Companies new to the business of exporting are being targeted by a new website from the UK's state-owned postal service operator, Royal Mail.
The site includes advice on how to set about increasing sales to overseas markets, and offers information about individual countries' import regulations.
It also includes case studies from companies which have had success in various export markets.
Coinciding with the launch of Royalmailexport.com, the postal service commissioned a survey which suggested that almost two out of three (65 per cent) of British companies already active in export markets were confident of increasing their sales in 2013.
It found that the USA and Europe were the most commonly targeted overseas markets, with Canada, Asia and Russia also seen as having good potential.
Measures which have helped companies achieve success in exporting have included introducing international currency payment options, offering tracking facilities for deliveries, and translating sections of their websites into the languages used by the customers being targeted.