eCommerce trends 2020

9 Emerging eCommerce Trends for 2020

It’s fair to say that 2019 has been a year of political chaos, area 51 memes and royal scandals. The looming shadow of Brexit has continued to cast doubt over the economy, in turn stagnating the growth of many industries. Despite this, the eCommerce industry has continued to thrive. In fact, Official National Statistics show that in October 2019 19% of all retail sales happened online, and this is expected to grow to 50% within the next 10 years (The Guardian, 2019).For the third year in a row we’ve researched and pulled together a list of trends that are set...

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Amafest 2019: An Interview with Prabhat Shah

After the success of our event last May, our conference in collaboration with Online Seller UK is back! This year on 17th October we will be taking to the stage at UKFast to talk all things Amazon. We’ll be joined by a variety of experts who will be sharing their success stories and providing helpful insight into the world of Amazon.Last week we interviewed the event organiser, Prabhat Shah about what we can expect from Amafest UK. Read on to find out!1. How can people get a ticket?PS: Tickets are available online from https://amafestuk.com. Registration is really easy and...

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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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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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AmafestUK 2019: Exclusive Interviews with Our Keynote Speakers

After three successful years, we're back in Manchester on Thursday 23rd May 2019 for our annual conference in collaboration with Online Seller UK. This year we're focusing solely on Amazon, the tech-giant that eCommerce businesses and online sellers simply cannot afford to ignore. We'll be discussing everything from pricing strategies, PPC and private label brand protection to social selling and how to scale your business. The event will be a great opportunity to learn valuable insights, share tips and mingle with some of the industry's key players.In the run up to AmafestUK we'll be sharing interviews with each of...

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BigCommerce vs WooCommerce: Everything You Need to Know

Last year global eCommerce sales amounted to nearly 3.5 trillion dollars! With statistics like this, it’s no surprise that people are turning to the online world to expand their businesses and sell their products. In fact, Bizain found that traditional brick and mortar retail stores’ footfall is declining by 15% year-on-year.If you’re hoping to take your business online in 2020 there are lots of different eCommerce solutions to choose from. To help you decide which platform is the best fit for your business we’re going to be sharing a series of blog posts comparing 4 popular solutions: Big Commerce,...

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Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Secret to Re-engaging Your Customers

Shoppers adding items to their online baskets then leaving the website without completing the checkout process has become a worldwide phenomenon. Fortunately for eCommerce website owners, virtually abandoned baskets don’t leave anywhere near the amount of clutter as physically abandoned baskets. However what they do leave is a sense of frustration amongst sellers. Why is it that more than 2/3rds of the people who visit an eCommerce website drop out at the last minute? In this blog posts we’ll be exploring the possible causes of shopping cart abandonment (SCA) and some simple practices that will minimise dropouts and maximise revenue....

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“Okay Google, How Can I Optimise My eCommerce Website for Voice Search?”

We’ve all heard the prediction that by 2020 50% of all searches will be voice searches. But what does this mean for eCommerce? It’s fair to say that voice search is changing online shopping. In fact a recent report by OC&C Strategy Consultants states that voice commerce sales reached $1.8 million in 2017 and this figure is set to increase year-on-year, and will hit 40 billion by 2022. We’re strong believers that if you're not evolving you'll get left behind, so if you run an eCommerce business it’s time to ride the voice search wave. Keep reading if you want...

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eCommerce Insights: How to Design and Create Powerful Website Banners

Whether you call them banners, headers, heroes or carousels one thing is certain - they are an essential component of eCommerce success. They're likely to be one of the first things your customers see when they land on your homepage, so it’s important to get them right. Done correctly, they can drive sales and conversions. But if they are created carelessly they may have the opposite effect and instead confuse customers.via GIPHYIn this blog post we’ll be laying out the banner basics. This is helpful to know regardless of whether you’re creating the banner yourself or hiring a designer....

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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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10 WordPress Plugins That Everyone Should Be Using This Year

A recent study found that 31% of websites on the internet are powered by WordPress. Due to it’s easy-to-use functionality and many integrations, it’s no surprise that it’s the first choice for people looking to expand their digital presence. Although WordPress on its own is great, using plugins can really enhance its capabilities to ensure your website is secure, optimised, looks good and performs well.With over 54,000 plugins to choose from getting started may seem daunting, however we’ve done all the hard work for you. In this article you’ll find 10 amazing WordPress plugins that we use on most...

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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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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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