By the last time, we told you why we recommend to use Japan's crowdfunding after or during kickstater.
On this time, I will try to explain "How to move later after crowd funding".
We explained that when you put the project page on the kickstarter, and you express the product in Japan at first, it is better to use Japanese crowdfunding.
So, let's look at a company that has a business relationship with us as an example of how they expands to Japanese market after successful crowdfunding project in Japan.
1. You place our company as a distributor and sell to Japanese wholesalers or retailers.
2. You use us as The Agent to find right/suitable distributor.
3. You only lead the customers to the E-commerce of their website.
4. you announce a number of new products every time and put them back on crowd funding in Japan again and again.
We can say that there are 4 ways to enter the Japanese market after crowd funding.
Let's take a look one by one.
1. "We become a distributor of your brand and sell your products to Japanese wholesalers and retailers."
We don’t recommend this method. You will be wondered why we say such a thing suddenly.
However, we are focusing on "crowdfunding agency business", so the function as "Distributor" is so strong.
※ In other company cases, some company will tell you that they will work as an crowd funding agency and after that they will work as a distributor. If you asked that suggestion, please refuse them. they just want an exclusive contract just in case you got big business in Japan during agreement, and they do not sell a lot for sure because they don’t have any connection.
Of course, we will accept the distributor if you request. However, for example, we charge you a monthly fee ¥ 200,000 by visiting 5 companies every month, etc., and we will not carry out aggressive sales activities unless you pay some money to us. Therefore, we do not recommend you use us in the agent industry where commissionis the main factor.
However, we work as a distributor about half a year with a brand, we can produce continuous results. And in the next time, we reached a big company successfully and got an appointment with them. If this deal is successful, the brand will gain significant many orders.
At this time, we would like to tell you about the part of "how we work as a distributor" regarding "How to move". Next time, we would like to explain "you use our agent service and find right/suitable distributor in the second step in japan".