Making Tax Digital delayed until 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Making Tax Digital has seen further delays, at-present, only VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) must comply with MTD reform.  However, all VAT registered businesses will be expected to file their tax returns digitally from April 2022. From the 1st April 2019, all VAT […]

July is Independent Retailer Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes What is #IndieRetailer Month? July is a month-long celebration of independent and local business. Clare Rayner (the famous Retail Champion) started the campaign to highlight the invasion of big retail chains and to remind people in the local community to shop local. As independent retailers do not have the big budgets of the retail giants, […]

What you need to know about GDPR

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many of you have been hearing about GDPR for quite some time now, but how many of you know what it is? More importantly, do you know how will it impact your business? Here, we try and clarify a few of those burning questions, and what we can do to help your e-commerce store. What […]

Top tips on how to deliver the goods

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the run up to Christmas, you need to offer a smooth service when consumers purchase from your store. One of the biggest pain points when it comes to shopping online is delivery. In the latest consumer survey from Citizen’s Advice, two thirds of consumers have experienced at least one issue with their online shopping […]

Why every e-commerce business needs to be blogging

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ll be the first to say that blogging can be daunting. It’s hard to make sure that what you’re writing is relevant, factually correct and engaging at the same time, believe me! But, even if you’re not the next Shakespeare, if you’re running an e-commerce store, you need to be blogging. Blogging has so many […]

Building brand loyalty in an increasingly competitive market

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you run an e-commerce store, you’re probably aware that it’s becoming even harder to gain customer loyalty in an increasingly competitive market. So, what can you do to keep your customers coming back to your store, rather than spending with those pesky competitors? The biggest challenge facing online retailers is that consumers are always […]

Sell like it’s Christmas, all year round

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The good folks over at PayPal have put together a fantastic guide for helping you to sell like it’s Christmas, all year round. According to the report, more than 21% of UK retail sales occur in November and December. This isn’t surprising when you consider that the uplift in sales for Black Friday alone is […]

Don’t delay in getting prepared for Black Friday.

Black Friday

Reading Time: 3 minutes I know that it’s not till November, 24th November to be precise, but it’s time to start ensuring that your website is optimised and able to cope with the potential increase in demand over the biggest weekend of the year for retail. With figures suggesting that web traffic on Black Friday was up 220%, now is […]

Can you really trust reviews?

Can you really trust reviews?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Question: What do a Mojito, an iPhone Screen Protector and an Italian Carpaccio have in common? Answer: They will all increase your feedback score on eBay. Wait…. What? Yeah. But I’ll get to that in a minute. Whether you’re booking a holiday, buying a new car, changing your fabric softener or just nipping into town […]

Why you need to be using the Google Analytics ecommerce tracking tool

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re selling online, you need to be using e-commerce tracking in Google Analytics, it’s as simple as that. If you’re not, then it’s like saying, “oh I’ll book this hotel in the middle of nowhere, but I won’t look up the address or take a map with me so I know where I’m going.” […]

Why an SSL Certificate is essential for your business

Security

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ahoy! It’s my first blog since recently joining the team at Sellerdeck towers and the topic today is security. The media has done a good job covering recent events surrounding the security of customer information following the security breaches of TalkTalk, Yahoo and LinkedIn. One of the questions our customers ask is ‘what can I do […]

How to nail your email marketing

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Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve all been signed up to a mailing list that we’ve never heard of at some point in our lives. Whether we unintentionally signed up at the checkout, those pesky tick boxes ‘do you want to not sign up to mailing list, check this box if you don’t’(what?!) Or signed up in store and completely […]

Brand new brand: How to show love to customers who haven’t bought from you yet

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Whenever I’m shopping on the high street, I want a friendly, welcoming, relaxing experience. Whilst I don’t want to be ignored by staff, I also don’t want to be badgered by them and I certainly don’t want to shop in a store that looks like a bull has run through it. There is nothing worse […]

Ecommerce delivery: the hare and the tortoise

Shipping and Delivery for E-Commerce

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week, I was driving through the centre of London when I saw a young guy on a scooter, seemingly risking life and limb to dart through traffic as quick as humanly (and scooterly) possible. Was he late for his wedding? Was he rushing vital organs across town for life saving surgery or was he […]