As the year ends, I know that a lot of companies are currently reviewing what services they need next year and what types of information they will subscribe to. Trying to determine what type of data you need to understand your market and competitors can be a difficult and frustrating process, especially if it cannot answer all the questions you need after subscribing.
To help companies make an informed decision when subscribing to a trade data provider, I wrote a series of How To articles featured on Ezinearticles.com
. Below are links to the articles and short descriptions of what each one is about.
“What is Trade Data?”
This article describes what the term 'trade data' means and what types of trade data exist. Read this article if you are new to trade data and would like to understand what types of information are available from the U.S. government and trade data providers.
“How to Use Trade Data”
I examine different questions that trade data can help you answer. For example, do you know how to find specific information about your competition’s imports or what country is the leading exporter of bowling equipment to the United States? This article will help you choose the right type of data to use based on the questions you have.
“How to Choose a Trade Data Provider”
In this article, I provide an honest assessment of what qualities are most important when choosing a trade data provider. If you are currently interested in subscribing to a trade data source, there are a number different questions you need to ask yourself to ensure that you pick the right type of data and select a tool that will meet your needs.
Please give these articles a read and comment to this post if you have any additional suggestions that I can include in my future articles.