Springboard your business into export success this Small Business Saturday

9/11/2018

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The Department for International Trade in the East of England is hosting an event in Alconbury later this month to help SMEs looking to grow their business internationally using e-commerce platforms.

Small Business Saturday reaches millions of customers and businesses each year. Join the Department for International Trade's Springboard into Exporting with E-commerce event in Alconbury on 30th November to find out how to grow your business. 

E-commerce platforms offer huge opportunities and can be a quick and easy way to begin exploring exporting. Selling via an e-commerce platform allows your company to increase its global reach and test potential markets without the costs traditionally incurred.

In 2016, 58.3% of internet users purchased a product online. Today there are 3 billion active internet users and it is estimated that 63% will purchase a product online in 2019*.

E-commerce platforms have several advantages such as:

• Being quick to set up and sell on
• Increasing brand awareness
• Eliminating geographical limitations providing access to new clients as well as markets.

The Department for International Trade East of England has joined with speakers who are experts on Amazon and Shopify to present the platforms, their advantages, pitfalls and tips on how to get started. Following the seminar there will be round tables with the speakers and opportunities to network with other businesses.

If you would like to attend this event, book your free place here!

*https://www.statista.com/statistics/261676/digital-buyer-penetration-worldwide/

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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