Market entry strategy for exports to Spain

Our local teams plan & execute

If Spain is a relatively unknown market for you, you need a clear market entry strategy. This may be different from the strategies you have used so far, as the market structure and the competition is different.

Alliance experts helps you to develop your market entry strategy on the go. We scan the market, launch your product and grow your sales, constantly monitoring the responses and improving your approach.

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Oppportunities for international business in Spain

Spain is a vibrant and diverse market where you have good chances of introducing a new product. As of the latest data, Spain has a population of approximately 47 million people. According to the World Bank, Spain’s GDP per capita was about $30,370 in USD as of the last reporting year.

WHAT DO PEOPLE IMPORT IN SPAIN?

  • Spain imports mostly energy, vehicle parts, and packaged medicaments.
  • Most important import partners are Germany, France, China, Italy and the Netherlands.

HOW TO FIND YOUR SPANISH AGENT OR DISTRIBUTOR?

Most businesses have their headquarters in or around the capital Madrid, or in Barcelona, in the Northeast. For consumer goods, Mercadona, El Corte Inglés and Centros Comerciales Carrefour were the largest retailers in value terms in Spain in 2017. Within grocery store-based retailing the competitive environment is quite concentrated, with Mercadona having by far the largest share, followed by Centros Comerciales Carrefour and then Dia. For B2B distribution channels may be much longer, with many middle-man in place.

To find the right agent or distributor, it is important to have knowledge of the Spanish language, since many people don’t speak English. Knowledge of the local culture and business habits is also important.

Why enter the market in Spain with us?

We know the market from inside-out

We work with local teams, who already know the market, speak the language and know the business culture.

We are active in over 30 countries

We can compare different markets and as we can help you in all of them, we only favor the market that may work out best for you.

You Reduce your risks

We help you avoid cultural misunderstandings, compliance issues, and other risks associated with entering a new market.

Try our services in Spain

Our structured approach: scan - Launch - Grow

The best way to learn about a market is to start reaching out and adjust your sales pitch on-the-go. This is what we do in our Scan-Launch-Grow approach. 

1st month

We scan the market

We dive into your product and what sales strategy has worked for you in other countries. We show you offering to various potential distributors or customers to collect feedback. And we review your competition so that we can determine the best market entry strategy. 

2nd month

We launch your product

Together with you we develop a first pitch for your target group. We extend our long-list of potential targets further and start reaching out, getting to the right decision makers and pitching your product. And we discuss the results with you, in order to optimise your strategy further.

3rd and next months

We grow your sales

We keep searching for new distributor candidates or clients and reach out to them. We also follow-up on previous contacts we had and on leads that you bring in. We introduce you to interested parties, but we can also support in meetings or close deals on your behalf. Every month we review our results.

Customer Experiences

” Outstanding service! Found the perfect partners in within a few months. Our international sales skyrocketed thanks to their expertise. “

Mehmet Aksoy

RR Engineers

” Alliance Experts’ tailored strategies boosted our Europe market presence phenomenally. Exceptional service, highly recommended! “
Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang

Kamtec

” Alliance experts has helped us with clear insights in a market which was relatively new to us. Even under difficult circumstances they found good dealer candidates. “
Alliance Expert found distributors for Harley Davidson

Vitello Benevetti

Harley Davidson

” Invaluable local insights led to great distributor matches. Their approach revolutionized our market entry strategy. Highly recommend! “
Francis Huang

Francis Huang

Würth

” Alliance Experts strongly supported our growth in African markets. Innovative, effective strategies, and superb communication. “
James Martin

James Martin

Brabantia

” During our cooperation Alliance experts showed an effective approach and tracking, professionalism and provided the services reliably and on time. “
Nouraldine Banaeinejad

Nouraldin Banaeinejad

CAN Home appliances

Companies we have helped with market entry strategy

Le Joyau d’Olive
Molarclean
Plastinovo
Topdesk
Verantis
Golden Red Trade Solution
Hydrologic
HCP – the sweetener company
RR Engineers
EEPC India

We are active in over 30 countries