Technology

1Export brings global opportunity to MSMEs

Many MSMEs are finding a lifeline through Philippine startup 1Export, an end-to-end platform for cross-border trade and fulfillment. Image credit: 1Export
Image credit: 1Export

Exporting has become one of the last remaining opportunities for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) hoping to hold on through the pandemic. Many such businesses are finding a lifeline through Philippine startup 1Export, an end-to-end platform for cross-border trade and fulfillment.

“We make them globally competitive so that they can export. We help them export so they can sell more, stay afloat, and serve the needs and wants of other markets,” said 1Export CEO Mel Nava.

Making exporting easier

1Export CEO Mel Nava pitching at SoGal San Francisco 2020. Image credit: 1Export
1Export CEO Mel Nava pitching at SoGal San Francisco 2020. Image credit: 1Export

With 1Export’s help for all their exporting needs, MSMEs aren’t just staying above water, but are growing. 1Export has won numerous awards internationally — including Gojek Xcelerate 2019 and SoGal San Francisco 2020 Global Pitch winner — because of its focus on making exporting easier for businesses big or small. It remains the largest export e-commerce platform in the Philippines in terms of revenue share.

1Export is a one-stop, holistic solution for businesses looking to expand their market range without needing to carry the numerous pitfalls associated with exporting their products.

Ensuring compliance

As the process of becoming compliant begins, 1Export holds the hands of its partners by finding them the appropriate buyers for the products they wish to export.

Currently, the startup offers its services to nine international markets, with each market having their own sets of standards that each business must comply with in order to successfully export their products. These compliance standards make exporting more complicated than it needs to be. 1Export smooths out the process with a tech platform, which makes creating the correct documentation for any country simple.

In addition to this, MSME suppliers can also conveniently use automated labeling through a simple upload of a photo, making the path to going global a seamless one. With a myriad of services to adequately equip partner suppliers with their exporting needs paired with a 100-percent port clearance rate, 1Export presents an opportunity unlike any other with a potential to earn in US dollars.

“Exporting is often viewed as a tedious and laborious process. For most MSMEs, creating a truly globally competitive brand remains just a pipe dream. We believe that, when done right, exporting can be a powerful tool to showcase MSME talent, uplift the economy, and change the lives of people. At 1Export, we aim to harness the innate ingenuity, talent and beauty of the country and showcase it to the world,” said 1Export COO Daniel Remo.