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Author: Simon Wright

Shipping Fragile Items UK

Shipping fragile merchandise is often difficult, but the right preparation can make a huge difference. Here are 10 great tips for making sure the things you ship make it there with no issues.   1) Choose a box that is rigid yet lightweight   The box or container you choose should be strong and rigid, yet light enough to keep your postage costs to a minimum.   Choose a box that...

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Difficult Customers on eBay

Every time someone passes through the virtual doors of your online shop-front, one of the first things they look at is your feedback rating. It's a quick, hassle-free method of determining how trustworthy you are, offering passers-by a detailed breakdown of how well you communicate with your customers, how speedy your delivery is, and the general condition of the items you sell. Predictably, most buyers...

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Amazon UK Shipping Figures Compared and Contrasted with the UK Market

Amazon is not the most transparent of companies. The ecommerce giant likes to keep its lips sealed over most of its private data, including profits, sales and growth. However, in a shock move, the website has released some data related specifically to Amazon Marketplace and its ever expanding network of third party sellers.   In a statement released earlier this week, Amazon revealed that in 2014 it...

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Common eCommerce Startup Mistakes

Online retail has gone from strength to strength over the last decade. When the internet first came onto the scene, however, people were dubious about buying goods online. Thankfully, that mistrust was short-lived, and it wasn't long before entrepreneurs realised the potential of ecommerce, finally seeing a way to beat brick-and-mortar outlets at their own game.   As a result, eCommerce has rocketed in popularity, with an...

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Increasing eCommerce Sales

At Parcelhub we're dedicated to helping small businesses, offering invaluable tips and tricks in a bid to help their online store-fronts find success.   One thing we've noticed many small businesses struggle with during their first forays into the world of e-commerce is converting browsers into buyers. Of course, any traffic coming to your website is good, but in order to capture the market, beef up your...

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