After shipping “out over 6000 orders to more than 75 countries” over 3+ years, Brian Dorey from AB Electronics UK wrote some handy tips & pointers for other makers considering their own e-commerce biz, ranging from postage and localization support to factoring in taxes in your business plan.
Setting up AB Electronics UK meant that we needed to also deal with part and component suppliers from many countries, direct mailing costs, packaging, manufacture and testing of all the products in addition to writing code libraries for each board.
What we didn’t appreciate was the amount of non-online support, equipment & supplies needed!
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