If your business is global and you export to China, then you probably already know about Singles’ Day, which occurs each year on November 11. What began as a day in China to celebrate single people turned into a massive online shopping extravaganza in 2009. During last year’s Singles’ Day, total sales were four times greater than on Cyber Monday in the United States. Continue reading
Small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, along with their larger counterparts, are more aware than ever about the benefits of exporting. They understand the tremendous growth opportunities that lie beyond our borders. Unfortunately, they also understand that these opportunities generate their own particular set of challenges. Chief among them, according to a recent DHL customer survey, is the very real difficulty that companies face when negotiating Customs requirements and procedures here in the United States and around the world. In fact, 33 percent of respondents to the DHL survey indicated that inconsistent Customs processes represent the biggest hurdle to international trade. Another 13 percent flagged confusing and inconsistent trade laws as the largest problem. Continue reading
Thank you for visiting our “Top 5 Delivered by DHL” series. It’s a fast and informative way to help you learn more about global topics that affect your business. Below, we’re delivering insights about the markets of Chile, Peru and Colombia. Look for more about Going Global, TPP, Cuba, Brazil, Avoiding Import Delays, NAFTA, International Business Travel and Global E-Commerce on our YouTube playlist. Continue reading
Thank you for visiting our “Top 5 Delivered by DHL” series. It’s a fast and informative way to help you learn more about global topics that affect your business. Below, we’re delivering insights about global e-commerce. Look for more about Going Global, TPP, Cuba, Brazil, Avoiding Import Delays, NAFTA, International Business Travel, and Chile, Peru and Colombia on our YouTube playlist.
Here is the video “Top 5 Delivered by DHL: Global E-commerce,” with a summary below. Continue reading
September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness effort designed to highlight the importance of being ready for the many kinds of emergencies that can impact all of us. For small and medium-sized business owners and managers, now is a good time to make sure you have a comprehensive disaster preparation and recovery plan in place. Consider this: without preparation, a single disaster or infrastructure failure could cripple your company, inflicting financial damage from which your organization may never recover. Continue reading