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Whether you’re a startup or established organisation, you’re always looking for ways to improve your website, user journey and conversion rate.

Read our eCommerce blogs to discover how to improve your eCommerce business.

Review: Black Friday 2020

9.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

Like most of this year, 2020’s cyber-weekend was bound to be unprecedented; many stores were closed or operating limited shopper capacity, consumers were reluctant to make large purchases due to financial unrest, and online sales were booming.   Preparing for the unexpected was never going to be easy, so how did Black Friday play out, and what will it mean for eCommerce businesses in the run-up to Christmas?  Lockdown 2.0  The announcement of the UK’s second lockdown not only took its toll on retailers preparing for the peak season, but also on consumers’ shopping plans. At the end of October, it was announced that non-essential retailers in…

Peak Season 2020: Are you ready for Black Friday?

28.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this month we reported that Covid-19 has acted as a catalyst for digital transformation, with businesses across the globe turning to their online channels to boost sales while footfall in their brick-and-mortar stores is down. With Black Friday looming, competition for online sales is set to be hotter than ever…

Guest Blog: Is your site ready for 2020’s cyber weekend?

23.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, co-Founder of Digital Next.   Last year, we highlighted the importance of accelerating the speed of your website in preparation for a traffic surge over the peak period (Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run-up to Christmas). We also…

Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive…

Peak Season 2020: Stay secure this Black Friday

14.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

What do you get when you cross the biggest shopping day of the year with a year that’s already seen a record-breaking number of cyber-attacks? Over the last few years, the retail industry has experienced a growing number of increasingly damaging attacks and breaches during the peak period of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run…

Planning for an unprecedented peak season 

15.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Is it ever too early to start peak-season planning? Year on year, Black Friday grows in popularity in the UK, with only 8% of people saying that they avoid the event altogether. Each year we talk about making sure your…

Personalisation in Marketing: 5 Expert Tips

5.12.2019 by UKFast

The word personalisation is often thrown around the marketing world without much thought. We know that as businesses we must personalise our communications and websites to please consumers which are evermore impatient and expectant of a fast, totally relevant user…

Black Friday: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

13.11.2019 by UKFast

A slow site is an eCommerce business’ worst nightmare at the best of times. With the peak season sales period nearly upon us, implementing a strategy which keeps Black Friday disruption to a minimum is paramount to your online success.…

What is an eCommerce Business?

4.11.2019 by UKFast

By definition, eCommerce is the activity of buying or selling products online. An eCommerce business is usually involved in the selling aspect, using their website as a virtual store through which consumers can purchase goods over the internet. So, whenever…

Behind the Scenes: PDH Sports’ Peak Season Prep

12.9.2019 by UKFast

This Black Friday and peak-season prep blog is authored by Lisa Hargrave, co-founder of successful racket retailer pdhsports.com.  * After a hyperbolic 2018, the volume of online transactions around the Black Friday weekend and beyond is predicted to be even…