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.

Business management

Managing an e-commerce business

In part two of her e-commerce guide, Chloë Thomas gives advice on running an e-commerce operation, touching on working space, IT systems and getting help. 

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting an e-commerce business – what to know

Chloe Thomas, founder of marketing agency indiumonline, discusses the key considerations entrepreneurs need to make before embarking on an e-commerce venture.

Business management

The importance of high delivery standards for e-commerce businesses

Paul Galpin, managing director of distribution company P2P Mailing, outlines why efficient order fulfilment is so important for e-commerce operators.

Business Technology

New innovations increasing e-commerce sales

The best e-commerce websites have moved far beyond being online brochures or catalogues. Ben Lobel looks at an array of innovations which are helping to draw consumers and brands ever closer together.


Consumers plump for e-commerce

Almost a quarter of shoppers say they do more than half of all their shopping online.


Retailers need to up their e-commerce game

The majority of retailers do not generate any turnover from their websites, research finds.

Finding and selling to customers

Top 10 ecommerce tips

Online auction websites such as eBay and Amazon have spawned a generation of online entrepreneurs setting up their own ecommerce sites. These top ten tips may help you follow in their footsteps.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime