ecommerce sales fuel cross-border trading boom
16th June 2017
As billions of online shoppers surf the web each day for the best deals, cross-border ecommerce sales are driving innovative solutions to overcome the challenges posed by serving a diverse audience with varying consumer expectations.
Shopping online, exports and imports are only a click away
The Internet enables consumers to shop globally, by purchasing products and services irrespective of country. Often driven by common language used during online searches, currency fluctuations, special offers or simply because the product or service isn’t available in the consumer’s own region.
The UK is the second most popular overseas online shopping destination according to PayPal
Online retailers could boost sales by 10-15% by extending their offer to international customers
Cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020 – from $300bn to $900bn, twice the pace of domestic e-commerce growth*.
*According to recent research from DHL
Consumers are empowered with delivery options
Consumers were now being given a wide range of shipping choices, when buying large, heavy and expensive goods overseas; the consumer can opt for sea freight at a lower cost and a longer delivery timescale. Whereas fast moving consumer goods, like fashion garments, can be ordered from the Far East and delivered by air in a couple of days. Around 20% of global air cargo volumes are changing to ecommerce which gives an indication of how quickly this trend is impacting on the sector.
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