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Email marketing ... How to build an email mailing list

Another commonly asked question is... How do I build an email marketing list? Here are 6 ways to help you start collecting email addresses
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 08:43

I'm at the Decorative Fair on the 3rd of October!

Get in touch to meet up at the Decorative Fair next week!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Friday 27th September 2019 at 10:38

10 ways to help generate your first sale through your website

So your website has just gone live... Now what? Here's some idea's on how to make your first sale through your website
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 08:40

Blog reader feedback survey

We'd love your feedback on the blog articles we write on our website and the articles you'd like to see us write in future.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 09:06

Why you should send out latest items mailshots

Have you been wondering whether you should use Email marketing? Not sure what it's about or if it's worth your time? Well it 100% is! Read on to find out why it's super important to send out your latest items
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 08:19

Are you going to the LAPADA fair this week?

Read on to find out details about when I'll be attending LAPADA fair, if you'd like to have a chat about how we can help you with a website
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Monday 9th September 2019 at 08:28

Why should you bother blogging?

I get asked all the time about blogging... 'Should I do it?' 'Will it benefit my business?' 'Do I have the type of business that requires blogging?' and the answer is yes, yes and YES! Read more to find out how blogging can benefit you, and how to do it
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 08:16

Are you off to Art & Antiques for Everyone next week?

I'll be at Art & Antiques for Everyone next week on Friday. Get in touch if you'd like to meet up or you'd like me to come and visit you at your stand
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Sunday 7th July 2019 at 16:52

How to use Pinterest to sell more Antique, Art & Vintage items

I'm sure by now you've heard of Pinterest and some of you will already be using it, but what is it all about and should you use it? In short, yes! Read on to find out how to get the best out of Pinterest
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 11:10

Secure your .uk domain name before someone else does - deadline 25/06

The .uk version of your domain name will become available for anyone to buy on 25th June 2019. Secure it before somebody else does!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 08:10

Why you shouldn't use WordPress for a website

We get many questions around WordPress so we decided to answer a few of those and tell you why we don't recommend using it for your business website
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 13:26

Let's meet at the Decorative Fair next week

I'm visiting the Decorative Fair next Thursday and Friday - Meet me there!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Friday 5th April 2019 at 10:34

Meet me at Art & Antiques for Everyone next week

I'll be visiting Art & Antiques for Everyone next week on the 5th of April. Get in touch if you'd like a chat about a website.
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 15:28

Use WorldPay to get more sales on your website over PayPal

We passionately believe in technology being easy to use which is why we've now launched WorldPay integration to make it easier to take debit and credit card payments
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 08:14

Why you shouldn't use POA on your website

On a whole we see less enquiries on websites which don’t display prices versus websites which do display prices. BUT WHY? Read on to find out more
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 08:55

How to write item titles that get more sales (and rank in Google too!)

Sales... We all want more of them, but we all know it isn't as easy as just popping an item onto your website and hoping for the best. One of the important factors in selling on your site is your descriptions...
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 08:14

Web design for War Collectables, Memorabilia & Militaria dealers

Are you a dealer selling War Collectables, Memorabilia or Militaria items? We have a service perfect for you!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 29th January 2019 at 16:08

Back at the Decorative Fair - 24th & 25th of January!

The Winter Decorative Fair is back again and I'll be there on the 24th & 25th of Jan to talk all things websites! Read on for details on how you can find me
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Monday 21st January 2019 at 08:27

What is Google my Business and why should I use it?

Ever wondered what Google my business listings are and what they're for? Read on to find out how they can help your business
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 08:19

7 reasons to maintain consistency in your company branding

As the exposure to new brands and businesses ever increases, it's easy to get lost in the crowd if you don't have strong and consistent branding. We go over 5 reasons why consistency in branding is crucial!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 08:58

How to write a cracking 'About Me' page for your website

With the 'About' page being one of the visited pages on websites, it pays to make sure yours is in tip top shape! Read on for tips on writing a brilliant about page
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 09:00

Christmas opening hours

It only feels like a few months since I wrote the last Christmas opening hours post, but here we are again! Read on to find out when we're open over Christmas and New Year
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Thursday 6th December 2018 at 13:21

10 fabulous bright colour palettes to use on your website

I created 10 more colour palettes, so if brights are more your thing then read on. Enjoy!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Thursday 29th November 2018 at 13:49

10 Neutral colour palettes to use on your website

The colours you use on your website, stationery and Social channels forms part of your brand and are important in the way you portray your business. I have created 10 neutral colour schemes that you can take inspiration from or use on your website
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 09:31

Ever posted a page from your website on Facebook and no image appears?

