5 Common Dropshipping Mistakes You Need To Avoid

So you’ve decided you want to set up an eCommerce dropshipping store. Now what? Well, you’re not alone on this matter. Dropshipping has grown tremendously over the last couple of years and is now estimated to be the chosen fulfillment model for over 33% of online stores. The prospect of being able to easily sell products online without having to worry about shipping, inventory management or up-front costs is understandably desirable. But, like with most things in life, there’s a catch as around 90% of dropshipping stores fail within their first year of operation. In this blog, we’ll be exploring...

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Christmas Opening Hours

2018 has been a great year for us and with Christmas and New Years Eve just around the corner, we're about to take a well-deserved break!We officially close on Friday 21st December at 5pm and re-open on Thursday 3rd January at 9am. If you're one of our clients and encounter a problem over this period, please create a support ticket by emailing [email protected] If it's not urgent, feel free to email us and we'll reply to you as soon as we return to the office in the new year. If you find yourself missing us over the festive period (don't worry we...

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8 eCommerce Trends to Keep on Your Radar in 2019

2019. The year of the pig. Dave Grohl’s 50th birthday. The 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Research by Nasdaq indicates that in 2018 approximately 18% of all UK retail purchases occurred online, so it’s fair to say that eCommerce is playing an integral role in fulfilling buyers’ demands. With eCommerce sales expected to hit $4.5 trillion in 2021, you may be wondering ‘what’s in store for 2019?’Through extensive research and expert insight we’ve put together the top 8 trends that are set to change the eCommerce landscape in 2019. Read on to find out more!via GIPHY1. Same-day DeliverySpeed...

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Digitl Have Been Shortlisted for a Northern Digital Award!

We’re really excited to announce that we have been nominated for a Northern Digital Award under the ‘Best eCommerce Website’ category for our development work on LED Controls.The AwardsFollowing a successful launch in 2015, the Northern Digital Awards are set to make a much-awaited comeback in early 2019. The awards, which were initially launched by Don’t Panic and Prolific North, are aimed at recognising and celebrating some of the best digital talent in the North of England. The awards span across 30 different categories, each will be judged by notable digital experts and industry leaders. The awards ceremony itself...

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Questions Every Client Should Ask Before Hiring a Web Design Agency

The quality of your company's website can be make or break in terms of business development – it may hinder or facilitate growth. Therefore making the wrong choice when choosing a new web design agency can be fatal.Over the last couple of months we’ve had an increasing number of clients coming to us unhappy with websites designed by other agencies. Often these clients have paid a big sum of money up front assuming all their dreams will be fulfilled but aren't consulted properly during the development process so end up stuck with a disappointing website. In most of these situations,...

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Mastermindset Webinar: How to Read Your Customer’s Mind (And Sell More)

Meet the Mind Reading Experts                     Martin Lucas (Chief Executive Officer) and Simon Jack (Chief Science Officer) of Mastermindset. They have created 6 businesses (4 together), published 2 books, received 16 awards and solved problems for 100s of companies. They use psychology, science, behavioural economics, emotional intelligence and mathematics to examine what drives behaviours in any given marketplace. They begin with the underlying premise that behaviours are manifestations of how we think and act. They are demonstrations of prior actions and beliefs.Humans are Irrational Creatures More often than not, human behaviour defies...

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Amazon Best Practices Webinar: 5 Tips and Tricks to Promote Listings and Drive Sales

As a global leader in eCommerce, it’s almost as easy to get lost on Amazon as it is in the Amazonian rainforest. With their range of own brand products constantly increasing, it’s becoming harder for outside names to bring their best cards to the table and win.With the help of Amazon expert and founder of Online Seller UK, Prabhat Shah, we’ve put together our top 5 seller optimisation tips aimed at increasing traffic and conversion rates of your products. Fortunately Amazon doesn't change its algorithm as often as other platforms, so these tips are worth remembering.5 Tips and Tricks to...

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GDPR Webinar

GDPR Webinar with Steve Kuncewicz: What is GDPR and How Can You Ensure Your Business is Compliant?

In the third edition of our exclusive webinar series, we spoke to BLM partner and intellectual property specialist Steve Kuncewicz about how the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation will impact eCommerce. GDPR is set to come into force on 25th May 2018 regardless of Brexit and will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998. In a nutshell, it means that personal data must be processed lawfully, fairly, held securely, used as little as possible and for a limited and specific purpose. In the past couple of years the Information Commissions Office have made a record number of claims, reaching approximately 3.2 million...

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Brightpearl Amazon Webinar: How Your Business Can Compete With Amazon

In our latest Amazon webinar with Brightpearl's Stuart Pick we discussed the benefits of automating processes of your eCommerce business. Tech giant Amazon was initially founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, starting its days as an online book store. Within a few months it began shipping to countries in every corner of the world, continually growing leaps and bounds to become a $470 billion business spreading into almost every imaginable industry. Nowadays, Amazon represents a huge opportunity for merchants – whether you sell through them as a seller, to them as a vendor or to other businesses as a marketplace. As...

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Exporting Webinar: Growing Your Online Business Globally

Growing your business beyond shores is the dream for many of us, but it doesn't come without challenges. Whilst it’s easy to say the world is our oyster, trading internationally carries constraints in many areas, from legal and regulatory barriers to language and cultural barriers. So it’s fair to say that the decision to trade globally shouldn't be taken lightly. To watch our webinar with trade advisor and eCommerce expert, Joe Darwen on exporting and growing your online business, click here to view our exporting webinar. Why Trade Globally? Pursuing international trade confers many benefits, both tangible and intangible. Whilst the population of the...

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