An increasing number of multinational companies are asking their business partners to deliver IT solutions globally. At FocusPoint Technologies, we have the capabilities to meet those challenges to over 70 countries. Although we do offer international procurement there a number of things to keep in mind before starting the process. International shipments are very complicated and do take extra time to process. Reach out to us and we would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Single or multi-vendor solutions
Centralized order management, single point of contact
Standard set of Terms and Conditions throughout the process.
VAT compliance and recover-ability transactions in 70 countries
Local, in-country fulfillment in over 70 countries
Consistent and clear global pricing model
Global logistics solutions such staging, integration, and reverse logistics
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (F.A.Q)
It depends. All products that include encryption must adhere to the Encryption and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by the United States of Commerce. Most encryption products can be exported to most destinations under license exception ENC, once the exporter has complied with applicable reporting and classification requirements. Some items going to some destinations require licenses. We will assist you in making sure that you adhere to the proper laws and regulations. For more information about the regulations you can go to: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/encryption-and-export-administration-regulations-ear
We require a PO to include the following information at a minimum:
- FocusPoint Technologies quote reference
- Reseller Purchasing Entity
- Product Manufacturer
- PO Number
- Ship to Address to include full contact details
- End User Address to include full contact details
- Full Part code
- SBA if applicable
Freight costs will be included in the quote and are largely dependent on 3 factors; 1) the weight and dimensions of the products, 2) the transportation method used i.e. road, sea, air, 3) where the products are being sourced from and the landing destination.
FocusPoint Technologies quotes are based on local pricing and derive from the relevant entities in the landing destinations.
FocusPoint Technologies can provide quotes in US Dollars in most countries (although not all) or in a local currency.
All quotes are valid for 7 days.
If FocusPoint Technologies partner are invoicing the local End-user subsidiary locations a Global Credit Application must be submitted before a purchase order can be processed. In this scenario, a single Global Credit Application can be submitted along with a list of Local Branch Details if the subsidiary billing locations are at least 51% owned by the Host customer entity. The time it takes to set up an account varies, but typically takes 1-2 weeks
For countries where we don’t have a partner with local presence, we may be able to export to the landing country were governance allows.
FocusPoint Technologies can supply products to wherever we have a partner with a physical presence and have been granted distribution rights by the vendor. In countries where we don’t have a physical presence we may be able to obtain an exception to supply from the product vendor. Call for more details.
Turnaround times vary depending on the size, complexity and geographical coverage of the project. As a guide, organizations should allow a minimum of 1-3 working days for non-complex projects consisting of between 1-5 countries and 5 working days for 6-20 countries.
This is based upon receiving accurate information in the first instance and the requirement not changing.