How to pick the best lighting for your antiques stock photography

Good photography and video are vital in selling stock online. Whether you use an iPhone or digital camera, your lighting has to be spot-on. Get some of our latest tips in this blog article
Emma By Emma
Tuesday 28th November 2023 at 09:34

How can I cheat my way to the top of Google? New dogs | old tricks

We dispel the myths promoted in countless spammy emails circulating the web recently. Rather than falsely promising you the world in a ploy to steal your money, we buck the trend of the scammers and instead recommend the steps that will genuinely provide results.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 26th September 2023 at 08:41

Why timing is everything if you sell to high-net-worth individuals

How to cash in on the wealthiest seasons: an antiques dealer guide. If you target high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), you need to know the most lucrative periods of their year. Focussing on these optimum times can lead to more sales and less haggling of your prices!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 1st August 2023 at 08:11

Introducing Emma: A Dynamic Addition to Our Customer Service and Sales Team!

Emma joins us as a valuable addition in customer service and sales where she will be working alongside Liv who will be going on maternity leave around late August/early Sept
Rob By Rob
Monday 17th July 2023 at 08:42

£100 and £10/month for each successful recommendation made before end of August

Reduce your monthly fee by recommending us to people you know
Olivia By Olivia
Friday 14th July 2023 at 13:32

Enhance your website with videos: A captivating new feature

Elevate your online presence and captivate potential buyers using videos of your items. Our new video feature makes it easy to upload videos to your item pages.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 11th July 2023 at 08:48

4 easy PR steps, from old news to new views for Antiques Dealers

In the second of our PR blogs we show you how to create your own antiques Press Release.
Olivia By Olivia
Friday 7th July 2023 at 08:17

Appley Hoare Antiques: Video spotlight

I took a trip to Tetbury to visit one of my original clients from over 20 years ago; the lovely Appley of Appley Hoare Antiques!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 20th June 2023 at 08:08

The Thrifty Gent: Client video spotlight

I took a trip to Henley Decor Fair to visit Luke from The Thrifty Gent. I asked him what he loves about being an antique dealer, his favourite pieces, items he has struggled to let go of, and even his alter ego; Lucifer Fitzwardo!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 08:13

Mobile app for antiques, vintage and art dealers

By popular request our new mobile app will be launching very soon to allow you to sell online even easier than before.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 08:18

Are you, in fact, the best PR Manager for your antiques business?

Part 1 of 2. We'll explain how to write a PR brief and help you to get magazines and newspapers to publish it.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 18th April 2023 at 08:01

Appley Hoare Antiques opens shop in Long Street, Tetbury

Our very first client opens a new brick & mortar shop to accompany her successful online presence
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 08:28

Pennywise, Pound Foolish: The Hidden Cost of Inaction

The cost of doing something can be cheaper than the cost of not doing it. Find out why and what to do about it.
Rob By Rob
Wednesday 22nd February 2023 at 08:12

5 tips to use emotive item descriptions to sell your pieces

People buy with emotions first, and logic second so it’s important that your item descriptions strike a chord with buyers from an emotional standpoint. Here's how to use emotive descriptions to sell more pieces.....
Matteo By Matteo
Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 07:31

Double referral bonus

Get £100 paid to you, plus £10/month off your monthly fee for each client you refer *
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 24th January 2023 at 08:51

Instagram shopping... how to video guide

Following on from our really popular blog post about Instagram Shopping in August, we've created a follow up "how to" video explaining how to use Instagram shopping, how to tag your products, and how it can increase your online sales...
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 10th January 2023 at 08:42

Christmas and New Year opening times

Rob By Rob
Sunday 11th December 2022 at 15:09

How to spot scam emails from PayPal

Avoid PayPal scams... I look at the latest PayPal scam making its rounds on the internet and explain how it works, how to avoid it, and how not to get scammed.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 08:03

New theme; Bakewell

We've just launched a new design theme (template) for ready made websites for antiques, art & vintage dealers. This new off the shelf template is called "Bakewell". It has a fully customisable colour scheme, a flexible home page layout, and simple yet sophisticated looks.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 08:50

Welcoming Matteo to the team

Matteo has moved to Derby to work at ph9 as a junior web developer. Welcome!
Rob By Rob
Monday 14th November 2022 at 15:56

Why you shouldn't purchase instagram followers

Why buying instagram followers is a BAD idea, why it'll ruin your instagram account, and what you should do instead.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 8th November 2022 at 08:25

