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Enter Into the U.S. Market

ekn links is experienced in developing the U.S. market for a wide assortment of product categories. We have helped companies create distribution channels, sales networks and marketing programs for lines of consumer goods, food, snacks, candy, gifts, toys, heath and beauty items, electronics and a number of service related businesses.

 

Our business connections to several industries and world markets allow us to help clients on a wide variety of projects.  We rely on a strong network of professionals in several industries to assist with all of our partners needs. ekn links first builds a working knowledge of your product and specific needs. We will then discuss a Plan Of Action (POA)™ using all of our resources.  Our services are created with you in mind, and we focus on the specific needs of each of our partners. 

 

 

Globalization should be a strategy!
 

Globalization must be a strategic imperative for corporations of any size. The Internet allows the global economy to be fused together and creates a marketplace that never sleeps. ekn links will help you create a potential for  global trade and focus on building market share in external markets that you currently do not provide products to. Globalization also means that your competitor will enter your local market and take away your domestic market share. Are you doing the same?

 

Selling globally will help create unrecognized business for your company. Globalization allows you to enter the realm of working with large international buyers for your product. ekn will help you capture that new international customer, increase your volume, lower your cost and remain as competitive as you can!

ekn links can create U.S. market development programs that will focus on helping you find distribution channels and representation for your products.

ekn links will assist any international company to enter or expand in the U.S. market. 

Steps to becoming a U.S. importer
  1. ekn will conduct preliminary research into the market to determine the viability of the product, service or project.

  2. ekn will help you create a target list of prospective contacts.

  3. ekn will assist in your initial distribution of samples, sales literature, pricing, and programs.

  4. ekn will help you qualify all prospects and potential customers.

  5. ekn will help you to set appointments to see these qualified prospects.

 

Get Expert help. Get Started Today

Many products fail due to lack of planning and limited buy-in from the marketplace. ekn links will help increase your odds of success in the U.S.

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New Product Launch
New Product Launch

Issue: New product needed to launch into competitive U.S. category. ​Results: Awarded Best New Product by industry and secured $1M in new orders.

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Rebrand a Company
Rebrand a Company

Issue: Dated brands, declining sales and lost of profits. ​Results: Increased profits by 11%, sales increase over 20%.

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New Company To US
New Company To US

Issue: Strong brand in Brazil that needed to launch and transfer image into U.S. ​Results: Built local office and team to generate over $1.5M in sales in two years.

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New Channels
New Channels

Issue: Ineffective sales and product packaging limiting sales. ​Results: Developed new package and products to open new channels and get $750K in new business.

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New Concepts
New Concepts

Issue: Innovative idea with no strategy to market and a need to raise funds. ​Results: Created strategy and organized concept to present to investors.

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Start Ups
Start Ups

Issue: An innovative idea outside the normal channels. Results: Built company and strategy. Sold off company for 10x value.

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New Technology
New Technology

Issue: New concept requiring change and education to end users and market buyers. ​Results: Developed promotional teams and concepts, developed sales campaigns and secured over 22 new dealers in year one.

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Building Sales
Building Sales

Issue: New product that needed a strong pull thru market for sales. ​Results: Developed sales team and promotion ideas to deliver over $30M in two years.

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Revise Product
Revise Product

Issue: Existing product needed to be sold in U.S. market. ​Results: Create strategy, new product ideas and marketing for market entry.

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Build Sales Team
Build Sales Team

Issue: A new company wanted sales into mass retailers. Results: Worked with major retailers to build their own product - sales over $3M.

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Create Demand
Create Demand

Issue: New licensed products and concepts that did not have channels. ​Results: Built programs and channels, sold $880K in year one and won Best New Toy Award.

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Reposition Product
Reposition Product

Issue: Strong product internationally but needed revisions for U.S. ​Results: Created new product packaging and position, developed strategy to launch product.

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About ekn links

ekn links is a business development and innovative growth marketing agency
that creates consumer engagement through social media, marketing & strategy.

ekn links applies innovative marketing solutions and focused business development plans to build up new markets, prospect for new business, and building opportunities for brands.