As your business starts to grow, you’ll likely have endless questions for every variable that keeps the wheels turning. How am I going to scale my product? How am I going to find more customers? Should I be selling in other countries or growing my customer base for a more local business? What you’re really assessing is how you will scale your business.
Maybe in the past, you’ve been able to handle everything. Product research, testing, supply ordering, listing creation, and taxes kept you busy, but with some late nights and forgone weekends, you were still able to handle everything. However, scaling is more than just finding more hours in the day, and scaling efficiently is more than just hiring someone to take over what you used to do. Scaling correctly requires a plan and for you to find ways to manage daily business operations faster than ever before.
What does “planning to scale” look like, and what types of business operations should you attempt to streamline first? You can find ways to streamline just about every aspect of your business, but it’s often easiest to start where others can offer their expertise. Relying on a company that specializes in things such as shipping, foreign language translations, or foreign currency exchange and banking will speed up your business operations and provide you with more peace of mind than if you were to hire and train someone yourself. To make an informed decision and find the right company for your business, you‘ll need a basic understanding of what each of these worlds looks like.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the foundational knowledge necessary to scale a growing international eCommerce business.