Chapter Two Antiques

Liv and I caught up with the lovely Jonny from Chapter Two Antiques at Henley Decor Fair to film a client video spotlight. We talked about how he's used selling online to grow his business, why he invests in professional photography, how he promotes his website and his experiences with us.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 1st November 2022 at 08:33

McTague of Harrogate - testimonial and spotlight

In our latest video spotlight, Art dealer Paul from McTague of Harrogate tells us about why he became an art dealer 40 years ago, what he loves about it, his favourite pieces, how we have helped him sell online easily, and what the support and service from us has been like.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 27th September 2022 at 08:57

Inflation beating: Antiques, art & collectibles dealers set to win

According to research from authoritative organisations such as Knight Frank, Deloitte, ArtTactic, Market decipher, Antique Sage, UBS Investor Watch and many more, investors are increasing looking to put funds into collectibles such as Antiques, Art, Wine and....
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 6th September 2022 at 08:19

Increase sales with Instagram shopping

“It’s so easy to use and it definitely helps divert traffic to my website. From the customer's perspective it’s really beneficial to instantly see all of the information there and then, e.g the price etc instead of having to search for the item on the website.”
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 9th August 2022 at 08:07

Recommend us for £50 plus £5/month off your monthly fee

For each client you refer we'll give you £50 (straight into your bank account) and £5/month off your monthly fee, plus we'll give the person you're referring 10% off their setup fee too!
Olivia By Olivia
Wednesday 20th July 2022 at 18:03

Free stock imports

Free stock imports from 1st Dibs, 2Covet, Antiques Atlas, BADA, Chairish, Concept 500, Decorative Collective, LAPADA, Love Antiques, Selling Antiques, The Hoarde or Vinterior
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 09:50

How to easily get photos onto your computer from your camera or phone

We explain the quickest and easiest ways to get pictures from your camera or phone onto your computer so you can edit them and upload to your website.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 16:37

8 tips to take better pictures with your iPhone

Many of our dealers now use an iPhone to take their pictures and we have compiled these 8 tips of how to take better photography of your pieces with your iPhone, including a really important overlooked tip.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 08:32

5 reasons you should NOT have background music on your website

We sometimes get asked by our web design clients to put background music on their website. Our immediate answer is "bad idea!". In this blog article we explain the reasons why.
Rob By Rob
Monday 24th January 2022 at 13:16

Christmas & New Year opening times

Hopefully this Christmas will be a lot more sociable and festive than the last one!
Rob By Rob
Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 19:52

Leslie & Baggott: case study & website review

I caught up with Henry from Leslie & Baggott in South West Scotland whilst I was on holiday nearby to find out why he became a dealer, what he loves about it, and how he has found the service from Antiques Web Design by ph9.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 08:41

DS Decorative Periods; client spotlight

We caught up with Daniel from DS Decorative Periods at his barn in Essex to learn what made him choose to become an Antiques dealer, what he loves about it, and how he's grown his business online.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at 08:32

4 ways digital marketing is changing

The internet and how we promote our websites is constantly changing, theres always new hoops to jump through and new methods to adopt. I've collated 4 of these for you that are relevant to your Antiques business. Read on for more
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 08:53

How to create a shortened URL

I have recently been asked to provide a blog post on how to create short links - So here it is!
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 07:49

Introduction to Google Analytics

You all know I love to answer questions and so here is another commonly asked question... What is Google Analytics and how do I use it?
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 08:49

Ways you can get traffic to your website for free

We've done plenty of posts talking about how to ge traffic to your website but we thought we would dedicate a post to ways you can get traffic to your website competely free.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 10:49

Clients using our new design theme; Carsington

Some of our lovely clients have now switched over and have started to use our new design themes. Read on to see how they've made them their own.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 27th July 2021 at 08:17

Highland Antiques; a client spotlight

I caught up with the lovely Mike at Highland Antiques at the Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques Fair to find out a little more about his story and what got him into the world of antiques, and why he decided to work with us to grow his business online
Rob By Rob
Thursday 15th July 2021 at 18:05

4 types of email mailshots to get your subscribers back to your website

Have you been racking your brain trying to think of ways you can innovate with your email marketing? Read on to get some new idea of the types of mailshots you can send out to get subscribers back to your website
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 08:52

7 Farrow and Ball inspired colour schemes for your website

To go along with our new theme releases, I thought a great idea would be to create more colour scheme inspirations. Read on to get your creative juices flowing
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 07:50

Client Spotlight: Nick Jones London

Our client Nick Jones, has told us that his business wouldn't have made it through lockdown without his website.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 07:13

It’s easier than ever to take payment on our websites with Stripe

Our websites now integrate with 'Stripe' and so it's easier than ever to take payments through our websites.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 08:36

Website virtual tours

Did you know you can now have a virtual tour on your website?
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 08:33

What's new on our websites?

