Try out the terminal of an exporter. When you press the button you are logged in as an exporter. The demo is restarted automatically after 3 rounds
The exporter buys cheap and sells expensive!
- Whom to buy coffee from and at what price?
- Should you sell the coffee directly or through the stock exchange?
- Should it be sold now or put on stock?
The exporter buys CoffeeBags from traders (and later in the game from possibly cooperatives). It is financed by going to the bank and get so-called futures contracts on coffee. The exporter receives cash to buy new coffee (while the bank sells the risk for future price fall on the stock exchange). After, the exporter shall deliver the coffee to the brand company who buys it. The exporter makes important decisions about the relationship with competitors, traders and brand companies. They manage an economy with small profit margins and expensive stocks.