Brazilian entrepreneur Marcelo Salviati, who migrated to Adelaide last year, has launched an Australian business to import products including a nifty electric bug-catching device.

Mr. Salviati’s new business, Zebra Import & Export, is leveraging the extensive international supply network he developed while building his Brazil-based import business into a successful enterprise.

Due to the high crime rate in his home city of Sao Paolo, Mr. Salviati moved to Australia to provide a better lifestyle for his young family.

Zebra Import & Export imports a range of products for sale to discount variety stores, especially chains with as many as three stores. One of his most popular products is an electric mosquito swatter that can electrocute bugs without posing any hazard to the person using it. Other products include jewellery, photo frames, tempered glass chopping boards and personal shopping trolleys.

Mr. Salviati said he had received an encouraging number of orders from SA-based stores in the run-up to Christmas. “For them, it’s always a risk to take on a new supplier,” he said.

“However, I’m confident that once they’ve sold these initial products, they’ll be keen to order more because they are low-cost and high quality.

“Over the past decade, I built up an international supply network for my import business in Sao Paolo, which continues to operate under a manager. That network allows me to source innovative products that are attractive to customers and offer good margins to retailers.

“It is early days yet, but I am happy because I’m finally busy.”

For more information about Zebra Import & Export, email Marcelo Salviati at : marcelosalviatiQ@hotmail.com

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