All posts by Chet Paul

Video: The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Global E-commerce

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 GlobalTPP, CubaBrazil, Avoiding Import Delays, NAFTAInternational Business Travel, and Chile, Peru and Colombia on our YouTube playlist.

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Mission Possible: U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Missions Can Make a Difference for Your Business

This story was co-written by Camille Richardson, Principal Commercial Officer for the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service.

Is your business ready to begin exporting? Or, are you looking for opportunities to advance your current international trade strategy? In addition to the many resources available today to help your organization grow abroad, including the National Export Initiative (NEI), regional Export Assistance Centers, and USA Trade Online, there is one very direct and effective way to accelerate your global efforts: participate in organized trade missions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). Continue reading

To Ship Free, or Not to Ship Free – That is the Question for E-commerce Retailers Today

The question of offering free shipping or not offering free shipping is on e-tailer’s minds year round. Free shipping has become the norm during the holiday season; as this report from December 2014 illustrates, companies of all sizes were lining up to promote some form of free shipping offer – including 92% of small retailers.  But what about the other 10 months of the year?  How should your e-commerce business approach the growing free shipping frenzy?

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Secrets of a Successful Entrepreneur

A quick review of online advice for start-up companies suggests there are valuable strategies — and personal characteristics — that unite the successful entrepreneurs who drive new ventures from idea to reality. Experienced entrepreneurs suggest that a winning formula comes from a combination of visionary management tactics, personal resourcefulness and relentless optimism, along with an ability to leverage the power of human capital and knowledge.

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