Here we are with another round-up of new features! We've released some cracking ones so we hope you enjoy them.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 09:35

How to get more people buying online from your website

Do you want to know how to encourage more of your website visitors to buy from your website? Read on for 10 ways to help encourage sales through your website
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 08:31

How to engage buyers brains to buy

There are 3 key evolutions of the human brain and they each play a key part in how we see the world. Read on to find out how these come into play when viewing your website
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 08:36

New design theme: Cromford

See "Cromford"; the third of three new design themes (templates) we've launched for our off the shelf websites for Antiques Dealers.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 08:27

New design theme: Carsington

"Carsington" is the second of three new design themes (templates) we've launched for our off the shelf websites for Antiques Dealers.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 08:27

New design theme: Edale

One of three new design themes (templates) we've created for our off the shelf websites for antiques dealers.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 08:04

Should I use pictures with white-out backgrounds?

Should you use images with a white-out background?
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 16th February 2021 at 08:40

4 affordable (or free) photo editing and graphic creation tools

Today we're looking at 4 affordable photo editing and graphic creation applications you can use for easy editing of your images for your website!
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 19th January 2021 at 09:53

Google worldwide outage: YouTube, Docs and Gmail knocked offline

If you've had trouble accessing your emails through today, were unable to watch funny cat videos on YouTube, couldn't find your way on Google Maps, or couldn't access your files on Google Drive then you weren't the only one.
Rob By Rob
Monday 14th December 2020 at 15:04

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
Olivia By Olivia
Friday 4th December 2020 at 08:21

How to take card payments on your website

Has taking card payments through your website always been something you've wanted to try but haven't because you thought it would be too complicated? Well I'm here to tell you that it's not what you think... It's super simple and even easier if you're using one of our websites.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 07:38

Does your website offer collection?

Offering collection is rapidly becoming an essential part of the online shopping experience. But the question is, is this something you offer?
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 08:50

Is your business ready for the second lockdown?

With it being announced this past weekend that we are indeed heading back into lockdown, have you ensured that your business is lockdown proof?
Olivia By Olivia
Monday 2nd November 2020 at 08:19

Have you tried Instagram shopping yet?

Instagram is the social platform on every dealers lips! But are you utilising all of it's fantastic features? Instagram shopping is taking the app by storm. Read on to find out how you can integrate it with our off the shelf websites
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 09:08

20,000 items now on Antiques Boutique; come join the party!

We've officially hit 20,000 items on Antiques Boutique!
Olivia By Olivia
Wednesday 7th October 2020 at 08:45

How to share your items to Pinterest.. Easily!

You might have heard about Pinterest and that you should probably should be using it. Our website integrate with Pinterest and make it so that sharing to Pinterest is super easy and quick to do. Read on to find out more
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 08:15

Want to know how to make your internet faster?

The internet is an integral part of most of ours lives these days and theres nothing more frustrating than your internet going on a go slow! We've got some tips on how to speed it up, just carry on reading!
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 08:32

Why your items aren’t selling online and what to do about it

There can be a lot of barriers to making sales on your website, often times without you even realising it. Sales are our ultimate goal right? So let's look at some of those barriers and what you can do about them
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 08:30

Can your international clients call you easily? And what to do if they can't

You may be wondering why this requires a whole blog post, but believe it or not a lot of people write their phone number incorrectly on their website for international clients. Which can of course cost you enquiries or even sales... Read on to find out more!
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 08:13

Antiques Boutique marketplace launch

A world of beautiful antiques, art, decorative & vintage items
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 08:23

Refreshing your web browser (so easy a baby can do it)

There's no mystery behind effectively refreshing your web browser... In fact it's so easy a baby could do it! And she did. Read on to find out how
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 21st July 2020 at 08:22

How to get your emails through junk mail filters

There is no single thing that triggers a spam filter, there are dozens! So I wrote a follow up from 'Are your email mailshots being trapped by a spam filter?' - How to get your emails through junk mail filters!
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 08:52

Should you use images with the background removed?

I often get asked whether it's best to have images switch the backgrounds cut out, or whether you should keep the backgrounds, or use lifestyle/styled images. So I thought a great article to write would be one breaking this down for you all.
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 08:30

Want to know how to increase your online sales by 10%?

