The European Single Market is at the moment the largest trade partner for the United Kingdom, with around half of UK exports going there. Nevertheless, The UK is due to formally leave the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union from January 1, 2021, and although negotiations are currently underway on a trade agreement, a no-deal scenario becomes more probable as we are getting closer to the deadline. A no-deal Brexit will potentially disrupt in a significant way the current market trends on both sides of the English Channel.
In the case of a no-deal Brexit, the UK will become a third country and trade with the EU will be governed by terms set by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Taxes and tariffs will apply to products that UK e-commerce businesses are shipping to the EU, which may harm the competitiveness of some goods. An increasing number of UK e-commerce business are therefore starting to explore new options and new markets for their products with the US being one of the most popular choices.
Exploring the US market
The United States are currently the second largest e-commerce market in the world, with annual online sales of more than $340 billion andit is expected that e-commerce will reach 14.5% of total retail sales in 2020. Led by e-commerce giants Amazon and eBay, the US observes a steady, robust e-commerce growth and last yearitwas the leading country for exports from the United Kingdom, with 15.7% of all UK exports purchased by American consumers.
If your e-commerce business is looking to make a mark on the other side of the pond for the first time, allow me to demonstrate how Shiptheory can be the ideal fulfilment partner in helping your business expanding its customer base beyond domestic shores and reaching your future American customers.
Unparalleled market knowledge and an abundance of available shipping options
To begin with, what sets Shiptheory apart as the ideal fulfilment partner to the US is our extensive knowledge of the global e-commerce landscape, international fulfilment processes, and consumer behaviour. This knowledge allows us to advise and support our customers in determining if the US market is a good fit for their brand and also help them select the correct shipping provider and service that will meet the US customers’ standards and save them time and money.
On top of that, we can connect your e-commerce business with the top shipping service providers in the US while at the same time help you streamline your fulfilment process by automating shipping labels, manifests, and tracking. Shiptheory’ integrations with USPS, FedEx, and UPS will ensure that your products arrive fast, cost-effectively, and safely to your US customers.
Shiptheory’s integrations with US carriers
USPS (U.S. Postal Service) is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the US: 160 million residences, businesses, and Post Office Boxes. With more than 34,000 retail locations, over 630,000 employees, and one of the most frequently visited websites in the federal government, USPS has an annual operating revenue of more than $71 billion and delivers 48% of the world’s mail. Shiptheory's integration with USPS is via Stamps.com, an approved licensed vendor of USPS.
FedEx Corporation is an American multinational delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee that offers shipping, transportation, e-commerce, and business services and has a global workforce of more than 400,000 employees. Shiptheory is an official FedEx Partner and a FedEx Compatible Solution.
UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company. Headquartered in Atlanta and powered by more than 495,000 employees, UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions for the transportation of packages and freight and the facilitation of international trade.
Make Shiptheory your shipping partner to the US
Whether you are an entrepreneur, a start-up, or a large corporation, if you want to ship your products to the American market through a seamless fulfilment process that will get you one step ahead of your competition, then Shiptheory’s integrations with the three top US carriers is the best solution.
Shiptheory’s shipping integrations will help your brand to reach the US market with confidence and give you peace of mind that you are shipping the best, cheapest, and fastest way for your business while automating your fulfilment process at the same time.
If you have any queries regarding the above integrations, please do not hesitate to set up a free consultation with our experts.
Otherwise, create a free Shiptheory account and make shipping to the US a seamless, hassle-free process.