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A big hello from Huboo fulfilment HQ; this month’s newsletter is an international expansion special, with tips on preparing for peak season and selling outside of the UK from our partners InterCultural Elements and SimplyVat.com.

We know all too well that the end of the summer can leave you looking longingly abroad to sunnier shores. Alas, but now is not the time for despair. The end of summer means only one thing for online retailers; the build-up to the holiday season, Black Friday, Christmas and the rest!  

Find the perfect excuse for a cocktail on the beach by growing your business with Huboo! 

Huboo fulfilment success stories 

We’re always hearing great stories about our client’s cool products and amazing brands; we’re now ready to start sharing them with all of you. With that in mind, this is an URGENT CALL TO ACTION!

Please get in touch with our marketing team at newsletter@huboo.co.uk to discuss sharing your success stories via Huboo’s social channels…let us help you to rack up even more sales! 

From here on in, we don’t want our social media to just be about Huboo – we want it to be about you, too. While you’re at it, please do give us a follow on to help us grow further the ‘Huboommunity’ ; just click on the icons below!

Client referral scheme 

We love client referrals here at Huboo HQ, so if you want to let us know about any other online retailers who you think might benefit from the best value fulfilment service in the UK, drop us a line at newsletter@huboo.co.uk to discuss, and start claiming your referral bonuses now! 

InterCultural Elements  

Huboo’s internal expansion partner, Intercultural Elements (ICE) have over 15 nationalities in house and a decade of experience helping online retailers grow. ICE combine their account managers’ expertise and their technologies to independently expand and manage clients’ sales from A-Z. They offer deep dive consultations, implementation services including account set up and launch, translation services, as well as support services such as multilingual customer service and returns collection. Not bad combination, all in all! 

Read more from ICE below in their super helpful blog made for Huboo:

How to prepare for the holiday season 

SimplyVat.com 

Need help with your international VAT obligations? Well, look no further. With clients in over 70 countries, SimplyVat.com specialise in VAT compliance services – including VAT registration, VAT returns and VAT consultancy – in all 28 EU countries, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. With fifteen different languages spoken in their UK office, they work with start-ups through to multi-national corporations from all over the world. Through education, support and practical industry knowledge, they make cross-border VAT simple. We’re thrilled to have partnered with them to help Huboo clients in the cross-border expansions.

Read more from SimplyVat.com below in their fantastic intro to International VAT

Intro to International VAT: What to know before expanding cross-border 

Partner network 

As ever, for more details on Huboo’s growing partner network and exclusive special offers, please email newsletter@huboo.co.uk to discuss further.

 

 

 

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In the second of our bi-monthly series in which we’re putting our fantastic fulfilment team at the centre of the action, we caught up with one of our Business Development Managers, Freddie Titcombe; the one who loves ping-pong

 

At Huboo, we’re lucky to be in a position where we have an innovative, market-disrupting technological solution that makes attracting top talent to our project a little easier than some fulfilment companies may find it. Freddie Titcombe is one such top talent we’re all grateful to be working alongside. Admittedly, not many people grow up dreaming of working in the fulfilment industry, but Freddie certainly always saw himself in an environment just like Huboo. It’s safe to say he’s enjoying himself since joining the team. 

“I like the fast-paced nature of a start-up and being able to influence strategy with my ideas. Working with a lot of like-minded individuals is what anyone would want and we all get-along great. The fulfilment industry is so far making me feel fulfilled on a personal and professional level! What more could you ask for from a job? 

Before joining Huboo, Freddie led a very different life:  

“I studied business at university and I always knew I was someone with an entrepreneurial outlook, but after graduation I wanted to first spend a little bit of time doing something completely different. I managed to land a role working as a carer looking after children and adults with challenging behaviours and learning difficulties; it came with its challenges, but it was really rewarding to be able to help other people in such a direct way.” 

Freddie also sayit’s helping others that keeps him motivated to keep on pushing at Huboo.  

“I’ve always been very selective about jobs I applied for, but what attracted me to the position at Huboo, and what makes this job different from a lot of sales roles, is being able to help small businesses and lifestyle entrepreneurs free up their time. I know that sounds a little cheesy, but it’s extra satisfying when you know you’ve made a genuine difference to someone’s life. It’s easy to forget that behind every business there’s people simply trying to make ends meet.”  

Freddie’s long held ambition is to be a lifestyle entrepreneur himself and working at Huboo gives him a lot of ideas and experience he hopes to take forward himself in future years. 

“I know at some point over the next few years I’d love to set-out on my own and start working full time on my own venture, probably in e-commerce. It’s genuinely inspiring getting to chat every day to people out there doing it for themselves. Plus, it’s great to work alongside some of our fantastic partners like eBusiness Guru and Frooition. It also helps knowing that once I do get set-up, there’s a great fulfilment company out there who I’m sure would be able to help me out…” 

It’s not all work and no play here at Huboo, and Freddie plays a crucial role in keeping everyone entertained in the office. He always helps us to relax; just like in any business, things can sometimes get a little stressful.  

We work super hard but it’s important to have some fun. I try to play my part in keeping everyone entertained and stress free. You need to have some fun and games in the office, too.” 

Outside of work, Freddie also has a new passion that helps to keep him occupied and relaxed at home: 

“I’ve recently bought a ping-pong table in my back garden and I can’t stop talking about it. If it takes 10000 hours to master a skill, I think I’ve only got about 300 to go. 

Between his gregarious nature and love of ping-pong, we hope getting to know Freddie a little more closely has helped you understand what goes on here at Huboo and how we’re always happy to help with any of your e-commerce fulfilment requirements going forward. Assuming the 2020 Olympics doesn’t come calling as he takes his ping-pong to the next level, Freddie is well set to be a vital member of the team for quite some time to come.  

And now for something completely different… 

We also put Freddie through his paces and got some quickfire answers out of him…go!  

What’s something that makes you irrationally angry? 
People putting salt and pepper on their meal before they’ve tried it.

What’s your favourite film? 
Fifth Element.

What’s the best holiday you’ve been on? 
Off-road motorbiking in the jungle of Indonesia…that was pretty cool! 

Who is your dream dinner guest? 
Brian Blessed.

What’s your biggest fear? 
Getting chased up the stairs. 

What’s something you really love? 
Ping-pong. 

What’s your favourite fact? 
There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches across the world.  

In an ideal world, how would you make your millions? 
Ping-pong…it’s safe to say I’m officially obsessed! 

Who would play you in the film of your life? 
Danny Devito.

What would your superpower be? 
I’d love to grant wishes like a genie.

 

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