The development of sales platforms and online matchmaking services between buyers and sellers around the world has profoundly changed the global business environment. A few years ago, it was almost impossible for an individual living in France or the United States to buy cocoa beans for personal use directly from the producer. Today, this is possible thanks to the multiplication of online sales platforms but also to the development of logistical means making it possible to transport small parcels over long distances.
Some producers do not hesitate to reserve part of their productions for online sales to individuals or small businesses. The advantage for them is the ability to sell at a higher price than usual, even if in return, they must take care of the delivery of the product to the customer. This is not an easy operation.
Of course, we are talking about buying small quantities of raw materials for individuals or small businesses that cannot afford to go to raw material production sites. The online sale has the advantage of getting rid of all the hassles of moving on site. However, it exposes them to the risk of nonconforming or low-quality raw material. This is a problem because there is no verification system at departure like there is for larger international orders.
Based on the above, eCommerce has a role to take in the international trade of raw materials. Given how the development of eCommerce works, it would not be surprising that the producers of raw materials online selling much larger stocks and destined for large companies.
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