Weekly Trade Updates

We're here to help you get the information and advice you need to make
the most of international business opportunities and successfully ship overseas...

Trade boosts SME growth | Cross-border e-commerce | Chamber Business Awards

Trading abroad
International trade set to drive UK SME growth

According to the EE SME International Ambitions survey, international trade could provide a 25 per cent boost to small British businesses over the next five years.

The survey found that 40 per cent of small businesses are already trading internationally, and a further 6 per cent are planning to do so by 2021.

America and Western Europe are the top markets for UK SMEs, followed by the Nordics, Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


Cross-border e-commerce trends

Global cross-border e-commerce is forecast to rise to US $1 trillion by 2020.

According to AliResearch, almost 1 billion people will be cross-border buyers by the end of 2020, accounting for almost a third of all worldwide transactions.

Key reasons given for purchasing from abroad include price and availability of products. Technology, such as smartphones and tablets, has also made it easier for shoppers to discover new products that are sold overseas.


Chamber Business Awards 2016
Chamber Business Awards open for entry

The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious business award programmes, open to businesses of all sizes and sectors.

There is a wide range of award categories. DHL sponsors the Export Business of the Year Award, which recognises the strength of Britain’s exporters.

The awards are open for entry until midnight on Friday 24 June. Regional winners will be announced on 19 September, and national winners will be announced on 24 November.


Thursday 9 June 2016

Want to discuss trading internationally?

Call us on 0844 248 0675 between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday or simply click below and send us an email.

Calls to DHL UK phone numbers beginning ‘084’ cost 7 pence per minute, plus your phone company’s

Email us now

Would you like to open an account?

If you're trading internationally, there are lots of benefits to opening an account.

Apply now

Ready to send a shipment?

If you need to send something today, don’t worry you can click, call or even drop off at a local DHL Servicepoint.

Ship now

Delivering your business to the world...

We go to the ends of the earth and back to support businesses’ import and export needs. Whatever you’re shipping; whenever it needs to get there - DHL is the perfect partner for businesses of all sizes working in overseas markets.

That’s the speed of yellow.

Recent Updates






Sign up for the DHL newsletter

for advice on trading internationally