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International eTrade

Take advantage of digital channels to sell throughout the world

You have an export company and still don’t sell online? You have started to sell through marketplaces and would like to improve your presence in them? Take advantage of digital channels to generate new international sales and opportunities and don’t lose custom to other companies that are already doing so!

International eTrade is the boost your company needs to transform its DNA and leverage the new digital channels you have at your fingertips. This service will provide you with sessions of awareness, training, individual counselling and support in implementing your online strategy in new markets.

If you wish to start exporting digitally or to sell to new markets, take advantage of the International eTrade initiative and activate new online channels to expand your international sales.

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International eTrade: The Services

  • Open sessions

    Throughout the year, you have the opportunity to participate in open sessions and workshops in order to find out about the best strategies to expand your online sales to the world through the experience of experts. Find out about upcoming sessions!

  • eTrade Upgrade

    Training is the key to start selling to the world online. ACCIÓ and the EOI Business School offer free training to learn about new methods and tools to design an internationalization plan through digital channels.

  • Help lines

    ACCIÓ provides you with help lines to improve your international online strategy. International eTrade Coupons, in terms of counselling, or a new line of funding for project implementation, are the two main actions.

  • Support from our International Offices

    Through the support of our ACCIÓ International Offices you can validate your strategy in the target market and connect with the most suitable suppliers to launch it. To which market do you want access? We can help you, request the service!

International eTrade grants

Would you like to improve your company’s digital channels and boost its international presence? Do you need drive to do this? The International eTrade Grants will enable you work on promoting digital internationalization projects.

Whether you need to hire a marketing agency to develop a world digital strategy or wish to create a new international website for hosting an online store, these grants provide the drive you need.

What do they offer?

The International eTrade grants are intended to improve your company’s digital channels and strategies with a view to boost its internationalization. The financing is intended to help companies with the following projects:

  • Web or e-commerce development and creation of international content.
  • Digital marketing actions and creation of international advertising campaigns
  • Participation on electronic markets and presence in international digital directories
  • Development and integration of digital tools to optimize international business
  • Acquisition of digital tools to optimize international business

Addresses, cost and aplication

Who is it aimed at?

The International eTrade grants are aimed at small and medium-sized companies based in Catalonia that meet the following requirements:

  • They should have had a turnover of over 100,000 euros the year prior to the application.
  • They should have a website in a foreign language
  • They should have an international promotion plan *

The amount

Companies will receive a maximum of 50% of the subsidizable amount of the project, up to a maximum of 10,000 euros.

* To apply for the grant, the company’s international promotion plan must be in line with the plan of action.

eTrade Upgrade: train and take the leap to online international sales

The digital environment is one of the main exponents of swift, ongoing evolution. Selling online anywhere in the world thus requires a mastery of the tools and a definition of the best strategies to make the growth of international sales possible.

ACCIÓ and the School of Industrial Organization (EOI) therefore organize free training courses* for a group of selected professionals so that they may learn about new methodologies and use digital channels to internationalize their companies.

The new training course Digitalization Internationalization Strategy for companies in the furniture and habitat sector and the second edition of the Internationalization Strategy for Industrial and Service Companies (B2B) course are now available. Both provide opportunities for making headway with international online sales. 

The registration period for the trainings has ended.

Companies in the furniture and habitat sector

Digital training course for companies in the furniture and habitat sector: Are you an exporting company in the furniture or habitat sector? Are you considering or have you begun selling your products digitally? Selling online in this sector requires understanding how digital channels work, taking advantage of opportunities and adapting internal processes in order to become competitive digitally.

On this 16-hour training course with specialists, you will learn the most significant aspects about online exporting in this sector: you will learn how to select the best products and to present them digitally; to optimize packaging and logistics; to meet deadlines for new online customers and to discover the most suitable digital marketing tools and how to work with them successfully.

In addition, each participant will be assigned 4 hours of individualized mentoring to help them to implement in their company the knowledge acquired on the training course.

Places are limited on the course, which consists of eight 2-hour sessions.

Industrial and service companies (B2B)

Training course for industrial and service companies (B2B): Are you an industrial B2B company? As you know, the process to sell your products to other companies is very different from doing so to the end consumer, which is also very important in e-commerce.

On this 16-hour training course, led by specialists, you will learn to make a digital plan that is sustainable over time, you will create your online internationalization strategy in the industrial sector and analyse such issues as the choice of countries or digital channels to be taken into account to capture commercial leads and traffic to the website.

In addition, each participant will be given 5 hours of one-to-one mentoring to help you apply the knowledge acquired to your project.

This course, with limited places, consists of 8 two-hour sessions.

*These training courses are promoted by ACCIÓ and by the EOI Business School (EOI) and are co-funded by the European Social Fund, ACCIÓ and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

Support from our International Offices

The International eTrade initiative provides the chance to validate your digital strategy in the world’s most important eCommerce markets. To enable this, ACCIÓ provides you with the specialized local knowledge of its International Offices to corroborate the feasibility of your product or look for the most suitable suppliers.

Through the International Offices, the company will receive full support in implementing its strategy in several key areas:

  • Market validation. Analysis of the consumption of the product online, consumer profile, the competition and the search for the most suitable marketplaces.
  • Legal analysis and barriers. Analysis or accompaniment to records offices and with the necessary procedures that affect the product, the incorporation of the company, the need for personnel or the analysis of barriers (customs tariffs, language, trademark registration or payment methods).
  • Product adaptation. Support in the process of adapting the product, pricing or communications strategy.

This implementation service has a duration of between two and six months for companies and is co-funded by ACCIÓ. Request it now!

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International eTrade: experiences and publications

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