New Export Support Service | Pop-up retail | Holiday season e-commerce

Posted on 6/10/2021 by DHL Express

New export hotline and online service launched for UK businesses

Last week the UK government launched its Export Support Service, a free-to-use helpline that will provide phone and online support to British businesses. This ‘one-stop shop’ service will offer quick access to UK government information, making it easier for them to export to the rest of Europe, a key destination for high-quality UK goods and services that was worth £288 billion in 2020.

International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “We are focused on helping exporters fulfil their potential. Having a dedicated export support team at the end of a phone ready to help will ensure they can access the information they need, and get on with the job of selling their world-class products and services abroad, in turn helping the UK to build back better.”

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Bridging the gap between online and offline retail

The growing popularity of shopping online means that retail has typically shifted from offline as businesses look to compete, and in more recent times to continue operating when customers have been unable to visit their stores.

However, the easing of lockdown restrictions could see the revived popularity of pop-up shops. A £2.3 billion economy before the pandemic, with an 80% success rate according to global retailers, these mobile shops allow online brands the flexibility to reach their customers in person.

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Managing the peak holiday season: Your e-commerce toolkit

With Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner, you’ll no doubt be starting your preparations to ensure that you are ready for the peak trading season.

Efficient supply chain organisation is essential to your e-commerce business, from website and inventory management, to order fulfilment and your after-sales strategy.

Click below for our key considerations that will help you maximise your sales opportunities this holiday season.

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