cross border trade

By Chris Dawson September 24, 2017 - 4:54 pm

Royal Mail launch Email Notifications for international parcels

Royal Mail have launched a new service that will give overseas customers of UK-based retailers a more convenient way to track their parcels. Tracked Email Notifications are now available as a free add on with all Royal Mail International Tracked products and it's designed to ensure

What makes tracking outstanding on an International shipment?

On Saturday evening I made a purchase on eBay from a German retailer and thought it worth noting the way that they supplied tracking information because it's a text book case of how great tracking helps the consumer and averts any questions from customers. It's a

Pricesearcher makes international selling easy

Pricesearcher is a search engine with the aim of making prices for just about every product in the world easily accessible. They don't crawl the web but work with product feeds directly from sellers which results in more structured information for the user including the

EQ Global & Citi release 26 currency virtual bank accounts

EQ Global in partnership with Citi, have launched a new Virtual Bank Account service which allows businesses to transfer money across 26 currencies. The immediate benefit is that business can gain access to their own unique GB IBANs for 26 funding currencies enabling them to

UK businesses exported £1.8bn in 2016 and grew 29% yr on yr on Amazon

Amazon have just released the Amazon Summer 2017 Trends Report which reveals Brit's top 10 favourite items in a variety of categories. If you want to know the most asked questions of Amazon Alexa, the top 10 print books, the top 10 eBooks or the

Amazon want to buy from US Merchants to resell their stock overseas

Amazon Payments have started to approach US merchants by email offering to buy their stock at full listed price in order to resell it themselves overseas. This looks very much like an extension of the program they launched in Europe last November called ‘Simplify Global

Trevor Ginn: How to successfully sell on overseas marketplaces

I've known Trevor Ginn who has run Hello Baby for over a decade and during that time I've seen his business grow and expand and embrace cross border trade. Trevor is also working with Brands and Manufacturers to assist them to grow their marketplace exposure

U.S. Ecommerce Growth Workshops: Reading 29th June

If you're interested in growing the US based cross border portion of your business, then there is a U.S. Ecommerce Growth mentoring workshop coming up at the end of the month in Reading (The London event the previous day is already sold out!) To get the

Australians expect 70-75% of overseas retailers to dodge tax

It's claimed that Australian Treasury officials have told eBay that the only expect a 25% to 30% compliance rate if they go ahead with their GST (Goods and Services Tax, roughly equivalent to UK VAT) changes. That would leave 70% to 75% of sellers dodging

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Tom: This is not a new program, it is just a rebrand. It was previously called Amazon...
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