Is eCommerce going really Global?
I recently bought a pair of “Sink Drain Snake Brush” on eBay for £1.29. You must be thinking I am a crazy buying this online rather than going down to my local hardware store which has 100 years of family history. The thing is, like me there are thousands & probably millions now a days do not hesitate to buy anything online as long as there is relevant delivery charges.
I was expecting it to be delivered within 3 days as normally it does. However this one took a week! To my surprise the parcel came all the way from the manufacturing hub of the world, yes ! that’s right, China.
How can someone sell something for £1.29 and get it delivered abroad making profit. This is something that bewildered me.
We are really going global in terms of eCommerce!
We are aware that cross border trade is increasing in eBay to Europe, America and Australia. If a firm in China could do so why can’t small firm in the UK do it? If you have not thought about it, perhaps it is time now for you to go Global. The platform is already there guys – eBay, Amazon and Play with a week setup time. Simply give it a go, you don’t lose anything but if it goes success you have found a new growing market.