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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 […]


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). […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


How to Reduce Costs in a Retail Business

‘Cutting costs’ is too often confused with cutting corners or taking short-cuts for measly savings. In reality, and if done right, cost reduction in business can actually benefit your business by allowing you to spend more on what your consumers really value. In this post you’ll find a comprehensive list of the most successful methods […]


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 […]


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

SEO tips for ecommerce

SEO in E-Commerce: Learn What is Search Engine Optimization and How can you use this to boost your E-Commerce Website. Read this to know more.


How to Design a Great Retail Shop Window Display

Retail shop window display ideas inspiration

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?  Your retail shop window display plays a huge part in this. So whether it’s your first time setting up a window display, or you’re just after some shop window display […]