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Israel Helps Fashion Retailers Set Up Stores on Amazon, EBay, AliExpress

As part of a new government program, Israel now offers small and medium-sized fashion companies over $2,700 worth of consultation hours and assistance in setting up their online shop

Orna Yefet 12:0617.10.18

Israel’s Ministry of Economy has recently launched a program to support small and medium-sized local fashion companies looking to sell their products abroad on online commerce sites including Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress.

 

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In a phone interview earlier this week, Ran Kaviti, director of the ministry’s Agency for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises, told Calcalist that his office offers each business around NIS 10,000 (approximately $2,740) worth of consultation hours and assistance in setting up their online shop, for free.

 

Ran Kaviti, director of the Agency for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises. Photo: PR Ran Kaviti, director of the Agency for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises. Photo: PR

 

According to Kavity, this is a way for the government to assist businesses in finding new sources of revenue, without compromising the success of other local businesses. The ministry is now looking into expanding the program to additional industries, he added.

 

The ministry also offers local entrepreneurs and businesses subsidized courses for operating their online stores.  
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