Due to the resounding success of this event taking place in Bristol earlier this year, by popular demand, we are running it again in Exeter.
The size of the global eCommerce market is forecasted to grow to US$1 trillion by 2020 so leveraging international sales to scale your business is fast becoming an essential tool to increase revenue and profits. Selling in a digital environment where consumers know what they want, and want it quickly, creates a critical factor when getting your products to overseas markets.
This workshop has been carefully designed by an international eCommerce specialist to help you, a B2C export-ready SME, win more international business online, as well as develop your digital skills and knowledge to weave into your road map to success.
You will hear from a range of international eCommerce speakers who will offer their thought provoking insights to help create and develop your international sales strategy. You will also hear from a local business who has achieved online global success, and who is keen to share with you the tips and tricks to succeed with eCommerce cross-border trade.
• How to localise your web shop and deliver a great eCommerce performance
• Building your brand online
• Foreign exchange
• The essential guide to EU VAT & eCommerce
Through practical break-out sessions run by eCommerce experts, you will learn how to:
•Evaluate your e-exporting potential
•Raise brand awareness in overseas markets
•Test global waters without major investment
•Reach out to customers who would not otherwise know about your products and services
•Turn your website visits into conversions •Improve customer service by analysing online data
08.30 – 09.00 Registration / Coffee
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome Susan Roe, Department for International Trade
09.15 – 09.35 FX - Santander
09.35 – 09.55 Profitable e-exporting, Frank Van den Berg, Sales Supply
09.55 – 10.15 eCommerce and VAT, Claire Taylor, Simply VAT
10.15 – 10.45 Local business success story
11.05 – 13.20 ‘Keep Calm and learn how to…’ - break out sessions
13.20 – 13.30 Next Steps
13.30 – 14.30 Networking lunch
Book early as places are limited.
Please note: Due to the content and limited number of places available, priority for this event will be given to export-ready/exporting SME brands, retailers and online merchants. It is not suitable for intermediaries or agencies offering translation, legal, financial, website or digital marketing services.
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Department for International Trade South West