Getting paid is often the hardest part of your international trade transaction. Even if you are used to taking payment up-front in your domestic market, you will find that much harder in an overseas market. Moreover, the method by which your customers agree to pay will have an effect on the likely cost of providing the goods. You will also want to quote the agreed payment method in your sales quotation and sales contract. If your customer is desperate for your goods then you will be in a position to dictate terms — it is far more likely, however, that you will need to compromise on the payment method.