Department of International Trade
By joining DIT’s e-Exporting Programme, UK retailers and brands can reach consumers overseas through e-marketplaces.
An e-marketplace is an online location that provides a platform for retailers of all sizes to do business through e-commerce. Popular e-marketplaces include Amazon, Tmall and eBay. UKTI have identified over 400 e-marketplaces worldwide.
By selling online through an e-marketplace UK retailers can:
find new customers
analyse data on what consumers are searching for
build awareness of their brands
UK retailers currently trading successfully on e-marketplaces include Burberry, Topshop, Marks and Spencer, Karen Millen, Barbour and Fred Perry.
Join UKTI’s e-Exporting Programme to:
meet with a Digital Trade Adviser to discuss export plans
receive help and advice on building your online and e-commerce presence
increase the reach of your brand globally
identify new e-marketplaces around the world
set up on e-marketplaces quickly
attend events and webinars about retail/e-commerce opportunities
If you’re looking to sell online for the first time, you can also get help with:
website URL registration
landed cost calculation
packaging, shipping, payment
marketing and related services