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Black Friday: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

13.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

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. Here are six industry insights to help you and your business avoid common Black Friday slip ups which could cost you sales. 1.      Cache static pages On days like Black Friday, take into account the amount of traffic that is browsing as well as converting. Consumers like to shop around on multiple sites to find the best deal, which means…

Behind the Scenes: PDH Sports’ Peak-Season Prep

12.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

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…

Black Friday 2018: Four Expert Tips to Maximise Conversions

12.10.2018 by Jenn Granger

Is your eCommerce store ready for this year’s peak retail period? As we edge closer and closer to Black Friday, now is the time to prepare if you haven’t already. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday are predicted to attract a…

eCloud®: Burst Your Business Into Action

9.10.2018 by Jenn Granger

You’ve got your suppliers on hand, your website is buzzing and it’s all hands on deck at the office - you’re totally ready for Black Friday. Right? More and more often, we’ve noticed that these peak time periods in the…

Peak Season Prep: Email Registration

28.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

If you survived Black Friday then congratulations everyone; it’s Cyber Monday and you’ve nearly made it through one of the biggest peak periods of the year! But this hefty long weekend is by no means the only peak period so…

Last Minute Tips for Black Friday

14.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

Over the next two weeks the UK will experience two of the biggest peak periods in the calendar – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Online retailers that are properly prepared can make mad gains, while those that aren’t ready might…

Fridays at UKFast – 27th November

27.11.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s Black Friday guys so get your shopping bargains in but beware, whether you’re a shopper or an e-tailer, make sure you’re protecting your data or Black Friday could get pretty dark! In other news this week we’ve been talking…

Four Days to Go!

23.11.2015 by Jenn Granger

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday mere days away, and the release of Magento 2.0 still hot news, there’s never been a better time to delve deeper into the pros of the eCommerce platform. In this Magento round table industry…

Surprising Facts for Retailers in Peak Season

2.11.2015 by Jenn Granger

November is here which means that if you’re a retailer there’s probably only one thing on your mind right now. Assuming that’s not how many boxes of mince pies you consumed over the weekend, which is top of my concern…

One Month Until the Festive Peak

26.10.2015 by Jenn Granger

Christmas decorations are starting to sneak onto the shelves, I’ve eaten my first box of mince pies, and research suggests that one in four retailers aren’t ready for Black Friday – one of the most important days of the retail…