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Black Friday Downtime: 6 Ways to Stay Online

13.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Downtime is an eCommerce business’ worst nightmare at the best of times. But with the peak season sales period just weeks away, implementing a strategy which keeps Black Friday downtime to a minimum is paramount to your online success. Here are six industry insights to help you and your business avoid Black Friday downtime as much as possible. 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 there can be traffic…

What is an eCommerce Business?

4.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

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…

eCommerce Guest Blog: Get Ready for the Internet’s Peak Season

21.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next, shares his behind-the-scenes tips and tricks as the eCommerce peak season creeps closer. As any experienced sales or marketing professional knows all too well, eCommerce companies need to prepare meticulously for the weeks leading…

Six Key Takeaways from eCommerce Live UK 2019

18.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

"eCommerce is disrupting traditional retail on a huge scale - and no business will escape that disruption." That's how Brian McBride, former ASOS chairman and CEO of Amazon.co.uk, kicked off eCommerce Live UK 2019. And it certainly set the tone…

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 2019: When and How to Prepare

11.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Black Friday falls on 29th November this year – that’s less than 12 weeks away! With Cyber Monday following on 2nd December. What was once two days of discounted products has now become multiple weeks of flash deals and sales,…

5 FREE Resources to Kickstart Your Week

2.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Did you know that UKFast provides free, informative webinars and whitepapers on a whole host of topics to help you develop your business? In this blog we’ve gathered five of our latest whitepapers and webinars which will get you up…

Using Our eCommerce Past to Predict the Future

22.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Are you meeting the ever-changing needs of your customers? Monitoring trends in consumer habits is crucial for your business to stay competitive in a crowded online marketplace. Register for our free webinar now and get the latest insight from industry…

eCommerce: 4 Ways to Boost Christmas Sales in 2019

30.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Get in-depth insight and tips from real eCommerce experts now in our FREE on-demand webinar. There is no bigger test for an eCommerce store than the chaos of the Christmas peak season. To add to the pressure, preparations are starting…

What’s Driving the Online Marketplace Trend?

24.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

In this blog, we’re joined by Alex Ayin, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Mercarto Enterprise Technologies to find out what’s driving the recent surge in online marketplace popularity. Mercarto is a successful online marketplace business based in Manchester.…