Originally Posted by vmhatup
Thanks for your reply.
The company's European and their shoes are extremely popular all over the world. In their page they have a list of countries with retail stores, but the country I'd like to sell in is not listed, so I assume that nobody's selling them "officially" there, if at all. I've also been told by people there that this brand does not exist... as a matter of fact, someone from over there that really likes shoes gave me the idea to contact them.
Assuming nobody else carries it, then, in the future, if they sell well, we could also become the country's authorized distributor.
I believe that, due to the demographics and interests of the people there, these shoes would sell well. But I'd like to approach the company correctly so that they know I'm serious about this. And, if possible, I wouldn't want someone to get the rights to this brand.
I see, I did not realize we were talking about another country. I have seen many of these emails from the other side. Whereby I was the distributor and other distributors from around the world wanted my product.
These letters are really short. They are like this:
Dear manufacturer (insert someone's name if you can)
I would like to introduce myself. My name is _______ and the name of my company is __________. We are a retailer/distributor of shoes in (name of country). I am interested in selling your shoes in the (name of country) market. I am very familiar with your product and I do not believe you have any distribution here and I believe I can lay the groundwork to give you some very valuable distribution in this country.
Could you provide me with a distributor price list and suggested retail prices? I would also like to know what your minimum quantities are.
Please feel free to email me or call me. My phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX
That would be it. These emails are always short. If you do not get a response, I would call them. Also, refer to some of the points regarding freight, duty, currency considerations and letters of credit that I made in my previous post as something to talk to them about after you hear from them on your initial email.