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International Selling

As an ecommerce enterprise develops, amibitous merchants soon find they outgrow their domestic market. The obvious option is to look overseas to tap into new markets. Read our International Selling Position Paper.
By Chris Dawson April 18, 2019 - 10:50 am

Amazon China to shut down in July

Amazon China will shut down it's local retail operations and marketplace in China according to Bloomberg. Amazon have thrown in the towel in China and not only will local selling shut, but also their third party marketplace meaning that sellers will no longer be able

Middle-Eastern and African consumers are most inclined to shop cross-border

Middle-Eastern and African consumers are most inclined to shop cross-border, says PayPal's Cross-border Consumer Research. The study examined how people shop online and across borders. The survey was conducted in 31 countries among a total of 34k consumers who are active online. According to the study 70%

DHL introduces international shipping service for small goods in Germany

DHL announced yesterday the introduction of international shipping service for small goods. The new solution will be available from the 15th of April for German shippers. DHL says that the new service, called DHL Päckchen XS International is exclusive to "private customers" wanting to ship small

How to future-proof your international ecommerce strategy?

"Marketplaces are good for international expansion. Try a country, test the waters rather going full-blown," is the advice Chris Dawson of Tamebay gave yesterday at IRX 2019 on international ecommerce strategy. Speaking at a panel 'future-proofing your international strategy' Chris Dawson, co-founder and editor of Tamebay,

Tony Preedy of Fruugo on growing international sales

Tony Preedy of Fruugo considered the advantages of cross-border trade at Internet Retailing Expo 2019 for marketplace sellers. Speaking at IRX Expo 2019 on Wednesday, Tony said that international trading currently presents opportunities for UK sellers as they can take advantage of English-speaking territories such as

Ocado aims to ‘reshape the food retail landscape in Australia’

Ocado have teamed up with Coles to "reshape the food retail landscape in Australia" using Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). This comes after the news of eBay partnering with Coles in a bid to attract shoppers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to buy on eBay. The OSP

‘Always think of customers’ needs:’ Jason Zhu of Grace Karin

"Always think of customers' needs, focus on making products according to your shoppers' needs and preferences" is the advice Jason Zhu of Grace Karin gives to sellers who wish to succeed in 2019. Speaking to Tamebay, Jason Zhu general public manager of Grace Karin says

AliExpress and Correos team up to support Spanish SMBs growth

AliExpress and Correos have teamed up to support Spanish small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) cross-border growth. The partnership with the national postal service of Spain, Correos, Chinese marketplace, AliExpress and Alibaba's logistics arm, Cainiao Network is saying to boost cross-border exports of Spanish SMBs, with a focus

Non-EU retailers generate 80% of their cross-border sales on marketplaces

Retailers outside of the European Union generate 80% of their cross-border sales on marketplaces, with Amazon leading with £27bn in revenue in 2018, says Top 500 cross-border retail Europe report by cbcommerce. According to the research countries such as Western Europe and Scandinavia, £30bn were

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