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Expanding into the US: The top American marketplaces to sell on

Aimee Manning | August 16, 2016 | Comments

The US is the second largest market in the world for online sellers. Just three years ago, eCommerce was responsible for $2.3 trillion in sales in the US, and this figure is expected to rise to $4.5 trillion by 2021 - making it an extremely lucrative market for retailers looking to sell overseas.

While it may not be as geographically close as mainland Europe, one of the key benefits of selling into the US market is that there are no language barriers, which is an advantage to British sellers.

The fact is, there are a number of opportunities available to sellers looking to enter the US market, and while both eBay and Amazon have great international programmes, below we have compiled an overview of some of the other top US marketplaces you should consider selling on.  

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Topics: eCommerce, Online Marketplace, International Selling

How To Sell More On eBay (Updated For 2020)

Aimee Manning | July 14, 2016 | Comments

There are huge opportunities for any online seller looking to grow their business on eBay. The problem, however, is that despite the site’s global reach and large active customer base, simply having a presence on the marketplace isn’t enough to secure visibility and generate sales.

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Topics: eBay, Cross Border Trade, Online Marketplace, International Selling

Selling In Germany: The Top German Marketplaces To Sell On

Aimee Manning | June 20, 2016 | Comments

The German eCommerce market is one of the largest in the world, accounting for 25% of European eCommerce volume and €72.6 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?

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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 Manning | May 9, 2016 | Comments

Whether you're already selling internationally, or are reluctant to sell overseas due to the hassle and risk involved, an international fulfilment service could be a good fit for your business.

While there are plenty of options available to you when it comes to outsourcing your fulfillment, two of the most notable are Amazon and eBay's own fulfilment programmes: Amazon FBA and eBay GSP.

Although it's not necessarily a case of Amazon FBA vs eBay GSP, it is worth understanding how they both operate and the benefits and drawbacks of each, which is what you'll find in this article.

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

How To Make Your International Returns Easy And Profitable

Nat Libby | April 13, 2016 | Comments

If you sell online, you are inevitably going to get returns. Although many online sellers think of selling internationally as a one-way ticket to business growth, few seem to take into account the consideration of international returns.

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Topics: Cross Border Trade, International Selling, Returns