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Who wants a piece of a 5.8 billion pound pot?

Online sellers act now! What you need to know to make the most of Black Friday 2018 So, it’s that time of year again and ‘Black Friday’ is in the news! This yearly retail promotion originates from the US but is now just as popular in the UK. Black Friday will fall on...

How to subtly follow the crowd and aid your online sales

Be different. Be creative. Make Sales! Well, I mentioned it a few weeks ago and ‘The Apprentice’ has been back on our screens for just over a month. As usual the ‘talent scouts’ have managed to uncover yet another bunch of dopey candidates who don’t seem to have an...

Where to Source Genuine UK Wholesale Suppliers

How to get your product sourcing off the ground in the UK…and what to avoid! With Q4 underway and the Christmas selling season fast approaching and little time to source from international suppliers now, I’ve received a few requests for help regarding the easiest way...

Be a Wolf…in Sheeps clothing!

‘Unique’ products can potentially inhibit your sales. Here’s why you should go with the flow… I am often asked if you need to have a lot of creativity and ingenuity to become a successful online seller. The common misconception being that you must constantly be trying...

Do you watch Dragons Den or The Apprentice?

How to manage your time efficiently when your online business expands Every week I get a surprisingly high quota of emails from people who are looking for advice on a particular subject. It’s a subject that I am always delighted to hear about and a subject that...

Amazon Sellers Take Note!

Building a super successful business on Amazon is absolutely, perfectly do-able. However, whilst it all sounds very simple – research and source a viable, in-demand product, create your product title and description, upload to Amazon, sell hundreds and make a profit –...

Eyes open, wide awake!

Why you should always ‘look and listen’ for potential product ideas Keeping alert and ensuring your eyes and your ears are open at all times can potentially help you and your online business! It’s simple really. By being alert you can spot product ideas whatever you...

Who’s a nosy parker then?

Here’s why you should be keeping a close eye on your competitors… ‘Price wars’ have been going on since forever between retailers with some supermarkets even going so far as to advertise the price that you can buy an item for in a competitor’s store and then informing...

Fair trading will help your business grow

How offering a ‘no-quibble’ money back guarantee can increase your online sales I recently had a rather bizarre email exchange with a guy who required some start-up advice for his online business. I say ‘bizarre’ because this chap, nice as he seemed, was adamant that...

I’m feeling OPR! Are you?

The 3 simple steps you can take for the road to online success So, it’s the final day of August and what a fantastic ‘proper’ summer we’ve mostly had, and one which looks set to continue with the good weather returning in a few weeks! As I mentioned a few weeks ago,...

What to sell online: A simple shortcut

If you want to sell online but are confused, lack direction and are not focused, here’s a simple shortcut to get you started Recently I was delivering a one to one eBay consultation to a client who is just starting her eBay business. Although a seasoned seller when it...