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Top 3 Ecommerce Platforms for Your UK Business

Ecommerce is more profitable if you run your business on the right platform rather than erecting it anywhere. Where you set up your web-based store will influence how much you make. The online market is too large to risk putting up your shop anywhere. You want to ensure you are selling in a market where you can get easy access to your target audience. So, what are the three best online platforms for a UK-based business?

1-Shopify

Shopify is so UK’s most popular ecommerce platform so far by search volume. This is partly because it is very easy to set up and modify to suit your needs. The platform also streamlines the process of taking credit card payments. Plus, you can easily start selling on your physical storefront with Shopify POS.

One downside to choosing Shopify is they’ll charge very high rates to host you, but they offer a 14-day free trial to allow you to try the platform before start spending on it.

More features

•    Unlimited product range

•    24/7 support

•    Numerous themes and apps to help create a unique online store without coding knowledge

•    Complete Website and blog with your domain name

•    An Integrated payment solution

•    Free SSL certificate

•    Discount codes

•    Allows you to sell offline through Shopify POS

•    Enables you to open a Facebook store

•    Powers you to sync inventory & orders across major sales channels (e.g. eBay, Amazon, etc.)

2-EKM

EKM, like Shopify, is a purely UK based platform founded back in 2002. It was UK’s first cloud-based eCommerce stage. They provide an all-inclusive online business platform that carries virtually everything you need to trade over the internet. Plus, all their Ecommerce features come set with all plans so you won’t need pay for costly add-on apps.

Offers start from £29.99+VAT/month, there are no contracts, and you have 14 days of free trial.

More Features:

•    3 Month Account Manager to help get set up your shop

•    Over 150 themes

•    Free Domain & SSL

•    Unlimited products

•    Free 033 numbers

•    UK-based Support

•    Payments included

•    No transaction fees

•    You can add your WordPress blog to your site

•    A free live chat feature

3-BigCommerce

BigCommerce will offer you online businesses these three solutions as per their catchphrase “A sophisticated platform for boosting sales, streamlining business and spreading out to new channels.”

Bigger businesses can use their Enterprise solution which provides your “web-based business platform with greater reliability and highly developed tools to run your entire business.”

Lastly, unlike many other platforms, BigCommerce offer unmatched solutions to B2B and wholesale businesses.

The plans differ according to their varying offerings, and you get 30 days of free trial (no credit card needed)

More Features

•    No transaction fees

•    Product ratings and reviews

•    Free Sitewide HTTPs

•    Dedicated SSL

•    Easy set-up (in only nine steps)

•    Unlimited products, bandwidth and file storage

•    Unified channel management: Sell on multiple platforms, i.e., …

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My Sister’s Beautiful and Mesmerizing Wedding Memories

Sisters’ weddings are always fun. My sister wedding was too. Her wedding was four months back and one of the best events of my life that I cannot forget. I always slide back and forward in my mobile watching her wedding snaps. Great wedding memories these are that never would be coming back. Life is- I don’t know, sometimes seems amazing and sometimes dull, sometimes full of excitement and sometimes it seems death is a good friend! Yeah, life is like this.

I am studying animation and visual art in New York University. Four months back when I came to my sister’s wedding I didn’t imagine that the time would pass so quickly. It felt sometimes that her wedding was yesterday event. When I reached to my home, preparations were going on. Everything was ready, only a few vendors to be booked, which I did. On the day of my arrival, Sangeet and Mehndi ceremonies were.

Food was being cooked in our house space. We are joint families of four brothers living together. The wedding venue was near our house, only 10 steps away. So it was no difficulty in anything. The decorators were decorating the venue. Lightings were being done including flower décor too. Red roses and yellow orangish flowers they used because of easy availability of them. All the preparations were being done by vendors so we family didn’t have any headache of going here and there.  We were just sitting under the Sun and bantering with relatives, friends, and guests. Some guests arrived early who were from out of the city. The wedding was in Jaipur. My sister name is Nidhi and her going-to-be husband’s name is Rajat.

My sister was being painted with beautiful mehndi designs, on hands and feet. So chic those designs were, might be a mix of Arabic and Indian mehndi designs. I also drew some circles creating my designs. It is considered auspicious during weddings for brides to get their hands painted with mehndi. And in India, it has been for eons of time. Four and five mehndi designers we hired because all families’ women were getting their hands painted with mehndi.

Even our family kids were demanding for mehndi. They also wanted it on their hands and feet. You know kids how they are. We said to a mehndi designer for using simple mehndi designs for kids provided quickly they dry and not paint their dresses with mehndi accidentally. After some minutes they went away playing here and there in the wedding venue.

Drinking was also there and the party got arranged in a nearby banquet. Only its hall space was taken on one day rent.  I was selecting songs for the Sangeet ceremony. You think it is easy, while it is one of the hardest going through a collection of endless songs.  When evening approached, we started the sangeet ceremony on loud DJ.

First, my grandparents danced to an old Bollywood song initiating the ceremony. Then we came on …

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