My question is very simple: how many of you are doing this or availing the benefits of selling through an e-commerce marketplace or own e-commerce store processing the export orders.
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I am a leading exporter as well as doing huge business in domestic ecommerce,
In cross border ecom only 2 products are viable 1) Products which are your countries ethnic or cultural identity, 2) where you region has global lowest cost of production due to technology or raw material availability.
Anything apart from the 2 is viable only by evading rules, taxes at destination country or if you are having a monopoly for such product in India.
Government of India has not at all helped exporters the way China does.
Their government helps them in exchange rates, shipping etc which is giving them atleast 40% advantage over us.
Till today there is no digitization of the entire process, a shipment of 100 rs or 100 crores cost the same amount of documentation and costs.
Logistics costs are huge if you follow proper route, so as long as you sell a product of more than 10k you cannot absorb such charges and stay competitive.
Marketing own website in western markets is very costly due to higher ad costs, trust factor.
Going through marketplaces like Amazon and Ebay is a whole new issue altogether.
If you really have a product worth selling, open a company in your target country and stock goods over there and sell products via own website and marketplaces.
Exports is not easy in current framework more