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Mobile app; manage your militaria stock on the go!

Mobile app; manage your militaria stock on the go!

Easily manage your stock, website, enquiries and marketplaces on our new mobile app
Rob By Rob
Wednesday 14th February 2024 at 08:50
5 reasons you should use Klarna to increase online sales by 27%

5 reasons you should use Klarna to increase online sales by 27%

However, what if I were to tell you if there was a genuine and easy way you could increase sales by 27%, increase the average value of orders by 41%, and increase purchase frequency by 36% with one simple thing....?
Rob By Rob
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 08:35
Christmas and New Year opening times

Christmas and New Year opening times

Merry Christmas! Here are our Christmas and New Year opening times and when we'll be closed over the break
Rob By Rob
Monday 11th December 2023 at 15:09
How to pick the best lighting for your antiques stock photography

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

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

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

£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

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
Double referral bonus

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
How to spot scam emails from PayPal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
4 ways digital marketing is changing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Google worldwide outage: YouTube, Docs and Gmail knocked offline

If you've had trouble accessing your emails through gmail.com 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
How to take card payments on your website

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?

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?

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?

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
How to share your items to Pinterest.. Easily!

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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%?

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

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?

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
Google Chrome may alert visitors to slow loading pages

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

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

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
Bigger listing images? YES PLEASE!

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

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
Choosing the right web address (domain name)

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

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
10 ways to help generate your first sale through your website

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
Why you should send out latest items mailshots

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
Why should you bother blogging?

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

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

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
Use WorldPay to get more sales on your website over PayPal

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

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