North American retail giant Newegg has finally entered the UK ecommerce market, sending a selection of its products live for delivery to the UK and Australia.
Rumoured back in July last year
, the UK pilot is part of the company's international expansion plans. Although not covering all of its products initially, it's not exactly small-scale: Newegg has confirmed that several thousand products will be part of the pilot programme, with more due to become available for UK delivery throughout the year.
'We’re extending the Newegg customer experience beyond North America, selectively addressing English-speaking countries overseas to begin that process,
' explained Soren Mills, Newegg's chief marketing officer. 'This is an important step forward for our company and we’re taking a very deliberate approach to our international growth.
'We want to ensure our new international customers have the same great experience our customers in North America have come to expect,
' Mills added. 'Although the initial selection of products available in the UK and Australia represents only a small subset of the Newegg catalogue, we’ll be greatly increasing the selection in the coming months.
Those interested in trying the company on for size can visit Newegg.com
and click Newegg Global banner at the top-left for access to the UK and Australian pages. To limit the products on show to only those valid for international shipping, the 'Newegg Global Eligible' filter in each sub-category can be used.
It's worth noting before ordering, however, that Newegg has no direct UK logistical presence; items ordered through Newegg Global will be shipped from the US to the buyer's country, with the company's checkout system estimating the tax and other fees to be paid during customs clearance.