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Many online business owners may be persuaded to spend money on advertising and marketing activities; however, without monitoring the impact of marketing, the investment is akin to a stab in the dark. The current financial analysis methodologies have been developed for conventional brick and mortar business models, however, the underlying concepts can be adapted to suit online businesses. What Metrics Should Be Monitored? Metrics are the standards or factors of measurement, which the performance of the business is...

How much should you charge for delivery, what options can you make available and what sort of impact would you expect this issue to have an conversion rates, sales volumes and average order values? Lots of questions there and a recent report has highlighted that relatively few UK retailers offer international shipping as standard. It's estimated that 78% of UK retailers don't mention an international shipping option on their websites, thereby meaning that they are missing out...

More is bought and sold online in the UK than in any other nation in Europe. What’s the secret to the UK’s e-commerce success story? Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be taking a closer look at the history of online sales in the UK. We’ll examine the key businesses at the forefront of the digital sales charge and we’ll also look at what the future may hold. In preparing this series, we’ve relied upon a...

How much of an impact is e-commerce having within the UK economy? How many millions of pounds are being spent online each year? They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and we certainly believe that this image tells its own story: Follow our series on the growth of e-commerce within the UK to get insights into what the future may hold....

More is bought and sold online in the UK than in any other nation in Europe. What’s the secret to the UK’s e-commerce success story? Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be taking a closer look at the history of online sales in the UK. We’ll examine the key businesses at the forefront of the digital sales charge and we’ll also look at what the future may hold. In preparing this series, we’ve relied upon a...

Conversion rates play a central role within online marketing, but why are they so important? In this blog post, we'd like to take a look at the meaning of the term, together with some practical examples of why you should pay attention to your conversion rate statistics. What does it mean? So, what is a conversion rate? In essence, it provides a way of measuring the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. It represents the proportion of website visitors...