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How to select the right colour scheme for your website
Updated September 12, 2018

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When I was 18, I applied to join the army only to discover I was colour blind. Nothing dramatic. I found it difficult to distinguish between darker shades of colour. For example dark grey can often appear to be black and deep blues can appear purple. Web-safe colours are a bonus for me because I know I'm not looking at a made up shade and all the colours are the same whichever device I'm viewing the page on.
Where to find professional images for your eCommerce website
Updated September 12, 2018

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Having a professional graphic designer go to work on your logo and website design is the best way to end up with a great looking site, but it also costs money, and the best graphic designers are not cheap. When you start blogging to build traffic to your eCommerce store, then you'll want to add plenty of imagery to your posts to break up the text and make it more comfortable for web viewing. But if you've ever tried searching for “free stock photography” then you'll know that separating the wheat from the...
eCommerce Transaction Charges Explained
Updated October 14, 2018
You've made the decision to build an eCommerce website but what percentage of your profits are transaction charges going to eat up? Finding the best payment gateways for your eCommerce solution can save you a big percentage of your profits. To show you what you are likely to be paying in transaction fees I've put together several different scenarios to give you a ballpark approximation of running costs. If you haven't considered the impact of eCommerce transaction charges then this could be a real eye opener for you! ...
Designing Your Company Logo
Updated May 26, 2018
A well-designed logo sets the tone for your business so making a logo in five minutes and calling it done is a big mistake. A logo lives with you long into the future assuming your company makes it that far and redoing it can get expensive and messy. Not only will you have to recreate your logo for the web but also all your offline media as well. It's much better to spend a bit of time right from the beginning and get it right (or as close to right as you can)...
How to start your ecommerce business
Updated August 01, 2018
Building an eCommerce site is a fantastic way to start your own business. You can start by building it alongside a regular day job or take the plunge and start full time if you have the funds to support yourself. Using one of the new breeds of eCommerce website builders will give you low start-up costs and fantastic flexibility. If the latter you'll need to budget for 12 months before you begin to factor in any income because unless you get lucky, that's the amount of time it takes to get traction with search engines. ...
How to find an eCommerce product idea
Updated August 02, 2018
If the idea of sitting on a beach in the sun sipping a Pina Colada while your eCommerce website rakes in the cash appeals to you then you are not alone. Thousands of new eCommerce website projects are started every day, but only a select few succeed and go on to make their owners money. Most die an early death through poor product choice, insufficient promotional activity or simply lack of awareness at the huge amount of hard work required to build a profitable eCommerce business. Getting off to the...
Ultimate Guide To Building An eCommerce Website
Updated February 27, 2018
Build A Successful eCommerce Website Building an eCommerce website is hard work. If you are doing it yourself there is a massive amount of information to absorb. If you have a digital agency or a website designer managing the project on your behalf, then it would be good to know what they are going to deliver and have a technical overview of the process involved. This guide is designed to give you that knowledge. This is a comprehensive guide, and it will enable anyone who wants to build an...
SSL Certificates Explained
Updated August 03, 2018
When your Web Developer tells you that you need an SSL certificate to make your eCommerce store fully operational, your eyes will probably glaze over, and you'll wonder when the spending money bit stops and the making money begins. The SSL Certificate is the final piece in the eCommerce jigsaw. Without it, you can't trade. Using SSL is not compulsory but if you choose not to use it the consequences are similar to driving a car without insurance.
Payment gateways explained
Updated August 08, 2018
In my last blog, I explained what an Internet Merchant Account (IMA) is and why you need one if you are going to accept credit cards as a payment option. This article is going to walk you through what a payment gateway is, why you need it and how it works with your IMA A traditional chip and pin reader is a payment gateway. It is the conduit between the customer's credit card and receiving funds from it into your bank account. In between, there is a whole lot of processing going on,...
Internet Merchant Accounts Explained
Updated August 09, 2018
Why Do I Need An Internet Merchant Account (IMA)? If you accept credit or debit cards as a payment form of any type, then you will need to have a merchant account with your bank or a third party provider for the received funds from your sales to be deposited into. This internet merchant account works purely as a “container” for funds to be deposited into via card transaction and where applicable to process refunds. In essence, a merchant account is a line of credit extended by your bank which you never need...
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