Guernsey: Offshore Business Sectors
Trade Marketing and Distribution
Even more than Jersey, its competitor and companion, Guernsey is prevented by its small size and limited resources from acting as a base for physical warehousing, processing or distribution into the vast EU market that lies so temptingly close by. Financial services have understandably tended to dominate the island's business development in the last 30 years. Given the level of sophistication of Guernsey's business infrastructure, this could be seen as wasteful, and it may be that the Internet is about to make it possible for the island to develop a new life as a commercial entrepot.
Along with other offshore jurisdictions, Guernsey is a suitable place in which to base e-commerce services for retail or wholesale distribution of material or non-material goods: see Offshore-e-com.com for extended descriptions of how such businesses can take advantage of the combination of offshore and e-commerce.