Fionas_Boy6 months ago

We currently use Brightpearl to manage our multi channel e-commerce business. It's good but lacks some functionality and their pricing is just going up and up. Their current pricing is about £0.50 for every order that comes through. I was wondering if anyone uses Microsoft's solution with connectors for ebay, Amazon, Magento etc and has any experience they would like to share?  

Porker5 months ago

Hi, First post some time lurker. We are looking for a website / corporate re design. Our last redesign was some years ago and was analogue not digital. We are initially looking for a local company with experience of web-design for an e-commerce store however, this must have a strong identity which can be rolled out across all our stationary and stores. I would appreciate recommendations and offers, we will be looking to do this in the new year. Yours William Frazier  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

This cathedral city in the heart of Lincolnshire has a student population of over 13,000 and a thriving e-commerce community. Could it be your start-up city?…

Pete_W4 months ago

Hi, I have been struggling to find some good tips, tactics, and strategies to reduce cart abandonment rates on my e-commerce store. Should I implement exit-intent technology? Should I place attractive ad banners or deals throughout the sales funnel (customer journey)? How are you as store owners tackling this issue?  

Col Minessota4 months ago

I'm going to look at other product lines Or Markets that my competition isn't hitting and see if there is growth for me there. The particular product I had spoke about earlier is still not selling at the minute even with my price match and better pics, so once I sell my last 4 I think I will move onto something else. Interestingly other parts I'm now listing seem to be selling. So I might look at a few more. I'm def not going to make my fortune but If I can add an extra 5-10 sales a week to my e-commerce operation then sure its worth it  

Pete_W4 months ago

UKSBD said: ↑ Read the complete guidelines properlyClick to expand... I have, and I can't find anything that indicates an e-commerce business that is happy to service customers 'in-person' should be excluded. Excuse the excerpt - I assume this is what you refer to "Brands, organisations, artists and other online-only businesses should create a brand page instead of a Google My Business listing." Maybe because my business was hybrid ( i.e. contact in person was 'allowed' ) it was permitted  

MechExp4 months ago

We have set up a small e-commerce site and are looking for the best postage solutions. All the packages are 25x20x15cm and under 1kg. We are mostly posting to the uk but also europe & usa. Currently we use myhermes but they are too slow and don't do international. Does anyone have any good recommendations? and prices for these services... I have registered with ups but they quoted me £89 to ship to us, which is crazy of course.  

Fireboy4 months ago

David Stephan said: ↑ There are many web hosting providers that can give you cheapest even free services, The examples are: sitebuider, website builder.com, ehost.com and many more.Click to expand... You do not want to use a free service for anything business related, let alone e-commerce. It looks like you didn't really read the OP or the thread and just want to build your post count here.  

Porker4 months ago

Hello, we have had a few quotes for a e-commerce website to be designed. We have had quotes from £2000 down to £800. This is from a local company and we wondered if this would be a good or bad quote for a e-commerce site? Thanks  

petHead4 months ago

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Gary19964 months ago

Our client a Independent e-commerce incubator is looking for Joint Venure partners to accelerate their online product sales: the incubator will: manage e-commerce site development & marketplaces under targeted brand names (to maximise sales) hold and dispatch the stock as required the Joint venture partner will: will provide the SME product knowlege on the range of products purchase and provide the stock based upon their knowledge of the market clear 50/50 profit split after costs paid for (advertising, postage etc) This would be suitable for: exporters looking to enter the UK market UK wholesalers looking to trade direct investors with clear product knowlege invest in will forward all applicants that can provide a clear overview of the product range and the level of stock that can be provided Please get in touch  

Fireboy4 months ago

rickysmith1 said: ↑ Selecting E-commerce system or way of customization also relies on Need of Internet business Entrepreneur, In case few products and sub groups to display on website then Pre develop CMS are best choice simple and fast to customize.Click to expand... Can you explain a bit more, please? Thanks!  

Mary4 months ago

As one of the UK’s biggest commercial insurance brokers, we provide business insurance tailored to your needs. We specialise in small business insurance and protect tradesmen, shops, restaurants, pubs, self-employed professionals and many more. We can even cover you for e-commerce, with our online retail insurance.

Matchmaker14 months ago

Hi all, I'm getting quotes from £2500 - £9500 for an e-commerce website. What should a really good one cost?  

Mary4 months ago

Hi everyone, Yet another newbie. My background is IT and covers everything from Web Design to full E-Commerce Solutions, Business Software advice, development, design and implementation and also iPhone and iPad apps My clients range from Banks and MOD to Music Shops and Mobile Beauticians. Businesses, particularly startups and small businesses pay way too much money on IT so perhaps I can help you reduce your startup costs. Based in the South Lakes.  

