Switzerland: The Ideal Locationforthe International Distance SellerE-TailingwithSwiss Post International<br />
Establishingyour Business in Europe	<br />27 European States<br />16 Countries = EURO (€ 1 = $ 1.36)<br />5 in Top Tenlarg...
DistanceSelling in the EU: Rapid Growth<br /> Seite 3<br />Distantsales in Europe (growthatconstantechange rate)<br />Sour...
EU-Online Purchases<br /> Seite 4<br />In 2010, 40%of individuals aged 16-74 in the EU27 had bought or ordered goods or se...
European Online Sales per Country<br /> Seite 5<br />Averageshareofinternet in Total DistanceSelling 2009 = 68 % <br />Sou...
Type ofGoodsand Services boughtoverthe Internet in 2009<br /> Seite 6<br /><ul><li>Travel & hotel accomodation		19%
Clothes & sportsgoods			17%
Householdgoods			13%
Tickets forevents			13%
Books & magazines			12%
Film & music				12%
Computer software			11%
Electronic equipment			10%</li></ul>Source: Eurostat<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandr...
WhySwitzerland?<br /> Seite 7<br />Switzerland‘s geographic location offers numerous benefits, including close proximity t...
Why Switzerland ?<br /><ul><li> Located in the heart of Europe
 Easy access to all major markets
 High quality reputation
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Switzerland: The Ideal Location for the International Distance Seller - Alessandro Valdettaro, SwissPost

  1. 1. Switzerland: The Ideal Locationforthe International Distance SellerE-TailingwithSwiss Post International<br />
  2. 2. Establishingyour Business in Europe <br />27 European States<br />16 Countries = EURO (€ 1 = $ 1.36)<br />5 in Top TenlargestEconomies<br />Numerouslanguages<br />Market of 500m People <br />Total DistanceSelling Market 09: <br /> € 154 bn<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br /> Seite 2<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  3. 3. DistanceSelling in the EU: Rapid Growth<br /> Seite 3<br />Distantsales in Europe (growthatconstantechange rate)<br />Source: Emota<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  4. 4. EU-Online Purchases<br /> Seite 4<br />In 2010, 40%of individuals aged 16-74 in the EU27 had bought or ordered goods or services over the internet in<br />the last 12 months.<br />Source: Eurostat<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  5. 5. European Online Sales per Country<br /> Seite 5<br />Averageshareofinternet in Total DistanceSelling 2009 = 68 % <br />Source: Eurostat<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  6. 6. Type ofGoodsand Services boughtoverthe Internet in 2009<br /> Seite 6<br /><ul><li>Travel & hotel accomodation 19%
  7. 7. Clothes & sportsgoods 17%
  8. 8. Householdgoods 13%
  9. 9. Tickets forevents 13%
  10. 10. Books & magazines 12%
  11. 11. Film & music 12%
  12. 12. Computer software 11%
  13. 13. Electronic equipment 10%</li></ul>Source: Eurostat<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  14. 14. WhySwitzerland?<br /> Seite 7<br />Switzerland‘s geographic location offers numerous benefits, including close proximity to the European markets, diverse cultures and multiple language capabilities.<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  15. 15. Why Switzerland ?<br /><ul><li> Located in the heart of Europe
  16. 16. Easy access to all major markets
  17. 17. High quality reputation
  18. 18. LVCR to EU
  19. 19. “Swissness”
  20. 20. Low income tax rates: 25 % </li></ul> (Germany: 38.6%)<br /><ul><li> Low national VAT rates </li></ul> (8%, 2.5%)<br /> Seite 8<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  21. 21. WhySwitzerland ?<br /><ul><li>Outside scope of EC VAT (Offshore)
  22. 22. World renowned postal system
  23. 23. Speed of delivery – Swiss Post
  24. 24. Access to New Markets – Changing European buying habits</li></ul>First-rate infrastructure<br />A business-friendlygovernment / moderate taxation<br />Currency andpricestability<br />High productivity<br />Socialpeaceandpoliticalstability<br /> Seite 9<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  25. 25. Seite 10<br />Swiss Post Group<br />Facts<br /><ul><li>A company incorporated under public law
  26. 26. Owned by the Swiss Confederation</li></ul>Figures (2009)<br /><ul><li>61’000 employees
  27. 27. Ordinary operating income (turnover): CHF 8,709 billion (CHF 1.00 = $ 0.95)
  28. 28. Group profit for the year: CHF 728 million
  29. 29. 3’502 post offices & contact points</li></ul>E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  30. 30. Swiss Post‘sOffering: Business to Consumer<br /> Seite 11<br />B2C is the product range for sending goods in the international distance selling sector to private or business customers.<br /><ul><li> Letters : up to 2 kg
  31. 31. Parcels : up to 30 kg </li></ul>E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  32. 32. Whatis LVCR (Low Value Consignment Relief) ?<br /><ul><li>VAT is a Consumer Tax
  33. 33. “Low Value Consignment Relief” is the relief from VAT given to a private individual (non-taxable person) who imports items valued at less than 22 Euros from outside the VAT territory of the EC
  34. 34. Established in 1984 as part of an EC VAT Directive
  35. 35. Each EU member to sign up to exemption between €10 - €22 (UK £18) ‘intrinsic value’ of the product</li></ul> Seite 12<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  36. 36. VAT Rates / Standard Tax Exemption Limits<br /> Seite 13<br />€ 22.00 = $ 30.00<br />£ 18.00 = $ 29.00<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  37. 37. Transit Times ex Switzerland<br /> Seite 14<br />Germany <br /> J + 2-3 J + 4-8 <br />France <br /> J + 2-3 J + 4-7 <br />United Kingdom<br /> J + 2-3 J + 4-7 <br />Netherlands<br /> J + 2-3 J + 4-7 <br />Mail<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  38. 38. Transit Times ex Switzerland: Priority <br /> Seite 15<br />Germany <br /> J + 2-3 J + 2<br />France <br /> J + 2-3 J + 2-4<br />United Kingdom<br /> J + 2-3 J + 4-5 <br />Netherlands<br /> J + 2-3 J + 2-3 <br />Parcel<br />E-Commerce Conference Las Vegas 9-10th March 2011<br />Alessandro Valdettaro<br />
  39. 39. Swiss Post‘s Value Proposition forDistanceSelling<br />June 11, 2010 The Swiss day for distance selling into Europe<br /> Seite 16<br />Claudia Patocchi<br />„PostalDeliveryofthephysicalshipment will undoubtedlyremain an importantpartoftheDistanceSelling Marketing Strategy. Swiss Post offers, alongwithitscorecompetence, the integral extended Value Chain fortheDistance Seller“.<br />
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