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Online Retail

Articles and analysis on online retailing in the UK and its various platforms, ranging from individual websites and online marketplaces to mobile apps and social media storefronts.

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 management

New small business strategic challenge or the same one in disguise?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, discusses how despite technology's impact on all businesses, the heart of the business challenge remains the same.

News

UK SME online retailers confident sales will increase in 2018

Royal Mail releases research on UK SME online retailers, suggesting that confidence on sales increasing remains high.

News

Brick-and-mortar is retailers’ foundation, but online still needs some building

Despite substantial investment, large U.K retailers are less confident in their online shopping experience than small businesses.

News

Convenience and security over price for UK online shoppers

Nearly a quarter of online shoppers are frustrated by entering checkout payment details, as retailers respond with secure, instant ways to pay.

Business Technology

Does my fledgling retailer need an online marketplace to survive?

Here, Andrew Metcalfe, chief technology officer at Ve Interactive, discusses whether SMEs with big brand ambitions can survive without an online marketplace.

News

Time to shake up the digital high-street, calls 123 Reg

3 in 5 people say online searches favour big, chain stores, meaning independent businesses lose out, a new study reveals.

News

Consumers willing to accept promotional offers in return for passwords

Consumers say they would accept discounts and special offers from retailers in exchange for their passwords, a new study finds.

News

14 million Brits set to spend £1.96 billion during Cyber Weekend

Black Friday kicks off a four-day sales weekend for 14 million shoppers in Britain - with UK sales accounting for 60 per cent of total Black Friday expenditure across Europe.

News

Millions of Brits admit to online shopping while drunk

More than two million Brits have spent money online after having a few too many drinks, a new study reveals.

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.

News

Online retailers don’t deliver the goods

Inflexible delivery could be hampering online retail growth.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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