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Sales channels - your options

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What does this involve?

There are many ways to sell products and services. You can potentially reach more customers by using more sales channels, but each channel will incur costs. This Business Gateway guide to sales channels looks at the main options and their pros and cons.

Find out in our free guide about:

  • face-to-face sales
  • selling via retailers, wholesalers and distributors
  • distance selling
  • selling overseas
  • engaging a sales agent

Our guide also explains the importance of sales channel management that supports each channel and reviews performance against costs.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland, at any stage in its life cycle.

How long does this take?

Read our quick guide to sales channels in 6 minutes.

Important information

Check if any regulations or other requirements apply to your chosen sales channels – for example, distance selling rules. Be aware that using a sales agent can raise legal issues.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on the different types of sales channels. 

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