Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:37 am Post subject: Companies should resolve to target overseas markets in 2012,
Companies should resolve to target overseas markets in 2012, says Parcel2Go
Released on: December 23, 2011, 9:19 am
Industry: Transportation / Logistics, Consumer Services, Internet & Online
Businesses looking to grow in 2012 and get the year off on the right foot should make sure they consider exporting their goods, according to the UK's largest online parcel delivery service.
Parcel2Go helps individuals and businesses to ship more than two million packages to destinations here in the UK and overseas every year. With many finance analysts predicting tough times ahead for the UK economy, the company is calling on British businesses to make sure they exploit every possible opportunity, including breaking into foreign markets.
Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: "Exporting can seem like a daunting task, but thanks to the internet and the help available from various agencies, building an international client base is nowhere near as hard as it used to be.
"We want British firms to prosper next year, which is why we are appealing to them to make a new year resolution to, at the very least, investigate the possibility of selling their goods abroad. Parcel2Go has years of experience helping to send consignments to business customers around the world, and with our support the international parcel delivery process becomes a whole lot easier."
Using online auction and retail website eBay is one way many small businesses are managing to break into overseas markets. Earlier this year the company announced that two online SMEs were projected to post turnovers in excess of £1m through exports alone this year. The major markets for UK eBayers include the United States, Germany, Ireland, Australia and France, and any businesses which fail to allow consumers in these countries to purchase their goods are potentially narrowing their opportunities severely.
"Our message to SMEs concerned about making a move into exporting is to be bold and take the initiative to find out what is involved," added Richard. "Thanks to parcel courier firms it might involve considerably less hard work than you imagine."
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been offering its customers the opportunity to organise London, Birmingham and Sheffield courier service deliveries for the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost-effective international and UK courier service using firms such as City Link and DHL throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.
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