Case study

York bag retailer goes global with e-commerce

Maxwell Scott Bags was already selling internationally through its UK website when its owners made the decision to launch a German site.

Last updated 23 January 2020

Working with Amazon has allowed us to save money on buying our own warehouses and additional manpower, and focus on growing other areas of the business.

William Forshaw | Founder | Maxwell Scott Bags

In 2013, Maxwell Scott Bags noticed an increase in orders from Germany.

They decided to launch new German and US websites and achieved instant success.

The business grew by 300% in three years.

Due to this rapid growth, the company appointed a Head of e-Marketplaces, who can focus on expanding the business online.

Maxwell Scott Bags asked the Department for International Trade (DIT) for marketplace advice to help the company grow.

An e-commerce advisor at DIT suggested they try Amazon and the platform now accounts for 25% of export sales.

We currently sell on Amazon, which is going really well for us and contributes 25% to our total export sales.

William Forshaw | Founder | Maxwell Scott Bags

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