The world practically runs on the concept of supply and demand. A consumer requires a product(s) for their day to day life and the business you run might have the exact things people out there highly demand. But the fact is that you could have established your company overseas, away from those people and making it hard for them to directly get what they need. Therefore, there must be a successive chain of process that bridges you to your customers abroad. And this could be the thing that you do not fully understand: How does your stuff get from the manufacturing site to a warehouse somewhere for distribution? Simply put, you will need the help of a trucking logistics provider. They are the primary factor that will take your products from where they (the products) land to a warehouse somewhere to be kept prior to being sorted out for distribution to retail shops or a wholesaler. You ship the products via a freight ship. The large vessel will bring its contents to a port, where trucks are waiting to load the items and deliver them on special containers to a warehouse. The trucks would then head back to the port to return the containers, ready to wait for the arrival of another ship carrying other stuff.
It sounds simple on paper. But in actuality, the process is a confusing process that could be hard to follow—especially when it comes to the matter of cost. A provider of such intermodal and drayage services should be able to offer you their help without burdening you even more. Make sure that the company you are working with has broad connections and an array of trucks and trailers that serve nationwide. Renting containers or chassis could be costly and you also need to take into account the matter of shortage in drayage and all. You should also make use of the available tracking features (either for load or for inventory) that the company provides to be able keep an eye on everything proactively. If the products you ship have a short shelving time, it would be wise to consult your trucking provider or warehouse organizer if they have the means to accommodate those items that spoil easily. Request a price quote for their services in order that you can avoid having to pay for more than what is required. This is not about distrust; rather, this could help you keep expenses and costs to a minimum.
Doing business with a partnership like this could assist you in an attempt to reach out to your most loyal customers regardless of where they reside at the moment. Distribution can be handled far easier this way at least until you get the chance to establish a manufacturing site closer to your customers overseas. You can meet their demands while at the same time it is possible for you to ensure that they do not turn to other companies that they deem capable of satisfying their requirements.