Although expanding your products or services overseas might seem daunting at first if you’re a small UK business, it’s a well-trodden path to growing your business over time.
With online shopping increasing drastically over the past year, millions of purchases are being made online every day and tonnes of shipments are being delivered right to the customer's doorsteps. Not only this, but more and more consumers are opting to buy products from retailers across the world – something any online business should grasp onto if they can.
We’ve selected 5 benefits of expanding your business with international delivery:
1. Reach a Wider Audience
Offering international delivery for your products will allow your business to reach a much wider audience. If you limit your business to UK delivery, you could be missing out on thousands of potential customers that would be interested in your products. Introducing your online business to international shipping will open a wide range of possibilities to reach new global markets and potentially increase sales.
2. The ‘UK Appeal’
Something that many UK businesses have used to their advantage is the appeal of British-made products. Although sticking to one location might seem like less hassle, introducing international shipping will allow your business to reach a wider audience that are also likely to be interested in your products – especially if you’re UK based.
3. Increase Brand Awareness
Whether you’re a small or large business, if you’re already selling your products and making a reasonable profit in one country, imagine the possibilities if you could offer this worldwide. Not only will offering international delivery reach a wider audience, but it also has the benefit of raising brand awareness for your business.
4. Less Returns
Concerned about having to handle returns for international orders may be overplayed. In fact, consumers are less likely to return their international orders simply due to the longer waiting time for shipping and potential customs charges. However, to prevent any future returns and ensure the best customer satisfaction, it’s vital to make sure your website lists products clearly and accurately to avoid this in the future.
5. Sales All Year Round
If you offer seasonal products or services all year long, it’s likely that you struggle to maintain a steady sales income all year round. An example of this could be if you own a swimwear brand, where your business suffers from a drastic drop in customers and slower sales in the winter months. However, the good news is that you could potentially achieve sales all year round by making sure international shipping is available to your customers across the globe.
Find out more about our international shipping services here.
International Delivery FAQs
How long does international delivery take?
This will depend on the country your parcel is being delivered to and what service you have chosen. Economy deliveries usually take 2 to 3 days and parcels sent with express delivery will arrive within 1 to 2 days.
How does international parcel delivery work?
We will collect your parcel from your requested address and use our carefully selected service partner network to get your parcel to its destination safely and efficiently. Ready to find out the whereabouts of your parcel? Track your parcel delivery here.
Whatever you need something sent abroad, whether it is a one-off parcel or a regular shipment, our international parcel delivery service is topflight.
Find out more about our international delivery services here.
How to track international delivery?
You can accurately track your international delivery with our easy-to-use advanced parcel tracking system. Contact our customer service team and they will be able to give you a tracking number along with the latest status of your parcel:
Cardiff: 029 2067 4966
Bristol: 0117 916 5090
Bath: 01373 462 857
Is international delivery still available?
Although we are still offering our international delivery services to our customers, there are currently different rules and restrictions for international carriers. Get in touch with our friendly team today for personalised information about restrictions that may apply to you and your business.
Or keep up to date with any alerts or incidents happening in your area that may affect our delivery and collection services here.
Choose the Right International Parcel Delivery
We take pride in offering express international shipping door to door, export and import, to businesses all across the world.
Our international parcel delivery service allows you to send anything to anywhere. From the minute we collect your parcel from your desired address in the UK, we will ensure that our excellent service partner network gets your parcel to its destination safely and efficiently.
With our state-of-the-art booking and tracking system, you can also track exactly where your deliveries are at all times so you can go about your day at ease!
To find out more, please contact our friendly booking team today.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021