When to Take the Leap, with Harriet Rouse

in Store Spotlight Nov 12, 2021

Stroll down King Street, in St Helier, Jersey and you’ll find — opposite the little Boots — Harriet & Rose, a store dedicated to ‘thoughtful gifting in Jersey’. It’s a beautiful store and, in keeping with its USP, it’s a well-thought out one. There’s room to manoeuvre a buggy, dogs are welcome, and stock is, wherever possible, sourced from Jersey — ‘if we can source it in Jersey we will, but if we can’t we’ll get it here for you.’

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Everything you need to know about B Corps

in Growing a Business Nov 6, 2021

Certified B Corps (B Corporations) are for-profit businesses that ‘meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose’. Essentially, they’re businesses that are doing as much good as they are making a profit.

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So, How’s Business? We Asked 565 UK Retailers

in News Nov 1, 2021

Supporting independent retailers is a big part of why we do what we do here at Creoate. 

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Bitesize Budget Breakdown: How it Impacts UK Retailers

in News Oct 29, 2021

On 27th October, Rishi Sunak presented the Budget outlining his plans for spending and taxation.

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Store Spotlight: Bros with Hoes Plant Co

in Store Spotlight Oct 22, 2021

The hashtag #plantsofinstagram has over 12 million hits on Instagram. We have slowly but surely become obsessed with bringing the outside in, and Florida-based company Bros with Hoes Plant Co is primed and ready to help you achieve just that.

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How to Prep Your Ecommerce Store for Black Friday

in Growing a Business Oct 21, 2021

If you’re taking part in Black Friday this year (we wrote this post to help you decide whether or not you do…), preparation is key to making the whole event run smoothly. But where do you even start? And is it too late to opt in now? 

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7 Last-Minute Halloween Shop Window Ideas

in Growing a Business Oct 15, 2021

As we pass the midpoint of October, we predict the following two thoughts have crossed your mind: 

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Store Spotlight: Lola & Wild

in Store Spotlight Oct 15, 2021

Kirsty first came up with the idea for Lola & Wild — an online store specialising in plastic-free, sustainable and ethical products — a few years ago. Prior to launching the business in March 2020, she spent a year refining her vision and researching products — no easy task given her strict sustainability criteria.

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The Creoate Trending Ten: Autumn 2021

in Trends Oct 8, 2021

Here’s an at-a-glance look at our most popular site searches from the last month. You’ll notice a distinctly hygge and unmistakably festive vibe…

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12 Eco-friendly Wholesale Brands

in Trends Oct 8, 2021

So 93% of you told us sustainability is either ‘a focus’ or ‘a big focus’ for your business over the next year. That’s huge! And the number one way you said you’re trying to become more sustainable is by choosing more eco-friendly products. So we thought we’d help you out with that. 

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