Smokey Bay Shellfish Trader provides you with the tools you need to increase sales and grow your customer base by selling shellfish.
In a competitive marketplace, companies are likely to meet their sales goals when they differentiate their product and target their sales strategies to qualified buyers. A well designed and executed marketing program can build your sales and help you enter new markets.
Smokey Bay Seafood Company has a proven record of providing marketing services for shellfish producers. We can create customized marketing packages for you. See the list below for some basic examples of deliverables you can expect in a Smokey Bay marketing services agreement.
Retain us to do your market research. We can provide insight into different markets and help you determine your sales strategy.
Trade Show Representation
Do you want to feature your company or products at one of the worlds many seafood expos? Not sure about how to do it or don’t have the time? Let Smokey Bay organize an effective booth at any global show.
We can put “boots on the ground” in support of your brand. Anywhere on earth is something most companies can’t brag about. Send seasoned sales professionals into the field to put your products in the hands of the most relevant buyers globally. Pre-screening, appointments, retail and food service. Face to face selling at its finest.
Work with our association of talented designers in both print and web based design. We can help you create a look that sells, improve your branding or just tweak your image.
Let us facilitate your shellfish sales, trading or brokerage, in five easy steps.
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Step One: Regulatory Information
Smokey Bay provides regulatory support to its buyers. We can apply for health certificates and import permits in your behalf that will broaden your access to shellfish markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Find out what the health, veterinary, provincial, state and federal regulations are for the place your buying shellfish from and selling to.
Step Two: Source Your Shellfish
Current best prices delivered to trucking or air freight cross dock in Seattle and Vancouver. Minimum orders are based on either dollar amount or weight. Typical minimum order would be 150 kg (330 lbs).
Step Three: Ship Your Order
Send your shelffish to major urban centres worldwide by truck, air, or ocean. We can get you competitive freight rates to ship your shellfish order to main distribution hubs in Asia, Europe, and USA. Smokey Bay is a TSA known shipper from LAX, SEA, and YVR international airports.
We also have regular truck service from: Vancouver to San Diego stopping at all cities in between; weekly truck service from Vancouver and Seatlle to Toronto and New York.
For ocean freight we have both frozen ocean containers and LCL ocean freight options for exporters to Asia.
Step Four: Dealing with Customs and Duties
Smokey Bay can clear your products through customs for importation from Canada to USA or USA to Canada. We are a government licensed fish importer with annual permits up to date.
Step Five: Manage Payments and Terms
We can help you setting terms, financing, collections. We can work in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars or Euros.