By Dan Wilson May 15, 2017 - 3:39 pm

UK SME global trade figures stumbled in Q1, say WorldFirst

According to the latest Global Trade Barometer from World First, there has been a significant slowdown in international trade, as UK SMEs transferred 17% less on average per currency transaction in Q1 2017 versus Q4 2016. That's a fall from £48,000 to just £39,000 in

Hermes to open up international shipping to UK SMEs

SME retailers with a Hermes Business Account can now send their products to international online shoppers based in 23 countries across Europe, with deliveries to Australia, China and the US also set to follow next month. Hermes will utilise its European fleet for deliveries to Germany,

eBay, Alibaba and Etsy make case against GST on online imports to Australia

The Australian Government is currently considering a GST (Goods and Services Tax) that would impact anyone exporting goods into Australia. Under the current consultation by the Australian Senate, a number of companies involved have made submissions explaining why this move would lumber them with cumbersome

Get an overseas marketplace selling discount from the UK Government

When I learnt about Selling Online Overseas at the TradeMe meet-up in London on Wednesday I declared it to be the "best kept secret in UK ecommerce." If you're examining marketplaces in other countries and want to start selling to international buyers, then this is a

Why aren’t you selling to buyers overseas?

FedEx has released a report that says that UK SMEs are bullish about the export opportunity and those that embrace it are enjoying growth. Apparently 63% of British small businesses are trading overseas and of those 81% are ecommerce businesses. The FedEx SMEs Export Report says

Reported delays at French customs

We've received reports of significant delays at French customs that are hampering the delivery of items from the UK to France. One seller informs us that they have been informed by La Poste that there could be as much as a 4 week backlog of

Cdiscount’s insights for successful cross-border sales this Christmas, webinar: 20/10/16

Eurozone shoppers will be looking to the UK this Christmas because of the relative strength of Sterling. So this webinar on the 20th October with CDiscount and World First is timely. It's billed as: "Cdiscount’s insights for successful cross-border sales this Christmas". Cdiscount is a

SMEs should embrace exports say WorldFirst

There's an interesting new report out there from World First. It's called: Thinking Global: The route to UK exporting success. Click on this link to find out more. I think we all know that exporting is a vital next step for online sellers and plugging into

Why don’t you sell overseas?

New research from Royal Mail, released as part of Small Business Advice week, looks at some of the reasons why the majority British small businesses don't sell to customers overseas. Small Business Advice Week runs from the 5th to the 11th September. The majority of UK

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