Certificates and authorizations issued following a specific bureaucratic procedure are required for the import of most products into Russia. In the first phase, the applicant (producer or importer with a registered office in the Russian Federation) must submit an application to an accredited certification body for the performance of these services.
Website development in Russia. SEO ranking on Yandex and Google.ru
One of the biggest difficulties for European companies that wish to penetrate a market as big as Russia is to quickly reach potential customers, have their products known and found at low cost.
The sale of European franchises in Russia undoubtedly represents an important business opportunity for companies that want to replicate their model abroad. The Russians who intend to start a new business usually choose to buy a ‘ready-made’ franchise, especially if the investment is affordable and the brand is European.
The restaurant market in Russia has spawned countless franchises. Amongst the noteworthy trends in the sector are:
A broad overview
Franchises are performing well across the Russian domestic market and, according to forecasts, chains will expand beyond 2,500 brands and 200,000 outlets to create up to 4 million new jobs and add about US$7.5 billion to Russia’s GDP. Clearly that will be welcomed by Mr Putin and the government.
Franchise opportunities might typically require an initial investment worth ca US$25,000. Royalties do not normally exceed 5% or are generally replaced by the obligation of minimum purchases from the franchisor as established in the contract.
We are not just an online service. We’re there on the ground too!
As this page demonstrates, Online Russia is perhaps a misnomer. Because we are not simply an e-commerce commerce service. We have a physical presence too, and we can economically join the dots for companies looking to export to Russia, to store and sell their goods there, and to provide an after-sales service.