What is an EORI Number?

in Growing a Business Aug 24, 2021

EORI stands for “Economic Operators Registration and Identification number”. It’s a code that’s unique to your business, and is recognisable by all customs officials within the EU. It’s needed when dealing with trade with EU countries. As of January 2021, UK-based businesses need an EORI number to carry out trade with EU countries, and vice versa. 

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Store Spotlight: Good Grief Gift Co.

in Store Spotlight Aug 13, 2021

  The gift industry is predicted to be worth $68.45 billion by 2024. When it comes to picking out the perfect birthday present, we’re spoilt for choice. But when it comes to choosing something caring for a grieving friend, or family member? Things become a lot trickier. 

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What is SEO? The Basics of Search Engine Optimisation for Ecommerce

in Growing a Business Aug 11, 2021

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. It’s the process of making changes to your site in order to make it more ‘readable’ to search engines, or more specifically, to the search engine ‘bots’ that crawl your site for information.

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How to Design a Great Retail Shop Window Display

in Growing a Business Aug 11, 2021

With stores reopened and high streets filling up again, the age-old dilemma for retail shops returns: how do I actually get people through the door? 

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11 Best Scandi Wholesale Homeware Brands

in Trends Aug 6, 2021

Homeware trends come and go (just take a look at any picture of a living room in the 80s). But the ‘Scandi’ homeware trend does appear to be here to stay. 

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How to Increase Footfall In-Store: 11 Things to Try

in Growing a Business Aug 3, 2021

Whether you’re located off the beaten track and are struggling to pull customers towards your store, or you are just struggling to get passers by into your store, footfall is — and always will be — a big challenge for businesses big and small. 

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Meet the Maker: Arya Candles

in Meet the Maker Aug 3, 2021

Not many business ventures can claim to have started with a five day power cut, but that’s exactly what led the mother-daughter duo behind Arya Candles to launch their brand six years ago. We caught up with Lina and Jenny to hear all about their journey, the wonderful charity they support through Arya Candles, and their advice for running a business with a family member.  

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‘Freedom Day’: How Are You Feeling?

in News Aug 2, 2021

Monday 19th July 2021 — or ‘Freedom Day’, as it’s become commonly known — will see all coronavirus restrictions lifted in England. The UK government will be continuing to recommend that people wear face coverings in crowded public spaces, but this will no longer be enforceable by law.

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Beat the Receipt: Everything You Need to Know

in News Jul 2, 2021

Did you know, the UK prints around 11.2 million receipts each year? And these receipts generally aren’t recyclable? In fact, not only are they not recyclable, they actually contain the same chemicals (BPA and BPS) as many single-use plastics, like plastic straws.

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Happy Independents’ Day! Here’s How to Get Involved

in News Jul 2, 2021

And no, that’s not a typo. Independents’ Day is a grassroots, UK-based campaign to really champion independent retail businesses on 4th July (and all year round!). 

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