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Over the course of the pandemic the global e-commerce market has increased significantly. We’re inviting you to attend a webinar on ‘Realising your global e-commerce potential’, Tuesday 28 July 2020 with some of our e-commerce experts. Topics will include global e-commerce trends, how to determine your global opportunity and solutions for you and your online […]

WhatsApp has become the most widely used application, reaching over 1 billion users worldwide. Beginning as a social channel, WhatsApp is now dominating corporate communications as it allows businesses to connect with their customers in real time. In recognition of the importance of this communication method, our Customer Service team has introduced a WhatsApp Digital […]

The UK has nominated the former International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Dr Fox has decades of experience in global politics as well as first-hand know-how of running a trade ministry. The Government believe Dr Liam Fox is the ideal candidate; writing to the WTO the […]

ACTIPH is a London based start-up, founded by seven-time Guinness World Record holder, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton. Jamie uncovered the benefits of alkaline water out of necessity during a 5,000-mile row from Australia to Africa; realising that fresh water mixed with sea water is more hydrating than fresh water alone. ACTIPH is experiencing unprecedented demand, with sales […]

A joint strategic intervention to turbo charge UK food and drink has been announced by the Department of International Trade and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The agriculture, food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing industry; in 2019, UK food, feed and drink exports were worth £23.7billion. The plan will allow […]

UK exports of bikes, parts and accessories grew by 15% in the year to March 2020, worth £173.2 million. Europe, Australia and the US lead the demand for cycling goods. International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, said: “With more people turning to two wheels for their commute and leisure, UK cycling’s success on the road and […]

In this article, John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express, shares how global connectedness makes the world stable and less vulnerable in the current crisis. He says: “the pandemic in many places has made it especially clear how important globalisation is for our economic and social ‘immune system’.” Many globally active companies have found themselves in a […]

In light of recent events and changes to ‘business as usual’, e-commerce opportunities are rapidly developing and there has never been a more significant time for companies to seize them, especially when it comes to going global. Whether you’ve had more time on your hands to start your export journey or you’re already selling overseas, […]

This week the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June. The announcement was part of his plans to further ease the lockdown. Retailers must meet new guidance published for the sector “detailing the measures they should take to meet the necessary social distancing […]

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