Shops and retail posts

Whether you run a cafe or own a beauty salon, becoming a shop owner comes with a bunch of opportunities and challenges. Let's navigate them together with our guides on all things retail and e-commerce.

23 May 22
4 minute read

How to increase sales in retail

Get more customers through your doors and see your sales soar with these tried-and-tested techniques, including shopping psychology, upselling, store layout tips and more.

01 December 21
7 minute read

How to protect your business from flood damage

Your business is more likely to be impacted by flooding than any other natural disaster, and the costs associated can be enormous.

04 November 21
7 minute read

The best merchant services for small businesses

Compare payment processing companies like WorldPay, Zettle and Stripe in our roundup, which includes transaction fees and customer support.

18 October 21
8 minute read

Cybercrime and the retail industry: How to protect your shop

The threat of cybercrime is rising and can affect all businesses, large or small. Read our guide to how retail business owners can protect their shops from digital threats.

14 October 21
8 minute read

Retail Law: what you need to know as a shop owner

As a retailer, it's up to you to know the UK's laws and regulations regarding refunds, marketing your products, opening times and shop workers' rights.

06 October 21
7 minute read

Opening a shop: 6 startup costs to consider

From rent to insurance and stock inventories to marketing, here are the main areas to consider when working out the cost of opening a new shop.