Online sales

Articles about online sales and e-commerce for UK small businesses, with features on trends such as mobile shopping, personalised recommendations, subscription services and the proliferation of niche online marketplaces.

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

Finding and selling to customers

How to help grow your small business sales on and offline

The pandemic has transformed the way consumers shop. Watch this panel session to learn practical tips on how to build an omnichannel strategy


Rishi Sunak eyeing online sales tax for the spring

Taxing online sales and home deliveries seen as one way to right the scales in favour of independent retailers stuck with paying high business rates

Finding and selling to customers

Average small business makes £300,000 on Amazon

Getting Online

3 things small businesses should know to successfully sell online

To help businesses that have launched over the past year, GoDaddy has a masterclass on reaching customers and selling your products online


Small businesses may have to pay 2% online sales tax

Rishi Sunak considering tax on online sales to help high street as part of wider review into business rates reform

Business Technology

7 tricks to help boost your website sales

Nudging your customer as they visit your site with timely taps on the shoulder can boost your website sales. Ennis Al-Saiegh says it’s all about personalisation.

Finding and selling to customers

How traditional businesses make the step to online sales

Here, we offer tips on the processes to get in place to facilitate and grow your online sales.


Security concerns drive Brits to abandon online purchases

New research into online spending habits in the UK, focuses on the 'basket anxiety' that leads to online purchases being abandoned by British consumers.

Finding and selling to customers

Five tools to boost your online sales

For businesses who have started to move their sales online, checkout these apps to help you boost your online sales.


UK businesses predict upturn in online sales

Some 59 per cent of businesses anticipate more than a quarter of their revenue will be generated online in the next three to five years.

Finding and selling to customers

The three keys to driving sales conversions online

Here, we look at some pointers to ensuring a successful rate of sales conversion.

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

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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