Thanks Marc and Richelle for your warm messages.
I had a read through the guides and some of the forum topics. Great information, really impressed! However I don't seem to find much about the experience within the UK. For instance, the requirements for setting up an E-commerce business in the UK vs. Tax and any important must know steps to help with a quick/safe start ..etc.
I am planning to use both the Ebay platform or similar and my own website to sell locally and abroad. I would really appreciate any advice from a previous experience in the UK dealing with the US and/or Europe in general.