Category: US Sales

Recognized as the world’s largest economy, the United States of America offers Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs the perfect springboard from which to launch their international business further abroad. Given the similarities between the Canadian and American cultures and their geographical proximity, selling to the U.S. first simply makes sense, says Jim Pettinger, President of […]
By: Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. In recent years, most “big box” retailers have followed Walmart’s lead by introducing “Vendor Compliance” programs. While understandable due to the huge volume of goods being received, the practice has also come under criticism for becoming a “revenue stream” rather than a reasonable business practice. Typical reasons for […]
The number one obstacle preventing Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs from making successful U.S. sales ‘is not the border’, says Jim Pettinger, President and CEO at UCanTrade, Inc., but rather marketing challenges – target marketing to be specific (Related: “Focus, Focus, Focus”). Economic and consumer diversity found within each state presents exporters with immense marketing challenges […]
By: Jim Pettinger The modern era of “crowdfunding” started with the JOBS act, signed into law by President Obama in 2012. Since that date, multiple websites have been launched to support funding drives, and billions of dollars have been raised by entrepreneurs, generally preselling their products. (For a great recent example, see Alinker on Indiegogo.) […]
Research presented by Export Development Canada (EDC) suggests small to medium sized businesses, regardless of their success domestically, will ‘do even better’ if they export.  Among the potential benefits that their research showed were fast growth and a high rate of return on both revenue and investment.  Click this link to read their complete article, […]
By: Jim Pettinger In his weekly commentary, Peter G. Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist of Export Development Canada (EDC), suggests that the USA is “hot”, and “indicators suggest there is still a lot of runway”.  Further, he points out that not all states are equal. Some present even more opportunity than others. For more […]
At UCanTrade, Inc., we exist to help Canadian companies market and distribute their goods and services profitably to the U.S.A.  We aim to assist them in removing any ‘border barriers’ and to provide them with a low cost, fully equipped and fully staffed extension of their Canadian office on the American side of the border. U.S. […]
“Canadian companies want to consolidate several small shipments into a larger one to minimize customs clearance costs,” says Jim Pettinger, UCanTrade, Inc.’s president and CEO. “This is where UCanTrade can step in and provide cross docking services and work in conjunction with our client’s U.S. Customs Broker to expedite this process at a low cost.” […]