Tag: cross border trade

Are exports up in spite of or because of Brexit?


Fastlane International have totted up this year’s shipments and revealed that their regular retail customers shipped over 25% more gifts to EU countries this Christmas compared to Christmas 2015. The low value of the pound made UK purchases very tempting and long-term e-commerce retailers said they noticed a sizeable increase in the number of international […]

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International selling finance webinar 19/1/17


iwoca are joining up with Currencies Direct and Simply VAT to help you master the finance fundamentals of international selling. Hear from experts in tax compliance, foreign exchange and working capital management for an hour of essential money management strategies for cross-border SMEs: 1. Control your cash-flow – Richard Sutton, iwoca For most small businesses, […]

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Amazon Global Store launches for cross border tax paid shopping


Amazon have launched Amazon Global Store to enable sales to consumers from Amazon sites around the world. In a similar manner to eBay’s Global Shipping Program, consumers can find and buy products from Amazon in the US on Amazon UK. Delivery takes place in as little as two days with goods customs cleared on your […]

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Royal Mail International Services to new countries with higher compensation

Royal Mail feat

From the start of this week (10th October 2016) Royal Mail made their International Tracking and Signature services available to more countries. International Tracked services are now available to: Greece, Serbia, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Aland Islands. Plus you can ship via Royal Mail’s International Tracked & Signed to: Barbados, Belize Cook Islands, Georgia, […]

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Lengow Day 2016 emphasises cross border opportunities

Lengow Day 2016

Lengow Day started with a bang. Actually that was the day before when the army blew up a consignment of blue Lengow pony stress balls that had been left in a box… oops! The smell of burning rubber still lingering in the morning breeze we headed into the conference centre where I was able to […]

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Shipping Acronyms and what they mean for importers


When you’re buying from overseas, especially from China, you might get a quote for your product followed by an innocent looking acronym such as FOB. Do you know what this actually means as it could be the precursor to a large bill if you don’t know what to expect. Here are some of the most […]

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Returns For International Marketplaces Webinar 7/9/16


Linnworks are teaming up for a webinar with XSellco, to bring you the insight, guidance and best practices for effectively handling returns when selling on international marketplaces. The webinar will cover: How to reduce your return rate when selling on international marketplaces The key considerations for handling returns A deep dive into buying behaviour, consumer […]

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Think Global event from World First 11/10/16


This October World First is hosting its first ever all-day, flagship conference for SMEs on international business billed as ‘Think Global‘. The aims are to aims are to celebrate those businesses and entrepreneurs that have targeted growth through international trade and inspire others to see the potential for growth beyond geographical borders. Speakers at Think […]

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Why Brexit doesn’t worry Amazon

EU Feat

Amazon doesn’t seem to be the slightest worried about Britain exiting the EU or any possible ramifications it could have for ecommerce in our Islands. Shortly after the result of the referendum was in Amazon said “We are committed to supporting U.K. businesses selling in the U.K., in Europe and worldwide, and to helping businesses […]

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