UK-GCC trade | 5 tips for Black November | Ultimate e-commerce guide

Posted on 14/10/2021 by DHL Express

UK prepares for trade deal with Gulf Cooperation Council

Last week the International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, began preparations for an advanced trade deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), by calling upon the public and businesses to share their views ahead of negotiations beginning next year.

Building on the existing bilateral trade worth over £30 billion in 2020, a new deal would see greater opportunities in industries of the future such as digital trade, services and green growth, as well as better market access for British farmers and food producers, who currently export over £597 million in goods to the region.

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5 tips for converting customers to a sale this Black November

With the number of people returning to work increasing to pre-pandemic levels, and consumer traffic to retailer sites surging, many companies are looking to jump ahead of the competition by launching their ‘Black Friday’ deals from the start of November.

As businesses prepare for the renamed ‘Black November’, key considerations such as personalising your content and simplifying your checkout methods can help you stand out from the crowd and convert customers to a sale this November.

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The ultimate guide to setting up an e-commerce business

Despite shops reopening and lockdown restrictions being lifted, online consumer spending is very much here to stay. Forecasters predict that 2.1 billion people will be shopping online this year, up from 1.6 billion in 2016.

Even though it has never been easier to connect and ship to your customer base across the world, setting up an e-commerce business comes with its own challenges, such as the growing list of competitors with similar products or services to you, as well as the growing expectations from your customers around checkout and payment options.

Click below to download our Ultimate E-commerce Guide.

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