Tuesday March 31, 2020

Co-op aims to cut export costs

The Irish Export Cooperative was set up to reduce the cost of exporting for Irish SMEs, writes Siobhán Brett.

19th February, 2012
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Chris Gordon, chairman, Irish Export Cooperative, and Paul Toomey, business development manager, DHL Express (Ireland).

A group of small Irish companies has come together to form an export cooperative group to achieve economies of scale usually enjoyed only by larger companies.

The Irish Export Cooperative (IEC) aims to reduce the cost of exporting for small, medium and micro businesses by approaching couriers collectively on behalf of members to negotiate better delivery and shipping rates.

According to IEC's founder Chris Gordon, the cooperative fills something of a lacuna when it comes...

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