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E-commerce

As e-commerce continues to develop and grow in importance as part of the UK retail sector (posting double digit growth every year in both consumer and B2B spending figures) it also becomes more complex. This section offers expert advice and guidance on how to ensure your small business can make the most of the opportunities available with case studies, stories and comparisons of the best e-commerce platforms available on the market.

Finding and selling to customers

Shopify alternatives for UK businesses

Over 180,000 UK businesses use Shopify for their ecommerce platform. However, there are alternatives to Shopify out there which are cheaper or even free

Business Technology

10 practical tips for setting up an e-commerce site

Phil Rothwell of EcomEvolve offers ten practical insights into the essentials of setting up your first e-commerce business.

Setting up a company

How to start a dropshipping business

What is dropshipping, what are the advantages and how do you start a dropshipping business?

Getting Online

Your guide to starting an online business

A survey of small and micro-businesses found businesses with a website were 51 per cent more likely to grow than those without

Getting Online

What’s the best website builder for my small business?

Do you want your small business to sell through the internet? Basic e-commerce packages offered by six of the most popular website builders compared

Getting Online

Advantages of a merchant account for your e-commerce business

A merchant account acts as the buffer between your customer and your business account. Think of it as a holding pen where your money is parked while your e-commerce sale is validated

Getting Online

Top 10 things preventing conversions on your website

Ten things you can do to make more sales through your website. Some are quick fixes and others longer term to drive conversions

Finding and selling to customers

How to personalise your customer experience

When it comes to selling online, there’s nothing to stop you offering the same level of service as big High Street brands – if not higher. Elliot Bishton says that personalising how you treat customers is key.

Finding and selling to customers

How to launch on Amazon US from the UK

Thousands of UK companies use Amazon as a springboard for expanding their business to the US. If you’d like to join them, you’ve come to the right place.

Export & Import

Help maximise your international trade opportunities

It’s never been easier to sell your products overseas using platforms such as Amazon, Shopify or PayPal. But the rules and regulations get increasingly complicated. Don’t worry, help is at hand

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting up your online business

Smallbusiness.co.uk offers some top tips for entrepreneurs looking to set up an online business venture.

Getting Online

How to market your e-commerce website

How to get your small business website noticed. James Cooper of digital marketing solution Convoboss outlines all the tools you need to give your ecommerce website visibility

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free