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6 tips for cross border e-commerce (English)

Sarah Pilasky op 4 juli 2019

The consumer, both private and business, likes to shop digitally. Online shopping has made a considerable growth spurt in recent years. Incidentally, this does not only apply to the Netherlands, but also to Belgium, France, England and Germany, for example. The internet has ensured that the whole world can communicate with each other.

This is also reflected in the shopping behavior among consumers. The traditional barriers to shopping abroad are increasingly disappearing thanks to all kinds of technical developments. Think for example of safe payment methods, fast and reliable delivery that can be followed online at all times, etc. We Dutch people like to shop abroad and vice versa, the Netherlands is very popular among foreign shoppers. That provides opportunities!

How do you as an entrepreneur use the potential of cross-border e-commerce?

In this blog we tell you about the potential of cross border e-commerce and we give you 6 practical tips about the order and shipping process.

First nine months 2018: over € 1.25 billion spent abroad.

The Netherlands increasingly buys abroad

Various studies show that Dutch people are increasingly making purchases abroad. During the first 9 months of 2018 alone, over 1.25 billion euros was shopped abroad. In the third quarter of 2018, more than 406 million euros were spent on web shops within the EU. China is number 1 with foreign purchases, followed by Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The fact that more and more Dutch people make their purchases abroad sometimes feels like a threat to Dutch web stores. They lose buyers. You may also feel like this yourself. Nevertheless, there are plenty of opportunities for Dutch web shops. Because from abroad there is increasing interest in web stores from the Netherlands. For you as an entrepreneur this is an excellent opportunity to enter the international market!

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Sarah Pilasky

Marketing manager bij Transsmart.