Category Archives: Business

UK online retail sales enjoy significant boost in January

The beginning of the year showed a healthy start to online shopping, after recent figures found sales of non-food products in the UK grew 19.2 per cent in January compared to 2013. The strongest January since 2009, last month’s online … Continue reading

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First ever online pound shop Hereforapound debuts ahead of Poundshop.com launch

Earlier this week saw Hereforapound arrive on the online scene, after beating Poundland co-founder Steve Smith’s Poundshop.com in the race to become the first web-based pound shop. Stocking everything from homewares to food and even technology, the online pound retailer … Continue reading

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The Struggling Mobile Phone Company Motorola Mobility Has Been Sold By Google To Chinese Computer Maker Lenovo for £1.8 Billion

This purchase by Lenovo will make them the third largest smartphone maker in the world, with successes like Samsung and Apple already under their belt. A blog post by Strategy Analytics, a market research firm, has said that Lenovo’s buy … Continue reading

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Seven things To Check When Starting An Online Business

According to statistics released last year, internet business contributes to more than 8 per cent of the UK’s economy – a larger share than any other country in the G20. Online businesses are continually emerging in Britain and are collectively … Continue reading

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Should your online business be paying tax?

Around eight million people in the UK run an online business – but many are still unaware they should be paying tax on their earnings. Last year, HM Revenue and Customs sent out more than 30,000 letters as part of … Continue reading

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How to get the most out of working from home

The way we work has changed rapidly in recent years, and the rise in the number of people working from home is clear evidence of this. In fact, official data revealed last year that the number of Americans working from … Continue reading

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Parcel2go’s top tips for online sellers

Selling online for the first time can seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, in many cases, it’s pretty straight forward! So, we have put together a handy little guide to get you up and … Continue reading

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Top 5 ways to use online offers to increase business

Daily deal sites used to be a way for businesses to increase exposure for their company and ultimately drive sales. However, they have had a pretty bad reputation in more recent times, sparked from all the negative press surrounding Groupon … Continue reading

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The decline of high street sales – Do you show-room?

During the festive season, nearly a quarter of UK consumers used their mobile in-store to compare prices. A new survey from Foolproof revealed how popular show-rooming was in the run-up to Christmas, meaning that retailers will now have to come … Continue reading

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5 things you need to know about your male customers

When it comes to online shopping, males and females are very different in their behaviours, so it’s important to know these differences to cater for all of your target market. So, here are the top 5 things you need to … Continue reading

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