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.

01 February 23
6 minute read

Barriers to success for dropshippers

Dropshipping is a large and growing sector within online retail, with dropshippers fulfiling more than a third of Amazon orders globally. Here we look at the common barriers to success in this expanding sector.

19 January 23
6 minute read

A guide to importing and exporting for online retailers

Running an ecommerce business can often involve importing stock from overseas and selling and exporting products to customers abroad. Here’s your guide to the customs, licensing and tax rules.

06 January 23
4 minute read

What does regulation mean for BNPL companies?

Buy-now-pay-later has been widely adopted by businesses and shoppers alike. Could regulation change how these businesses operate in the future? Read more.

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.