Due to the Covid-19 situation, there are new steps to follow, and new things to DON’T FORGET when importing FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods). On this article, Boom Plus jointed the 5 essentials to avoid headaches when buying and negotiating fast moving consumer goods, especially online.
According to Kantar consultancy, in 2019, e-commerce for FMCG grew 7 times more than the offline modality. This tendency has even more room to grow.
1. Check documents!
Each country has different laws for import and export activities. This concerns the amount of taxes paid, which documents should be shown on arrival or departure (bill of lading), and even the specific permissions that should be asked for import, in some cases. Don’t forget to check if the company which is selling the FMCG has the knowledge of the specific rules in your country and if they provide all the documents required.
2. Check specifications
Products have specifications to follow. Wheat flour, for example, is better to have gluten always above 23%. If under, the dough won’t be flexible enough to work on products such as bread. Also, when the amount of ash in the flour is above 0.65%, small black dots could be visible.
3. Choose and review shipping conditions
Good shipping conditions need to be ensured by the company. For products like wheat flour, for example, there are some recommended procedures, which are followed by Boom Plus:
- Wrapping material on each bag;
- Thick bag material to protect the flour from unfavorable weather conditions;
- Fumigation of the container to protect the shipment from insects;
- Silica gel inside the container to prevent moisture;
- Plastic or Kraft covering inside the container to prevent sea water access to the flour bags.
4. Research about the reliability of the FMCG Exporting company
It’s not difficult to find about a company’s reputation. Boom Plus, for example, has know-how on pasta since 2004, wheat flour and salt export business. There are plenty of clients satisfied around the globe. Our references include Madagascar, Comoros, Angola, Uganda, Kenya, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Congo, D.R. of the Congo, Gabon, Mauritius, Djibouti, Ghana, Cameroon, Togo, Sao Tome, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Liberia, Ethiopia, Burundi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. When choosing the company for business, always look for good references, just like ours!
5. Look for certifications
Certificates are one of the best ways to measure quality. They create standards from raw material to labeling. Make sure all the certificates are real, checking their authenticity. Boom Plus acquires the certificates which are mostly looked for: ISO 9001:2015, Halal and COMESA membership. The company is known for the finest hard wheat flour and for its vast variety of products.
Trust specialists: go with Boom Plus!
If you are a cook, a chef or any company, when buying Boom Plus’s brands, you are acquiring close inspection of shipments for highest quality standards, lowest possible product costs, timely production and shipment updates to clients. This dedication makes us stand out of the crowd.
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