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Why WooCommerce is a great choice for e-commerce start-ups

WooCommerce is a free plugin that adds e-commerce to your WordPress website.  Install and configure it properly and you are ready to sell products and services to your website visitors. It’s free but you should enlist the services of a Woo Commerce developer to get the plugin properly setup and configured. That will entail cost […]

Five e-commerce web design trends for 2018

The relationship between E-commerce and web design is often awkward. From the early days of Amazon, where the term ‘web design’ was at best loosely applied to the most basic of layouts to the over-designed insanity of ill-fated boo.com (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo.com), e-commerce web design has always struggled to get the credit it deserves. The only key […]

A guide to setting shipping charges on your online shop

Setting shipping charges on your online shop is a big decision that affects your profits. If you run an online shop then you are used to making decisions that affect profitability: how much you pay suppliers for your products; the selling price and how you are charged and what you charge to ship products to […]

Online consumer rights for buyers and e-commerce shop owners

In the UK the consumer is protected by rules and regulations that govern product quality and consumer rights of return if something is wrong. Online consumer rights are even more stringent and need to be understood by consumers and e-commerce shop owners. Legislation like this does not need to be a burden for online shop […]

Best eCommerce platforms for SEO and sales

So what are the best ecommerce platforms for SEO and sales? A lot depends on where you are with your business, your financial objectives and your budget for development and administration. First a bit about my background. I was involved in developing e-commerce from the early days (around 2001) when everything had to be programmed […]

5 common SEO mistakes when redoing your web design

Once you have taken the plunge and decided to commit to a new web design, there are some important considerations to make sure that your shiny new web design initially maintains and then boosts your ranking on search engines. That has to be the ultimate aim of any website redevelopment. Here are 5 common errors […]

Five tips on improving e-commerce web design

Web design is always an important subject but in e-commerce websites it can make a major impact on your profitability. New initiatives and changes to your website need to be assessed for how they will contribute to the bottom line, short, medium or long term. Here are 5 ways on improving your e-commerce web design […]

Amazon’s pricing errors lead to a nightmare before Christmas

Small traders using the Amazon marketplace were left nursing losses as the RepricerExpress software mistakenly priced many items at 1p, leading to opportunist consumers buying up multiple items. In normal circumstances an online trader, spotting a pricing mistake, is within their rights to cancel an order as long as they offer a full refund. Unfortunately […]

Clothing drives online sales growth in the UK

Clothes are the most popular type of product bought online according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics, bought by 49% of all adults. Some 74% of adults had bought goods or services online this year, according to a snapshot of the way the internet is used in our daily lives.Almost half had […]

Put blogging and editorial content at the heart of your website design

UK Retailer Marks and Spencer has recently taken back control of its online store from Amazon, bringing it in-house and putting greater emphasis on editorial content and daily blogging of magazine style content. Laura Wade-Gery, multi-channel and e-commerce director for M&S, said that shoppers were 24% more likely to buy from the website if they […]