We recently asked our customers to tell us how they are using the U.S. Customs and Census data that we provide through our TradeIQ
products. I thought I’d pull out a few of them for everyone to see.
Purchasing Director at an Agro Products company
"So far, I have used Zepol's information on imports of 2 commodity products that we produce and sell as well as purchase and sell. In both product cases, imports are a significant proportion of the available supply to our U.S. market. Therefore, knowing which competitors are bringing in product as well as the overall total amount being imported enables us to quickly ascertain where the overall market balance is and what the implications for pricing are. Commodity markets are all about supply/demand balances. When there is too much, prices move down and vice versa. Knowing who is doing what and how much overall are key factors in determining future market direction."
Partner at an International Law Firm
"Recently, I used Zepol to prove that my client had ceased importing specific products. I was in court at the time and during a brief recess was able to pull up the data needed to show both the judge and the plaintiff. With this evidence, the case was dismissed and I was able to save my client thousands in a law suit and additional legal costs."
Sales Coordinator at a Freight Forwarder
"We use Zepol as a source of sales leads. We are a freight forwarding company and we send reports to our sales people of different consignee's to contact about handling their freight. It is very helpful for us because we are able to see the countries the consignee's import from and even the supplier names. This way, our salespeople are knowledgeable on the consignee's traffic before they call them to offer our services. We also use Zepol to get an idea of the volumes some companies bring in on a yearly basis."
Manager at a Chemical and Plastics company
"There is no U.S. manufacturer for the material that I import. With Zepol, I can track exactly the volume of this kind of material coming into the US. Therefore, I know exactly the size of the market, our competitors share, and which grades of these materials come into the US. I also know where it is going to."
These examples are just a few of the many ways that our customers use our data on a daily basis. To see more examples of what customers have to say about our trade data products, check out our testimonials page