With all the uncertainties of recent years around globalization and international trade, one thing remains absolutely certain: we will all continue to trade across borders and, as we’ve discussed in the pages of DHL Expressed before, e-commerce is only continuing to thrive. In fact, a recent customer survey by DHL found that 57 percent of respondents plan to leverage e-commerce as their top sales strategy in 2017.
How often do you take the opportunity to stop, take a step back and really look at how your workforce drives your business’s success? It’s important to do this often, in order to recognize the integral role your people play in your organization. Acting to ensure employees feel recognized and appreciated is essential, regardless of whether your company has 10 employees or 1,000.
There is a powerful new reason to shift your company’s import/export strategy in to higher gear, and it comes in the form of a groundbreaking Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) that was recently ratified by the World Trade Organization (WTO) through its member countries. By seeking to make it easier, faster and more affordable to move goods across borders, the TFA is good news for your business and your ability to engage with customers on a global scale, especially through e-commerce. It will help if you are truly ready to make international trade a meaningful part of your overall mission through careful planning.
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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