“How to Make Your Ecommerce Website an International Business” on SmallBizDaily
By Amine Khechfé
Let's face it - if you're a small business owner, international expansion can seem daunting. Between language barriers, customs forms, delivery confirmation and shipping bans, “going global” looks more like a quagmire of confusing rules and regulations than a way to grow your customer base.
But it doesn't have to be this way. It's really a matter of having the right tools in place. Just ask some of our Endicia customers - they've seen revenues grow upwards of 20 percent by going global.
With worldwide ecommerce approaching $1.2 trillion by the end of this year - and with trade agreements like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in the works - it's an opportune time for small businesses to look abroad.
To help guide the process, I'd like to share a few points that every small business owner or entrepreneur should consider before making the leap to global powerhouse: