Asia offers enormous opportunities for companies and its position in the global trade and investment ecosystem is still strengthening. Yet entering Asian markets can be challenging and costly. Markets are very different, competition is intense, cultural differences can cause a lot of confusion etc, just to name a few common challenges companies face in Asian markets.
Asia Insiders’ service offering is designed to address these challenges for companies at different stages on the maturity curve of their Asia business, from “newcomers” to well established companies, who wish to strengthen their market position in this region.
Success at the Asian markets requires careful preparation. Choice of target countries should be based on real facts rather than assumptions. Markets are very different, and the best opportunities might be found also in “unsuspected” countries.
There is no standard, off-the-shelf- answer to the question where our best markets are.
For each product or service the market attractiveness has to be analyzed specifically. Price level and competition varies also drastically from country to country.
Companies should always verify their own competitiveness first before making big market entry investments.
Market entry into a new country may happen via different modes of operation. The most common way of selling products in Asian markets is via third party channels such as agents, distributors, dealers, importers, system integrators, VAR’s etc.
Finding channel partners is relatively easy and straight forward. However, getting new business with them is much more challenging.
For this specific challenge we offer unique services and tested methods, which are not available from most other consulting companies in Asia.
We see professional channel management concept as an opportunity for companies to differentiate from the competition and at the same time improve competitiveness, shorten the time-to-market and increase revenues!
Building a customer intimacy strategy, providing solutions that are adapted to specific customer situations, and delivered to the customers through individually tailored channels, is better achievable and more sustainable for most companies than price- or technology strategies.