International Trade

Language variants: German

The latest blog in this series explores the different variants of the German language.

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The best countries to do business in

Many of the “Top 10” countries have English as their national language, or it is widely spoken by the business community. However, these aren’t necessarily the best countries for export.

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Overcoming barriers to export

Lack of contacts, insufficient market information or intelligence and inadequate finance – are these your barriers to export?

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Warning: You’re losing money by not localising your website

In 2017, there were 153,852 exporters of goods in the United Kingdom. This is up from 141,433 exporters in 2013.

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Main concerns of international online shoppers

Presents for family in America   Presents for the kids Present for Grandma Click, click, click.  My Christmas shopping is nearly complete, and 80% was purchased online.  The gifts that haven’t been dropped into my online shopping basket have at least been researched and price-checked online.  Judging by the latest eCommerce research, I am not alone. Consumers around the world are shopping online in increasing numbers.  It’s quick and often cheaper; getting the lowest advertised price only takes a quick Google search.  And with free shipping options, it’s cheaper than paying for city centre parking! Buying gifts for friends and family in another country is also a lot easier – no queuing at the post office! – and saves the cost of international postage. With your international eCommerce site, the concerns are very much the same as for English-language only websites, however there are a few additional points to consider for your foreign-language pages. Simply translating the English content is not sufficient.   Delivery charges […]

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