With media growing ever more accessible over the last ten years thanks to a shift from broadcasting being its major form of distribution, to online spaces where it can be accessed on demand, our present global population is arguably the most well-informed in history. From students sharing articles on Facebook to parents watching documentaries on Netflix on their days off, media running off a cloud has become almost flawlessly integrated into every day lives. But what would happen if suddenly that stopped? What if all cloud-based service providers stopped having the ability to run strong signals?
This is a real threat in some countries, where cloud-based service providers rely on IT equipment to be shipped from elsewhere to build a strong infrastructure, guaranteeing reliability of signals. This is often also compounded by a country’s stringent import laws causing necessary technologies to be delayed or even lost due to disorganization at customs. Others slam import taxes on controlled-use goods that are nearly impossible for any medium-sized company to work with. These barriers put the free flow of information in these places at risk, especially for those who depend on it to make a living such as those who communicate through cloud-based apps at their jobs.
Service providers in these countries are desperate to find resellers abroad that are willing to take on a complex distribution process. After all, it’s an opportunity for an international partnership when many local reselling industries are becoming oversaturated and overly competitive. However, finding consistency is challenging because of how multifaceted the importing process is at the borders of many countries. Often a great deal of paperwork must be filled out and with perfect accuracy; what’s more is the paperwork called for changes from country to country and one small mistake can throw the whole endeavor off schedule.
What both cloud-based service providers and technology resellers need is an expert importer that can clear the equipment swiftly, reliably and compliantly. The best solution for shipping technologies overseas is partnering with an Importer of Record (IOR). A non resident importer can take responsibility for not-for-sale transactions like leases and ensure the shipment receives clearance without hassle. There are importers however that take things one step further and offer a full array of services like TecEx.
This company can seamlessly import equipment to any country and makes your life easier as an IT reseller by providing a hands-on service, taking over the pre-approval process, preparing all documentation for you from permits to licenses and more. They also offer best lead times guaranteeing clearance within 10 days, after which they see each shipment gets to their intended destination safely. Finally, they can retrieve value-added tax from 40 of the 120 countries with which they hold a point of presence.
With so many relying on the cloud to access content daily, strict customs law should be the last thing preventing its distribution. By partnering with an Importer of Record resellers can create lasting relationships with international clients without worrying about the pain points of clearance and their clients can feel at ease knowing they’ll always have the working IT infrastructure they need to do business.