Taking your business global

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Posted in Business Services

If you have an established business and feel that you have or are conquering the UK market, now may be the time to look to go global. Depending on what you sell, this may or may not be suitable for you. Selling overseas does not need to be as stressful as you think and you can start small and grow. You do not necessarily need to have someone on the ground there and do not even of had to been to the country yourself. Many UK companies start by selling to the rest of Europe first and then expand to other places such as America at a later date.

If you have an ecommerce website then selling abroad is relatively straight forward. You need to check which countries you are going to sell to and work out how you are going to charge for postage. It may be that you can charge a flat rate initially to cover delivery or it may be quite complex, depending on the size and the weight of the package.

Have a list of all the questions you may have and arrange a meeting with your web development company to run through your idea.