New Trade Envoys | UK confident of recovery | Latest e-commerce news

Posted on 2/09/2021 by DHL Express

Latest PM appointments aim to boost UK business opportunities globally

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced several Trade Envoy appointments who will be allocated to countries across the world to boost British business opportunities globally.

Last year Trade Envoys, a voluntary position assigned to MPs, were involved in over £16 billion in UK exports and are already responsible for building trade relationships in over 60 countries.

International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, said: “By boosting exports, promoting inward investment and creating high-value, high-paying jobs, our Trade Envoys will help us build back better from COVID-19, ensuring every part of the UK benefits from our trade strategy.”

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UK business confidence exceeds pre-pandemic levels to reach four-year high

According to a recent survey, British business confidence around economic recovery to pre-pandemic levels has reached a more than four-year high. While some businesses had concerns about inflation and staff shortages, there was optimism that the recovery would continue.

Factors behind the improved confidence in economic recovery were the successful rollout of the vaccine, lifting of lockdown restrictions and relaxing of self-isolation rules.

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The latest e-commerce news from around the world

Amazon brand buyer SellerX has plans to use recent funding to expand across Europe, the US and China. Meanwhile new data is predicting the number of weddings in the US to reach 2.5 million by 2‌0‌2‌2, with 6‌6‌% of couples also planning to increase their budget and guest lists.

According to the latest research, Britons’ low expectations of customer service could open opportunities for brands, and with 44% of European consumers preferring to use e-wallets as their online payment method, have you considered including this in your checkout options?

Finally, with the continued growth of e-commerce and increased demand for storage space, discover how you can optimise your warehouse layout to save time and money.

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