Ashley Schroder’s compelling one-minute business pitch urging New Zealand companies to export with World Wide Access earned him the Ernst & Young Best Funding Opportunity award at the ICEHOUSE FAST Pitch competition final held earlier this week. The event attracted more than fifty entrants.
Here’s the transcript of the winning business pitch:
- “There are 100 million Americans shopping on-line, but they’re not buying our great New Zealand products. They want payment methods they trust, overnight shipping, and a world class shopping experience.
“World Wide Access delivers that, through our ready-made export sales channel. We take your products to America and we sell them to Americans, on-line. Our sales channel works because we have the American market knowledge, on-line marketing expertise and an automated sales system.
“The proof is in the pudding. Take Merino Kids, last year they were a Deloitte Fast 50 finalist. This year with World Wide Access, Merino Kids’ U.S. sales have grown not by two or three times, but 20-fold.
“We can take your product to the United States within weeks, not months so that you can spend more time making your product the best in the world, and less time worrying about how to get it there.
“For our suppliers, it’s all upside. We make our revenue from export sales, so we succeed when our suppliers do. And they do.
“So if you have a great New Zealand product ready to take on the world, take it there with World Wide Access.”
More about the ICEHOUSE FAST Pitch competition.