UKTI launches online exporting package

Posted at September 8, 2014 | Categories : News

UK businesses of all sizes now have access to a new suite of services to help boost their international trade through online channels.

UKTI’s new e-Exporting Programme has been created to ensure firms are best placed to tap into the huge opportunities that exist online – the offering includes detailed information for over 400 of the world’s e-marketplaces to help companies plan their sales strategies. In particular, the programme encourages UK exporters to reach out to the generation of digitally-capable consumers who are increasingly influenced through online channels.

UKTI is currently working with a number of international e-marketplaces including Tmall China, Amazon China, Japanese e-commerce platform Rakuten and Harper’s Bazaar. It claims to be the only organisation to hold the operational information of global B2B and B2C e-marketplaces, with the central aim of using the data to revolutionise exporting.

Trade Minister, Lord Livingston, comments: “The UK leads the world in cross-border online sales, but there is still much more we can do to help British business seize this huge opportunity with forecasts of three billion online consumers in just three years.”