The Ultimate Guide to WooCommerce Website Design in 2023

Reading Time: 11 minutes We’ve created a comprehensive guide on all the components required to achieve excellent WooCommerce website design and development in 2023. Using our 25 years of ecommerce industry knowledge, we’ve explored each of these components, providing a rundown of things to consider. Furthermore, we’ve drawn conclusions and provided recommendations from our own experience, as well as […]

PayPal – The Perfect Payment Provider for Your Checkout

Reading Time: 3 minutes Creating a successful ecommerce platform is a science. Numerous critical elements must be constructed to support a positive experience and, in turn, encourage the user’s decision to purchase. These elements can be strategically woven to create a profitable customer journey.Building an optimized checkout page is undoubtedly one of the most important considerations for online retailers. […]

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 […]

What social media platform is right for your ecommerce business?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Social Media is everywhere, almost everyone has used it and millions log-in daily. As an online business you can use social media to interact with customers and prospective customers, ultimately increasing traffic and sales to your website. Social media is a must for most online businesses. It is a way to communicate and build trust […]

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, […]

Marketing and ecommerce roundup – November

Reading Time: 4 minutes The countdown to Christmas is well under way! Therefore, it’s understandably been a busy and rather hectic month in the world of marketing and e-commerce. In this round-up, we try to clarify and update you on a few things you may have missed in November. This month we cover cart abandonment, Twitter doubles its character […]

Our monthly marketing and ecommerce roundup – October

Reading Time: 3 minutes October has come and gone, and Christmas is nearly here! But in case it went too fast for you we have highlighted the important news and updates in marketing and e-commerce. This month we cover Domino’s pizza orders, Christmas shopping countdown and huge potential change to Facebook’s News Feed. Social media news Facebook test a […]

Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: What you need to know

Reading Time: 3 minutes It might feel like everywhere you turn at the moment, someone somewhere is talking about Black Friday sales. And that’s for a good reason. As an online retailer, you don’t want to ignore the hype. To put it in perspective, if you compare a normal trading day to last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, […]

Our monthly marketing and e-commerce roundup – September

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This is our September round up! We’ve put together what we think is important news to know in the world of marketing and e-commerce. This month we look at Twitter news, Argos being named as top multi-channel retailer and cart abandonment. Social media news Twitter trials a 280 character limit Finally! I may hear some of […]

Are you ready for Christmas?

Christmas Shopping

Reading Time: 3 minutes The sight of the bustling high street, full of people decked in hats, scarves and winter coats was once the quintessentially British image of Christmas Shopping. The way we shop has changed, and the opportunities of Christmas are increasingly online. Online sales over Christmas have grown and grown over the last few years and continue […]

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 […]

5 tips on getting the most from your product pages this Black Friday

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Reading Time: 4 minutes For retailers, this is the busiest time of the year. Christmas is only around the corner. But before then we have the ever-popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Dreaded for some, but for most it’s an opportunity to get some real bargains. With there now being a level playing field between online and offline […]

The “Just Pay Shipping” scam

Just pay shipping e-commerce scam

Reading Time: 7 minutes The other day I found out that the NME is now a free magazine. I was listening to a podcast featuring a former NME employee, who was very saddened by this. What was once a good magazine full of great articles about music, is now a free magazine full of adverts. But that’s the world […]

Monthly marketing and ecommerce roundup – August 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes With August being the busiest holiday month, we reckon there may be a few important things you might have missed in the world of marketing and e-commerce. So, we’ve gone ahead and highlighted some of our favourites in bite-size chunks for your consumption! This month we look at visual searches, Facebook announcements and cart abandonment. […]

Important company announcement from Phil Rothwell

Reading Time: 2 minutes A statement from former MD, Phil Rothwell: Dear Customers, I have some important news about the future of Sellerdeck Limited that I would like to share with you. As you are aware, over the last few years we have been developing and delivering a range of services that enable us to work more closely with […]

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 […]

How to stand out from the crowd

wheres wally

Reading Time: 4 minutes Growing up, I used to absolutely love doing a ‘Where’s Wally?’. Okay, I still love doing a ‘Where’s Wally?’. For those that don’t know, the point of a ‘Where’s Wally?’ picture is to find Wally, the hero of the piece, stood somewhere in his red and white striped jumper. For Sellerdeck, our ethos is to […]

Do you need a modern and functional website to sell online?

