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Hannah is Creoate's Content Marketing Manager. She's passionate about bringing you content that's actually useful and — dare she say it —inspirational. Running a small business is hard, and we really want to help with that. Drop her an email at [email protected] if there's anything you'd like to read (or if you'd like to be featured!). She's all ears.

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Everything You Need to Know About Trade Shows

attending a trade show

A trade show is an event which involves many people within an industry coming together to show new products, and to share industry knowledge. Within retail, this involves suppliers ‘exhibiting’ their products at a stand, and retailers take the opportunity to look at these products in more detail.  The aim of a trade show is […]

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What is RRP?

RRP stands for ‘recommended retail price’, and is the suggested price that an item should be sold for. In other words, it’s how much you’d expect to pay for an item if you buy it in a shop. Other names for RRP include: list price, manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), or suggested retail price (SRP). […]

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Meet the Maker: Salix Moon Apothecary

Salix Moon Apothecary

‘Natural’ has become a bit of a buzzword in the skincare industry. It’s a trend bigger companies have taken full advantage of; a quick search for ‘natural skincare’ now returns over 620 million results, and a carousel of big name brand adverts, with mass produced products. That’s why, for this week’s Meet the Maker, we […]

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How to Write Effective Product Descriptions

how to write product descriptions

It’s easy to leave writing product descriptions as an afterthought. We totally get it — most stores have a fair few to write, after all. But while your product descriptions needn’t (and shouldn’t) be very long, they do require some thought, some time, and even some redrafting. Because in the absence of being able to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Retail Finance

Retail finance explained

Between a global pandemic, Brexit, and increased pressure from ecommerce giants like Amazon, it’s fair to say the last few years haven’t been plain sailing for retail businesses. Standing out from the crowd feels even more important — but that can feel pretty hard when the crowd is so big.  You may have noticed larger […]

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What is a Proforma Invoice?

What is a Proforma Invoice

The first and most important thing to tell you about proforma invoices is that they’re not actually invoices at all. Well, not legally speaking, anyway.  A proforma invoice is a more formalised way of saying ‘here are the things/services I’m selling you, and this is what I’m expecting them to cost, but this might change […]

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What is DDP? A Guide to Delivered Duty Paid Shipping

What is DDP

DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) shipping places the responsibility of paying any shipping costs, taxes, insurance and other charges with the sender of the items in question, rather than with the buyer. It’s a way for buyers to purchase products without worrying about unforeseen costs, and is especially useful for cross-border transactions.  That said, there’s nothing […]

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Store Spotlight: mlkwood store

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mlkwood store may be one of the prettiest stores we’ve seen in a while, but it has faced its fair share of challenges over the last year: lack of passing footfall, and a few major UK lockdowns, to name a couple. We caught up with Lauren, one of the owners of mlkwood store, to hear […]

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12 Best Quirky Wholesale Homeware Brands

quirky-homeware-wholesale

Tired of stocking the same products as the store down the street? We totally get it: when everyone follows homeware trends, it can make for a very same-y shopping experience, and also make it hard to stand out from the crowd.  (Image source: Boca do Lobo) So if you’re looking for wholesale quirky homeware, you’re […]

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What is an EORI number?

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 […]

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