we will tell you brief introduction about the “word of mouth” in American market, and recommendation to enter Japanese crowd funding.
For the USA, there is a “word of mouth” like Japan, but the influence and transmission of word of mouth power is much lower than Japan. Because the behavior of Americans (religiously, geopolitically) is based on "Inherently evil".
It is basically unconditionally trusting what others say like Japanese. Americans don't think if the same thing is good for them even if others say "this product is good". That is why american company doing advertisement by themselves is much important than Japanese company do.
This is the introduction of our service.
We are an agency of crowdfunding project.
It is a service to hold the project page in Japanese crowd funding(CF) bringing from the project on kickstarter.
Normally, a distribution company will work as an agency in Japan to work on CF and after CF, they distribute your product in the Japanese market, but they are not professional for CF business.
That's why we prefer not to use distributor in Japan. Moreover, nowadays e-commerce gets popular, so distributors don't make sense as long as you prepare Japanese website.
Customers will search for a product that has entered Japan once, or a new product of that brand, and buy it on there(website) by themselves. In other words, if you enter the market once and have prepared a Japanese website, it can be useless to use distributor in Japan.
Of course, that's not all, in the case you want us to put your product in the storefront, you need an agent or distributor. For that situation, we have a service that looks for an direct retailer in japan.
Anyway, we think that this is the best way to start CF project in Japan to enter. You can look the reaction from Japanese customer and decide how to move after that (you should never sign the exclusive contract at the same time as working on CF). You cannot search and know how much they can sell your products in Japan.
if you really want to work with those companies, please let us know. we can search more exactly how large that company is, because our CEO used to work at the company who search company.