Homebase runs Britain’s worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which?
The DIY chain’s website was hard to navigate, offered poor value for money and was often not up to date on stock details, the survey found.
The most highly-rated shops were specialist retailers, led by LizEarle.com and RicherSounds.com.
Which? said the popularity of smaller retailers’ sites underlined the importance of offering a personal, convenient service that gave “shoppers exactly what they want”.
“Where the big players are lacking, either with poor service or confusing websites, smaller more specialised online retailers have seized the opportunity to make their mark and give shoppers exactly what they want.”
We at mOrsoft offer a personal and bespoke website design service for smaller retailers, giving shoppers the experience they want.
We have been busy updating our current client websites to reflect the seasonal change from Summer to Autumn. This is particularly important to our clients in the fashion business and seasonal merchandise.
Also it is worth remembering that now is the ideal time to update your website ready for Christmas.
If you are interested in launching a new website or updating an existing website, then please contact us to see how we can help.
We have had a number of website requests which seem like a good idea at the time.
However, although these requests are a good idea, further marketing is required.
Some of the websites we have been asked to create are listed below.
All these websites have been created before and are established by main companies ie. Tinder, Ebay, Yell etc.
For your site to succeed, you will have to choose a website idea that has not been done before and has a unique selling point. Such a site might be a dating site for engineers only, or an auction site which specialises in one particular product ie. bicycles.
This May will see a change in the rules governing management the personal data of EU citizens. Is your business ready for the changes to the way personal data is handled?
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that will come into force on 25 May 2018. It centres around personal data protection for EU citizens, and aims to unify data privacy laws across Europe.
Many businesses and organisations that hold data will be affected. Non-compliance with GDPR can mean significant fines for those in breach, so for those that have not already done so, it is time to start preparing.
How do I know if I’m affected?
According to EUGDPR.org, the new regulation “applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects”.
Any companies which process and hold personal data of EU subjects, no matter where the business is based, fall under the remit of GDPR. So yes, you are most likely affected.
What measures must you take to comply?
The main points of GDPR for businesses to comply with include:
Request for consent and purpose of data collected must be intelligible – for sensitive personal data, users will have to “opt in” rather than “opt out”
Individuals must have the right to access their data
Individuals must have the right to withdraw consent and prevent further dissemination of data
Those concerned must be notified if there is a security breach
What measures are we taking to comply with GDPR?
We are currently updating all our customer websites to be GDPR compliant.
For more information please visit the Information Commissioners Office website: Here
If you have any further questions then please leave a comment below.
If you require a new website for your company then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Lovely post on Facebook from David Finch
Finally managed to finish our new website and see it go live . I can’t believe how many hours it actually takes to get all the info together !A massive thankyou to Paul at Morsoft Developments for putting it all together .i can’t recommend him enough for building web sites ,and a very big thankyou to Michelle for all the hours of having to listen to me talk about a product and buisness I love so much and try to translate it all into understandable English !! Lol
If you get a spare 5 minutes please have a look for me as I would really appreciate some constructive feedback.so that I can try to make it as user friendly and the best that I can .
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