International Business and Technology Blog

How to Stand Out from Big Global Brands With Customer-Facing Content

Posted by Emma Pautler on Thu, Jul 08, 2021

Achieving marketplace recognition overseas to grow your exports, sales, brand, and business globally is not an easy task – you must "look through the lens of the customer!", as Davies Hood, president of Induron Protective Coatings, learned by working with us.

“I like to purchase domestically and in my own language and in US measurements. It made me realize our partners in different parts of the world like to do the same.”

At IBT Online we pride ourselves in being able not only to understand our clients’ businesses and their goals but also to have a tracked record of being able to build and promote brands that go beyond their domestic market.

IBT Online helped Induron think more like their international consumers instead of like marketing and salespeople, according to Hood; "this was a major mindset shift!"

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Want to Be Big in Japan? Start with your Website!

Posted by Joelle Lazzarotto on Wed, Jul 07, 2021

The unique Japanese online environment is difficult to enter but can be extremely rewarding when you are equipped with a localized website and best-practice marketing strategy.

Japan is well known by US Exporters for its large, strong economy – 3rd largest in the world, and a powerhouse for both import and export. But it is also well known for how difficult it can be to enter!

A less known fact perhaps is how plugged in Japan is, with over 92% of their 127 million population using the internet on regular basis. 

So what does this mean to you? Your customers, prospects, partners are all online in Japan, and so you should be too!

IBT Online has a proven track record of supporting US Exporters to leverage their #1 business development tool - (no, not your sales team) – your website, to be found, be understood, and become easy to do business with in Japan.

With one of the highest internet penetration rates in the world, Japan is very connected and extremely mobile. To ensure your business can not only be found, but that your content can be easily understood by your prospects, you need a localized website.

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Tags: All posts, Website Localization, International Online Marketing, Japan, SEO

Belgium's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Although small in size, Belgium enjoys a key position in the European and international economy. Belgium has always been a prosperous marketplace, in business and trade with countries from all over the world. Belgium represents an interesting and attractive market for several reasons:

  • Together with the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Belgium is also one of Benelux member states.
  • Belgium's trade advantages are derived from its central geographic location and a highly-skilled, multilingual workforce. 
  • With Brussels (its capital) acting as the de-facto European capital, Belgium is host to a great number of European institutions including the European Union and NATO.

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and grow your exports in Belgium!

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Tags: All posts, Markets, Infographic

International Online Marketing: The Key to Increasing Inbound Leads

Posted by Emma Pautler on Thu, Jul 01, 2021

"My company chose IBT Online, and the results speak for themselves!" says Jonathan Szucs, the President and Founder of Advanced Superabrasives. "Within weeks of going live, our new websites in Mexico and Canada started generating over ten requests for quotes per week!"

That's huge for any small business that's entering a new market, just like Advanced Superabrasives.

Read how ASI worked with IBT Online to launch two new websites in Mexico and Canada and support their online presence in these target markets with tailored international online marketing strategies in both Mexico and Canada.

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Tags: All posts, Website Localization, Search Engines, International Online Marketing, SEO

Spain's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Spain is an attractive market for U.S. exporters for a few reasons - as a Spanish-speaking country with a population of 47 million, Spain can provide strategic synergies for U.S. exporters engaged in both Spain and Latin America. Spain has a diversified economy and a growing digital industry which also offers key opportunities for U.S. exporters

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and grow your exports in Spain!

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International Ecommerce: How to Sell Globally On Your Website

Posted by Emma Pautler on Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Now is the time to start selling cross-border, but with only 20% of 2020 sales coming from  the US, if your ecommerce website is designed only towards your US audience, you're missing out on 80% of the sales!

We know that international ecommerce can be daunting. You need a robust ecommerce platform that is equipped to handle cross-border tax rates and shipping functionalities, as well as an enticing online store front. But that's where IBT Online’s expertise comes in with a secret weapon -- Shopify.

You may have heard of this dynamic ecommerce platform, but did you know they operate in over 175 countries around the world? IBT Online Global Programs are designed to leverage this platform by creating optimally localized dynamic ecommerce websites tailored to your target markets, by using Shopify's global platform. The IBT Online team is ready to get your international online shops launched.

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Tags: All posts, Website Localization, Search Engines, International Online Marketing, SEO

Italy's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Ghita Benhadda on Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Italy represents the third-largest national economy in the European Union and is the second-largest manufacturer in Europe (after Germany). Italy is a well-established market for US exporters for several reasons: 

  • Italy holds a key role within Europe, as a founding member of the European Union, the OECD, the G7, and G20.
  • Italy represents the fourth largest export market in the EU for the U.S.
  • U.S. exports to Italy are concentrated in high-value sectors such as pharmaceutical products, machinery, and aircraft.

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and grow your exports in Italy!

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Online Global Success. right for you? are you ready?

Posted by Adrian Viller on Wed, Jun 02, 2021

Today IBT Online works with over 500 US companies helping them grow their exports, sales, brand, and business by developing best-practice, optimally localized business development websites, and international online marketing programs,  delivering Online Global success. 

Are the Online Global programs right for your business? Are you ready to take advantage of, and leverage Online Global Programs?

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Russia's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Joelle Lazzarotto on Tue, Jun 01, 2021

Taking the title of 'largest country in the World', Russia has a rather minute population at only about 144 million. But don't let this fool you - Russia is a powerhouse and represents the 11th most powerful economy in the world, which makes it a very interesting market for U.S. Exporters! 

But how can you enter this vast, yet condensed market? 

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and grow your exports in Russia!

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96% Satisfaction Rate, and it's all Thanks to our Clients' Feedback

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, May 27, 2021

At IBT Online, our mission is to help U.S. exporters navigate the online global environment, reach their international target markets, and grow their exports, sales, brand, and business globally.

We are proud to say that we currently work with over 500 companies, in over 65 target markets around the world, delivering over 1,500 Online Global Programs. 

In recognition of this, IBT Online has been awarded the President’s ‘E’ Award, which is the highest recognition any U.S. company can receive for contributing to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.  

How do we do this? Well, we have designed innovative Online Global Programs to fit the needs of U.S. exporters for whichever market they are trying to reach. We value our clients, and we work in collaboration with them to build an Online Global Program that is unique to their needs and business objectives.  

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