Old Tech.

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was pondering what to write about this afternoon when here in the office we stumbled across a few quite dated ecommerce sites and it lead me to ask myself a question: Do you really need a modern looking and functioning website to sell online? Yes. Blog over. No not really, I’ll go further into […]

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 […]

Sellerdeck 365 – The perfect integrated platform for your business

Sellerdeck hosting.

Reading Time: 3 minutes When running a business online your first concern is undoubtedly making a profitable website. But what’s the second? At Sellerdeck we feel that keeping that website up and running using a reliable hosting and support service is the crux to a successful Ecommerce business. This month sees the release of Sellerdeck Desktop 365. Offered on […]

Sellerdeck Desktop 365 combines software, support and premium hosting at an affordable price

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sellerdeck are pleased to announce the release of Sellerdeck Desktop 365; a new support and hosting package for new and existing Desktop customers.  With Sellerdeck Desktop 365 our customers can benefit from our partnership, gaining expert support and hosting via an all-inclusive subscription package. Sellerdeck Desktop 365 solution reinforces our values, giving easier and quicker […]

What your font choice and branding says about your business

Blog about logos and branding

Reading Time: 5 minutes Previously, I wrote about the psychology behind design, and a brief part of this was about fonts and typography. Today’s blog expands on this subject, as a font can say a lot about your business. Whether it’s the logo on your website, or a large shop front sign on the high street, it is often […]

Amazon – are they really competition for your SME e-commerce store?

Reading Time: 6 minutes “What’s dangerous is not to evolve” Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO. Last week, alongside the launch of the new Sellerdeck site, we also started our new Podcast, The Insider’s Guide to E-commerce. We don’t mind admitting that the first episode of the podcast is very much a ‘beta test’ of the format, but hopefully you all […]

Selling online – part two

fruit basket

Reading Time: 3 minutes We continue to look at ways to significantly increase your sales, from utilising powerful search engines, gaining trust and brand loyalty and reconsidering customer registration. Think Google When you provide a lot of information on your products, this also has major search engine benefits. Search engines love content and if the content is constantly evolving, […]

Why bad design could be affecting your sales

Reading Time: 4 minutes What makes you choose a particular bottle of wine? Is it because it’s on offer? Maybe you’re influenced by a nice looking label? Or it could just be because you have a favourite (Argentinian Malbec if you’re asking, or buying…). In a similar vein, when walking along the high street trying to find somewhere to […]

Getting browsers to take the plunge and buy

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Selling successfully to people who browse on the Internet has many of the elements of ordinary sales and marketing, but there are some subtle differences. For a start, the demographics of people who shop on the web can be different from those who shop in the high street, unless you happen to be selling hi-tech […]

Creating tasty marketing treats for your customers

donuts

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s much easier to carry out marketing activities in an online store than in a physical store – there are no labels to put out and everything can be automated. These well established E-commerce packages provide a bewildering array of marketing features, but it’s important to get the business framework sorted out first. These tips […]

The Sellerdeck eBay extension

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Reading Time: 2 minutes With the recent release of our eBay Extension for V16, we wanted to let you know how selling on eBay can maximise your sales and increase your revenue. Set up in 1995, eBay is one of the Top 10 Global Retail Brands with over 162 million active buyers, purchasing products from individual, local sellers from […]

Is your site mobile ready?

mobile ready

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re anything like the typical ecommerce merchant I talk to, you’re probably obsessed with site statistics. Within the space of a few years Google analytics has turned rational thinking retailers into stats-aholics. I recently spent a day with a merchant who could tell me everything about his customers, where they lived, the browser and […]

Our 12 steps to setting up an online store

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In recent years, selling online has been the fastest growing sales channel in most retail sectors. Many businesses want a slice of the action but things are always changing. It’s good to keep up with the latest trends but it’s also important to get the basics right. The great news is that setting up an […]

Is being niche the future of SME?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mark Twain once said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Twain makes a lot of sense, unless of course he’s talking about cheese. A lot of people like cheese, and I will never pause and reflect on my appreciation of a lovely cheese. That’s one […]