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Selling in Germany: The top German marketplaces to focus on

Aimee Goodsall | June 20, 2016 | Comments

The German eCommerce market is one of the largest in the world, accounting for 25% of European eCommerce volume and €71 billion in eCommerce sales. In other words, it's a country that provides a huge opportunity for global expansion.

But what exactly do you need to know about selling into Germany? And more importantly, which channels should you be selling on?

Below, we've summarised all you need to know about the German eCommerce market and listed the top marketplaces you should be considering...

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Topics: Marketplaces & Websites, Cross Border Trade, Online Marketplace, International Selling

Amazon FBA & eBay GSP: What you need to know about these international fulfilment services

Aimee Goodsall | May 9, 2016 | Comments

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Whether you're already selling internationally, or are reluctant to sell overseas due to the hassle and risk involved, an international fulfilment service might be a good fit for your business. Now while there are a host of options available to you when it comes to cross-border trade, both Amazon and eBay operate their own fulfilment programmes, and while it's not necessarily a case of Amazon FBA vs eBay GSP, it is worth understanding how they both operate and the benefits and disadvantages of each, should this be a route you decide to go down. 

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Topics: eBay, Amazon, Shipping & Fulfilment, Cross Border Trade, Online Marketplace, International Selling

How to make your international returns easy & profitable

Mark Burch | April 13, 2016 | Comments

 

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This is a guest blog post from Mark Burch, Director at Ezi Returns.

Having been in retail for over 18 years, returns are nothing new to me, but I did still find myself taking them personally. All that hard work in getting the products set up with images, creating great product descriptions etc, and the customer wants to return it! Or even worse, something outside of your control caused the problem, resulting in a return! 

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Topics: Cross Border Trade, International Selling, Returns

Cross-Border Trade Opportunities With eBay

Aimee Goodsall | March 15, 2016 | Comments

Arguably the biggest reason that online businesses choose to sell internationally is to increase their reach and ultimately their sales. Unfortunately, many eBay sellers hold back on expanding into new markets in fear of the unknown, and if this is you then you’re certainly not alone.

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Topics: eBay, Cross Border Trade, eCommerce

Essential currency tips for cross-border sellers

World First | February 23, 2016 | Comments

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Selling on overseas marketplaces is a great way to expand your business and get your products in front of more customers. Whether you’re already selling abroad or just considering it right now, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of selling in a foreign currency and how fluctuating exchange rates can affect your profit margin. You could be saving time and money with the right solutions in place.

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Topics: Cross Border Trade, eCommerce

How To: Integrate Rakuten.co.uk to Linnworks

Charlie McBroom | January 20, 2015 | Comments

Topics: Cross Border Trade

International Selling with eBay

Sam Goodman | March 20, 2014 | Comments

eBay are really hot on Cross Border Trading of late and are heavily encouraging their sellers to expand into overseas markets. There are approx. 18million buyers visiting eBay.co.uk each year, but why not optimise your listings and reach over 124million buyers worldwide! A recent article on the World’s Top eBay Sellers shared an astonishing statistic;

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Topics: eBay, Cross Border Trade

International VAT legislation changes, Are You Ready?

Accordance | February 27, 2014 | Comments

This is a guest article by Mallory Wood from Accordance VAT.

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Topics: Expert Articles, eCommerce News, Cross Border Trade

Emerging eCommerce Markets, What’s Yours?

Sam Goodman | February 25, 2014 | Comments

2014 is the dawn of International eCommerce and Cross Border Trading. Domestic markets are slowly being saturated and the competition strive to undercut your pricing.
Many online retailers in the eCommerce sector are expanding into overseas markets to optimise their sales by retailing to a larger volume of consumer.

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Topics: Marketplaces & Websites, eCommerce News, Cross Border Trade

eBay Cross Border Trading Seller Story – Universal Clothing

Sam Goodman | February 1, 2014 | Comments

 

Mohammed Zahoor & Mohammed Zafoor started selling Universal Clothing for Men, Woman & Children online about 3 years ago, hence the company name Universal Clothing.

Listen to their story and their tips for Cross Border Trading.

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Topics: Case Studies, Expert Articles, Marketplaces & Websites, eBay, Cross Border Trade

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