Twelve small and medium-sized companies from the Peruvian cities of Lima and Cusco made their first shipment of products to the United States —
— for a value of US $200,000, Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) has reported.
In this first shipment, SMEs
sent natural products such as snacks, beverages, dried fruits, chocolate, coffee, alpaca fur clothing, garments for women and children, jewelry, and home decor items, among others.
On this occasion, sales were made through Amazon, which is among the main companies in the North American market.
PromPeru-supported entrepreneurs —who use this tool— have the advantage of relying on a preferential rate for courier delivery, along with a distribution center for e-commerce
Likewise, the exportable offer is articulated with the main e-marketplaces and online channels of said country.
Sales are projected to increase in November, taking advantage of the year-end sale campaigns such as: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, as well as —of course— Christmas and New Year holidays.
The twelve SMEs
are part of the E-Commerce United States Program, which contributes to increasing and diversifying exports to that market, through digital channels and in collaboration with the main foreign electronic platforms.
This initiative is aimed at SMEs
throughout the Inca country. It includes training, assistance, and commercial promotion activities developed by PromPeru and its commercial office based in Miami.
For Peru's Independence Bicentennial (2021)
, the offer of 1,000 SMEs is projected to be articulated in the main international e-marketplaces, as well as to reach US$500 million in cross-border e-commerce sales.