A Japanese smartphone accessory distributor is looking for mobile phones’ accessories and smart devices to complement their range of products under destribution services agreement

REQUEST from Japan, reference: BRJP20170324001, valid from 24-03-2017 untill 23-03-2019

Business
  • Start date:
    24 maart 2017
  • End date:
    23 maart 2019 (Vandaag)
  • Summary:
    A Japanese electronics trading company, specialized in stylish mobile accessories, is looking for EU suppliers of smartphone cases, earphones, headphones, speakers and mobile batteries willing to export to Japan.

    In order to expand their range of products, innovative wearable fitness tracker devices and smart home devices are also sought.

    A distribution agreement is expected with companies located in the target countries.
  • Description:
    The smartphone accessory distributor is seeking a partnership with digital accessories manufacturers in Europe interested to export in Japan.

    The company established in 1952 as an electronics trading company and currently they have been making efforts to operate not only as an online retail business but also as wholesales to shops, such as gadget accessory shops, lifestyle stores and fashion/accessory brands based on their highly-successful history as a trader.

    They provide stylish mobile accessories, such as smartphone cases, mobile batteries and ear/headphones. The product line-up is carefully selected according to its specialized features and design. Some of the merchandises have also received design awards.

    The marketing target audience are females in their 20-40’s who seek smartphone accessories as part of the latest fashion trends or would like to make a purchase of gifts.

    The company’s online store has 0.5 million unique visitors per year.

    The company is now exploring new goods and products that are rare in Japan, such as wearable fitness tracker devices and smart home devices.

    The company is also looking for EU manufacturers of stylish mobile accessories: smartphone cases, earphones, headphones, speakers and mobile batteries.

    Special attention will be given to products which have been granted design awards.

    The Japanese company is willing to offer the following conditions:

    - The company will offer a minimum order, in case of small goods, such as smartphone cases.
    - The payment condition is NET45, which is making a payment 45 days after invoice date.
    - In case the merchandise is new in Japan, the company will set a pre-marketing trial period of approximately 6 months, during which they ask for distribution exclusivity.

    The potential partner should be located in: Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The company is looking for stylish :
    · Smartphone cases
    · Audio (earphones, headphones, speakers)
    · Mobile batteries

    And innovative devices:
    · Healthcare (wearable fitness trackers)
    · Smart home devices (Internet of Things)

    It is essential that every item, if it applies, is complied with Japanese regulations, such as the Radio Act or PSE marking (Product Safety Electrical appliance & materials).

    The ideal merchandise is a winner of design awards, such as the good design awards, iF Product Design Award and the Red Dot Award. However, all products will be considered as long as they show sophisticated design.

    Although, partner’s previous trading experience and business background would not be taken into a strong consideration, however their merchandises should be market-proven products in terms of its reliability.

    Should be able to provide a wide range of variations of mobile accessories.

    Is expected to offer distribution margin between 60% and 70% of MSRP (Manufacturer Suggest Retail Price).

    Potential partner will be also requested to provide:
    - Sales tools (product brochure, company profile, etc.)
    - Sales samples (2-3 samples for the pre-marketing purpose)
    - Promotion tools (store fixtures and display)
    - Certification of Japanese regulation (Radio Act, etc.)

    SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Organisation
  • Development stage:
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
    Mobile communications, pagers and cellular radio
    Other electronics related (including keyboards)
    Batteries
    Other Medical/Health Related
    Other consumer products
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Wholesale of electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts
    Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    The company is looking for stylish :
    · Smartphone cases
    · Audio (earphones, headphones, speakers)
    · Mobile batteries
    And innovative devices:
    · Healthcare (wearable fitness trackers)
    · Smart home devices (Internet of Things)

    It is essential that every item, if it applies, is complied with Japanese regulations, such as the
    Radio Act or PSE marking (Product Safety Electrical appliance & materials).

    The ideal merchandise is a winner of design awards, such as the good design awards, iF Product Design Award and the Red Dot Award. However, all products will be considered as long
    as they show sophisticated design.
Client
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry 250-499
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
    Ja
  • Year Established:
    1952
  • Turnover:
    100 - 250M
  • Country of origin:
    Japan
  • Languages spoken
    • English