UK

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The purpose of this guide is to detail and examine the key considerations of a prospective merchant in seeking to successfully trade with customers in the United Kingdom, a country ranked by the World Bank as one of the top European destinations in which to set up and operate a business.Download eCommerce Country Guide

Areas of Interest

We have broken down each guide into key areas of interest.
Territory Overview

Territory Overview

Territory Overview

This section forms a general overview of the UK as a trading location, and contains information related to population, component parts, gross domestic product and population distribution. more
eCommerce Environment

eCommerce Environment

eCommerce Environment

This section concisely documents statistics and facts related to the use of online and mobile in the UK and specifically examines these channels as they relate to online retail. more
Marketing and Branding

Marketing and Branding

Marketing and Branding

This section explores the most popular and effective marketing mechanisms in the UK. more
Business Environment

Business Environment

Business Environment

This section examines the UK political and socio-economic environment and how it will affect your online business. more
Finance and Payments

Finance and Payments

Finance and Payments

This section documents the key financial information you should take into account before trading in the UK. more
Legal

Legal

Legal

This section provides an overview of the legal framework of the UK. more
Corporate Forms

Corporate Forms

Corporate Forms

This section explores the main corporate forms that exist within the UK and the requirements for operating in each. more
Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

This section examines significant trends, advances and practices in UK logistics and delivery. more
Customer Experience

Customer Experience

Customer Experience

This final section offers information and advice on inspiring consumer confidence and promoting customer retention. more
Royal Mail

Royal Mail

Royal Mail delivers 1 billion parcels per year to over 29 million homes and businesses, 6 days a week. more
CDNetworks

CDNetworks

CDNetworks accelerates eCommerce sites in ways that maximize sales and increase ROI through various avenues. more

Expert Insights

Insight articles, passport features, latest event news and more...
More Insights

Retail Pricing in a post-Brexit world

Since Brexit, a number of events have taken place which has meant the price of items has significantly dropped in the UK. But what are the affects of the UK leaving the European Union on retail pricing? more

Brexit and online retail – what do we know so far?

This review – produced by eCommerce Worldwide and IMRG – assesses what we have learnt so far since the UK voted to leave the EU – including the potential impacts for the various online retail operations involved in cross-border trade. more

What did we learn from our Brexit e-Retail Forum?

On 21st September, eCommerce Worldwide and IMRG held a small interactive forum for senior retailers, designed to discuss the practical implications of Brexit on cross-border eCommerce. We welcomed experts from Bond Dickinson, Metapack, wnDirect, Arvato & many more to share their insights on what impact the Brexit vote may have - what were the key takeaways? more

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