E-commerce Is On the Move – Your Business Should Be, Too

Are you moving to ramp up your company’s e-commerce strategy in 2017? If so, you aren’t alone. A recent customer survey by DHL found that 57 percent of respondents plan to target e-commerce as their top sales strategy in the year ahead.  So if your business is prioritizing online transactions, you are in good company – but you also have a great deal of competition.

To set your company apart from the digital crowd, and to maximize returns on e-commerce investments, you must pay close attention to the evolving trends that are defining online sales today. From the growing importance of mobile commerce to the rising value of global sales, the factors that are influencing e-commerce are clear. You just need to recognize them, and respond forcefully.

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Video: Top 5 Things You Need to Know About NAFTA

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 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Look for more videos about Holiday Shipping, Going GlobalCubaBrazilAvoiding Import DelaysInternational Business Travel , and Global E-Commerce on our YouTube playlist.

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Trade with Asia Is Making Sense for More U.S. Companies Every Day

Businesses across the United States, especially small and medium-sized organizations, are looking abroad for new customers and profitable new partnerships. Increasingly, they are turning to countries in the Asia Pacific region to bring strategies to life. This post takes a closer look at trade with Asia as part of our continuing examination of key global markets.

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The U.S. and Global Trade: A Look at Where We Are in 2017 and Beyond

For businesses engaged in global trade or those just considering an international strategy, it is critical to research and assess the economic, social and political conditions of potential new markets as well as the trade policies, history and outlook of your home country. In this post and in following segments, we will take a closer look at key markets across the globe, beginning here in the United States, where a new year will bring a new President to Washington, D.C.

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Chinese New Year 2017: Preparing Your Business for the China Slowdown

If your business imports products from China, or if you work with companies that are reliant on Chinese manufacturing, then you are already aware of the most significant – and disruptive – holiday of the year: Chinese New Year. In 2017, which will be the Year of the Rooster, the new lunar year starts on January 28, and every production facility in mainland China and Hong Kong will shut down for varying segments of time between the end of January and the beginning of March. As people across the region get ready to celebrate and take time off, companies that depend on their work, and their goods, need to prepare.

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