Trip to Brazil to explore the market opportunities for internationalising online shops


Salesupply, the expert for e-commerce internationalisation, is organising a one-week trip from 10th to 16th March 2013 to follow the trail of online retail in the up-and-coming country of Brazil. Brazil is the most important e-commerce location in Latin America. In a country of approx. 200 million inhabitants, the number of internet users is increasing by about 10 million each year. European web shop operators will find that the Brazilian market offers a range of attractive opportunities for making foreign sales.

The different stages on the tour will allow participants to discover the market specifics and cultural peculiarities of online retail. Company visits and participation in a round table discussion will facilitate face-to-face, in-depth discussions with experienced e-commerce retailers. As the tour will take in some of the larger retail centres, all of which are located at some distance from each other, the necessary inland flights and overnight hotel accommodation in each location are included in the price. This trip to Brazil on the trail of e-commerce will be of particular interest to web shop entrepreneurs who are planning to internationalise their web shop for the Brazilian market.

Agenda for the trip to Brazil:
Sao Paulo:
The first stopping point on this trip will be the megacity of Sao Paulo. After an early morning departure from Amsterdam on 10th March, you will arrive in the city on the evening of the same day.

With around 17m inhabitants, Sao Paulo is not only the largest city in Brazil but also forms the financial and economic heart of the country. An extensive programme of visits designed to provide in-depth insights into online retail has been planned for your stay here. During this trip you will be able to explore the possibility of offering logistics services, among others, to several e-commerce companies in and around Sao Paulo, including Netshoes, B2W, Buscape and the warehouse of Salesupply’s local partner, VPC. On Tuesday, 12th March, there will be an opportunity to take part in an Ecommerce Europe Round Table discussion in Sao Paolo, supported by the Brazilian organisations Camara-e. and Fecomercia. Current topics in e-commerce will be discussed in pleasant surroundings.
To give you greater familiarity with the Brazilian market and the Brazilians’ buying habits, several trips to Sao Paolo’s shopping centres has been planned. These modern ‘shopping temples’ show off the country’s product diversity and will allow you to find out more about the Brazilians’ buying behaviour.

Following the first three days in Sao Paulo, you have the the option of flying to the well-known Brazilian city of Blumenau in the Federal State of Santa Catarina on 13th March, where a one-day stay with overnight hotel accommodation has been planned. Blumenau is a tourist magnet and has become very famous as the place in which the largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany takes place; it is second in popularity only to the Rio Carnival. Blumenau was founded by Germans in 1850, and its German character is displayed by the half-timbered houses, traditional cuisine and the German culture of local clubs and associations. Blumenau is famous for its textile industry. An additional meeting with the organiser of the Blumenau Oktoberfest and a mail-order retailer has been planned.

Rio de Janeiro:
The trip will conclude with a stay in the famous carnival city of Rio. The flight to Rio de Janeiro will depart on the morning of 14th March. After a visit to the Brazilian telecoms company TIM to explore various e-commerce activities, you will have plenty of time to discover more of Rio’s interesting sights. The return flight to Amsterdam is planned for the evening of 15th March. The arrival in Amsterdam is the 16th around 12.00 pm.

For more information about the study trip:
Contact Salesupply:
Salesupply Netherlands BV
Bijsterhuizen 2104f
Tel.: 024-7113370

About Salesupply
The company Salesupply provides qualified and comprehensive advice and services for internationalising web shops. Through numerous European branch offices, Salesupply’s diverse portfolio of services provides local, qualified support for online shop operators who are expanding abroad. The comprehensive services for web shop internationalisation include international customer service, logistics fulfilment, e-marketing, social media support and many more.