It's annoying when you post a product or blog article from your website on Facebook but no image appears. Here's what to do about it!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 30th October 2018 at 08:38

Email scam with hackers claim they have your password

Have you been getting emails with one of your old passwords in the subject line and a request for money via bitcoin? Here's why you should NOT BE FOOLED! and here's how to protect yourself in future
Rob By Rob
Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 08:26

Myths vs facts of Google

In this article we clear up a lot of the misconceptions about appearing in Google, explain the myths vs facts, go over ancient tactics which don't work, and give some tips on how you can succeed online.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 08:40

Meet me at Battersea Decorative Fair - 4th & 5th Oct

The Decorative Fair has come around again! Watch the video for more details about meeting me at the fair on Thurs & Fri.
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 17:19

Spencer Swaffer's website gets a rebuild

We've just completed a website re-build for the lovely Spencer Swaffer. With Spencer's old website getting on a bit in years, we've just completed a re-build of it, using the existing design.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 08:41

Beware of domain name scams

Domain name scams by email are almost as old as the internet itself, but some are really doing their best to look legitimate! Read more to find out how to stay clear of these scams
Rob By Rob
Friday 31st August 2018 at 09:52

Meet me at Lapada on the 14th of September

Meet me at Lapada on the 14th of September! Read on for more details
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 16:22

Catharine Miller... a video interview

A video interview from my visit to the lovely Catharine and her daughter Claudia who were very kind enough to let me visit their beautiful Art Gallery on the Hollywood Road in Chelsea
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 08:49

A video interview with.... Katharine Pole

Katharine Pole, a specialist in French Antique Textiles, was very kind to let me come to her home studio in London and interview her. Watch the video to learn more about Katharine's love for Antiques, and how she uses a website to sell online easily
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 08:11

Meet me at Art & Antiques for Everyone - 19th - 22nd july

Exhibiting or heading over to Antiques for Everyone fair at the NEC? I'll be visiting so read on for more details
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 16:30

Social Media 101: More traffic to Pinterest?! Yes please!

Using Pinterest but don't see much traffic? Read on to find some tips on how to get more traffic
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Thursday 5th July 2018 at 15:12

5 ways to bump up your follower count on Instagram

Is your follower count neither here nor there? Read on to discover some tried and tested methods for raking in those new followers
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 08:58

Social Media 101: 6 proven ways to get more traffic to your blog

Struggling to get the numbers to your blog? Try these 7 tried and tested methods to get more visitors coming your way!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 08:34

The power of 9 when pricing your items

Read on to find out about the power of 9 when pricing oyur items and what effects pricing can have on your sales.
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 29th May 2018 at 08:34

Why you should use accounting software with your website

Not only will it soon become UK law, but using accounting software with your website can save you a ton of time!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 08:24

Social Media 101: Which Social platforms should I use?

Don't know the difference between Snapchat and Facebook? In this article we'll be going over 8 major Social media platforms and what they're used for, to give you an insight into which one will be best for you!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 08:10

Battersea Fair has come round again!

I'll be down in London visiting Battersea Fair once again this week on the 19th & 20th.
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 09:16

10 types of Instagram posts that do really well

We all know that Instagram is one of the main players in the Social media world. So I've compiled the 10 most well received types of Instagram posts for you to try!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 17th April 2018 at 11:00

Social Media 101: 30 Social Media jargon terms debunked!

There's a heap of confusing Social media words and expressions about, so in this article I'll be breaking down the most commonly used. You'll be a Social Media pro in no time!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 11:00

Why you should use good lighting to photograph your stock

In this blog post we'll cover why you should use lighting, and what difference it can make.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 27th February 2018 at 13:18

What software you should use for product photography

Editing your photos is a really important step before uploading them to your website. In this article we'll cover both free and paid software to use to edit your photos.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 13:33

Use aperture to blur out photo backgrounds

Want to achieve lovely blurred out background effects? Read on!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 13:15

eBay drops PayPal as primary payment provider

ebay has announced that it plans to drop Paypal as its primary payment provider. Read on to find out more.
Rob By Rob
Thursday 1st February 2018 at 13:48

6 Reasons why amazing product photography is crucial to your success

Good quality photography is the gold standard of a successful website. Read to find out how to ensure your website looks great
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 13:30

Will you be at Battersea Decorative Fair this week?

Battersea Fair has quickly come round again; I'll be visiting later this week on the 25th & 26th of January.
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 14:26

Social Media: Instagram - Business or Personal profile?

Should you switch your Instagram to a Business profile? Or should you keep it as a personal profile?
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 12:31

Christmas Opening Hours

PLEASE READ! Info about our Christmas & New Year opening times and process if you have any emergencies whilst we are closed
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Friday 22nd December 2017 at 11:21

The Antique Kitchen gets a new website

The Antique Kitchen's new responsive website just went live! Read on to find out more
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Thursday 14th December 2017 at 12:15

Client Success Story - Jill at Norfolk Decorative Antiques

A video spotlight featuring Jill at Norfolk Decorative Antiques. Find out how Jill makes the most of using a website, and how she uses it to sell online easily.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 10:08

A new theme for Georgia Lacey Antiques & Interiors

Georgia Lacey Antiques recently refreshed their website with a new design theme. Read on to see their gorgeous new look.
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Friday 8th December 2017 at 09:53

New website for Antiques Web Design by ph9

A new website (about time) to showcase the beautiful websites we do for Antiques Dealers
Rob By Rob
Thursday 30th November 2017 at 15:35

