The many faces of selling » read more
Just read a very interesting article by Nick Atkinson about the changing face of retail, from the High Street to the internet. It appears that consumers are starting to value a more customer service based experience, rather than just 'I can buy it cheap on the internet'. Could this be a return to the face to face experience we used to have in local shops?
How video can help product sales » read more
Recent studies on consumer behaviour for ecommerce have shown a marked increase in sales when video is used to on a product page as well as images. Figures show that the most gains are for videos that are under 30 seconds in length, although there are still gains on anything from 60 to 180 seconds.
An amusing take on the ever expanding connectivity of devices! » read more
Chris Matyszczyk over at CNET has posted up an interesting conversation that he is apparently having with his furniture!
New Bout of PC based Phone Scams » read more
Just fielded an interesting call from a call centre claiming to be "Talk Talk". Apparently there was an "error" with our internet connection and the person on the end of the line wanted me to run some commands on my computer to demonstrate what they were.
Things to think about when setting up a webstore » read more
When setting up a web store, there are several key things you must think about before you even get to building the store:
Retail Gurus website live » read more
Retail Gurus is a combined eCommerce site and help forum design to support SMEs in the retail sector. As well as supplying a huge array of stationery and equipment useful for retaillers, there are many help articles on setting up a business, payment providers, best practice etc, as well as a growing on-line community forum for members to post queries and solutions for issues important to retailers.
PIcked this up over the weekend » read more
I saw this in a local health food shop over the weekend and couldn't resist a purchase!
JULU live » read more
Forest of Dean Gamers » read more
Our latest community site is now live. Forest of Dean Gamers are a mixed group of gamers, all interested in table top, board, or rolepalying games, as well as model painting. Their site has full details of when and where they meet, blogs on recent games, and details on all events.
How to build a website » read more
How do you build a website? Surprising, It is not actually just about writing code. It is about understanding a business and the reasons why a website would benefit that business. The first thing is always to plan out what the site needs to do, who it is aimed at and what sort of content it is going to have. This can be a simple as drawing a sketch or as complex as creating detailed functional wireframes (blueprints).
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