Webinar: BigCommerce vs Magento

The sunsetting of support is very much on the horizon for Magento 1.9.x. Many online retailers are comparing other SaaS eCommerce platforms to Magento as part of their due diligence. In this webinar, Karen is joined by Ashley to take you through some of the starting points to make an informed decision. In this BigCommerce vs Magento webinar:Upgrades & Security Total Cost of Ownership Flexibility & Customisation Cost of Ownership Growth to the next level Headless Commerce Case StudiesTake a look and let us know your thoughts - if you would like to have a chat through the options that...

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WooCommerce vs Magento – Whats Right for My Business?

When it comes to eCommerce, WooCommerce and Magento are two of the common heavyweights in the 'open source' eCommerce market.   In fact, they are the most common platforms we get asked about.  There are key factors that help you decide which is right for you - so we thought why not share them with you if you're considering the pros and cons of WooCommerce vs Magento. Bespoke design vs Theme & Template website design This is a whole discussion in it's own right - but I wanted to quickly cover what this means.  With a bespoke design, the visual aspect of the...

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Everything You Need to Know about Selling via Amazon FBA

Whether you’re looking to earn some side income or selling online is your full time occupation, the impact of Amazon is hard to ignore. Put simply, Fulfillment by Amazon means that when you receive an order, Amazon handles the handling and shipping process for you. Sounds easy, right? As the largest retailer in the world it’s easy to understand why so many online sellers are growing as a result of letting Amazon worry about their logistics.While FBA seems enticing, there are a number of things you should consider to make sure it is a good fit for your business.How...

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eCommerce trends in 2018: What the experts think

eCommerce is growing at a disruptive rate and its economic impact is becoming ever more prevalent.Statistics are consistently showing that millennials prefer to shop online instead of in-store. So with that in mind, it’s important to take note of the current eCommerce trends in 2018 so you can maximise sales and stay up-to-date with market competitors.The eCommerce topics set to hit the headlines in 2018 are:Delivery – Can it get faster? Can we keep up with the pace of Amazon? GDPR – What is its impact? Will it kill off the telesales industry? The emergence of smaller fashion brands –...

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The 2018 Webinar Series

Today we start our 2018 Webinar Series in association with Exporting is Great, which is an initiative from the UK Department of Trade to help British businesses grow internationally. What Is The 2018 Webinar Series? We'll be running fortnightly webinars with industry experts, retailers with a proven track record of success and service providers who can help you grow.  To find out as more are announced register for our updates, or alternatively follow the links below to play webinars back or register for future ones. Upcoming Webinars   The Role of Understanding Customers' Needs in Business Growth With: Nina Mack, Managing Director at Worship.Agency Date: May 24th, 2018...

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Merry Christmas & Opening Times

We're not sending Christmas cards out this year - instead, we've continued our backing for Forever Manchester by donating money to them instead. From parties for the over 60's to Christmas productions - the good Captain will help spread some more festive joy!Yesterday we sent out our eCard containing our opening times...

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Istanbul Trip… a quick recap!

I was recently invited to attend Eihracat Platformu in Istanbul, one of Turkey’s biggest ecommerce sector conference which aims to help businesses trade more online.The event, which was arranged by Koza Digital, covered all aspects of multi-channel commerce and Digitl’s role was to help educate attendees about the UK’s e-commerce landscape and a session on international e-commerce.It was really exciting to be there and to find out how our sector is operating internationally. There’s great appetite to sell high quality goods into the UK from Turkey and this is a rapidly expanding sector over there. Because it is still growing,...

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Digitl celebrate 2nd birthday with 2 award nominations

October is a special month for Digitl - it's our 2nd birthday and we've come a long way from our start back in 2015.   We've been producing some fantastic work; building successful businesses for our clients; and we've been trying to be all-around nice people!We must be doing a great job because we've been short-listed for two awards which underlines the dedication, commitment and results of the team.   Getting these are really important to our business as we work hard to deliver the best results possible for our clients - so the recognition is appreciated.  The Northern eCommerce Awards are here...

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Darren to Judge Awards Entries

 Following on from the announcement last week that Digitl are sponsoring two categories at the Northern eCommerce Awards, we can follow-up with this exciting news by telling you that our Founder and Head of Agency is part of the judging lineup.Darren will be joined on the panel by:Gordon Bell, Head of Ecommerce @ Ikea Graham Benson, CIO @ Rentalcars Elizabeth Clark, CEO @ Dream Agility Dan Cluderay, Owner @ Approved Foods Arianne Donoghue, Digital Marketing Manager @ Icelolly.com Zak Edwards, MD @ PrezzyBox Paul Hornby, Head of eCommerce @ Shop Direct Brendan Keegan, Senior Lecturer @ MMU Mark Leach, Head of eCommerce...

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Digitl to present two gongs at the Northern eCommerce Awards

We're really pleased to announce that we'll be presenting two awards at the Northern eCommerce Awards later this year and our founder Darren will also be part of the judging panel for the event.The event will be held at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on October 11th and previous winners have included: Missguided; Beer Hawk; and Shop Direct.Following on from the innovative work we have done with Money Seed, the fintech-based investment platform, it made logical sense to be involved with the "Financial Services and eCommerce" category.    Following on from that, as we support so many multi channel retailers we...

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Manchester Multichannel Conference 2017 – Thank you!

The Manchester Multichannel Conference came back for a second year - and we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along.   We had a bigger turnout compared to last year, and some amazing talks on the day.We're already getting some fantastic feedback with people being inspired to set up their own FBA-based businesses and getting inspiration on how to grow their businesses more effectively.Here's some feedback we got from Dan at GF Racing:Another great bunch of speakers and it was also great to catch up and chat to people who I met at last year's event...

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Amazon Barcodes – FAQs on saving money, getting better visibility and getting more sales

We get asked lots of questions about Amazon barcodes and lots of retailers and sellers get frustrated with the cost of them as if you go to GS1 to get them, they aren't the cheapest thing to get your hands on.If you've never heard of GS1, they are the company that are acknowledged at inventing modern barcoding practices and the idea goes back as far as 1948 in the US when a guy called Norman had an idea at the seaside and drew out a barcode in the sand.  It was then pioneered here in the UK and GTINs were born.The...

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The Manchester Multichannel Conference 2017

We're really excited to announce the return of the Manchester Multichannel Conference 2017 following on from the success of the event last year.The full lineup of speakers will be announced shortly, and you can take a look at last years event here:If you want to register for your free ticket, all you have to do is follow the process below....

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Get your eCommerce Show North tickets – Event City, Manchester

We're just recovering from a couple of really busy days at Prolific North live where we have been exhibiting - we connected with lots of new people and got the chance to meet up with old friends we don't see so often.  The main reason for us being there however was preparation work - in October this year we'll be at eCommerce Show North as key partners.    It's going to be the biggest eCommerce Expo outside of London and personally I can't wait for it to come to our city.Not to have an event like this for so many years is...

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Increase sales on Amazon. From £0 to £9k in 9 months.

With huge net sales of over $107 billion in 2015, and more than 304 million active users, Amazon is truly one of the most exciting, thriving online marketplaces around. eCommerce is quickly overtaking face to face sales in brick and mortar stores, with a big number of online businesses moving towards a clicks and bricks model, a move that very often sees a great increase in sales and profit for the brand, and improved convenience for the customer.Amazon and eBay are two of the biggest eCommerce platforms, creating billions of pounds in revenue every year, and constantly adding more and more...

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