as well as laws pertaining to the wholesale distribution of goods or produce
- Keep an accurate record of all orders and operations, as well as transportation of supplies and produced items; prepare financial statements and reports on performance
- Maintain relationships with suppliers and distributors ensuring quality and finding new partnerships and opportunities
- Manage and appoint staff working in importing and exporting activities and distribution
- Work with suppliers, staff and stakeholders to ensure quality of products, delivery schedule and negotiate costs
- Customs broker
- Distribution and sales representative
- Merchant wholesaler
- Sales manager
- Sales representative
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