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Posted on 19/08/2021 by DHL Express

UK economy rebounds as Covid restrictions ease

According to official figures, the UK economy grew by 4.8% between April and June. Whilst the figures are slightly short of expectations, forecasts are predicting that the economy should return to pre-pandemic levels later this year.

Consumer spending, which rose by 7.3% over the quarter, has been the biggest factor behind the upturn, with the reopening of non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers in April, and indoor dining restrictions being lifted in May.

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The emerging e-tail markets of 2‌0‌2‌1

The pandemic has been the driving force behind the e-commerce movement worldwide, which saw an increase to 17% of all global retail trade in 2020, up 3% from the previous year. With this we are seeing some emerging markets that bring with them new opportunities for you to expand your international sales ambitions.

Discover how up-and-coming economies such as Southeast Asia, Latin America and India have seen rapid digitalisation and high internet penetration rates. Click below to find out what their consumers are buying online and how they are paying for those goods.

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The latest e-commerce news from around the world

France-based company Airfree seek to become the ‘Amazon of the skies’ with their in-flight e-commerce platform, while German start-up Traceless has won an award for its innovative sustainable packaging that is completely compostable, and even edible!

In other e-commerce news, customer engagement platform MoEngage is helping brands better understand customer activity across their apps using AI technology, and discover some top tips to keep your customers signed up with our exclusive guide to the subscription economy.

Finally, with 60% of people opting not to buy from a company if they do not trust how their data will be used, are you providing enough clarity to your customers?

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