Posts tagged with International E Commerce

Opportunities for global e-commerce [infographic]

Over the last few years, several UK retailers have begun to target overseas markets, with some success.

With the economy stalling in this country, foreign markets offer growth opportunities for online retailers, and some have done so successfully. 

A Search Laboratory whitepaper looks at the opportunites for global marketing, and this infographic sets out some of the key stats... 

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Seven avoidable mistakes in global marketing

Global e-commerce business-to-consumer sales are set to soar past the 1 trillion euro ($1.25trillion) mark by 2013, according to a recent report.

The IMRG concluded “the future of ecommerce is global”, with strong growth in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

For businesses of all sizes, the internet is a relatively low-risk, and cost-effective way to test the waters in new markets. But it’s all too easy to go wrong, by failing to take cultural differences into account.

Here are a few common mistakes to avoid...

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Q&A: FusePump's George Besly on international e-commerce

Over the last few years, several UK retailers have begun to target overseas markets, with some success.

For example, overseas sales made up 67% of ASOS sales in Q1 2012, contributing to a 31% growth in overall sales. 

FusePump recently published a white paper on the advantages of cross-border sales using online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. 

I've been asking FusePump's George Besly about why cross-border marketplace sales should now be a serious consideration for e-commerce retailers in the UK. 

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The UK is the biggest foreign market for Nordic e-commerce: report

The Nordic e-commerce market was worth €11bn in 2011, and many are shopping on UK sites, with this country being the most popular foreign market for online purchases. 

The E-commerce in the Nordics 2012 report from logistics firm postnord summarises key e-commerce trends in the region. 

The popularity of the UK for Nordic web shoppers is interesting for UK e-commerce sites looking to sell overseas. Here are some details on that, and a summary of market trends in the region...

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