Are you looking to grow your business overseas using e-commerce? Join Japanese market experts in this free online event hosted by DIT South West to learn about the expansive opportunities available.
What will I learn?
During this online webinar you will gain expert knowledge about how to sell effectively via cross border e-commerce to Japan, as well as gain knowledge about:
– the key considerations for market research
– how to find a suitable distributor
– how to identify and advertise to suitable sectors and marketplaces
– which Third Party Logistics Providers are suitable, and the benefits of both cross border and in country services.
Who is this event for?
This event has been created for South West companies that have identified e-commerce to Japan as a key market for business growth. It will also be suitable for brands looking to further their D2C reach, and / or elavate their brand awareness in Japan.
Why export to Japan?
The have the third largest economy in the world
Japan is currently the third largest economy in the world with a GDP of $5.18 trillion (IMF, 2019). In the 4 quarters to the end of Q1 2019, UK exports to Japan amounted to £14.6 billion, an increase of 8.5% from the same period the previous year (ONS, 2019).
The UK's new trade deal with Japan brings more export opportunities
On 23 October 2020, the UK Government signed the Comprehensive and Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with Japan. This agreement is projected to boost trade by £15.7 billion over the next 15 years and there are plenty of new opportunities to build partnerships with Japanese companies.
The new trade deal with Japan will benefit UK companies across several sectors, such as agriculture, food and drink, manufacturing, digital, and financial services.
Their strong consumer market demographic
As a stable country with a large, wealthy, and highly educated consumer market, premium high quality goods and services are in high demand.
Japanese companies are also extremely loyal and open to building long term business relationships.