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.


Britain’s online businesses are lacking in online security

Tens of thousands of online businesses in the UK who handle credit card details have no internet security measures in place.

Finding and selling to customers

Six handy tips to boost your e-commerce store sales

Hardik Oza suggests six handy tips to boost your e-commerce store popularity and sales.

Business Ideas & Planning

Four steps to building a successful small e-commerce business

In this piece, John-Paul Savant discusses the main considerations to make when starting your small e-commerce business.


Retailers criticised for failing to satisfy consumer demands at Christmas

A slump in festive shoppers hitting the high street shows that retailers must develop an omni-channel sales strategy and not rely on slashing prices, an e-commerce specialist warns.


Google Shopping costs increase for small businesses 

The costs of Google Shopping to small companies have increased dramatically, while most businesses believe the Google ‘Buy Now’ button will be bad for their sales, research finds.


Infographic: Vouchers – the saviours of online shoppers

Think vouchers are just an afterthought companies use to promote their products? Think again.

Finding and selling to customers

Should my business start selling on Amazon?

David Grimes discusses the things to consider when taking the plunge into the huge marketplace of Amazon. 


E-commerce advice from start-up CEOs

Chad Deatherage talks to two company owners about their entrepreneurial e-commerce experiences.

Finding and selling to customers

Six things to learn for your e-commerce experience

Here, Victoria Ward gives some tips on managing the first steps into e-commerce.

Finding and selling to customers

The rise of home delivery and online shopping 

Here, we look at how three industries took on online deliveries for the convenience of customers.  

Finding and selling to customers

Broadening your horizons beyond Amazon and eBay

Zoe Ripley of ChannelAdvisor presents five online marketplaces to help online retailers venture beyond the safe harbours of eBay and Amazon.

Export & Import

Export trade partners: What to bear in mind when selecting a delivery provider

Couriers and delivery providers play an essential role in completing the final part of the customer service cycle and should be selected carefully.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience