Countdown to Christmas | UK trade deals with Asia | 7 steps to successful e-commerce

Posted on 17/12/2020 by DHL Express

Sell more in the countdown to Christmas

With just a few days to go until the big day, we bring you the key consumer insights from Singles’ Day and Black Friday so you can maximise your e-commerce sales in the final run-up to the festive season.

Spend-savvy consumers are still on the look-out for promotions, so plan ahead if you’re having a Boxing Day sale. There’s also good news for SMEs and sustainable product lines.

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UK trade deals with Asia provide certainty for UK businesses

The UK government has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Singapore, paving the way for the UK to become a global hub for tech and services. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will also travel to Vietnam, which has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, to conclude a rollover trade agreement.

These latest developments are part of a strategy to build a network of trade agreements with dynamic economies outside Europe, cutting red tape for businesses and setting global standards in key areas such as cyber-security and emerging technology.

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7 steps to profitability and longevity in e-commerce

The last few weeks have been something of a whirlwind for e-commerce, but as we step into 2021 it’s vital to ensure you have a robust model that’s both profitable and sustainable.

Although nobody expects 2020 levels of online shopping to continue, they’re also not predicted to return to pre-pandemic levels. Here are seven tips to help make sure you and your website are ready for the months ahead.

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