Fashion e-commerce is clearly very fashionable: Europeans spent over £30 billion on clothes online in 2015, making it the biggest product category for internet purchases.
Europeans have always looked abroad for better deals: Brits buying wine in Calais, Finns venturing to Estonia for vodka, and Spaniards exploring the exotic offerings of Andorra.
Metal working has existed for thousands of years, but today’s foundries are increasingly high-tech operations.
It might not have featured on your calendar, but this week’s Singles Day celebration on November 11 became the world’s biggest online shopping day. The Chinese event broke world records, with retail giant Alibaba pulling in $9.3 billion (£5.9 billion) in sales.
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I have spent quite a bit of time at events over the last few weeks, mostly related to international ecommerce. What stood out is that there are vast opportunities for UK businesses.
Cross-border shopping used to mean a “booze cruise” to France, or picking up discounted designer clothes on a foreign holiday. But today’s savvy consumers are just as likely to shop around for the best prices from the comfort of their sofa.
We all love a bit of luxury now and again, whether that’s blowing the budget on a designer handbag or treating ourselves to a bottle of Champagne. While we might have aspirations of a footballer’s lifestyle (penalty shoot outs withstanding), few of us are able to maintain it as we might hope!
With 1.2 billion customers online around the world, there is a strong temptation to look outside the UK and make sales in new and growing markets. Achieve this by taking these five steps – which are all possible on a budget.