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How to Increase International Sales Through Your Website
Wed 29 March 2017, 09:30 – 12:00 BST
There has never been a better time for East England businesses to grow by trading overseas, and website sales are becoming an ever more important means for business growth, but what do you need to consider when seeking more sales through your website?
For example, did you know that 70% of world internet users search in languages other than English?
So if you are running an English based website you can take steps to become more visible.
Research by PayPal found an estimated 86.4 million of shoppers, from 29 countries surveyed, bought from the UK in the last 12 months. Products from the UK have proved particularly sought-after amongst Chinese shoppers, who made up a quarter of the estimated 86.4 million buyers over the past year.
Who should attend this event?
This event is intended for Business Owners or Managing Directors of businesses considering whether they should develop their website in order to start selling into overseas markets, or to increase sales from overseas.
How to develop your website strategy?
This event is being led by industry experts SocialB who will help you to identify the strategic and practical issues you need to consider when developing your website strategy.
You will be introduced to the practical steps to use the web as a new, or growing channel for international sales, and will provide hands-on hints and tips on free tools and leading-edge web techniques to structure, design, and optimise your website for international visitors.
What support is available from the Department for International Trade?
The Department for International Trade provides assistance to those businesses looking to trade internationally, both by uncovering export opportunities, trading digitally, and via face-to-face advice.
An experienced International Trade Adviser from the Department for International Trade will provide an overview of the services available, and will provide hands-on hints and tips on exporting, whether you are selling through your website or via more traditional methods.
Attendance is free, all we ask for is a little of your time – it could be the best investment you make this year!
This event is being held in partnership with NatWest & NWES.
The demand is out there… you should be too
For more information contact +44 (0) 1707 398 398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org