Col Minessota4 months ago

My 2p if i may: I would strongly go for a customised solution. It pays off already in the medium term because there is never ever a situation where you would be 100% happy with what the hosted or ready-made software has to offer. In my case it was for example, the lack of multi-lingual ability in SEO keywords for the products - another example was the lack of a report that showed me the speed with which products were sold after being put online. Plus dozens of other (individually small but collectively adding up large) elements that obviate the customised solution. Disclaimer: I'm also a programmer of e-commerce websites, but I'm NOT peddling my wares here, just sharing my experience  

Mary4 months ago

Hi, I'd like to get my website re-designed, but I'm having trouble in two areas: 1) I'm having trouble locating any modern websites I like, in the style I like. Most sites seem to be this new scrolling, flash style like this: http://www.creativeweb.bg/ , which is not appropriate for my site (which is a portal). I used to use a lot a design galleries like CSS Remix, but I no longer know which ones are good. I'm looking for examples of excellent portal or e-commerce sites. Any suggestions? There are two main types of pages on my site, a search, similar to: http://www.istockphoto.com/gb AND A list page similar to: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Newborn-Baby-Christening-Clothing/139762/bn_6011897/i.html 2) I'm having trouble locating top of the range designers. I've been recommended this guy: http://etherdesign.io/showcase His rates are £450/day or about £1,750/week. I'm happy to pay that, but although he is good, I don't think he is worth that. Though I've spent 2 hours looking for designers and can't find any I think are better. Is there anywhere I can quickly look through a lot of high-end designers?  

Col Minessota4 months ago

Best. Cheap. Reliable. As @fisicx says, you're working in a triangle there and you'll need to find your own happy ground! If you want cheap, any hosting package will do, they all range from £5.99 to £69.99 per month, depending on scale. However, if you want reliable, you will need to define what you think is reliable. Do you just want your servers up and running all the time, or do you want to pick up the phone and speak to a human 24/7 . What you want and what you need are all answerable by cash. Best, well the best don't come cheap. If those are the only 3 criteria you have for choosing a hosting company, then you still have a lot to learn about e-commerce, I can assure you the lessons are going to cost you money  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

The e-commerce landscape is changing; brands are beginning to place less emphasis on their websites as the main portal to direct customers to. Instead more importance is being placed on managing social media platforms such as Facebook and now Instagram where companies can now sell direct to customers. As well as providing an e-commerce platform, social media also plays an integral role in the decision making process. A recent survey by Royal Caribbean cruises found that more than a third of those surveyed wouldn’t even consider booking a trip without first consulting social media. The fact of the matter is, brands just cannot afford to overlook social media. However, at present even brands with huge followings on social are failing to get the engagement they would have hoped for.

Fireboy4 months ago

In light of what happened in the past weekend with 123-reg VPS server, multi-channel selling is absolutely essential for any e-commerce business in my opinion.  

Matchmaker14 months ago

We are currently going through a development consultation with reference to an accessible app. Our global target market is 650 million people who have an array of accessibility challenges: We aim to capture 1.5% of the global market = 9,750,000 people. Now if our figures ring true, how many e-commerce sites which deliver every day products would our target audience be able to purchase from? If anyone can share some statistics this would be very much appreciated.  

Bri19874 months ago

Go for specialized Ecommerce Hosting, I would suggest SSD Web Hosting. Incase you are interested you can take a look at our packages at : https://www.webhost.uk.net/e-commerce_hosting.html . Feel free to contact our livechat support incase you have any question.  

MechExp4 months ago

You have the warehouse, do you have a trade counter which can take money as well as account customers if so that would help, definitely don't get a shop on top, its not required Build a good e-commerce shop and make sure you include pictures of the warehouse and trade counter on all advertising Offer pickup facilities for the web site for local customers You can always enlarge your trade counter to make it into a showroom as well displaying your most popular lines  

petHead4 months ago

Effective e-commerce has become a major consideration for modern-day small businesses. For retailers, having an enticing shop front and attractively priced goods often isn’t enough. They also need an impressive website and an effective way in which to sell goods online.

petHead4 months ago

Electronic commerce (e-commerce), the process of selling your products and services online, is a golden opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. Many new businesses launch exclusively online as it’s an easy way to reap the benefits of sales, to have more control over operations and reach both a UK-wide and international customer base.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Hello, My name is Ryan, I'm a Digital Marketing Executive from Cardiff area. I have also worked in Sales/Customer Service Management, IT Technician & Web Designer as well as a Freelance Sound Engineer I've been planning my e-commerce business for awhile and looking to network with like minded people and businesses. Feel free to send me a message  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Hello all, Is there any way we can set a challenge of e-commerce solutions. Many users say many things but when it comes to picking up the gauntlet they seem to be quiet. I wish to see some challenge where forum users can compare apple to apple. With showing all the digits. I am tired of seeing posts with no data behind it.  

