US E-commerce Platforms: Sell Directly to the Consumer [webinar]


US E-commerce Platforms: Sell Directly to the Consumer [webinar]

E-commerce platforms in the United States present huge opportunities for British retailers looking to export to the U.S. market. This webinar will look at the practicalities of beginning to sell on e-commerce platforms, which platforms are most popular and how to prepare.

Dates 11 Apr 2019 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 15:00-15:45 BST
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Event details:

E-commerce platforms in the United States present huge opportunities for British retailers looking to export to the U.S.market. In 2018, online sales of physical goods in the U.S. amounted to $504.6 billion, and it is predicted that by 2021, 234.5 million American people will be online shoppers*. Led by the Department for International Trade (DIT) in the East of England and North East, in collaboration with Frank Van den Berg from Infinity Blue Marketplaces, this webinar will look at the practicalities of beginning to sell on e-commerce platforms in the U.S.

What will be covered

  • The U.S. e-commerce market - key figures and trends
  • The main marketplace platforms including their pros and cons and the key differences between Amazon UK and USA
  • How to prepare
  • A hot topic - US sales tax
  • Next steps

Why join this webinar?

E-commerce platforms can be a quick and easy way to begin selling overseas as it can allow your company to test potential markets without the costs traditionally incurred. With American customers spending £12.5 billion on UK goods and services online every year, e-commerce offers an excellent platform to grow sales and revenue through exporting to the U.S.**

* www.statista.com/statistics/183755/number-of-us-internet-shoppers-since-2009/

** www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-commerce-for-uk-small-businesses-selling-online-to-the-usa/e-commerce-for-uk-small-businesses-selling-online-to-the-usa

 

 

Department for International Trade (DIT) East of England

The Department for International Trade (DIT), is the government department responsible for helping UK companies do more business overseas. We are responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us.

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