Tag Archives: e-tailers

Britain’s Nation of Online Shopkeepers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over for this year. It seems the focus of shoppers at this time is not on bricks and mortar shops but online. Whilst the larger stores geared up for the shopping weekend, the spotlight on online buying during this period should also have benefited the smaller online e-stores. With the rise of multinational owned stores, Britain’s affectionate nickname...

What’s been happening this summer in ecommerce?

Facebook reported one billion visitors to its site recently. For ecommerce, the potential market Facebook provides is infinite but so far there seems to be little large ecommerce development on the social media platform, despite its undoubted popularity with all age groups of potential shoppers. Facebook has traditionally attracted small ecommerce (often hobby type) businesses or small home based craft businesses. The call to...

What’s the secret ingredient to home based business success?

Found the perfect product to sell? Or maybe you want to sell your homemade produce to a wider market?With the sharp rise in internet shopping you have access to a vast marketplace but beware, selling your goods is only part of the process. Fulfilling your orders is just as important as finding a niche product, attracting customers and getting them to press the buy...

Do you meet your customers’ order fulfilment expectations?

A recent survey of online consumers has reinforced the importance of a comprehensive fulfilment process for ecommerce sales. Nearly half of people surveyed reported dissatisfaction with the delivery process. The main problems cited were late deliveries, non-deliveries and missed deliveries even though they were home to receive the goods. Free delivery and speed of delivery are less important than a convenient reliable delivery service....

What’s on the horizon for internet payments? Chip and Pin?

Why do we enjoy shopping online? Convenience is a major advantage. Today people can shop from home, work, on the go – anywhere they’re connected to the internet. Another advantage of online shopping is the sheer amount of choice. In just a few clicks you can buy all sorts of goods from all over the world. It saves walking round endless shops and being...