Over the last year the number of students studying abroad grew 2.9 percent according to NAFSA (the largest international education and exchange program), but they aren't the only group of people living abroad and buying products in the United States.
People from the United States of all walks of life and all ages find more and more reason to find a home internationally whether temporary or permanent. These people are still consumers and counting them out could mean counting out huge opportunities in the global and e-commerce marketplaces.
Business or Pleasure? More Americans are Abroad
Millennials in general travel more than Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers ever did, but all three groups increased the amount they traveled last year. In the "How America Travels Study" conducted by the American Society of Travel Agents researchers also found that millennial men also travel more for work than ever before. Perhaps this points to the huge desire for Wi-fi when traveling as over 50 percent of participants said it "plays a big role" in their destination decision.
Not only travelers, but more and more retirees move abroad. Whether for travel, or financial purposes in just five years the number of United States retirees abroad rose 17 percent according to CBS Money Watch.
Ship Packages Abroad With HMHShip
Whether trying to send goods from person to person or selling your product to an international buyer, hurdles come up anytime you're shipping abroad. Customs, regulations, taxes, and other fees associated with packages delivery create multiple barriers to completing a secure delivery.
The relationships with overseas shipping services and network built by HMHShip allows us to deliver your package wherever you travel and wherever you study. If you're on business and need one simple delivery or own a business and need to ship to an international buyer, our resources allow us to simplify the whole process.