1Export generates export revenues for MSMEs

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    One-stop end-to-end export platform 1Export is proud to announce that it has recently amassed PHP25 million in revenue, by helping micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the Philippines easily export their products to dozens of countries all over the world. Of the PHP25-million, approximately PHP8-million were from exports made to Seafood City, the Filipino supermarket chain that operates all over North America. 

    1Export aims to help MSMEs all over the Philippines compete on the world stage and bring unprecedented opportunities to Filipinos both at home and abroad. Whether it’s a business looking to export beloved Filipino snacks or raw materials, 1Export can help enterprises by providing a solution that takes care of processes like documentation, labeling, order processing, and more.

    Helping out the export industry

    Though MSMEs make up about 99% of all businesses in the Philippines and generate over half of total employment, many business owners see exportation not as an opportunity but a cumbersome process that isn’t worth it. A laundry list of requirements and old-fashioned processes give entrepreneurs the notion that they can’t succeed when it comes to exports.

    1Export uses technology to make documentation and processes easier, helping businesses stay compliant and up-to-date on the exporting requirements of various countries. Aside from taking care of the minute details of exporting, 1Export also offers exporting consultations and preliminary meetings for businesses looking to explore their options.

    1Export’s expertise comes from the time they devoted to building their knowledge base. A lot of their first year of operations was dedicated to familiarizing themselves on the different requirements and processes in each market they entered, even if it meant they started out without first making any profit. In due time, however, 1Export quickly grew from just two employees to a cross-functional team of 26 people.

    Empowering the Filipino enterprise

    So far, 1Export has exported Filipino products to 17 countries including but not limited to the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. There has also been interest from businesses in Russia and other countries in Europe to look for more Philippine products that they can bring into their local markets.

    In the US alone, products will be displayed in 15 different states through Seafood City.
    1Export’s work with Seafood City will even give Filipino MSMEs access to 80% of the US population, an unprecedented opportunity to enter one of the world’s most lucrative markets. Finally, Filipino MSME products will be displayed to 800 stores including major retailers and distributors around the world, both online and offline.

    Yet it isn’t just the business owners themselves who benefit from 1Export’s work. So far, 1Export has 450 supplier partners throughout the Philippines, all of whom employ about 5,000 people total and create job opportunities nationwide. 

    “While we’re very proud of this economic milestone, we take most pride in what this means for hundreds of individual Filipino small businesses. They are now able to reach markets they previously did not have access to, giving them more customers, revenue, and growth at a time when they need it the most,” said Mel Nava, the founder and CEO of 1Export.

    “Caravan by 1Export is our bid to lower the barrier of entry to entrepreneurship. Now you don’t need to source and import a myriad of Filipino products all on your own in order to get started. All you need is our platform and the desire to bring more homegrown Filipino products to your community,” said Nava.

    All in all, 1Export represents a new opportunity for Filipino businesses to explore new horizons without fear. With the company having a track record of excellent service for its partners, working with 1Export isn’t just a great opportunity—it’s an absolute must for any business looking to become competitive in a world that’s more connected than ever.  

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