UKTI launches new e-Exporting programme

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UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) new e-Exporting Programme can help UK companies and brands sell products overseas through online channels.

UK online retail exports are set to reach £60bn by 2018 (Source: IORMA, 2014).

By joining UKTI’s e-Exporting Programme, UK companies and brands can reach consumers overseas through e-marketplaces.

An e-marketplace is an online location that provides a platform for companies of all sizes to do business through e-commerce. Popular e-marketplaces include Amazon, Tmall and eBay. UKTI have identified over 400 e-marketplaces worldwide.

By selling through an e-marketplace UK companies can:

  • find new customers
  • analyse data on what consumers are searching for
  • build awareness of their brands

UK companies currently trading successfully on e-marketplaces include Burberry, Topshop, Marks and Spencer, Karen Millen, Barbour and Fred Perry.

Benefits

Join UKTI’s e-Exporting Programme to:

  • meet with an e-Exporting advisor to discuss export plans
  • receive help and advice on building your online and e-commerce presence
  • increase the reach of your brand globally
  • identify new e-marketplaces around the world
  • set up on e-marketplaces quickly
  • attend events and webinars about retail/e-commerce opportunities

If you’re looking to sell online for the first time, you can also get help with:

  • trademark registration
  • website URL registration
  • landed cost calculation
  • packaging, shipping, payment
  • tax registration
  • marketing and related services

How to join

Email UKTI’s retail team consumerretail@ukti.gsi.gov.uk if you’re interested in joining the programme or need more information.

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