Grow your business with an online sales channel

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Simon Horton is the business development Director at ShopIntegrator, a UK based hosted shopping cart e-commerce Shop_integratorservice provider dedicated to making it simple for anybody to start taking payments online from their website, no matter what their level of technical ability.

Grow your business with an online sales channelThere is little dispute that the past decade has seen unparalleled growth in e-commerce. We can see online consumer spending grow year-on-year with statistics suggesting continued, sustained growth. Indeed, global estimates from a recent report by eMarketer state that worldwide B2C ecommerce sales topped £660 billion during 2012 with a very healthy 18.3% growth predicted globally for 2013, The UK is ranked third in the top five countries for business to consumer (B2C) sales accounting for £82 billion of the total global sales figure.Encouragingly Internet access continues to trend upward. The Office of National Statistics estimate that in Great Britain alone over 33million adults accessed the Internet…

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Four Reasons WordPress is Becoming a Leading E-commerce Platform

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Todays guest blog has been written for us by Peter Meinertzhagen, a digital consultant for creative agency mark-making*. Peter blogs about all things digital, SEO & inbound marketing related.You can find him on TwitterGoogle+, or LinkedIn

WordPress has come a long way in the past 10 years. It started out as a simple publishing platform, ideal for bloggers and news organisations looking for an equally open-source alternative to Drupal.

It has since gone on to dominate the web, powering over 66 million websites, and the number of e-commerce sites runningwordpress-logo WordPress is on the rise. While WordPress is not suitable for very complex e-commerce websites, and isn’t as fully featured as dedicated platforms like Magento, it is nonetheless the best choice for those with basic requirements (or those with limited web knowledge).

Don’t take this as meaning WordPress is a lightweight in terms of features…

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