eCommerce resources to take your overseas sales online
eCommerce Resources
Improve your online business presence to acquire new overseas consumers.


A digital strategy is the starting point for cross border ecommerce

Learn more about how implementing a business digital strategy can help you focus your business technology to achieve your overseas ecommerce goals. The US Commercial Service’s Trade Specialists provide counseling and guidance to businesses selling online that wish to find more overseas consumers.

Focus your online business overseas:

Cross-border ecommerce focuses online sales to overseas consumers and includes promoting your brand awareness in addition to generating sales.

Cross-border ecommerce generates sales for your B2B and B2C business
Cross-border ecommerce generates sales for your B2B and B2C business

eCommerce is B2B and B2C online sales:

eCommerce has become a term that covers everything a business does online to sell to consumers, both domestically and overseas. It includes: 

  • the sale through a website
  • the online advertising that leads to a sale
  • the brand building that helps tie it all together as a narrative for consumers.



Business eCommerce Resources

STEP Grant
STEP provides financial awards to state and territory governments to assist small businesses with export development.
MBDA Tech Initiative
The Minority Business and Technology Initiative (Tech Initiative) seeks to accelerate the inclusion of minority owned businesses (MBEs) in ecommerce and to improve the use of digital technology for domestic and global sales.
Rural Business eCommerce Assistance
Start your digital export journey with customized research and training from the Rural Export Center!
Digital Competition Developments in the Americas Tracker
This Official ITA Partner resource is useful for companies that may be impacted by trends and developments in antitrust and competition enforcement, new regulations and official policy statements, new legislation and recent court cases, and other relevant links.
Digital Policy Alert
Global trade policy monitoring initiative serving as an early warning system for policy changes by the G20 members which provides up-to-date information on developments in legislatures and the executive branch.
FTA Tariff Tool
The Tariff Tool not only provides information on current tariff lines, but also provides transparency on future tariffs and the year in which those products become duty free.
Market Diversification Tool
The Market Diversification Tool can help identify potential new export markets using your current trade patterns.
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Access to information on cybersecurity and ransomware awareness services that are available to Federal Government; State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government; Private Industry; Academia; NGO and Non-Profit; and General Public stakeholders.
TradeStats Express Tool
TradeStats Express (TSE) is a dashboard tool that can be used to quickly pull data on national and state-level international import/export trade trends.
Trade Research Center
Discover the world of trade data and analysis from our team of Trade Specialists and partners around the world.

Tech Market Intelligence

See our latest market intelligence related to the tech industry.
Market Intelligence
Japan B2C eCommerce

B2C eCommerce spending in Japan remains strong in 2023 after a few years of growth, providing opportunities for U.S. consumer goods exporters.

Consumer Goods Japan Trade Development
Market Intelligence
Ethiopia E-Procurement Platform Provides Easy Access to Public Tenders

Ethiopia E-Procurement For Transparency Throughout the Process

eCommerce Industry Ethiopia Trade Practices
Market Intelligence
Ghana Digital Services Taxes

Ghana revises its Value Added Tax (VAT) and other charges on non-resident digital services to remove minimum thresholds and increase VAT rate.

eCommerce Industry Sub-Saharan Africa Import Regulations
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The eCommerce Resource Guide

The eCommerce Resource Guide provides you with one convenient location to find all of the ecommerce sections from the over 140 Country Commercial Guide (CCG) publications organized by geographical region.

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eCommerce & Digital Strategy Export Successes

Learn how exporters have tapped the U.S. Commercial Service to develop a digital strategy and successfully positioned their companies to achieve their overseas eCommerce goals.

Let us help your firm capitalize on our global network of international trade professionals across the U.S. and abroad to develop customized export solutions for your firm.