It has been proven that offering free delivery on your website can increase your sales by 10% or more. Read on to find out more!
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 08:27

What's new? June 2020 edition

Our team have been hard at work, tinkering away at lovely new features and fixes! Here's what's new on your website...
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 08:41

You have no choice but to work remotely... so now what?

With so much time on our hands, and social distancing we've all been forced to work online and you might find that you've got the time you've always needed to sort out your website. But what now?
Olivia By Olivia
Friday 15th May 2020 at 09:49

6 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
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 5th May 2020 at 08:58

You can set up a website in 5 (or less) easy steps!

It's really simple to set up a website with us and there has never been a better time to do it. With us all being confined to our houses you have the opportunity to really knuckle down and dedicate the time to it that you've never had before.
Olivia By Olivia
Friday 1st May 2020 at 10:20

Are your email mailshots being trapped by a spam filter?

How to ensure your emails don't end up in junk mail. This article explains why it might be happening to you, and what to do about it
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 10:27

Video interview with BPM Reclamation

A little while ago I went to visit BPM Reclamation, which is run by the lovely Chloe & Marcus Hodges husband & wife team to ask them how they ended up in the antiques industry, what their favourite antiques are, and what difference having a website has made to their business.
Rob By Rob
Thursday 16th April 2020 at 10:43

Covid 19 - open for business as usual

It's business as usual for us as we're all working from home and our phone systems will ring us all at home. We all have access to email so you should be able to call and email us as normal.
Rob By Rob
Monday 6th April 2020 at 14:54

How to make the most of Covid 19 to INCREASE online sales

Online sales are increasing (especially for antiques and home furnishings). So how can you maximise this opportunity? Read our guide on how to increase your online sales during the Covid19 pandemic
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 13:26

Google Chrome may alert visitors to slow loading pages

The Google Chrome browser is now warning users of slow loading pages before they have even clicked on the page. Read on to find out details
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 17th March 2020 at 08:32

New features on our ready-made websites

As you know, we pride ourselves on updating and upgrading our websites frequently. So here's some of what's new...
Olivia By Olivia
Wednesday 11th March 2020 at 11:48

A new website for Martin D Johnson Antiques & Interiors

After being a client with us for many years now, Martin D johnson Antiques & Interiors decided that they wanted to refresh and renew their website. Read on to find out what's new
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 08:05

How to rank in Google; a guide for Antiques, Art & Vintage dealers

It's a question we get asked all the time, "how do I appear on Google?". Read our comprehensive guide on everything Google search
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 08:06

Links, links, links! Using inbound links to boost Google rankings

In this article I'll explain the importance of inbound linking, and why it is a MAJOR component of being found organically on Google.
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 08:57

Meet me at the Decorative Fair 23rd & 24th of January!

I'll be at the Decorative fair on the 23rd & 24th of January. If you'd like to meet up, read on for details.
Olivia By Olivia
Thursday 9th January 2020 at 09:22

Bigger listing images? YES PLEASE!

We recently made some improvements to the websites which have changed the way images load on the websites. Read on to find out details about how we've improved the image sizing on sites
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 08:32

How to use Instagram stories, and why you should use them

Instagram stories - What are they and why should you use them?
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 09:01

French Antique Company website goes live!

Customer spotlight time! Today we have French Antique Company in all it's crystal clear photographic glory!
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 09:17

I'll be at Art and Antiques for Everyone on the 29th of November!

Next up is Art & Antiques for Everyone on Friday the 29th of November. I'll be doing my rounds so get in touch if you'd like a visit!
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 10:29

Ever heard of theming your Instagram feed?

Ever heard of a themed Instagram feed and wanted to give it a try, but had no idea where to start? Yes? Well it's your lucky day! I break down what an Instagram theme is and give you some idea's to get your (virtual) teeth into
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 08:52

Choosing the right web address (domain name)

Choosing the right domain name can be tricky. What is the right domain name? Should it have a certain amount of characters? Should it contain keywords? These are all things I've been asked in regard to clients choosing a great domain name for their website, so read on to find out how to choose yours
Rob By Rob
Thursday 14th November 2019 at 09:03

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
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Olivia By Olivia
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.
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Rob By Rob
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 09:00

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!
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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.
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
Thursday 5th July 2018 at 15:12

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!
Olivia By Olivia
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.
Olivia By Olivia
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.
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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.
Olivia By Olivia
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?
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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.
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Olivia By Olivia
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!
Olivia By Olivia
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