Showcase of new web design themes for antiques dealers

We have released 3 new design themes! Read on to find out more about the new themes, their features and how we can help you showcase your antiques online
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 16:51

Antiques for Everyone at the NEC and Harrogate Antiques Fair

Meet us at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair or Antiques for Everyone at the NEC in November
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 11:24

Why we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari

Read how not even Microsoft's employees can get their Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge working, and why we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Safari
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 11:46

Visiting Battersea Decorative Fair - 5th & 6th October

Sharlotte will be visiting Battersea Decorative Fair on the 5th & 6th of October, if any clients or prospective clients want a catch up!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Friday 22nd September 2017 at 13:45

New website for James Worrall

We've just launched a new website for James Worrall. Find out more about their new website, some of its new features, and how they got online.
Rob By Rob
Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 00:56

How to use Instagram to make more sales

Some top tips on how to get found on Instagram AND how to get visitors from Instagram to your website!
Rob By Rob
Thursday 6th July 2017 at 13:34

We're visiting Olympia Art & Antiques Fair on Thurs 29 June

If you're exhibiting or thinking of visiting and would like a chat about your website, do let us know and we'll grab a coffee!
Sharlotte By Sharlotte
Friday 16th June 2017 at 11:08

Visiting Battersea Decorative Fair - 6th and 7th of April

Sharlotte and Rob will be visiting Battersea Decorative fair at Battersea Park in London on 6th & 7th of April.
Rob By Rob
Thursday 30th March 2017 at 11:20

Spring Fair - 5-9 February 2017

Come and visit us in Hall 6-7, stand 6R48 between 5-9 February 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. Click for info on how to get a free ticket!
Rob By Rob
Friday 27th January 2017 at 13:26

Battersea Decorative Fair (London), Thursday 26th Jan

Both myself and Sharlotte will be visiting Battersea Decorative fair in London next Thursday 26th January 2017 if any clients fancy a catch up!
Rob By Rob
Thursday 19th January 2017 at 13:19

Customer Spotlight - Vintage French Lifestyle

Customer Spotlight - Vintage French Lifestyle, Northampton, UK. See the shop and how we helped take their retail presence online
Sam By Sam
Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 15:41

Christmas opening times

Please click to read our Christmas and New Year opening times information for 2016/2017. Thank you for your custom and support in 2016 !
Rob By Rob
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 12:00

Introducing Sharlotte; our new website advisor

The lovely Sharlotte joins the team to replace Sam in the role of website advisor, customer services and sales. Read more for details!
Rob By Rob
Friday 2nd December 2016 at 12:30

New website for Catharine Miller

Have a look at the new website for Catharine Miller, using one of the new themes available in our Ready Made Website platform
Sam By Sam
Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 10:46

New updates available in our Ready Made Websites now

We've recently made available some major updates in our Ready Made template websites including 3 new themes, a new theme manager, a new navigation manager and a number of bug fixes and stability updates. These updates are free to anyone with a Ready Made template package
Sam By Sam
Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 17:19

Vend ePOS integration with your website

Do you have a website which syncronises your products and stock levels with your till (ePOS) system? We now integrate with Vend's ePOS system!
Rob By Rob
Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 14:46

Live Instagram Feed on your Website - Available Now

New Feature - Instagram Live Feed. Free upgrade for Premium, Power and Ultimate Packages. Our new module allows you to connect your Instagram account so new images you publish show on your website automatically. Hit READ MORE below to find out how it works....
Sam By Sam
Friday 22nd January 2016 at 15:51

Round up of improvements in 2015 for our ready-made websites

2015 has been a year of constant improvement for our ready-made website platform offering. Here's a summary of what we've been upto
Rob By Rob
Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 15:38

NEW FEATURE - Language Pack is coming soon....

COMING SOON! - Translate your website into multiple languages!
Sam By Sam
Monday 19th October 2015 at 12:03

Domain Name Hijacking and What Can Be Done

Domain Name Hijacking is not new but it could cost you dear. Protect your Brand and Business, read on to find out how.
Sam By Sam
Tuesday 14th July 2015 at 20:49

Further *new* features added to our latest website platform

Find out about some great new features have been added to our ready-made website platform this week. These are free for all clients who are using our latest ready-made website platform!
Rob By Rob
Friday 26th June 2015 at 18:03

Prevent your password getting hacked

Our advice on the best ways to prevent your password from being hacked
Lydia By Lydia
Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 17:21

Google 'mobilegeddon' on 21st April 2015

Is your website mobile friendly? If not, I strongly recommend you buy a one-way ticket to 'mobile friendly land' before 'mobilegedden' on April 21st 2015 !
Lydia By Lydia
Thursday 16th April 2015 at 15:15

Have an old Mac and not using Yosemite? You could be at risk

Apple have announced that older versions of the Mac software (named 'OS X') will no longer be supported and won't receive security updates. This means if you're using an old version then you are vulnerable to the prolific hacking present on the internet today.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 18:27