We’re mid way through International Trade Week , with thousands of businesses getting involved to find out how to boost their exports. Amazon are a supporter of International Trade Week, and are celebrating the many thousands of sellers who export through Amazon.
Amazon UK serves millions of customers in the UK, but it’s also a destination for customers from around the world who come to the store to buy their favourite British brands. More than half of the 100,00 UK small and medium-sized businesses that sell on Amazon take advantage of the opportunity to sell to customers abroad.
With support from with the UK Government, Amazon launched the Great British Brands store on Amazon UK. Here international customers can discover a wide range of items from small UK businesses and artisans as well as iconic British brands. With this store Amazon want to celebrate UK brands and businesses who have embarked on a journey to sell their products around the world.
Singapore, Austria, and Norway shop Amazon UK
International customers on Amazon UK come from a wide range of countries, with Singapore, Austria, and Norway among the top sources in countries that don’t have their own Amazon store. English Language books remain one of the top products sold by UK sellers, with beauty and personal care items, toys, and homeware items also in high demand.
From small artisan businesses to household brands, UK products are renowned globally for their provenance, quality and innovation.
I am delighted that Amazon is launching its Great British Brands campaign and a dedicated storefront for shoppers around the world to access great British products as we celebrate the best of UK business success during International Trade Week.– Lord Offord, Minister for Exports
UK Export sales on Amazon
Amazon sellers generated £3.3bn in export sales in 2022, with e-commerce a powerful enabler for exports, allowing businesses to ‘dip their toe’ in other international markets, and learn how to scale up international sales.
Our belief in the power of e-commerce exports to help small businesses grow prompted us to co-found the E-Commerce Trade Commission earlier this year, which is currently working on recommendations to government over how the UK can increase small business exports participation.– Amazon