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Exporting is GREAT Week | International opportunities | E-commerce in Spain

Exporting is GREAT week
Get ready for Exporting is GREAT week

UK Trade & Investment’s Exporting is GREAT week runs from 18 to 22 April this year. There are a range of events throughout the week to inspire and support UK businesses to grow and succeed internationally.

As part of Exporting is GREAT week, the DHL Customs team will be discussing US Customs Issues at Building Success in the US – a UKTI event exploring the challenges of expanding into the US – on 22 April at Newmarket Racecourse.

The US is the East of England’s biggest export market, providing many opportunities for UK businesses to expand. Click here for more information on trading with the US.


UK SMEs missing out on international online sales

PayPal recently surveyed SMEs in major online retail markets, and found that only 56 per cent of the UK’s small online businesses are selling to customers abroad.

A previous study found higher overseas consumer demand for British goods than for goods from other major European markets.

A quarter of respondents highlighted shipping, as well as Customs and duties, as barriers to selling internationally. DHL supports British businesses in navigating these areas of concern and growing globally: we have a number of resources available for new and experienced exporters on the DHL Guide.

Missing out on international sales?

Spanish e-commerce sales boosted by economy

E-commerce sales in Spain increased 29.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia.

This growth is likely due to improved business and consumer confidence, as well as increased spending power.

The number of digital transactions also increased by 27.4 per cent annually in Q3 2015. Clothes, CDs, books, and magazines were some of the most frequently purchased products. Residents of Spain have a keen desire for online shopping and many consumers buy from outside the country.


Thursday 14 April 2016

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