The demand is out there.
You should be too.

The UK market for your products and services might seem big enough. But think bigger. The payoff could be considerable, and diversifying your sales across more than one market gives you security. Borders needn’t be blockers - let us help you grow beyond them.

 

85% of companies say exporting has led to a level of growth not otherwise possible

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Next steps to selling overseas

New to exporting

Trading abroad can boost your profile, credibility and bottom line. International markets offer you access to new customers, revenue and ideas. They also help you spread your business risk, increase the lifespan of your products and services, and secure economies of scale not possible at home.

Occasional exporter

You’ve exported before but haven’t made it a regular part of your business plan. You might think you’re doing well enough in the UK, or that you lack the resource to explore new markets. You may be missing a golden opportunity. We can help you seize it.

Exporting regularly

If you’re an experienced exporter, we can help you expand your overseas business with our online services and guidance, listings of new opportunities and funding.

The demand is out there. You should be too.

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Online marketplaces propel FreestyleXtreme

Like many businesses, Bristol-based specialist sports retailer FreestyleXtreme has seen big growth through online sales overseas. But it was online marketplaces that really helped their exports take off…

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Exporting the ‘world’s best’ driving simulator

This Norwich company’s innovative driving simulator allows engineers to test vehicles in a realistic virtual world. After they won a big supply contract with a foreign car manufacturer, a government guarantee was just what they needed.

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Selling outside the UK: the basics


Advice and Support

Getting ready to sell overseas

An overview of what you need to be export-ready, from preparing your product and team to managing finances and legal issues.

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Advice and Support

Shipping and logistics

Getting your products where they need to be at the right is crucial to maintaining a successful export business. Make sure you get help from expert third-parties.

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Advice and Support

Finance for export

Find out about finance for exports and making sure you get paid, as well as finance options offered by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and partner organisations.

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Advice and Support

Reach overseas customers online

How to get the best from online marketplaces that let you trade across multiple countries, as well as how to use social commerce to expand your customer base.

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A world of opportunity awaits.

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Exporting is GREAT partners

We run in partnership with a range of leading companies and organisations that can help grow your business internationally.