All Courses

Below you will find our current courses. You can click on a course here to register, or if you are already registered you will see a button that says "continue study" and you can click there to go back into the class.
We are working with international trade experts from businesses and government support offices to add more courses all the time. Check back and see what has been added!

The Buying Overseas Classes are a lower base price than the Selling Overseas Classes right now.  If you have a coupon code received from a partner organization you can enter it at check out. 

150

Buying Overseas for Beginners – Product Class

For many of our clients their problems start here - they have not documented and defined their product expectations correctly. The factory will do what you tell them, and if you don't tell them effectively they won't do it. In this class you will learn how to get ahead of problems and get the best product.

150

Buying Overseas for Beginners – Supplier Class

Having a good supplier is so important to a business! In this class we cover how to find suppliers, to qualify them to make sure they meet your needs, to negotiate and set expectations for the product and delivery. This is a critical topic to your overall business success.

150

Buying Overseas for Beginners – Cost Class

Your final cost, that we refer to as Landed Cost, is critical to gauging your profitability before buying from overseas. This class teaches you how to find out what the extra costs of importing will be for your product and how to calculate the final landed cost.

150

Buying Overseas for Beginners – Placing an Order Class

Your order is a legal document that binds both the buyer and the seller. It is also used by outside stakeholders like customs, the freight forwarder, banks, etc. So knowing what information needs to be included - INCO terms, the correct HS code, additional Terms & Conditions - is critical.

150

Buying Overseas for Beginners – Quality Control Class

You will hear many people talk about buying products overseas only to get them into your warehouse and discover quality problems. In this class we will teach you how to reduce the risk of poor quality parts.

150

Buying Overseas for Beginners – Shipment Management Class

Moving goods across international borders involves many different stakeholders - customs in both countries, the freight forwarder, tax authorities, etc. It is important to understand both what is legally required and best practices to make sure the goods move through without a problem.

150

Selling Overseas for Beginners – Product Class

When you sell overseas you have different customer expectations, different regulations from that government, concerns about how the product will perform overseas, and more! This class helps you prepare for those outcomes.

150

Selling Overseas for Beginners – Customer Class

Your customer is always important. But in an overseas sale it can be more difficult to assess your customer- to know if they will pay, if they pose an IP risk, how to manage the order, etc. This class focuses on how to work with overseas customers to make sure both you and they are satisfied with the transaction.

150

Selling Overseas for Beginners – Price Class

A major aspect of your success selling overseas is how competitive your price is in the market, while also ensuring your profit. This class will cover how to price your product, including calculating all the costs of moving goods across borders.

150

Selling Overseas for Beginners – Order Class

Your order to the customer becomes a legal document when the goods & money cross the border. So its very important to understand how to format the order, pricing, etc. before you finalize. This class will help you to understand how to establish the best practices for accepting overseas orders.

150

Selling Overseas for Beginners – Returns & Warranty

Learn how to assess the complications of managing returns and warranties across borders. You may need one policy for domestic customers and another for international.

150

Selling Overseas for Beginners – Shipment Class

Moving goods across international borders involves many different stakeholders - customs in both countries, the freight forwarder, tax authorities, etc. It is important to understand both what is legally required and best practices to make sure the goods move through without a problem.

75

Intermediate Course – Tooling Course

A more in-depth course all about procuring and protecting ownership of your tooling and molds.

150

Buying Overseas for New Importers – Product Class

For many of our clients their problems start here - they have not documented and defined their product expectations correctly. The factory will do what you tell them, and if you don't tell them effectively they won't do it. In this class you will learn how to get ahead of problems and get the best product.

150

Buying Overseas for Small Businesses – Product Class

For many of our clients their problems start here - they have not documented and defined their product expectations correctly. The factory will do what you tell them, and if you don't tell them effectively they won't do it. In this class you will learn how to get ahead of problems and get the best product.

150

Buying Overseas for New Importers – Supplier Class

Having a good supplier is so important to a business! In this class we cover how to find suppliers, to qualify them to make sure they meet your needs, to negotiate and set expectations for the product and delivery. This is a critical topic to your overall business success.

150

Buying Overseas for Small Businesses – Supplier Class

Having a good supplier is so important to a business! In this class we cover how to find suppliers, to qualify them to make sure they meet your needs, to negotiate and set expectations for the product and delivery. This is a critical topic to your overall business success.

150

Buying Overseas for New Importers – Cost Class

Your final cost, that we refer to as Landed Cost, is critical to gauging your profitability before buying from overseas. This class teaches you how to find out what the extra costs of importing will be for your product and how to calculate the final landed cost.

150

Buying Overseas for Small Businesses – Cost Class

Your final cost, that we refer to as Landed Cost, is critical to gauging your profitability before buying from overseas. This class teaches you how to find out what the extra costs of importing will be for your product and how to calculate the final landed cost.

150

Buying Overseas for Small Businesses – Placing an Order Class

Your order is a legal document that binds both the buyer and the seller. It is also used by outside stakeholders like customs, the freight forwarder, banks, etc. So knowing what information needs to be included - INCO terms, the correct HS code, additional Terms & Conditions - is critical.

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Buying Overseas for Beginners - The Series of 7 Classes

Selling Overseas for Beginners - The Series of 7 Classes

What Our Students Have to Say

I have been growing a promotions business for a few years now, but to really take it to the next level I needed to start importing. The training from IRD helped me understand the process and build an international supply chain!
Deborah B.
From Orlando, FL
I manage suppliers for a SME company, and we relied on outside companies to import. But we had shipments stuck at the port, poor quality. We needed to understand it better, make better decisions. These classes helped me do that!
Andrew W.
From Columbus, OH
Our company grew really quickly and we never stopped to understand how to find suppliers and manage the process of buying overseas. It's safe to say that taking these classes helped tremendously.
Jack G.
From Los Angeles, CA
We designed a solution to a problem - an innovative product. We needed to find out how to get it made overseas. Learning how to prepare product documents, identify HS codes, find suppliers - it was critical to our business.
Noel C.
From Denver, CO