Hear from two UK small businesses who have cracked Asia

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At the inaugural World First Online Seller Cellar taking place in Manchester, two companies will be sharing their stories of how they took their businesses global. In particular it will be interesting to hear how they cracked Far East markets which are notoriously difficult and expensive to enter for UK retailers.

Both companies are based in the North West and if you’d like to hear more from them, book your place on the Seller Cellar today.

Swifty Scooters

Swifty Scooters, founded by Jason and Camilla Iftakhar, as an urban mobility solution offering a safe and most importantly, fun way to whiz about in busy cities.

“We always had the idea of launching our own product. When you start a business, you have to believe in it whole heartedly and whatever it is should represent the values you want to live by”.
– Jason Iftakhar

Swifty Scooters use multiple channels, selling via ecommerce websites and working towards finding distributor partners in each territory. They also now have about 20 independent retailers who buy stock from them. Swifty Scooters can now be found from Merseyside to Malaysia as their global fan base has grown leading to more direct approaches from international customers.

Wake Drinks

Wake Drinks was founded by Alex Buckley after the idea came to him travelling in South East Asia.

“It was quite evident that there was an affection towards the Union Jack and the British way of life from restaurants offering afternoon teas to teenagers with their flag designed clothing.”
– Alex Buckley

Wake Drinks brand has conquered China, selling through online platforms like Taobao and their Chinese website. The drinks brand will be a partner at the British Motorsport Festival being held in Beijing in October.



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