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 were recently asked to create a website for a client whose products were imported from a drop shipping company.
A drop shipping company is a wholesale warehouse company, which will send products direct from their premises to your customer from orders placed on your website at a price that you charge.
Unfortunately the prices you are charged are normal prices and by the time you add on your margin, means that your selling prices are not competitive.
We had an experience, where we agreed to create a website for a customer using a drop shipping company, however as it takes time for the site to rise on search engines (seo) and the prices that they were charging, they did not receive the volume of orders they were expecting.
Therefor we will only agree to create a website, if a drop shipping company is involved, if the products you are selling are unique and are not white goods or computer spares.
If you have any questions or would like to discus your new website strategy then please contact us or leave a comment below.
BLACK Friday has made a name for itself as one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
But you’d be a fool to forget about Cyber Monday – a UK tradition where online retailers slash their prices just three days after Black Friday.
Just like Black Friday, you can expect online deals on appliances, gadgets and games. As it’s online, get ready for a lot more choice that you might see in store – and a lot more time to shop, as obviously you don’t even need to get out of bed to take advantage of low prices.
If you’re a confectioner or specialise in cakes, it would be a good idea to have a website to show off your products for Easter. If you contact us now we can have a website up and running in no time at all.
Hurry though as Easter is fast approaching!
Order your website from mOrsoft to receive these great offers!
Free website address for the first year i.e. yourname.co.uk
Free website hosting for the first year. (Where your website is stored allowing 24/7 access for your customers)
Free 3 months Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) allowing your site to be listed higher on search engines i.e. Google.
Content Mangement System (CMS) Training allowing you total control over your website.
With the cold weather finally arriving it might be time to consider getting your business on-line. If you have a small business you might want to start offering your services or selling on the internet.
With the cold weather more and more people are shopping on-line or searching for local companies to avoid going out in the cold.
We have recently been tasked with setting up an Electronic Point Of Sale (EPOS) system for a business. This will enable them to log all sales transactions and stock control automatically and produce end of day sales reports.
The system we are using integrates with sage (accounts program) to allow full accounting for vat, profit and loss etc.
It is based on an industry standard database (mySQL), we have chosen to use this so that we can integrate a website at a later date which will automatically be updated when new products are added or prices change.
This is a slight change from our usual website development, but we are convinced this is the way forward for total integration for small business. The system can also operate on tablets (android and windows 10) so your sales staff can make transactions away from your main till.
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America and is a trend that has made its way across to the UK. It will be on Friday 29th November 2019.
Why do we have Black Friday?
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in America and is a trend that has made its way across to the UK and now most UK retailers introduce sales, deals and discounts on this day that are similar to the Boxing Day sales.
While the colour black can be associated with negative connotations, in this case black is positive and means profitability.
Traditionally, profitability was noted down in retailers’ books in black, while losses were noted in red.