Pete_W4 months ago

SL77 said: ↑ Thanks to everyone for your answers and advice; it's much appreciated. I wanted something a little different to stand out from the crowd, which is why my budget for the site was high. I think I'm just going to work out exactly what I want from my site including both design and functionality and get quotes without disclosing what I'm prepared to pay (as one poster suggested). Even though there are a lot of software solutions for e-commerce sites, I'm concerned that I will loose credibility if it's too obvious. But I'm still open to suggestions. As for marketing I was thinking of spending up to £60,000 for my first year. But it's difficult to know right now as I'm the process of formulating a pretty comprehensive business and marketing plan. I'm hoping to create a high-impact brand which is designed for small independent companies looking to launch their new products. Credibility is everything which is why I'm currently leaning toward a larger than average budget for the site.Click to expand... I am not sure what your background or skills and knowledge are but if you may find you are best to buy in help to work out what you want and how to achieve it - rather than jump straight to the commissioning stage Pay for a few days help - above and beyond the free help offered - and it might save you ££££ There will be people on here that know their stuff Someone that works for you and sits between you and the people that do the final job If the idea appeals then follow the forum for a bit and research peoples threads so you can distinguish between those that say they can do it and those that can do it best Not me by the way  

Bri19874 months ago

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Bri19874 months ago

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MDG Ltd4 months ago

hello i am from Stockton-on-tees and i am 28 year old , i am in the process of setting up a web design business. I want to specials in E-Commerce open cart i have made mod's and theme's i currently manage two open cart websites . could any one help me on getting a web design business off the ground and other tips  

petHead4 months ago

Parcelhub, the e-commerce courier service, has recently expanded to a new distribution centre, following 40% growth in 2014. The new 'Parcel Hub', based in Dinnington, South Yorkshire, now gives businesses based as far afield as Leeds and North Nottinghamshire access to 'pooled volume' discounted rates from Parcelhub's range of carrier partners (which include DHL, UPS, UK Mail, YODEL, TNT, Parcelforce and Hermes. The new distribution centre can be found at: Parcelhub Yorkshire Unit 25 Todwick Road Industrial Estate Bookers Way Dinnington South Yorkshire S25 3SH As a way of reaching out to the Sheffield business community, Parcelhub will be attending Sheffex (Sheffield Business Expo) on 1st June 2015. If anyone on this forum is an e-commerce, or bricks-and-mortar retailer, small or large, and would like to ask any questions regarding our eCommerce platform integrations, please fire away  

Watergirl4 months ago

You need to take into account how the chosen platform handles SEO and how other stores using te platform perform in SEO terms. If you are no 1 for your term and you don't like your platform that is no big deal as you will have sales. If you are page 22 for your term and have a pretty platform then there are no sales. No sales = no business. Of course your site has to look pretty but without SEO performance your e-commerce site is dead.  

Matchmaker14 months ago

Hi All i am offering the first 5 forum members a free website. This is due to the company being busy enough to give something back, and we all love to showcase our talents dont we All i will charge for is domain name registration and hosting (which is £35 for the year). The only thing not included in the offer is e-commerce which i will gladly do for £50, just to keep the offer in place for everyone. Its really not to be missed. send me an email at jamie at cre8tive-solutions dot com or give me a call on 07591422001. Thanks jamie  

Col Minessota4 months ago

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R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Hi everyone, My name is Ben McWilliams and I work at JUXDIT.com, a Liverpool based E-Commerce store that retails collections of Virtual Reality, Drones, Wearables and Gaming products. I am looking to find marketing and sales advice to help promote our store. Many Thanks, Ben  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

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Col Minessota4 months ago

Hey all, Just made a new account seperate to my other business, I have always wanted to have what I call a "Good Food Shop" with sandwiches and burgers made for real samurai... With the overheads being too high for a resturant I was looking into having a burger/Sandwich van/trailer. I will be opening a shop in the future but that requires more capital than I have access too! So this is a stepping stone to a future in a shop, I have a variety of amazing recipes which have also had good feedback from family,friends,private events. I have around 20k working capital to invest for everything from NCASS memberships, insurance, training, van, licenses etc. Anyone had any experience with this? I already have my Level 2 hygiene, Personal License & First Aid if that is any relevance! So I need to contact the EHO to inspect a van/trailer What about finding out about pitches? My local Council is Kirless, I personally want to sell anywhere in my town center - Not fussy Footfall is even and near the nightclubs on a night. I have read through the NCASS website. Would you go for electric equipment or gas? and Why? I only really want a Griddle & Fryer Might possibly use others to make pulled pork and the likes. Salad Icetray to keep salad fresh Any reputable wholsalers for ingredients? Took me ages finding a wholesaler for my E-commerce website, it's the main thing I struggle with at all parts of any business plan. Pricing witht eh wholesalers and finding them... Anyone who has been in this industry, Any information on your day to days would be great. Or if you think theres better business to spend my 20k on then by all means give me a shout. I already Manage a E-commerce website in one of the hardest sectors for getting leads.  

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