Christofir Krihkori

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Phone: 626.644.1845
Availability: California; National, International

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Topics: eCommerce, International Trade, Business Coaching and Training, Goal Setting, Time Management, Technology of Selling, Entrepreneurial Success, Science of Self-Confidence, Successful Marketing Strategies, Public Speaking

Area: California; National, International

Titles: Business Coach, Business Consultant


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Business Coach gives retailers and manufacturers inside industry info and shows how to harness the power of eCommerce to turn your small or mid-size business into a lucrative global enterprise.

Need an action plan to grow your business into a global enterprise? Whether you’re starting your first business or are a seasoned eCommerce entrepreneur, Christofir Krihkori’s life-changing presentations will show you how to expand your business and achieve the next level of success. The CEO/Founder of GK International, a business consulting and coaching firm and an expert in start-ups, branding, business development and international marketing, Christofir is passionate about showing audiences how to harness the power of eCommerce to turn a small or mid-size business into a worldwide enterprise.

Christofir knows business from the inside out on every level—from manufacturing and distribution to retail and online. For more than 15 years, he’s worked with businesses at every stage—from start-ups to major global brands, from $1MM to $100MM companies—to increase sales, productivity and overall success. A specialist in international trading, eCommerce, and building successful companies around the world, Christofir loves to help audiences understand the manufacturing-distribution-retail chain so they can make wise decisions and create a more abundant lifestyle for themselves and their families. “Wherever you are in that chain, it’s essential to understand the other parts of the puzzle,” he says, and his lively, humorous talks give you the knowledge and perspective you need to see the big picture and boost your profits.

Christofir customizes his presentations specifically for retailers, manufacturers and distributors and, depending on his audience, shows how to:  

  • Build and run a successful eCommerce business (wholesale or retail)
  • Do business and dropship with major online retailers like Walmart, Sears, Kmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Overstock, Wayfair, GILT and many more
  • Choose the right eCommerce platform
  • Get started selling online
  • Implement eCommerce best practices
  • Source products from overseas
  • Master email marketing
  • Use the latest technology to streamline eCommerce
  • Integrate with back office systems
  • Manage product data
  • Present products to major online retail buyers (for wholesalers)

Passionate about business since childhood, Christofir bought and started over 10 companies at a young age and has an extensive background in international trading, eCommerce, and building successful companies around the world. He has operated his own overseas manufacturing/trading company, as well as owning direct online retail operations, and he’s a specialist in navigating the Chinese marketplace.

Retailers, manufacturers and distributors leave Christofir Krihkori’s passionate, interactive presentations armed with an action plan to take their business to the next level and turn their passion into success.

Best-fit Audiences

□ Corporations, business groups, non-profits
□ Executive managers, sales reps, team leaders, HR professionals
□ Baby Boomers, Millennials, retirees
□ Community organizations
□ Colleges, universities, schools, youth groups
□ Business and civic groups
□ Entrepreneurs, small offices
□ Tech/electronics specialists and hobbyists
□ Churches, synagogues, religious, Christian groups
□ Restaurants/Restaurant Associations


Offered as keynotes, breakouts, seminars or workshops, retreats, trainings and Webinars, and customized for your group. Christofir is also available as a panel guest or moderator.

Online Retailers: Get Rid of Recession Mentality and Position Yourself for a Shift

Do you know the pros and cons of manufacturing and warehousing vs. drop shipping? Should you focus on marketing through your own website or rely on Amazon, eBay, Rakuten and others? What top marketing, retargeted marketing and customer retention strategies can you learn from Costco, Wayfair, Overstock, BlueNile, and other major e-tailers? These questions and everything else you need to be a successful online retailer are addressed in this fun, informative presentation.

 You’ll learn how to…

  • Master pricing and dynamic repricing so you stay ahead of competitors  
  • Deal with freight and small parcels to minimize operation losses and have the power of higher discount rate negotiations with carriers like UPS, FedEx and trucking  companies
  • Choose the right product sourcing by knowing the pros and cons of manufacturing and warehousing vs. drop shippingDecide whether to make your website your primary marketplace or focus on Amazon, eBay, Rakuten and others
  • Optimize your website and products to have higher conversion rates and sales
  • Choose a website platform that’s scalable when your revenue and transaction volume is on the rise

Manufacturers and Distributors: What Do Retailers Really Want?
As a manufacturer or distributor, how do you know what online retailers really want? Do you get searched for online and stand out as a brand? How do you find the major retail buyers—and how do you approach them? In this enlightening talk, Christofir Krihkori shows how to use simple strategies to know what major online retailers are looking for and much, much more…

 You’ll learn:

  • How to use simple strategies to get searched for on Google and stand out as a brand
  • What online retailers really want from manufacturers and distributors
  • Technology challenges, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and reporting requirements you need to know to do business with major retailers
  • How to create a technology budget, estimate overhead, and how to start your back office technology preparation
  • Price correctly to avoid unexpected CoOps, deductions, and chargebacks
  • Evaluate your competitors and learn from their online presence
  • Where and how to advertise; affordable ways to put your brand in front of major retailers.
  • Find key corporate buyers and how to approach them with a powerful presentation
  • Become the favorite brand of major retailers and maintain long-term relationships
  • Use other retailers to promote your brand and get higher exposure

How to Sell and/or Manufacture in China: A Blueprint for Success
Want to tap into the lucrative Chinese market? If you’re a retailer or manufacturer who wants to expand internationally, this talk answers your questions and gives you a blueprint for success!

 You’ll learn about…

  • Joint ventures vs. wholly-foreign-owned entities (business aspects, no legal advice), and pros and cons of the entity structure
  • How to have more power on the worldwide negotiation table by understanding the local Chinese business culture and their expectations
  • Hiring staff, due diligence, international property rights, operational tips
  • Technology challenges facing online retailers: What to expect and how to plan your technology infrastructure to avoid any blockage or business interruptions
  • Local marketplace or no marketplace? Should you concentrate on your own website or on other marketplaces such as Taobao, Tmall, JD and others?
  • Top strategies in marketing, retargeted marketing, and customer retention used by major e-tailers such as Alibaba, Taobao, Tmall, JD and others

Meet Christofir Krihkori…

Christofir Krihkori is the CEO/Founder of the Business Consulting/Coaching firm GK International, and his passion is to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to create substantial success.

Christofir  has a successful background in finance and marketing, having spent over 15 years working with businesses, from start-ups to major global brands, to increase sales, productivity and overall success. He’s an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and dictate success strategies and show entrepreneurs and companies how to seize global market opportunities.

At a young age, Christofir bought and started over 10 companies and has extensive background in international trading, eCommerce, and building successful companies around the world. Over the past decade, he’s specialized in helping companies launch, grow and create exponential valuation in the market, and he loves to help and coach people in what it takes to build successful companies. For anyone who owns a business or wants to capitalize on the entrepreneurial dream, Christofir’s message will enlighten them with knowledge and action principles to turn their passion into success!

Currently based in Los Angeles, Christofir is President of Plutus Brands, a well-known retailer in the home accent wholesale, manufacturing and retail industry. He has worked in Shanghai, China, manufacturing high-end furniture and selling it globally. Christofir  served as President of BOM Restaurant Franchises from April 2004 – February 2011, in charge of their national franchise operation.

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