28 Oct 2022, 15:16 — 10 min read
The Indian Business Portal (www.indianbusinessportal.in) is a B2B digital marketplace for Indian Exporters and Foreign Buyers. It is created by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) in partnership with GlobalLinker to empower Indian exporters to showcase their products and services to a global audience, find new markets and grow sales easily and effortlessly.
To list your products or services on the Indian Business Portal, you need to create an e-Catalogue/ Online Store.
Here is a checklist to ensure that your Online Store meets all compliance requirements to get listed on the Indian Business Portal.
It is essential that you publish your online store. An unpublished store can neither be reviewed by our team nor by a prospective international buyer.
To publish your store:
The name of your company and store name should be the same and it should not be inappropriate.
To update store name:
Credibility of your business is crucial for getting leads/orders from international buyers. A valid address lends credibility.
To update address:
An invalid Email ID and Contact Number will eliminate your chance of receiving an order from an international buyer.
To update the email ID and contact number:
Categorising products correctly is vital for two reasons.
It clearly showcases your goods to international buyers.
Inappropriately categorised products will not get proper visibility on the Indian Business Portal.
To update the categorisation of the products
In case you have more than 10 products, then you can consider using the 'Bulk Product Update' feature.
To understand about prohibited products, you can visit the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) website. If you have mistakenly uploaded any prohibited product, then you can delete them.
Human beings are highly visual creatures. Not uploading images will greatly reduce the chance of your products/services getting noticed by prospective buyers.
To upload images to the existing products on your online store:
In case you have to upload images for more than 10 products, then it can be done most efficiently using the 'Bulk Inventory Update' feature.
To upload images in bulk:
Ideally actual products images or representative service images should be used for products and banners on your online store. Using a watermarked image greatly reduces the authenticity and credibility of your business.
In case you have uploaded watermarked images in the banner to change them:
Your pricing should be realistic. Also, you can choose to display or not to display the price of your product/service on your online store.
In order to update pricing:
In case you have to update the price for more than 10 products/services then the most convenient method is the 'Bulk Inventory Update' feature.
It is highly unlikely that every product/service offered by your business has the same price. If all or many products/services on your online store are listed with the same price, it creates a somewhat untrustworthy impression to an international buyer. Therefore, the actual and realistic price should be added to products/services.
In order to update pricing:
In case you have to update the price in more than 10 products/services then the most convenient method is to use the 'Bulk Inventory Update' feature.
Watch this video to learn more.
You may also like to join an exclusive WhatsApp Support Group created to help you complete your Online Store.
Need professional help with creating your Online Store? You can avail of Assisted Online Store Setup Services. Click here to express interest.
Posted byGlobalLinker Staff
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