France: the number 3 market in Europe
With around 65 million inhabitants France is an important market in Europe. The country is relatively wealthy and certainly in the urban areas there is sufficient spending power for luxury goods.
How to find a good business partner?
Paris as the capital of France is also the center for commerce. Most major organisations have their headquarters in or around Paris. For services and industrial products this can be a good place to start with quite some coverage. From there you can approach second tier and smaller cities.
Finding an agent or distributor requires good knowledge of the French language and a good understanding of the culture. If you are not French yourself (and preferably living in Paris with the right educational background) it will be difficult to get access to the market.
Alliance experts can find your business partners within 6 to 8 weeks
Alliance experts helps companies with entering new markets profitably. To be active successfully in France, you need to be around Paris, have the right background and network connections. Our Paris-based specialist can find you the right agents or distributors.
We have a clear and structured approach to find the best partner
We first want to know what kind of partner you are looking for. Based on your information, we make a long-list of 15-20 potential partners that fit your description. After your approval we find the right decision maker, approach him or her personally and share your business profile with them. This mostly leads to 3-5 companies who are suitable as your partner and interested in working with you. Once we have found these companies, we plan your meetings and accompany you during the first visits.